Islamic Thought in the Twentieth Century

Overview

This book explores key themes in modern Islamic thinking, including the social origins and ideological underpinnings of the late nineteenth- early twentieth-century Islamic reformist project, nationalism in the Muslim world, Islamist attitudes towards democracy, the science of Islamic economics, Islamist notions of family and the role of women, and aspects of Muslim thinking on Christians and Jews. It examines these themes in terms of the historical, political and social ...

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Overview

This book explores key themes in modern Islamic thinking, including the social origins and ideological underpinnings of the late nineteenth- early twentieth-century Islamic reformist project, nationalism in the Muslim world, Islamist attitudes towards democracy, the science of Islamic economics, Islamist notions of family and the role of women, and aspects of Muslim thinking on Christians and Jews. It examines these themes in terms of the historical, political and social conditions of the Muslim world, and its ongoing interactions with the West.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781850437512
  • Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/15/2004
  • Series: Institute of Ismaili Studies Series
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.33 (d)

Meet the Author

Suha Taji-Farouki is Lecturer in Modern Islam at the Institute of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, University of Durham, and Visiting Fellow at The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London.

Basheer M. Nafi is Reader in Islamic History at the Muslim College and Adjunct Professor of Islamic Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 The rise of Islamic reformist thought and its challenge to traditional Islam 28
3 The diversity of Islamic thought : towards a typology 61
4 Sufi thought and its reconstruction 104
5 Nationalism and culture in the Arab and Islamic worlds : a critique of modern scholarship 128
6 On the state, democracy and pluralism 172
7 The development of Islamic economics : theory and practice 195
8 On gender and the family 223
9 Reflections on the west 260
10 Perceptions of Christians and Christianity 296
11 Thinking on the Jews 318
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