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The Blackwell Companion to Contemporary Islamic Thought

ISBN: 978-1-4051-7848-8
696 pages
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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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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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: Şahin Filiz (Selcuk University, Turkey) and Tahir Uluc (Selcuk University, Turkey).

2 Transformation of Islamic Thought in Turkey since the 1950s: Ahmet Yildiz (Atatürk Library, Turkey).

3 Bediuzzaman Said Nursi’s Approach to Religious Renewal And Its Impact on Aspects of Contemporary Turkish Society: Şükran 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 ‘Allāma Mawdūdī : 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 Güngör, tr. Şahin Filiz (Selcuk University, Turkey) and Tahir Uluç (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 Dahlén (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: Ayşe Kadıoğlu (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).

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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).
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  • A timely publication, reflecting 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 writers 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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“[The essays] explore the history, range, and future of these issues in contemporary Muslim societies. Furthermore, they help readers to situate Islamic intellectual history in the context of Western intellectual trends and issues.” (Ebook30.com, March 21, 2009)
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