Islam in the Modern National State

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Dr Rosenthal describes the contemporary spiritual and intellectual crisis of Islam. The unity of religion and politics, essential in classical Islam, has largely disappeared. In Islam there has been no counterpart of the Reformation in the West; and, in the absence of radical reform, a vulnerable religious and political system has capitulated step by step to a secular nationalism which in turn has grown out of resentment of foreign influence and domination. The result is a very confused situation, close analysis of which is essential to an understanding of the place of Islam in the modern national state. Dr Rosenthal bases part of his book on the available source material; but the greater part derives from personal observation during visits to Pakistan, India, Malaya, Iran, Turkey, Tunisia and Morocco. He writes always as a detached observer and does not apply the criteria of the West to what are essentially Muslim dilemmas and problems.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521111980
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/11/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Part I. Contemporary Islam in Crisis and Transition: Section I: 1. The Human situation; 2. Classical foundations; Section II. Islamic or Modern National State: 3. Islam and Turkish nationalism; 4. For and against the Khilafa; 5. Islam and Arab nationalism; 6. An Islamic state for Pakistan?; 7. Allal al-Fasi: a blend of Islam and Arab nationalism; Part II. Islam in the Modern National State: Section I. Constitutional Issues: 8. The Islamic Republic of Pakistan; 9. Islam in Malaya; 10. Some observations on Islam in Iran and Turkey; 11. Islam in Tunisia and Morocco; Section II. Changes in the Law and the Emancipation of Women: 12. Changes in law; 13. The emancipation of women; Section III. The Place of Islam in National Education: 14. Islam and education in Pakistan; 15. Islam and national Arabic education in Tunisia and Morocco; Epilogue; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.

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