The ˋImama vs. the ˋIqal: Hadari—Bedouin Conflict and the Formation of the Saudi State

  title={The ˋImama vs. the ˋIqal: Hadari—Bedouin Conflict and the Formation of the Saudi State},
  author={Abdulaziz H. Al-Fahad},
At the height of the Ikhwan’s power in the 1910s and 1920s, a ranking Wahhabi Shaykh, Sulayman ibn Sihman (d. A.H. 1349/1930–31), was observed in Riyadh wearing an igal on top of his headdress, contrary to the customary attire of the Najdi ulama who until this day eschewed donning this piece, which to them symbolized worldly concerns.1 The pious scholar was led to this action by the confluence of some extraordinary events that were threatening to unravel the long-fought-for achievement of… Expand
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  • F. Lawson
  • Political Science
  • International Journal of Middle East Studies
  • 2011
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