Islam as Power: Shi‛i Revivalism in the Oeuvre of Muḥammad Ḥusayn Faḍlallāh (Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Democratization and Gove) (Hardcover)

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Islam as Power: Shi‛i Revivalism in the Oeuvre of Muḥammad Ḥusayn Faḍlallāh (Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Democratization and Gove) By Bianka Speidl Cover Image
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Providing an in-depth and extensive analysis of the concept of power as articulated

by Muhammad Husayn Fadlallah (1935-2010), this case study analyses the

systemic conceptualisation of power and his argumentation of sacralising

Islamised power. The volume also offers a quick overview of how the concept was

understood and articulated by other Shi‛ite jurists such as Ayatollah Khomeini.

Examining Fadlallah's oeuvre, in particular his seminal book Islam and the

Logic of Power al-Islam wa-mantiq al-quwwa ], this book focuses on the narrative

itself, which played a central role in the radical transformation that occurred in the

Shi‛te concept of empowerment and its recognition as a necessity. The analysis

of Fadlallah's conceptualisation and argumentation illustrates the mechanism

of sacralising righteous power as well as the means of gaining it. Fadlallah

reinterpreted Shi‛sm as a project of empowerment to initiate and sustain an

"impulse of power" amongst the Lebanese Shi‛tes in the most critical moment of

modern Lebanese history.

Dealing with the concept of power in Shi‛te political thought from a theoretical

perspective, the study has an innovative approach that offers an insight into

how the transformative narrative is constructed and what makes it convincing.

Shedding light on the content and logical structure of Fadlallah's argumentation,

this volume will be of interest to scholars and students researching contemporary

politics, Islam, and the Middle East.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780367558550
ISBN-10: 0367558556
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: December 4th, 2020
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Democratization and Gove