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Between Sunnism and Shiism: Islam in post‐Soviet Azerbaijan
  • B. Balci
  • Political Science
  • 1 September 2004
Islam was imported in today's Azerbaijan as early as 639 when the Arabs, under the command of Hudayfa Ibn al-Yamdu, intended to take over the whole Caucasus. By 652, the Arabs got as far as DerbentExpand
State building and conflict resolution in the Caucasus
moves on to describe a different operation in the country, reflecting only minimally on why Moshtarak was not the success it planned to be. Where is the scrutiny? The criticism? The analysis? HowExpand
Fethullah Gu¨len's Missionary Schools in Central Asia and their Role in the Spreading of Turkism and Islam
A broad outline of Said Nursi' s life and thought is crucial to an understanding of the Gtilen phenomenon in Central Asia. Born in 1873 in the village of Nurs (southeastern Turkey), Said Nursi wasExpand
Islam in post-Soviet Georgia1
ABSTRACT This paper explores Islam in Georgia and analyses empirical results from preliminary field research in Tbilisi, more particularly in Kvemo-Kartli, whose inhabitants are predominantlyExpand
Turkey's July 15th Coup: What Happened and Why
The rise of the Jama'at al Tabligh in Kyrgyzstan: the revival of Islamic ties between the Indian subcontinent and Central Asia?
  • B. Balci
  • Political Science
  • 16 February 2012
After two centuries of close relationships, especially under the Mughals, Islamic ties between India and Central Asia have been considerably weakened, first after the Tsarist colonization and then byExpand
Central Asian Refugees in Saudi Arabia: Religious Evolution and Contributing to the Reislamization of Their Motherland
The Uzbek and Uighur refugees that fled the communist regimes around the 1930s and 1950s in Central Asia formed cohesive communities in Saudi Arabia while their original identities suffered aExpand
Reviving Central Asia’s religious ties with the Indian subcontinent? The Jamaat al Tabligh
As a consequence of Russian and Soviet domination in Central Asia, local Islam has been considerably isolated from the rest of the Muslim world. However, the end of the Soviet Union in 1991 openedExpand