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Ibn Taymiyya

Hoover, Jon


Professor of Islamic Studies


Ibn Taymiyya (1263-1328) of Damascus was one of the most prominent and controversial religious scholars of medieval Islam. He called for jihad against the Mongol invaders of Syria, appealed to the foundational sources of Islam for reform, and battled against religious innovation. Today, he inspires such diverse movements as Global Salafism, Islamic revivalism and modernism, and violent jihadism. This volume synthesizes the latest research, discusses many little-known aspects of Ibn Taymiyya's thought, and highlights the religious utilitarianism that pervades his activism, ethics, and theology.

Book Type Authored Book
Acceptance Date Mar 29, 2019
Online Publication Date Dec 5, 2019
Publication Date Dec 5, 2019
Deposit Date Aug 2, 2020
Series Title Makers of the Muslim World
ISBN 9781786076892
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