This book delineates the Islamic revolution's impact mainly on the Muslim Middle East and examines the first decade of the revolution. It deals with the repercussions of the revolution in several Shi'i communities and examines Sunni polemical writings on the Shi'a and the Iranian revolution.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Islamic Universalism and Iranian Impetus -- The Export of Ithna Ashari Shi’ism: Historical and Ideological Background -- Khomeini’s Vision: Nationalism or World Order? -- The Shi’i Praxis: Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy in Iran -- Iran and the Persian Gulf States -- Khomeini’s Iran as Seen Through Bank Notes -- Arab Shi’i Communities: Emulation and Subversion -- Redeeming Jerusalem: The Pan-Islamic Premise of Hizballah* -- The Impact of Khomeini’s Revolution on the Radical Shi’i Movement of Iraq* -- The Sunni-Arab Heartland: Inspiration, Suspicion, and Confrontation -- Saudi Arabia and the Iranian Revolution: The Religious Dimension -- Iranian-Syrian Relations: Between Islam and Realpolitik -- The Iranian Impact on the Islamic Jihad Movement in the Gaza Strip -- Echoes of the Iranian Revolution in the Writings of Egyptian Muslims -- Sunni Polemical Writings on the Shi’a and the Iranian Revolution -- Across the Northern Tier: Containment from Within -- Iranian Policy Toward Afghanistan Since the Revolution -- Khomeinism—A Danger for Turkey? -- The Reception of the Iranian Revolution by the Muslim Press in Turkey -- Iran’s Islamic Revolution and the Soviet Muslims