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In this groundbreaking study, Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr examines the origins, historical development, and political strategies of one of the oldest and most influential Islamic revival movements, the Jama'at-i Islami of Pakistan. He focuses on the inherent tension between the movement's idealized vision of the nation as a holy community based in Islamic law and its political agenda of socioeconomic change for Pakistani society. Nasr's work goes beyond the exploration of a single party to examine the diverse sociopolitical ...

The Vanguard of the Islamic Revolution: The Jama'at-i Islami of Pakistan 1994, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520083691

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