Ten Reformist Movements Within Islam: al-Ghazali to Khomeini (Softcover)

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ISBN:1-4955-0902-8
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This softcover consider ten reform movements with the religion of Islam. It looks at the leaders of the movements and the effects on the Islamic world.

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"Reform movements in Islam as in Christianity also go back for centuries. Although introduction of innovation (bida') in Islam was a hindrance to introducing change on theological matters, one cannot take it as a serious impediment to progress in Muslim societies. As we review the works of influential Islamic theologians in the past history of Islam it becomes evident that Islamic thinkers have been aware of the problem and have tried to reconcile the conflict between the preservation of dogma and advancement in philosophy and science."
From Islamic Reform Movements

Table of Contents

Introduction

Islamic Reform Movements

Al-Ghazali
Suhrawardi
Mulla Sadra
Asadabadi (Afghani)
Formative Years (1837-1859)
The Wandering Persian (1866-1868)
Egypt, the Biggest Gamble (1871-1879)
Misguided Efforts (1880-1889)
Return of the Prodigal Son (1886-1891)
The End: Ottoman Empire (1892-1897)
Jamal al Din's Position as an Islamic Thinker and Reformist
Shari'ati
Khomieni

Islamic Fundamentalism: Its Roots in History and its Recent Revival

The Hope and the Realities

Concluding Remarks

Appendix A: Important Dates and Events

Bibliography

Index

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