‘Safeguarding Islam’ in modern times: Politics, piety and Hefazat-e-Islami ‘ulama in Bangladesh

  title={‘Safeguarding Islam’ in modern times: Politics, piety and Hefazat-e-Islami ‘ulama in Bangladesh},
  author={Muhammad Raqib},
  journal={Critical Research on Religion},
  pages={235 - 256}
  • Muhammad Raqib
  • Published 2020
  • Political Science
  • Critical Research on Religion
Within Muslim communities, the ‘ulama are considered the most crucial corporate social agency that drives the ideological and spiritual energy to the members of the society who find religious teachings necessary for their individual and social, if not always political, lives. However, when the ‘ulama of Bangladesh gathered under the umbrella platform of Hefazat-e-Islam (HI) in 2010, agitated by the numerous upheavals of the government’s policies (which they argued were contrary to the teachings… Expand
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