The Call Of Modernity And Islam: A Muslim's Journey Into The 21st Century by Jamal KhwajaThe Call Of Modernity And Islam: A Muslim's Journey Into The 21st Century by Jamal Khwaja

The Call Of Modernity And Islam: A Muslim's Journey Into The 21st Century

byJamal Khwaja

Paperback | June 28, 2014

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The Call Of Modernity And Islam is a timely and welcome anthology of ten scholarly essays that focus creatively on the urgent need to re-energize Islamic culture and institutions. The essays span an enormous disciplinary range. Professor Khwaja moves back and forth with consummate ease between religion, science, philosophy, history, and the social sciences to paint a fully integrated, big picture of the encounter between Islam and modernity. In this work he applies the intellectual insights of authentic Islamic liberalism to the urgent task of developing the robust institutions and cultural norms that will enable Muslims to survive, compete, and thrive in today's milieu. The result is a nuanced and insightful examination of many perplexing questions. The Author proposes a sensible intellectual framework that shows how the much sought after renaissance of the Islamic world can be achieved. His courage to make a new beginning is rooted in deeply held beliefs about the merciful guidance of God, the absolute veracity of the Quran and the authenticity of His messenger Muhammad. At once scholarly and wise, this book will have a transformative impact on both the lay reader and the specialist. It will appeal greatly to all Muslims who desire to see their faith renewed from within.

Born in 1926, Jamal Khwaja has devoted a lifetime to the challenge of understanding and living the Quran with integrity. His forefathers worked closely with Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, and with Mahatma Gandhi. Khwaja studied philosophy in India and Europe. In 1957 he was elected to the Indian Parliament. However, his engagement with power pol...
Title:The Call Of Modernity And Islam: A Muslim's Journey Into The 21st CenturyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:302 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:June 28, 2014Publisher:Alhamd Publishers LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:193529394X

ISBN - 13:9781935293941

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Table of Contents

Author's Preface, Introduction, 1-What is Modernity?; 2-What is Religious Fundamentalism?; 3-The Islamic Vision of Sir Syed; 4-Religious Pluralism and Islam; 5-Tolerance and Islam; 6-Democracy and Islam; 7-The Concept of an Islamic Economic System; 8-Inter-religious Marriage and Islam; 9-Sex Morality and Islam; 10-Modern Penology and Islam; Afterword, Appendix 1 About the Author, Appendix 2 The Quest For The Meaning of Islam, Index