Circuits of faith : migration, education, and the Wahhabi mission / Michael Farquhar.
- Other Title:
- Migration, education, and the Wahhabi mission
- Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 
- Stanford studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic societies and cultures.
Stanford studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic societies and cultures
xiii, 269 pages ; 24 cm.
- Jāmiʻah al-Islāmīyah bi-al-Madīnah al-Munawwarah -- Influence.
Jāmiʻah al-Islāmīyah bi-al-Madīnah al-Munawwarah -- Foreign students.
Islamic religious education -- Saudi Arabia.
Wahhābīyah -- Saudi Arabia -- Influence.
Islam and state -- Saudi Arabia.
- "Circuits of Faith offers the first examination of the Islamic University and considers the efforts undertaken by Saudi actors and institutions to exert religious influence far beyond the kingdom's borders. Michael Farquhar draws on Arabic sources, including biographical materials, memoirs, syllabi, and back issues of the Islamic University journal, as well as interviews with former staff and students, to explore the institution's history and faculty, the content and style of instruction, and the trajectories and experiences of its students. Countering typical assumptions, Farquhar argues that the project undertaken through the Islamic University amounts to something more complex than just the one-way "export" of Wahhabism. Through transnational networks of students and faculty, this Saudi state-funded religious mission also relies upon, and has in turn been influenced by, far-reaching circulations of persons and ideas"--Back cover.
- Transformations in the late Ottoman Hijaz
Wahhabi expansion in Saudi-occupied Mecca
National politics and global mission
Migration and the forging of a scholarly community
Rethinking religious instruction
A Wahhabi corpus in motion
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-259) and index.
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