Islam: Between Message and History by Abdelmadjid CharfiIslam: Between Message and History by Abdelmadjid Charfi

Islam: Between Message and History

byAbdelmadjid CharfiTranslated byDavid BondEditorABDOU FILALI-ANSARY

Hardcover | September 30, 2009

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This book could easily be called 'A Guide for the Modern Muslim', for someone to whom the sentiments of his or her ancestors resonate but who cannot accept the canonised formulas of a stultified education. Charfi spells out what, for him, is the essential message of Islam, followed by ahistory of its unfolding through the person of the Prophet Muhammad, who was a visionary seeking to change the ideals, attitudes and behaviours of the society in which he lived. The message and its history are delineated as two separate things, conflated by tradition. Charfi's reflections cross those horizons where few Muslim scholars have dared until now to tread. He confronts with great lucidity those difficult questions with which Muslims are struggling, attempting toreconsider them from a moral and political perspective that is independent of the frameworks produced by tradition."
Abdou Filali-Ansary is Director at the The Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations. Sikeena Karmali Ahmed is Manager of Publications at the The Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations.
Title:Islam: Between Message and HistoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 5.71 × 8.58 × 0.71 inPublished:September 30, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0748639675

ISBN - 13:9780748639670


Table of Contents

Introduction, Moncef Ben Abdeljelil; Part One: Characteristics of the Message of Muhammad; 1. History and Theory; 2. The Preaching of Muhammad; 3. Distinctive Characteristics of Muhammad's Message; 4. Legislation; 5. The Seal of Prophecy; Part Two: The Message in History; 1. The Prophet's Successors; 2. Institutional Islam; 3. The Elaboration of Institutional Theory; Index