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Islamic Fundamentalism

The courses will examine the rise and appeal of Islamic Fundamentalism. Why and when did the fundamentalist movements begin? Why do many Muslims find the fundamentalist movements appealing? In documenting the growth and appeal of fundamentalist religious tenets among segments of the Islamic community, it becomes apparent that the fundamentalist enterprise has become or argued that there are more differences than similarities between the fundamentalist movements. Students will read primary sources and recent secondary studies of the topic.

GLOBAL ST 766 / RELIG ST 766

Islamic Fundamentalism

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Offered?: No

The courses will examine the rise and appeal of Islamic Fundamentalism. Why and when did the fundamentalist movements begin? Why do many Muslims find the fundamentalist movements appealing? In documenting the growth and appeal of fundamentalist religious tenets among segments of the Islamic community, it becomes apparent that the fundamentalist enterprise has become or argued that there are more differences than similarities between the fundamentalist movements. Students will read primary sources and recent secondary studies of the topic.


Liyakat Takim

Professor | Sharjah Chair in Global Islam