The Blackwell Companion to Contemporary Islamic Thought (Blackwell Companions to Religion)

The Blackwell Companion to Contemporary Islamic Thought (Blackwell Companions to Religion)

By: Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi' (editor)Hardback

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The Blackwell Companion to Contemporary Islamic Thought reflects the variety of trends, voices, and opinions in the contemporary Muslim intellectual scene. * Challenges Western misconceptions about the modern Muslim world in general and the Arab world in particular. * Consists of 36 important essays written by contemporary Muslim thinkers and scholars. * Covers issues such as Islamic tradition, modernity, globalization, feminism, the West, the USA, reform, and secularism. * Helps readers to situate Islamic intellectual history in the context of Western intellectual trends.

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Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi is Professor of Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations and co-Director of the Duncan Black McDonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at Hartford Seminary. He is the co-editor of The Muslim World, the oldest journal on Islam in the US. He is the editor of several books and the author of the following: Intellectual Origins of Islamic Resurgence in the Modern Arab World (State University of New York Press, 1995) and Contemporary Arab Thought: Studies in Post-1967 Arab Intellectual History (Pluto Press, 2004).


Notes on Contributors. Editor's Introduction: Contemporary Islamic Thought: One or Many?: Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi (Hartford Seminary). Part I: Trends and Issues in Contemporary Islamic Thought. 1 Contemporary Turkish Thought: Sahin Filiz (Selcuk University, Turkey) and Tahir Uluc (Selcuk University, Turkey). 2 Transformation of Islamic Thought in Turkey since the 1950s: Ahmet Yildiz (Ataturk Library, Turkey). 3 Bediuzzaman Said Nursi's Approach to Religious Renewal And Its Impact on Aspects of Contemporary Turkish Society: Sukran Vahide (writer). 4 Islamic Thought in Contemporary India: The Impact of Mawlana Wahiduddin Khan's Al-Risala Movement: Irfan A. Omar (Marquette University). 5 Sayyed Abul Hasan 'Ali Nadwi and Contemporary Islamic Thought in India: Yoginder Sikand (Hamdard University, India). 6 Madrasah in South Asia: Jamal Malik (University of Erfurt, Germany). 7 75 Years of Higher Religious Education in Modern Turkey: Mehmet Pacaci (Ankara University, Turkey) and Yasin Aktay (Selja University, Turkey). 8 Hassan Turabi and the Limits of Modern Islamic Reformism: Abdelwahab El-Affendi (University of Westminster, London). 9 An Overview of al- Sadiq al-Mahdi's Islamic Discourse: Hassan Ahmed Ibrahim (International Islamic University, Malaysia). 10 Islamist Thought in Contemporary Pakistan: The Legacy of 'Allama Mawdudi : Abdul Rashid Moten (International Islamic University, Malaysia). 11 The Futuristic Thought of Ustaz Ashaari Muhammad of Malaysia: Ahmad Fauzi Abdul Hamid (Universiti Sains Malaysia). 12 Religion, Society and Culture in Malik Bennabi's Thought: Mohamed El-Tahir El-Mesawi (International Islamic University, Malaysia). 13 Hassan Hanafi on Salafism and Secularism: Yudian Wahyudi (Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University). 14 Towards a New Historical Discourse in Islam: Ali Mabrook (University of Cape Town, South Africa). Part II: Secularism, Modernity, and Globalization in Contemporary Islamic Thought. 15 The Second Coming of the Theocratic Age? Islamic Discourse after Modernity and Postmodernity: Aslam Farouk-Alli (University of Cape Town, South Africa). 16 Europe Against Islam: Islam in Europe: Talal Asad (City University, New York). 17 Ummah and Empire: Global Formations after Nation: Mucahit Bilici (University of Michigan). 18 Between Slumber and Awakening: Erol Gungor, tr. Sahin Filiz (Selcuk University, Turkey) and Tahir Uluc (Selcuk University, Turkey). 19 Islam and Secularism: Asghar Ali Engineer (Centre for Study of Society and Secularism, India). 20 A "Democratic-Conservative" Government by Pious People: The Justice and Development Party in Turkey: Metin Heper (Bilkent University, Turkey). 21 Secularism and Democracy in Contemporary India: An Islamic Perspective: Syed Shahabuddin (All-India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat). Part III: The Question of Jihad and Terrorism in Contemporary Islamic Thought. 22 Islam, Terrorism, and Western Misapprehensions: Muhammad Fathi Osman (Institute for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World, USA). 23 Indonesian Responses to September 11, 2001: Muhammad Sirozi (Program Pascasarjana IAIN Raden Fatah, India). 24 The World Situation After September 11, 2001: Khurshid Ahmad (Institute of Policy Studies, India). Part IV: Islamism, Sufism, and Pluralism in Contemporary Islamic Thought. 25 Sirat al-mustaqim: One or Many? Religious Pluralism Among Muslim Intellectuals in Iran: Ashk Dahlen (University of Uppsala, Sweden). 26 Contemporary Islamic Movements in South East Asia: Challenges and Opportunities: Ahmad F. Yousif (University of Brunei). 27 Transformation of Political Islam in Post-Suharto Indonesia: Mun'im A. Sirry (Arizona State University). 28 The Pilgrimage to Tembayat: Tradition and Revival in Islamic Mysticism in Contemporary Indonesia: Nelly van Doorn-Harder (Valparaiso University) and Kees de Jong. Part V: Justice, Dependency, and International Relations in Contemporary Islamic Thought. 29 Hindu Fundamentalism in Contemporary India: A Muslim Perspective: Zafarul-Islam Khan (Institute of Islamic and Arab Studies, India). 30 Political Discourse of the Organization of the Islamic Conference: Abdullah al-Ahsan (International Islamic University, Malaysia). 31 Culture of Mistrust: A Sociological Analysis of Iranian Political Culture: Mehrdad Mashayekhi (Georgetown University, USA). 32 What Do We Mean by Islamic Futures? Ziauddin Sardar (City University, London). 33 Islam and the Science of Economics: Syed Farid Alatas (National University of Singapore). Part VI: Women in Contemporary Islamic Thought. 34 Muslim Feminist Debates on the Question of Headscarf in Contemporary Turkey: Ayse Kadioglu (Sabanci University, Turkey). 35 Islamic Feminism: Negotiating Patriarchy and Modernity in Iran: Nayereh Tohidi (California State University, USA). 36 An Islamic Critique of Patriarchy: Mawlana Kalbe Sadiq's Approach to Gender Relations: Yoginder Sikand (Hamdard University, India). Index

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  • publication date: 07/08/2006
  • ISBN13: 9781405121743
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 696
  • ID: 9781405121743
  • weight: 1370
  • ISBN10: 1405121742

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