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).
- 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.