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Changing Religious Leadership in Contemporary Pakistan: The Case of the Red Mosque

Abstract : Religious leaderships, and the type of collective mobilizations they foster in the name of Islam, have passed through major changes in Pakistan since the 1980s; especially in the growing urban areas where almost 35% of the population now live, compared to 25% in 1972. In addition to the well-known heads of "constitutionalist" Islamist parties, such as the Jamaat-i-Islami, the Jamiyyat Ulama-i-Islam, and the Jamiyyat Ulama-i-Pakistan, that the government has always quite successfully co-opted or exploited, new leaders have emerged and contributed to modify the landscape of Islamic activism in contemporary Pakistan, as proven by the "Red Mosque (Lal Masjid) Movement.
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Amélie Blom. Changing Religious Leadership in Contemporary Pakistan: The Case of the Red Mosque. Marta Bolognani; Stephen Lyon. Pakistan and its Diaspora. Multidisciplinary Approaches, Palgrave Macmillan, pp.135 - 168, 2011. ⟨hal-03394122⟩

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