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Tweeted Heresies: Saudi Islam in Transformation

Abdullah Hamidaddin

Abstract

How should we understand religion in Saudi Arabia? To what extent does religion control the various aspects of Saudi life? Why are more and more Saudis and generally Muslims leaning toward heresy? Why are many others exhibiting an indifference toward religion? And how does our understanding of the state of religion in Saudi Arabia inform us about the state of religion in other Islamic communities? This book explores the emergence of nonbelief and the response to it from the Salafi-Wahhabi religious institutions of Saudi Arabia. While previous studies have focused on particular institutions and ... More

Keywords: Islam, Saudi Arabia, modernity, heresy, nonbelief, social media, science, Salafism, Wahhabism, secularism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190062583
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190062583.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Abdullah Hamidaddin, author
Independent scholar