Pioneers of Islamic Revival (Studies in Islamic Society Series) / Edition 2

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This book examines the political environments, lives and works of those diverse 19th and 20th century Muslim thinkers who believed that Islam was capable of providing practical solutions to the problems of the modern world. It provides a balanced account of their contribution to contemporary revolutionary Islam and to political developments in countries from Morocco to Indonesia. A new introductory chapter included in this updated edition addresses these thinkers in the context of the extraordinarily changed circumstances confronting Islamic countries since 9/11.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviews of the First Edition

"This is a judicious and well-conceived collection of studies by experts on prominent figures in the modern Islamic political revival.... Anyone concerned with the politics of the modern Islamic world will find it useful to have this detailed Who's Who within reach."--Middle East Studies Association Bulletin

'Well written articles on nine of the best known Islamic ideologues of the past century, the majority authored by a scholar who has published major work on the figure or his movement... The articles are appropriate to undergraduates and the book could well serve to structure an introductory course in modern Islamic thought'. - Religious Studies Review

'The scholarly profiles in Pioneers of Islamic Revival give readers an opportunity to judge for themselves where the truth lies.' - Third World Resources

'This is an excellent anthology about nine of the most influential thinkers of the past century who have contributed significantly to the shape of popular Islamic thought. - American Sufi Muslim Association (ASMA)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781842776155
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • Publication date: 3/3/2006
  • Series: Studies in Islamic Society Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 772,134
  • Product dimensions: 5.64 (w) x 10.26 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Ali Rahnema teaches Economics at the American University of Paris.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to New Edition: People of reflection, people of desperation -- Ali Rahnema
• Introduction -- Ali Rahnema
• Sayyid Jamal al-Din 'al-Afghani' -- Nikki R. Keddie
• Muhammad Abduh: Pioneer of Islamic Reform -- Yvonne Haddad
• Khomeini's Search for Perfection: Theory and Reality -- Baquer Moin
• Mawdudi and the Jama'at-i-Islami: The Origins, Theory and Practice of Islamic Revivalism -- Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr
• Hasan al-Banna (1906-1949) -- David Commins
• Sayyid Qutb: The Political Vision -- Charles Tripp
• Musa al-Sadr -- Augustus Richard Norton
• Ali Shariati: Teacher, Preacher, Rebel -- Ali Rahnema
• Muhammad Baqr as-Sadr -- Chibli Mallat

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