Nationalism, Transnationalism, and Political Islam: Hizbullah's Institutional Identity 1st ed. 2018 Edition

Ebook Details


Mohanad Hage Ali

Year 2017
Pages 249
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Language en
ISBN 9783319604251
File Size 1.92 MB
File Format PDF
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Ebook Description

This book sheds light on how Hizbullah has transformed religious rituals and supernatural narratives in order to mobilize the Shi’a community. The author examines how Hizbullah has altered its institutional structure and reconstructed Lebanese Shi’a history in a manner similar to that of nationalist movements. Through fieldwork and research, the project finds that Hizbullah has centralized around the concept of Wilayat al-Fagih (Gaurdianship of the Islamic Jurists): in essence, the absolute authority of Iran’s Supreme Leader over the Shi’a “nation.”