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A study of the attitudes and positions of the Saudi ulama towards Shi'ism

Ismail, Raihan

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The Saudi ulama are known for their strong opposition to Shia theology, Shia communities in Saudi Arabia and external Shia influences such as Iran and Hezbollah. This strong hostility, combined with the influence of the ulama within the Saudi state and the Muslim world, has led some commentators to blame the Saudi ulama for what they see as growing sectarian conflict in the Middle East. However, there is very little understanding of what lies behind the positions of the ulama and there is a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/156111
DOI: 10.25911/5d514b915b5a4

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