Saudi Arabia and the Reagan Alliance

Saudi Arabia and the Reagan Alliance - Saudi Arabia and the...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Saudi Arabia and the Reagan Alliance Wealthy by comparison to other neighbors o Wealth concentrated at the top o Many poor workers Surrounded by other nations, some with large armies. Large numbers of various minorities live within Saudi Arabia Najd-starting point for unification of Saudi Arabia o Located in Riyadh Eastern Province-Petroleum o Shiites Mecca and Medina very cosmopolitan, people from all over the world Absolute Monarchy o Municipal elections i.e. Mayor o 5000-7000 princes Only 25 or so that matter Ibn Abd al-Wahhab o Muhammad ibn Abul Wahhab (1703-1787) Discouraged tribal nature worship in Najd No intercessions Praying to saints for help Saints aren’t Divine Tombs/Shrines = Idolatry No minarets No towers allowed on mosques No “ innovations
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Strict constructionist of the Quran o Islam has become idolatrous o Group Coercion Male attendance at public prayers obligatory Beard may not be shaved Strict moral behavior o Saudi Alliance Ibn Abdul Wahhab studies in Iraq, Iran Returns to Dar’iyah, Najd Authors The book of Monotheism Takes refuge with Muhammad Ibn Saud o Bargain
Image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern