The Vanguard of the Islamic Revolution: The Jama'at-i Islami of Pakistan


Publisher: University of California Press (September 23, 1994)
Language: English, 324 pages
ISBN-10: 0520083695rar'd html, 733.84 KB

In this groundbreaking study, Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr examines the origins, historical development, and political strategies of one of the oldest and most influential Islamic revival movements, the Jama'at-i Islami of Pakistan. He focuses on the inherent tension between the movement's idealized vision of the nation as a holy community based in Islamic law and its political agenda of socioeconomic change for Pakistani society.

Nasr's work goes beyond the exploration of a single party to examine the diverse sociopolitical roots of contemporary Islamic revivalism, challenging many of the standard interpretations about political expressions of Islam.

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