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Title:Turabi's revolution: Islam and power in Sudan
Author:El-Affendi, AbdelwahabISNI
Series:Grey Seal Islamic studies
City of publisher:London
Publisher:Grey Seal
Geographic term:Sudan
Subjects:Islamic movements
political Islam
revival & reform
About person:Hasan Abd AllŻah Daf AllŻah al- TurŻabŻi (1932-)ISNI
Abstract:Hassan Turabi and the Sudanese Muslim Brotherhood ('Ikhwan') played a leading role in moving Sudan toward adoption of Shariah (Islamic law) in 1983, which was frozen but never repealed, and the resulting civil war between the Muslim north and the non-Muslim south. When Hassan-al-Bashir led a successful coup in June 1989, Turabi, along with other political leaders, was placed in detention for six months, followed by house arrest. However islamization moved forward and general Al-Bashir announced on 31 December 1990 that Shariah would soon be implemented. In this book the author places the current Islamic revivalist tide in the context of Sudan's recent history, and plots the development of 'Ikhwan' into the most powerful modern Islamist group in the Sunni Muslim world. He critically analyses the movement's ideology and political tactics and compares it to its rivals and similar groups elsewhere. Finally, the author demonstrates how other Islamic countries might benefit from the Sudanese experience as they move into the second stage of the Islamic revival.