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This index provides a list of names, concepts and terms that occur in the book Wahhābī Islam Facing the Challenges of Modernity: Dār al-Iftā in the Modern Saudi State. The book examines Dār al-Iftāʾ, the official Saudi religious establishment for issuing fatwas between 1971 and 1999, chiefly under the leadership of the prominent Grand Muftī, Shaykh ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz Ibn Baz. It analyzes the reactions of the traditional Saudi legal system to the challenges and innovations faced by Saudi society during the late 20th century.

Keywords: Dār al-Iftā; fatwas; Modern Saudi State; Saudi legal system; Wahhābī Islam

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