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How Islamic Has the “Islamic State” Been?

Saikal, Amin

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Two principal views have emerged on the nature and operations of the so-called Islamic State or khilafat. One contends that IS had nothing to do with Islam in both its ideological disposition and practical operations. The other view claims that IS was the embodiment of a Salafist‒Wahhabi version of Islam, and therefore it was Islamic. Whereas the first view recognizes the fact that Islam like any divine faith is open to a range of interpretations and applications, the second perspective has...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorSaikal, Amin
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-18T01:05:51Z
dc.identifier.issn1360-2004
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/186127
dc.description.abstractTwo principal views have emerged on the nature and operations of the so-called Islamic State or khilafat. One contends that IS had nothing to do with Islam in both its ideological disposition and practical operations. The other view claims that IS was the embodiment of a Salafist‒Wahhabi version of Islam, and therefore it was Islamic. Whereas the first view recognizes the fact that Islam like any divine faith is open to a range of interpretations and applications, the second perspective has treated Islam as a monolithically adaptable doctrine, ignoring the diversity within the Muslim world. The question is: Was IS Islamic or not, or did it exude a form of political Salafism and Islamism of our time?
dc.format.extent10 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCarfax Publishing, Taylor & Francis Group
dc.rights© 2018 Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs
dc.sourceJournal of Muslim Minority Affairs
dc.titleHow Islamic Has the “Islamic State” Been?
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume38
dc.date.issued2018-05-30
local.identifier.absfor160609 - Political Theory and Political Philosophy
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4334722xPUB261
local.publisher.urlTaylor & Francis (Routledge)
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationSaikal, Amin, College of Arts and Social Sciences, The Australian National University
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage143
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage152
local.identifier.doi10.1080/13602004.2018.1475620
dc.date.updated2019-05-05T09:23:29Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85047787560
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