Thinking Between Islam and the West: The Thoughts of Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Bassam Tibi and Tariq Ramadan by Chi-Chung (Andy) YuThinking Between Islam and the West: The Thoughts of Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Bassam Tibi and Tariq Ramadan by Chi-Chung (Andy) Yu

Thinking Between Islam and the West: The Thoughts of Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Bassam Tibi and Tariq…

byChi-Chung (Andy) Yu

Paperback | February 13, 2014

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In this book, the author assesses the social vision of three western Muslim intellectuals, Seyyed H. Nasr, Bassam Tibi and Tariq Ramadan. He finds that the thoughts of Nasr and his students promote a kind of tradition-based society, which is in harmony with the Divine Law in Islam and a hierarchical structure of society. The thoughts of Tibi advocate the concept of Euro-Islam, which tries to rationalize Islam and renders it a personal religion in the private domain. Finally, the thoughts of Ramadan emphasize a communicative society, in which dialogue between Muslims and non-Muslims on public affairs is crucial. The author tries to understand how these three social orders can complement each other. He compares and contrasts their ideas in order to show that modern Islamic thought is not monolithic but pluralistic, and that they present different social visions for Islam in the West. However, Muslims are often labelled as a minority group and so implicitly excluded from being part of the West: the thoughts of Muslim writers help reflect this problem. The author maintains that these Muslim intellectuals in the West should be fully recognized as western intellectuals.
Chi-Chung (Andy) Yu lectures at the General Education Foundation Programme in the Office of University General Education, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He studied for his MA (with Distinction) in Islamic Studies at the University of Birmingham and PhD in Arab and Islamic Studies at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, the ...
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Title:Thinking Between Islam and the West: The Thoughts of Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Bassam Tibi and Tariq…Format:PaperbackDimensions:8.66 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:February 13, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3034307950

ISBN - 13:9783034307956

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Contents: Thinking Western Muslims as Westerners – Situating Islam in Modernisms – Seyyed H. Nasr: Traditional Islam and the Return to the Sacred – Bassam Tibi: Civil-Islam and Cross-civilizational Bridging – Tariq Ramadan: European Muslim and a New 'We' – Being an Authentic Muslim Minority in the West – Making a Small Change for the Future of Islam in the West.