Saudi Arabia, Islam, Wahhabi, terrorism, middle east, political system, ideology, nps, commodification of islam, jurisprudence, muhammad, arab, arabia, arabic, national security, social institutions
This thesis examines the development of Wahhabism as an ideology into a rapidly expanding, transportable, contemporary Islamic political system. Serving as the territorial foundation, individuals maintain allegiance to Makkah, the center of the Islamic world, through symbolic Islamic prayer. Along with a central, globally financed economic distributive mechanism, and Wahhabi social and educational institutions emerging from the traditional mosque, Wahhabism serves the demand for an Islamic political system in a late capitalist world. Wahhabism is fluid within contemporary dynamic political systems and rapidly changing international relations. Wahhabism continues to expand at a global level, at times, providing a foundation for new forms of contemporary terrorism.
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Master of Arts (M.A.)
College of Arts and Sciences
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Baroni, Samiah, "Saudi Arabia And Expansionist Wahhabism" (2006). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 808.