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The Hijaz: The First Islamic State

Malik Dahlan


This book offers an alternative vision of Islamic governance through the history and promise of The Hijaz, the first state of Islam. The Hijaz, in the west of present-day Saudi Arabia, was the first Islamic state in Mecca and Medina. This new interpretative international legal history examines two formative historical passages, a millennium apart, of Islamic statehood during the 7th century and, the other, goes back to the origins of Arab Self-Determination in the aftermath of the 1916 Arab Revolt where The Hijaz enjoyed autonomy as well as founding membership of the League of Nations. Book ar ... More

Keywords: The Hijaz, Arab Self-Determination, Arabian Peninsula, Caliphate, Islamic Law, Mecca, Medina, Nationalism, Saudi Arabia, Self-determination

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190909727
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190909727.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Malik Dahlan, author
Queen Mary University, University of London