Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives

Paperback | February 8, 2006

EditorJohn J. Donohue, John L. Esposito

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9/11 and continued acts of global terrorism have challenged the understanding of academic experts, policymakers, and students, Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Critical questions have been raised about Islam and Muslim politics in the modern world: Are Islam and modernity compatible? Is Islam inneed of and capable of reform? What do Islam and what do Muslims have to say about globalization, democracy, human rights, women, jihad, violence, terrorism, and suicide bombing? Thoroughly revised and updated in this second edition, Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives responds to these and other questions, taking into account the myriad of changes and challenges that Islam and Muslims have experienced over the last twenty years. Featuring numerous contemporarywritings, fifty percent of which are new to this edition, it provides a point of entry into the various and changing dynamics of Muslim discourse and politics. This volume also bridges the nineteenth and the twenty-first centuries by retaining relevant classic selections from the first edition--by adiverse group of contributors from the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Europe, and the U.S.--that offer historical background. Ideal for courses on Islam, politics in Islam, and Middle Eastern history, Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives, Second Edition, presents a wide range of viewpoints from a cross-section of Muslim intellectuals and religious leaders, from secular to devout, traditionalist to reformist, andmoderate to extremist. The essays address key issues including Islam and nationalism, socialism, the secular state, economics, modernization, democracy, women, jihad, violence, terrorism, suicide bombing, globalization, and civilizational dialogue.

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9/11 and continued acts of global terrorism have challenged the understanding of academic experts, policymakers, and students, Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Critical questions have been raised about Islam and Muslim politics in the modern world: Are Islam and modernity compatible? Is Islam inneed of and capable of reform? What do Isla...

