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Islam in the Modern World: Challenged by the West, Threatened by Fundamentalism, Keeping Faith with Tradition
     

Islam in the Modern World: Challenged by the West, Threatened by Fundamentalism, Keeping Faith with Tradition

by Seyyed Hossein Nasr
 

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ISBN-10: 006190581X

ISBN-13: 2900061905819

Pub. Date: 01/24/2012

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

The foremost U.S. authority on Islam and, Seyyed Hossein Nasr discusses today’s hot button issues—including holy wars, women’s rights, the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, and the future of Moslems in the Middle East—in this groundbreaking discussion of the fastest-growing religion in the world. One of the great scholars in the modern Islamic

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The foremost U.S. authority on Islam and, Seyyed Hossein Nasr discusses today’s hot button issues—including holy wars, women’s rights, the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, and the future of Moslems in the Middle East—in this groundbreaking discussion of the fastest-growing religion in the world. One of the great scholars in the modern Islamic intellectual tradition, and the acclaimed author of books such as The Garden of Truth and The Heart of Islam, Nasr brings incomparable insight to this exploration of Muslim issues and realities, delivering a landmark publication promoting cross-cultural awareness and world peace.

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ISBN-13:
2900061905819
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/24/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
472

Table of Contents

List of Transliterations xiii

Preface to the Revised Edition xv

Preface to the Original Edition xvii

Prologue: What Is Traditional Islam? 1

I Contentious Issues Debated in Islamic Circles Today

1 Islam in the Present-Day Islamic World An Overview 17

2 Jihad Its Spiritual Significance 42

3 Islamic Work Ethics 50

4 The Male and the Female in the Islamic Perspective Remembering Certain Basic Principles 62

5 Traditional Twelve-Imam Shi'ism and the Reality of Sht'ism Today 73

II Traditional Islam and Modernism

6 Islamic Spirituality

Reflections on Conditions Today and Prospects for Tomorrow 89

7 "Development" in the Contemporary Islamic World 119

III Tensions Between Tradition, Modernism, and "Fundamentalism"

Education

8 Islamic Education, Philosophy, and Science A Survey in Light of Present-Day Challenges 129

9 Islamic Philosophers' Views on Education 149

Philosophy and Science

10 Teaching Philosophy in Light of the Islamic Educational Ethos 165

11 Traditional Islamic Science and Western Science Common Heritage, Diverse Destinies 188

Art and Architecture

12 Islamic Art and Its Spiritual Significance in the Contemporary World 205

13 The Architectural Transformation of the Urban Environment in the Islamic World 227

14 The Principles of Islamic Architecture and Urban Design, and Contemporary Urban Problems 242

IV Postscript

15 The Islamic World Present Tendencies and Future Trends 259

Appendices

Appendix I The Traditional Texts Used in the Persian Madrasahs and the Question of the Revival of Traditional Islamic Education 283

Appendix II Philosophy in the Present-Day Islamic World 298

Appendix III Western Interpreters of the Islamic Tradition Academic Scholars 323

A In Commemoration of Louis Massignon: Catholic Scholar, Islamicist, and Mystic 325

B Henry Corbin: The Life and Works of the Occidental Exile in Quest of the Orient of Light 343

Appendix IV Islam and Some of the Major Western Traditionalists 361

A René Guénon and His Influence in the Islamic World 362

B Frithjof Schuon and the Islamic Tradition 376

C With Titus Burckhardt at the Tomb of Muhyi al-Din ibn 'Arabi 390

D Martin Lings and His Islamic Legacy 395

Credits 403

Notes 405

Index 455

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