Fadlallah : The Making of a Radical Shi'ite Leader
Jamal SankariISBN: 0863565964;
Book Description This unique book traces the trajectory of the most prominent figure of modern Islam - from his early intellectual development through his scholastic and political career - against a background of cultural, political and economic upheaval in Iran, Iraq, and Lebanon. Demonized by the West, and denounced by Muslim conservatives for his 'moderation' and 'innovation' Sayyid Fadlallah was one of the first Islamic figures to condemn the events of 9/11, while at the same time criticising America's role in the Middle East. Fadlallah is regarded by many as the spiritual leader of the Islamist party Hizbollah, which is still classified as a terrorist organisation by the United States though it has become more mainstream of late, sponsoring social programs for the poor and banning terrorist tactics. It's clear that Fadlallah's emergence as one of the world's pre-eminent Islamists would have taken place despite, rather than because of his affinity with...
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