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Afghanistan's Islam: From Conversion to the Taliban

Nile Green


This book provides the first ever overview of the history and development of Islam in Afghanistan. It covers every era from the conversion of Afghanistan through the medieval and early modern periods to the present day. Based on primary sources in Arabic, Persian, Pashto, Urdu and Uzbek, its depth and scope of coverage is unrivalled by any existing publication on Afghanistan. As well as state-sponsored religion, the chapters cover such issues as the rise of Sufism, Sharia, women’s religiosity, transnational Islamism and the Taliban. Islam has been one of the most influential social and polit ... More

Keywords: Religion, Islam, Sufism, Taliban, Afghanistan, Central Asia, South Asia, History, Anthropology, Politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780520294134
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520294134.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nile Green, editor
University of California, Los Angeles

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