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A System of LifeMawdudi and the Ideologisation of Islam$
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Jan-Peter Hartung

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199361779

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199361779.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
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A System of Life
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Jan-Peter Hartung

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199361779.003.0001

This book focuses on the apocalyptic mood that spread throughout the Muslim world in 1979. This spread is not surprising, especially considering that the year 1979 coincided with the turn to the fifteenth Islamic century. At that time, pious Muslims were on the lookout for the signs of the hour when the world would come to an end. They were looking out for the return of the Messiah, who would, after prolonged battle, triumph over the Great Deceiver, the Antichrist, who had taken over to rule the world. Although this apocalyptic mood rose and wore off almost cyclically, postponing the end of the world to the next turn of the century, this time it seemed as if the expectations were extraordinarily high. After all, quite a number of Muslims felt that the world had indeed become ruled by the Great Deceiver.

Keywords:   apocalyptic mood, Muslim world, Gregorian calendar, Messiah, Great Deceiver

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