Review of David Commins, Islam in Saudi Arabia

Review of David Commins, Islam in Saudi Arabia Cont Islam (2017) 11:303–304 DOI 10.1007/s11562-017-0393-7 Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2015, Price: $19.95. ISBN 9780801454110 Abdullah F. Alrebh Published online: 18 July 2017 Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2017 . . Keywords Saudi Arabia Islamism Wahhabism In his book, Islam in Saudi Arabia, David Commins provides a historical account of the role of religion in the Saudi state. After a brief description of the early three distinct sects of Islam (Sunni, Shiite, and Kharijite), he describes the four Sunni jurisprudential schools, while focusing on the Hanbali school, which was adopted by Sheikh Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab. Commins describes the rise of the movement led by ibn Abd al-Wahhab, known as "Wahhabism," not only as a religious movement, but also as a system of ethics and traditions that sets itself as the representative of the true Islam that judges other Muslims based on its ideology. Commins describes the strong relationship between the Saudi royal family and Wahhabi clergy since the agreement between Sheikh Muhammad ibn Abdal-WahhabandtheEmir of al-DiriyyaMuhammadibnSaudin1744.The book then describes the role of Wahhabism and its interpretation of Islam as it has been applied to everyday life in Saudi Arabia as the Islamic legitimization of everything. A central http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Contemporary Islam Springer Journals

Review of David Commins, Islam in Saudi Arabia

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/review-of-david-commins-islam-in-saudi-arabia-WeHmOiq7Ob
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Subject
Social Sciences; Sociology of Religion; Anthropology; Religious Studies, general
ISSN
1872-0218
eISSN
1872-0226
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11562-017-0393-7
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches

$49/month

Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.

$588

$360/year

billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial