Part of a series of audio recordings of lectures delivered by Dr. Hamid Algar in the fall semester 2003 as part of the course, Topics in Islamic Thought and Institutions. Activism among the religious scholars in Iraq, Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr, foundation of the Hizb al-Da'wa party, clashes between the Bathist regime and the Shi'i community. Lebanon: Shi'i political activity in Lebanon, Musa Sadr, the role of Isreal, and the Islamic groups AMAL and Hizbullah.
Univ. of California, Berkeley, USA
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