By Daniel Lav

With a scope that bridges the space among the examine of classical Islam and the fashionable heart East, this booklet uncovers a profound theological measurement in modern Islamic radicalism and explores the ongoing relevance of medieval theology to trendy debates. in response to an exam of the idea of the medieval student Taq al-D n Ibn Taymiyya (d. 1328), the ebook demonstrates how long-standing fault strains inside Sunni Islam have resurfaced some time past half-century to play a tremendous position in such episodes because the Qutbist controversy in the Muslim Brotherhood, the break up among radical salaf s and politically quietist ones, the renunciation of militancy via Egyptian and Libyan jihadist teams, and the radicalization of the insurgency within the North Caucasus. This paintings combines classical Islamic scholarship with a deep familiarity with modern radicalism and provides compelling new insights into the constitution of contemporary radical Islam.

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