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Paul Marshall and Nina Shea

in Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedom Worldwide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812264
eISBN:
9780199919383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812264.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The government uses laws against insulting a heavenly religion or “creating sectarian strife” to repress political dissent and prevent heterodoxy. The reformist Muslim intelligentsia, and the ... More


Selective Learning from the Middle East: The Case of Sino-Muslim Students at al-Azhar University

Yufeng Mao

in Islamic Thought in China: Sino-Muslim Intellectual Evolution from the 17th to the 21st Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402279
eISBN:
9781474422468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402279.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

As a part of a broader Islamic modernist program, Chinese Muslim students went to Egypt—to al-Azhar University in Cairo—in the 1930s to bring home not only true Islamic teachings but also means of ... More


Dynamics of a Stagnant Religious Discourse and the Rise of New Secular Movements in Egypt

Nadine Sika

in Arab Spring in Egypt: Revolution and Beyond (A Tahrir Studies Edition)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789774165368
eISBN:
9781617971365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165368.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyzes the extent to which the Egyptian public sphere, especially religious institutions were controlled by the ruling authoritarian regime. Eventually, both the state's dominance over ... More


Language, Literature, and Science

Edward William Lane and Jason Thompson

in An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774165603
eISBN:
9781617975516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Cairo as a centre of Arabic literature and Muslim theology and jurisprudence is the first stop in this chapter, the type of education offered at al-Azhar for example. It examines the dialect of ... More


A brief portrait of Cairo under Ottoman rule

James E. Baldwin

in Islamic Law and Empire in Ottoman Cairo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474403092
eISBN:
9781474430425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403092.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter 1 gives an overview of Ottoman Cairo, covering demography, economy, religion, scholarship, culture, politics, and the city’s connections to the wider Ottoman Empire. It concludes with some ... More


Egypt’s New Constitution: The Islamist Difference

Lama Abu-Odeh

in Constitutional Secularism in an Age of Religious Revival

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199660384
eISBN:
9780191748264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660384.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Public International Law

The chapter lays out the rule structure of the new Egyptian constitution that relates to the project of state based "identity regulation" and which treats the identity "Islamic" as its center. It ... More


Fantasy of the Imam

Tarek El-Ariss

in Trials of Arab Modernity: Literary Affects and the New Political

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823251711
eISBN:
9780823252800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251711.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the work of Rifa‘a al-Tahtawi (1801-1873), an Azhar ‘alim (religious scholar) turned translator, bureaucrat, and reformer of Egypt's educational system. Focusing on his ... More


Islamic Self-Determination and the International Legal System

Malik R. Dahlan

in The Hijaz: The First Islamic State

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190909727
eISBN:
9780190943226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909727.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter 5 expands on the notion of self-determination, beyond the traditional nation-state, into the Islamic context. This is done by explaining (i) the pan-Islamic rise in reaction to the new ... More


Education and Scholarship in Islamic Law, 1868–1923

Leonard Wood

in Islamic Legal Revival: Reception of European Law and Transformations in Islamic Legal Thought in Egypt, 1875–1952

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198786016
eISBN:
9780191827716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786016.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The laboratories for deepening the rigor of Islamic legal revivalist ideas in Egypt were the law schools where Egyptian jurists of various intellectual and religious persuasions studied and taught. ... More


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