Islam in Post-Soviet Azerbaijan

@article{Motika2001IslamIP,
  title={Islam in Post-Soviet Azerbaijan},
  author={Raoul Motika},
  journal={Archives Des Sciences Sociales Des Religions},
  year={2001},
  volume={115},
  pages={111-124}
}
  • Raoul Motika
  • Published 1 October 2001
  • Political Science
  • Archives Des Sciences Sociales Des Religions
Islam in Azerbaijan is a multifaceted phenomenon which can be understood only in the context of a society in transition. One of the most important problems of Azerbaijani Islam is the relationship between Shi'ism and Sunnite Islam which is still dominated by an ecumenical and sometimes eclectic spirit. This situation is increasingly beleaguered by foreign missionaries on the one hand and put under pressure by the dynamic development of Azerbaijani society on the other hand. Nowadays Islam plays… 

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