A Sufi Response to Political Islamism: Al-Aḥbāsh of Lebanon

@article{Hamzeh1996ASR,
  title={A Sufi Response to Political Islamism: Al-Aḥbāsh of Lebanon},
  author={A. Nizar Hamzeh and Richard Hrair Dekmejian},
  journal={International Journal of Middle East Studies},
  year={1996},
  volume={28},
  pages={217 - 229}
}
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