John J. Donohue is at St. Joseph's University, Beirut. John L. Esposito is at Georgetown University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 6.1 × 9.21 × 1.1 inPublished:February 8, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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*=New to this editionPreface: Introduction: Islam in Transition: Muslim PerspectivesI. EARLY RESPONSES: CRISIS AND THE SEARCH FOR IDENTITYRifaa Badawi Rafi al-Tahtawi: Fatherland and PatriotismSayyid Jamal al-Din al-Afghani: An Islamic Response to ImperialismSayyid Jamal al-Din al-Afghani: Islamic SolidarityShaykh Muhammad Abduh: Islam, Reason, and CivilizationAli Abd al-Raziq: The Caliphate and the Bases of PowerSir Sayyid Ahmad Khan: India and English GovernmentSir Sayyid Ahmad Khan: Islam: The Religion of Reason and NatureII. ISLAM AND THE MODERN STATEIslam and NationalismRashid Rida: Patriotism, Nationalism, and Group Spirit in IslamAmir Shakib Arslan: Our Decline and Its CausesSati al-Husri: Muslim Unity and Arab UnityTaha Husayn: The Future of Culture in EgyptHasan al-Banna: The New RenaissanceAbd al-Rahman al-Bazzaz: Islam and Arab NationalismMuhammad Iqbal: A Separate Muslim State in the SubcontinentAbu-l-Ala Mawdudi: Nationalism and IslamIslam and SocialismShaykh Mahmud Shaltut: Socialism and IslamMuammar al-Qadhdhafi: The Third WayMichel Aflaq: The Arab Personality Between Past and PresentSadiq al-Azm: A Criticism of Religious ThoughtMustafa Sibai: Islamic SocialismSayid Qutb: Social Justice in IslamThe National Charter of the Algerian Popular Democratic Republic: Islam and the Socialist RevolutionA.K. Brohi: The Concept of Islamic SocialismIslam in the Contemporary Secular StateAbdallah Laroui: Contemporary Arab IdeologyHichem Djait: Islam, Reform, and the New Arab ManMustafa Mahmud: Islam vs. Marxism and CapitalismMushir ul-Haq: Islam in Secular India* Asghar Ali Engineer: Islam and SecularismIII. ISLAM AND SOCIAL CHANGEModernization of Islamic LawSubhi Mahmasani: Adaptation of Islamic Jurisprudence to Modern Social NeedsAsaf A.A. Fyzee: The Reinterpretation of Islam* Amina Wadud: Rights and Roles of Woman* Ahmed Zaki Yamani: The Political Competence of Women in Islamic Law* Muhammad Said al-Ashmawi: Reforming Islam and Islamic Law* Heba Raouf Ezzat: On the Future of Women and Politics in the Arab World* Sisters in Islam: Chronology of a Struggle for Equal RightsReform of Islamic Law: The Changing Status of Women and the FamilyThe Debate over Family Law Reform in Pakistan: The Modernist Majority ReportThe Debate over Family Law Reform in Pakistan: The Minority Report* Fatwa: The Islamic Veil (Hijab)* Fatwas: Bio-ethics* Fatwas: Human ProcreationIslam and EconomicsAyatullah Mahmud Taliqani: The Characteristics of Islamic EconomicsKhurshid Ahmad: Islam and the Challenge of Economic DevelopmentM. Umar Chapra: The Islamic Welfare State* Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr: The Psychological Role of Islam in Economic DevelopmentIV. ISLAM AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUESIslam and DemocracyAbu-l-Ala Mawdudi: Political Theory of Islam* Rachid Ghannouchi: The Participation of Islamists in a Non-Islamic Government* Muhammad Salim Al-Awa: Political Pluralism from an Islamic Perspective* Fathi Osman: Shura and Democracy* Murad Hofmann: Democracy or Shuracracy* Abdulaziz Sachedina: Why Democracy, and Why Now?* Abdolkarim Soroush: Tolerance and Governance: A Discourse on Religion and Democracy* Abid Ullah Jan: Compatibility: Neither Required nor an IssueIslam and the West: Clash and Dialogue* Ayatullah Ruhullah Khumayni: Islamic Government* Anwar Ibrahim: The Need for Civilizational Dialogue* Abdallah Laroui: The Crisis of the Arab Intellectual: Traditionalism or Historicism?* Muhammad Shahrur: Islamic Culture in Danger* Ali Shariati: On Martyrdom (Shahadat)* Ayatollah Mohammad Khatami: Dialogue Between East and West* Seyyed Hossein Nasr: Reflections on Islam and the West: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow* T.J. Winter: The Poverty of FanaticismJihad Defined and Redefined* Sherman Jackson: Jihad and the Modern World* Sayyid Qutb: Jihad in the Cause of God* Muhammad Abdel Salam al-Farag: The Forgotten Duty* Abdullah al-Azzam: Join the Caravan* Osama Bin Laden: Text of Fatwa Urging Jihad Against Americans* HAMAS: The Covenant of the Islamic Resistance Movement HAMAS* Shaikh Muhammad Mahdi Shams al-Din: On the Political Utility of Using Armed Violence* Sayyid Muhammad Husain Fadlallah: We Must Think Before We Act; September 11 Was a Gift to the U.S. AdministrationKhaled Abou El Fadl: Islam and Violence: Our Forgotten Legacy* Fatwa: Jihad* Fatwa: Terrorism* Fatwas: Suicide Bombings and MartyrdomGlobal Voices: Issues of Identity* Tariq Ramadan: The Arab World and the Muslims Faced with Their Contradictions* Osman Bakar: Islam and the Malay Civilizational Identity: Tension and Harmony Between Ethnicity and Religiosity* Nurcholish Madjid: Islamic Faith and the Problem of Pluralism: Relations Among the Believers* Muqtedar Khan: Reason and Individual Reasoning* Ali A. Mazrui: Human History as Divine Revelation: A Dialogue

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"The best thing about this book is that it covers a wide range of modern Muslim thinkers and allows them to speak for themselves. I know of no other book like it."--Jamal J. Elias, Amherst College