Michael Farquhar

in Circuits of Faith

Published by Stanford University Press

Published in print November 2016 | ISBN: 9780804798358
Published online May 2017 | e-ISBN: 9781503600270 | DOI:

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This chapter revisits the arguments that run throughout the book and considers their broader implications in regard to debates about Saudi “religious expansion”, the evolution of the Wahhabi tradition within the kingdom’s borders, and the rise of Salafism in locations around the world in the last decades of the twentieth century.

Keywords: Salafism; Wahhabism; Saudi Arabia; religious economies; Islamic University of Medina; soft power; cultural imperialism; transnationalism

Chapter.  4299 words. 

Subjects: Islam

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