Islam in Contemporary World

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Evaluating Islam in the context of both its origin and as it applies to current societal needs, this book examines how the transcendental nature of the Qur'an can be related to the demands of the contemporary world. Covering such themes as Shari'ah law and its potential for change, globalization, and gender justice, this study will interest scholars, students of Islamic study, social scientists, and lay ...
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Overview

Evaluating Islam in the context of both its origin and as it applies to current societal needs, this book examines how the transcendental nature of the Qur'an can be related to the demands of the contemporary world. Covering such themes as Shari'ah law and its potential for change, globalization, and gender justice, this study will interest scholars, students of Islamic study, social scientists, and lay readers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932705690
  • Publisher: New Dawn Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.67 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Asghar Ali Engineer is the director of the Institute of Islamic Studies, Mumbai, a member of Presidium Indian National Social Action Forum, Mumbai, the chairperson of the Centre for Study of Society and Secularism, the recipient of the 2004 Right Livelihood Award, and the author of The Quran Women and Modern Society and The Rights of Women in Islam.
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Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Introduction     ix
Section 1
Religion and Liberation: An Introductory Note     1
Meaning and Significance of Religion     10
Religion and Freedom of Conscience     19
Modern Muslim Intellectuals and the Qur'an     27
M. N. Roy on the Historical Role of Islam     36
Section 2
Qur'an and Other Religions     45
How Muslims Viewed Hindus in the Past and in the Present     53
Normative and Contextual Interpretations of the Qur'an     64
Multiple Understandings of the Qur'an     73
Section 3
Reform and Change in the Islamic World     82
Iqbal and Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam     91
Evolution of Shari'ah Law and Its Potentiality for Change     100
Re-thinking Hudood Laws     109
Section 4
Globalisation and Emerging Challenges to Islam in Asia     117
Islam, Islamic World and Gender Justice     126
Ta'lim-o-Tarbiyyat (Upbringing) of Muslim Children in India     135
Violence and Muslims     144
A Sufi Way to World Peace     153
Conclusion     166
Index     175
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