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Islam beyond Borders: The Umma in World Politics

Piscatori, James; Saikal, Amin


Assuming a central place in Muslim life, the Qur'an speaks of one community of the faith, the umma. This unity of the faithful is recognised as the default aspiration of the believer, and in the modern era, intellectuals and political leaders have often vied both to define and lead it. Based on case studies of actors such as Saudi Arabia, Iran, and ISIS, the authors consider how some appeals to pan-Islam prove useful, yet other attempts at cross-border institutionalisation including the Sunni...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Book
DOI: 10.1017/9781108666589


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