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Regulating religious authority for political gains: al-Sisi's manipulation of al-Azhar in Egypt

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The shedding of blood is a serious matter in Islamic law; disregard for human life negates the very essence of just rule. By standing by General al-Sisi as he suppressed the Muslim Brotherhood, the popular legitimacy of al-Azhar – the oldest seat of Islamic learning – was called into question. This article shows how the al-Sisi government skilfully deployed the two other state-controlled religious establishments, the Ministry of Awqaf (Religious Endowments) and Dar-ul-Ifta, to boost al-Azhar’...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1080/01436597.2017.1369031

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Third World Quarterly Journal website
Volume:
39
Issue:
8
Pages:
1604-1621
Publication date:
2017-09-08
Acceptance date:
2017-08-15
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EISSN:
1360-2241
ISSN:
0143-6597
Source identifiers:
729303
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pubs:729303
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uuid:6179cb0b-7993-4542-861e-295b137597e9
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pubs:729303
Deposit date:
2017-09-19

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