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Muḥammad b. ʿAbdalwahhāb (1703-92) im Widerstreit Untersuchungen zur Rekonstruktion der Frühgeschichte der Wahhābīya

Esther Peskes

1993. 384 pp. german text.

This publication analyses the doctrine of the founding father of the Wahhābīya, Muḥammad b. ʿAbdalwahhāb. In the first part, the author illustrates the basics of his teachings and the reactions of Sunni scholars in regard of ʿAbdalwahhāb’s doctrine.
In the second part, Peskes analyses the conflict between Sunni Islam and the Wahhābīya from the viewpoint of the Wahhābī historiography, focusing on the two scholars Ḥusain b. Ġannām and Ibn Bišr.


Esther Peskes is stand-in Professor for Islamic Studies at the University Cologne. Her research interests focus on the history of Arabia and the history of religion, focusing on Ṣūfism and the Wahhābīya.


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