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Revival and Reform in Islam : A Study of Islamic Fundamentalism - Fazlur Rahman

Revival and Reform in Islam

A Study of Islamic Fundamentalism

By: Fazlur Rahman, Ebrahim Moosa (Editor, Introduction by)

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Rahman confronts today's perception of Islamic fundamentalism. Drawing from medieval sources and such great thinkers as al-Ghazali and Ibn Taymiyya, he reasserts Islam as a dynamic faith whose fundamentalist origins lie not in the unchanging face of tradition, but in reinterpretation, innovation and reform. Citing early sects, Islamic law, Sufism and political developments, Rahman reclassifies twentieth-century Islam as 'neo-fundamentalist', and holds out change and renewal as the path back to the true spirit of the faith.

Editor's note
Introductionp. 1
Early Sects and Formation of Sunni Orthodoxyp. 30
Developments from Irja: Politics, Sufism, and Gnostic Extremismp. 69
Early Medieval Reform: The Sufi Reform and the Role of al-Ghazalip. 102
Later Medieval Reformp. 132
Indian Reformist Thoughtp. 166
Postscriptp. 204
Glossaryp. 207
Bibliographyp. 210
Indexp. 221
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ISBN: 9781851682041
ISBN-10: 185168204X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st December 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1

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