Islam in Transition


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9/11 and continued acts of global terrorism from Madrid to Bali have challenged the understanding of academic experts, students, and policymakers, Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Critical questions have been raised about Islam and Muslim politics in the modern world: Are Islam and modernity compatible?; Is Islam compatible with modernization: with nationalism, secularism, economic development and democracy?; Is Islam in need of and capable of reform?; what does Islam and what do Muslims have to say about globalization, democracy, human rights, women, jihad, violence, terrorism, and suicide bombing. This updated and expanded second edition of Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives includes more than 50% new materials with representative selections from diverse Muslim voices, moderates and extremists, traditionalists and reformers, from the Middle East to Southeast Asia, Europe to America.

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  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 154.9 x 231.1 x 25.4mm | 680.4g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0195174313
  • 9780195174311
  • 456,157

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Advance Praise: "Islam in Transition includes a wide range of opinions written by Muslim intellectuals over two centuries, undercutting students' stereotypes of Islam as a monolithic religion. The book is both comprehensive and diverse--chronologically, geographically, and intellectually. Islam in Transition . . . fills a void--although there are many primary source readers instructors can use for courses on Islam and Islamic Civilization, there are not many readers in print for courses on the modern Middle East."--Corrine Blake, Rowan University"The best thing about this book is that it covers a wide range of modern Muslim thinkers and allows them to speak for themselves. I know of no other book like it."--Jamal J. Elias, Amherst College

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Table of contents

*=NEW TO THIS EDITION ; INTRODUCTION ; I. EARLY RESPONSES: CRISIS AND THE SEARCH FOR IDENTITY ; Rifaa Badawi Rafi al-Tahtawi: Fatherland and Patriotism ; Sayyid Jamal al-Din al-Afghani: An Islamic Response to Imperialism; Islamic Solidarity ; Shaykh Muhammad Abduh: Islam, Reason, and Civilization ; Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan: India and English Government; Islam: The Religion of Reason and Nature ; II. ISLAM AND THE MODERN STATE ; ISLAM AND NATIONALISM ; Rashid Rida: Patriotism, Nationalism, and Group Spirit in Islam ; Amir Shakib-Arslan: Our Decline and Its Causes ; Taha Husayn: The Future of Culture in Egypt ; Hasan al-Banna: The New Renaissance ; Abd al-Rahman al-Bazzaz: Islam and Arab Nationalism ; Muhammad Iqbal: A Separate Muslim State in the Subcontinent ; Abu-l-Ala Mawdudi: Nationalism and Islam ; ISLAM AND SOCIALISM ; Shaykh Mahmud Shaltut: Socialism and Islam ; Muammar al-Qadhdhafi: The Third Way ; Michel Aflaq: The Arab Personality: Between Past and Present ; Mustafa Sibai: Islamic Socialism ; Sayid Qutb: Social Justice in Islam ; The Algerian National Charter: Islam and the Socialist Revolution ; A.K. Brohi: The Concept of Islamic Socialism ; ISLAM IN THE CONTEMPORARY SECULAR STATE ; Ali Abd al-Raziq: The Caliphate and the Bases of Power ; Hichem Djait: Islam, Reform, and the New Arab Man ; Mustafa Mahmud: Islam vs. Marxism and Capitalism ; Mushie ul-Haq: Islam in Secular India ; * Asghar Ali Engineer: Islam and Secularism ; III. ISLAM AND SOCIAL CHANGE ; THE MODERNIZATION OF ISLAMIC LAW ; Subhi Mahmasani: Adaptation of Islamic Jurisprudence to Modern Social Needs ; Asaf A.A. Fyzee: The Reinterpretation of Islam ; The Debate over Family Law Reform in Pakistan ; * Amina Wadud: Rights and Roles of Women ; * Ahmed Zaki Yamani: The Political Competence of Women ; * M. Ashmawi: Reforming Islam and Islamic Law ; * Heba Rouf-Ezzat: On the Future of Women and Politics in the Arab World ; * Sisters in Islam: Chronology of a Struggle for Equal Rights ; * Fatwas: The Veil/Hijab ; * Bio-ethics/Family Planning ; ISLAM AND ECONOMICS ; Ayatullah Mahmud Taliqani: The Characteristics of Islamic Economics ; Khurshid Ahmad: Islam and the Challenge of Economic Development ; M. Umar Chapra: The Islamic Welfare State ; * M. Baqr al-Sadr: The Psychological Role of Islam in Economic Development ; IV. ISLAM AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES ; ISLAM AND DEMOCRACY ; Abu-l-Ala Mawdudi: Political Theory of Islam ; * Raschid Ghannoushi: Islamists' Participation in a non-Islamic Government ; Mohammed Selim al-Awa: Political Pluralism: An Islamic Perspective ; * Murad Hofmann: Democracy or Shuracracy ; * Abdul Aziz Sachedina: Why Democracy, and Why Now? ; * Abdel Karim Soroush: Tolerance and Governance ; * Abid Ullah Jan: Neither Required nor an Issue ; ISLAM AND THE WEST: CLASH AND DIALOGUE ; * Anwar Ibrahim: The Need for Civlizational Dialogue ; * Anwar Ibrahim: The Need for Civilizational Dialogue ; * M. Shahrour: Islamic Culture in Danger ; * Ali Shariati: Religion and Protest ; * Mohammed Khatami: Dialogue between East and West ; * Seyyed Hossein Nasr: Reflections Upon Islam and the West ; * T.J. Winter: The Poverty of Fanaticism ; JIHAD DEFINED AND REDEFINED ; * Sherman Jackson: Jihad in the Modern World ; * Sayyid Qutb: Jihad in the Cause of God ; * Farag: The Forgotten Duty ; * Abudllah Al-Azzam: Caravan: Global Jihad ; * Osama Bin Laden: Neo-Jihad or Global Jihad ; * HAMAS: The Covenant of the Islamic Resistance Movement ; * Shams al-Din: On the Political Unity of Using Armed Violence ; * Shaykh Muhammed Fadlallah: We must think before we act; September 11 was a gift to the U.S. administration ; Khaled Abou El Fadl: Islam and Violence: Our Forgotten Legacy ; * Fatwas: Jihad, Suicide Bombing, and Martyrdom ; GLOBAL VOICES: ISSUES OF IDENTITY ; * Mustafa Ceric: The Many Voices of Islam: Cultivating Intellectual Pluralism ; * Tariq Ramadan: The Arab World and the Muslims Faced with their Contradictions ; * Osman Bakar: Islam and the Malay Civilizational Identity: Tension and Harmony between Ethnicity and Religiosity ; * Nurcholish Madjid: Islamic Faith and the Problem of Pluralism: Relations among the Believers ; * Muqtedar Khan: Reason and Individual Reasoning (Ijtihad) ; * Ali Mazrui: Human History as Divine Revelation: A Dialogue

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