Muted Modernists: The Struggle Over Divine Politics in Saudi Arabia

Muted Modernists The Struggle Over Divine Politics in Saudi Arabia Analysis of both official and opposition Saudi divine politics is often monolithic conjuring images of conservatism radicalism misogyny and resistance to democracy Madawi Al Rasheed challenges this

  • Title: Muted Modernists: The Struggle Over Divine Politics in Saudi Arabia
  • Author: Madawi Al-Rasheed مضاوي الرشيد
  • ISBN: 9780190496029
  • Page: 320
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Analysis of both official and opposition Saudi divine politics is often monolithic, conjuring images of conservatism, radicalism, misogyny and resistance to democracy Madawi Al Rasheed challenges this stereotype as she examines a long tradition of engaging with modernism that gathered momentum with the Arab uprisings and incurred the wrath of both the regime and its WahhaAnalysis of both official and opposition Saudi divine politics is often monolithic, conjuring images of conservatism, radicalism, misogyny and resistance to democracy Madawi Al Rasheed challenges this stereotype as she examines a long tradition of engaging with modernism that gathered momentum with the Arab uprisings and incurred the wrath of both the regime and its Wahhabi supporters With this nascent modernism, constructions of new divine politics, anchored in a rigorous reinterpretation of foundational Islamic texts and civil society activism are emerging in a context where authoritarian rule prefers its advocates to remain muted The author challenges scholarly wisdom on Islamism in general and blurs the boundaries between secular and religious politics.

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    1. في هذا الكتاب (تكميم أفواه الاصلاحيين في السعودية) ترصد مضاوي الرشيد تيار جديد بدأ مؤخراً بالظهور في المملكة، يدعى بالتنويري يتميز ببعده عن كل البعد عن الأصولية ويتصل بالواقع الحضاري الاسلامي، يقوم أهم أعلامه بمحاولة إعادة صياغة التراث وايجاد تفسيرات متنوعة من النصوص الشر [...]

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