In the Shade of the Sunna: Salafi Piety in the Twentieth-Century Middle East (Paperback)

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Salafis explicitly base their legitimacy on continuity with the Quran and the Sunna, and their distinctive practices—praying in shoes, wearing long beards and short pants, and observing gender segregation—are understood to have a similarly ancient pedigree. In this book, however, Aaron Rock-Singer draws from a range of media forms as well as traditional religious texts to demonstrate that Salafism is a creation of the twentieth century and that its signature practices emerged primarily out of Salafis’ competition with other social movements amid the intellectual and social upheavals of modernity. In the Shade of the Sunna thus takes readers beyond the surface claims of Salafism’s own proponents—and the academics who often repeat them—into the larger sociocultural and intellectual forces that have shaped Islam’s fastest growing revivalist movement.

About the Author


Aaron Rock-Singer is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin—Madison and author of Practicing Islam in Egypt: Print Media and Islamic Revival.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780520382572
ISBN-10: 0520382579
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: May 31st, 2022
Pages: 278
Language: English