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Author Al-Atawneh, Muhammad K.

Title Wahhabi Islam facing the challenges of modernity : Dar al-Ifta in the modern Saudi state / by Muhammad Al-Atawneh
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 207 pages) : map
Series Studies in Islamic law and society, 1384-1130 ; v. 32
Studies in Islamic law and society ; v. 32. 1384-1130
Contents Muftīs and Fatwās in Saudi Arabia : background -- Dār Al-Iftā today -- Muftīs, state and society -- Modern Wahhābī jurisprudence -- Bid a Vis-á-Vis Sunna : the limits of change -- Wahhābism applied : flexibility towards change
Summary This book examines D?r al-Ift?, the official Saudi religious establishment for issuing fatwas, between 1971 and 1999. Specifically, it explores the challenges that this scholarly body encountered when applying Wahh?b? interpretations of the Shari'a to late twentieth-century modernity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-202) and index
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Subject Dār al-Iftāʼ al-ʻĀmmah (Saudi Arabia)
Islamic law -- Saudi Arabia.
Wahhābīyah -- Saudi Arabia.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010015742
ISBN 1282952722
9004185704 (electronic bk.)
9789004185708 (electronic bk.)