ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALISM IN PAKISTAN, EGYPT AND IRAN

By (author)SOHAIL MAHMOOD

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This book examines the dynamics of the Islamic revivalist movements in the contemporary period. The manifestation of the phenomenon is diverse and varies considerably across a broad spectrum of behaviour. Specific cases of several movements, both Shi’ite and Sunni, radical and moderate, are examined.

The unit of analysis is the selected organizations. How they function depends primarily on the political system and the socio-economic and political milieu of the concerned state. Developments of networking among some Islamists outside immediate perimeters are examined.

Comparisons are made between the strategies, structures and ideologies of the most important of these movements. The Islamic Revolution in Iran is probed for unique qualities and differences between the Sunni and Shi’ite organizations are analyzed and explained. The countries of Iran, Egypt and Pakistan have been selected due to their representativeness.

All three are considered hotbeds of Islamic revivalism and have significantly influenced trends of the movement in the rest of the Islamic world. This is an absolutely indispensable book for those who wish to understand the compulsions behind the revival of Islamic sentiments and militancy in the third world.


ISBN: 969402263X
Publisher: VANGUARD BOOKS
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Author: SOHAIL MAHMOOD

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969402263X

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1995

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455

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Sohail Mahmood (Ph.D.) is currently on the faculty of the Department of Political Science, University of the Punjab, Lahore. He has taught at the Houston Community College, Texas, at the Northern Arizona University in the USA and at the Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad.

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