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CONTENTS	iii
AUTHOR¿S NOTES	ix
CHAPTER ONE 
 INTRODUCTION	1
BACKGROUND	2
DEFINING THE MOVEMENT	8
CONSTITUTIONAL, LEGAL AND POLITICAL ASPECTS	13
THE LEADERSHIP IN THE CONTEXT OF ISLAMIC MOVEMENTS	18
THE LEADERSHIP IN THE CONTEXT OF SAUDI POLITICS	22
PROCEDURE	23
CONTENTS	28
AL-MUDAFA¿A	30
SUMMARY	31
CHAPTER TWO 
 CONTEXT	1
CHAPTER THREE 
 THE SUNNI FIQH	27
The Meaning of Fiqh [Law and Jurisprudence]	27
The Sources of the Fiqh	29
The Significance of the Fiqh	31
Fiqh al-Siyasa al-Shar¿iyah [Islamic Political Jurisprudence]	33
Al-tawhid and its Political Implementation	38
SUMMARY	46
CHAPTER FOUR 
 FURTHER PERSPECTIVES ON THE SUNNI FIQH	47
Theory of Maqasid al-Shari¿ah [The Aims of Islamic Law]	47
Al-huquq al-Shar¿iyah [Legitimate Rights in Islam]	50
The Question of al-Khuruj [Revolution]	54
Fiqh al-Muwazanat wa al-Awlawiyat [Balances and Priorities]	62
CHAPTER FIVE 
 INTELLECTUAL INTERACTION	65
Ahmad Ibn Hanbal	65
Ahmad Ibn Taymiyyah	67
The Najdi-Saudi ¿ulama	72
Muhammad Qutb	80
Muhammad al-Albani	84
Muhammad al-Rashid	85
Muhammad Surur	86
Summary	89
CHAPTER SIX 
 POLITICAL STRUGGLE	91
BACKGROUND	91
COUNTERING IN THE 1980S	94
Countering Secularism	94
Countering al-Irja [Postponement]	100
THE POLICY OF COUNTERING	102
EXTERNAL POLITICAL INTERACTION	108
CHAPTER SEVEN 
 COUNTERING POLICY IN THE 1990S	115
BACKGROUND	115
The Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait	118
Historical/Political Initiatives	130
The Continuing Discourse	137
CONTINUATION	154
CHAPTER EIGHT 
 PETITIONS AND CHALLENGES	155
BACKGROUND	155
Kitab Shawal/Kitab al-¿Ulama 
 May 1991	156
Mudhakkirat al-Nasihah 
 July 1992	162
Committee for the Defence of Legitimate Rights (CDLR)	177
Domestic Challenges	178
CONTINUATION	189
CHAPTER NINE 
 THE MONARCHY AND SUPPORT	190
BACKGROUND	190
TENSION, PRESSURE, POLITICAL RESISTANCE AND ARREST	191
SUPPORT, RECOGNITION AND SCHOLARLY ENDORSEMENTS	219
SUMMARY	223
CHAPTER TEN 
 APPEASEMENT	229
BACKGROUND	229
THE CHANGED STRATEGY 
 PLAYING DOWN THE POLITICAL FACTOR	233
POSITIVE ELEMENTS	235
THE EXPANSION OF OPPORTUNITIES	238
The Islamic Da¿wah Activities	239
The Use of the Internet	250
CONTENT OF THE ISLAMIC REFORMIST MESSAGE	253
CHAPTER ELEVEN 
 EXTERNAL FOCUS	259
BACKGROUND	259
COUNTERING THE EXTERNAL 
 APPEASING THE INTERNAL	259
The Reformist Leadership and the Monarchy	262
The Palestinian Cause and the Intifadha [Uprising]	264
US Foreign Policy since 11th September	270
The Crisis in the US-Saudi Relationship	271
Countering US Foreign Policy	274
Countering Continued 
 The US Invasion of Iraq, March 2003	277
DOMESTIC SECURITY FOCUS 
 RESUMPTION OF AL-MUDAFA¿A	280
Maintaining Domestic Solidarity	281
Countering Domestic Violence	282
The Saudi Intellectual Conference, June 2003 
 Internal Dialogue	286
The Reformist Leadership¿s Statement 
 June 2003	291
SUMMARY	291
CHAPTER TWELVE 
 POLITICAL REALISM	296
BACKGROUND	296
THE LEADERSHIP AND CHARACTERISTICS	300
THE CONTEXT OF THE MONARCHY	305
THE CONTEXT OF EXTERNAL FACTORS	308
THE CONTEXT OF THE ISLAMIC CAUSE	324
THE QUESTION OF POWER, VIOLENCE AND JIHAD	326
SUMMARY	341
CHAPTER THIRTEEN 
 CONCLUSION	345
SYNOPSIS	345
Summary of Actions	346
The Eighties	347
1990 to 1994	348
1994 to 1999	350
Post-1999	352
DISCOURSE AND ACTIONS DEFINED	359
Al-¿aqidah [Islamic Creed and Faith]	359
Islamic Rationality	360
Al-shar¿iyah [Legitimacy]	362
Organization or System	369
OTHER LITERATURE	370
DETERMINING THE FUTURE	384
Expectations	388
Interpretation	389
Alliances	390
Capabilities	391
Revolutionary Aspirations	392
Secular Policies and External Ties	393
The Institutional Mechanism	394
Other Crises	395
SUMMARY	397
APPENDICES	430
GLOSSARY	432
SELECTED REFERENCES	455
Books	455
Documents and Leaflets	457
Journal	458
Unpublished	458
Audiocassettes	459
Other Discourses	462
Media	463
Internet	463
 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Saudi Arabia -- Politics and government -- 1982-.
Islam and state -- Saudi Arabia.
Islam and politics -- Saudi Arabia.
Social problems -- Saudi Arabia.
Opposition (Political science) -- Saudi Arabia.
Democratization -- Saudi Arabia.