Islam under the Palestinian Mandate: Colonialism and the Supreme Muslim Council

Islam under the Palestinian Mandate: Colonialism and the Supreme Muslim Council
Publisher: I.B. Tauris
Published Date: December 2016
ISBN-13: 978-1784531355

Concerns about the place of Islam in Palestinian politics are familiar to those studying the history of the modern Middle East. A vital part of this history is the rise of Islamic opposition to the British in Mandate Palestine during the 1920s and 1930s. Colonial officials had wrestled with the question of how to rule over a Muslim-majority country and considered traditional Islamic institutions essential for maintaining order. Islam under the Palestine Mandate tells the story of the search for a viable Islamic institution in Palestine and the subsequent invention of the Supreme Muslim Council.

 

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