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Islam Without Europe
Language: en
Pages: 440
Authors: Ahmad S. Dallal
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018 - Publisher: Islamic Civilization and Musli

Reimagining the eighteenth century -- The boundaries of faith -- Ijtihād and the regional origins of a universal vision -- Sufism, old and new: the multiple faces of the spirit -- Genealogies of dissent and the politics of knowledge -- Humanizing the sacred -- The limits of the sacred
Islam without Europe
Language: en
Pages: 440
Authors: Ahmad S. Dallal
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-20 - Publisher: UNC Press Books

Replete with a cast of giants in Islamic thought and philosophy, Ahmad S. Dallal's pathbreaking intellectual history of the eighteenth-century Muslim world challenges stale views of this period as one of decline, stagnation, and the engendering of a widespread fundamentalism. Far from being moribund, Dallal argues, the eighteenth century--prior to
Reconfiguring Islamic Tradition
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Samira Haj
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-10-02 - Publisher: Stanford University Press

Samira Haj conceptualizes Islam through a close reading of two Muslim reformers—Muhammad ibn 'Abdul Wahhab (1703–1787) and Muhammad 'Abduh (1849–1905)—each representative of a distinct trend, chronological as well as philosophical, in modern Islam. Their works are examined primarily through the prism of two conceptual questions: the idea of the modern
Realizing Islam
Language: en
Pages: 326
Authors: Zachary Valentine Wright
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-01 - Publisher: UNC Press Books

The Tijaniyya is the largest Sufi order in West and North Africa. In this unprecedented analysis of the Tijaniyya's origins and development in the late eighteenth century, Zachary Valentine Wright situates the order within the broader intellectual history of Islam in the early modern period. Introducing the group's founder, Ahmad
Who Is a Muslim?
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Maryam Wasif Khan
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-01-19 - Publisher: Fordham University Press

Who Is a Muslim? argues that modern Urdu literature, from its inception in colonial institutions such as Fort William College, Calcutta, to its dominant iterations in contemporary Pakistan—popular novels, short stories, television serials—is formed around a question that is and historically has been at the core of early modern and