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Maḥmūd Shalt=ut and Islamic Modernism

Kate Zebiri

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263302
eISBN:
9780191682469
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263302.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This is the first detailed study of the life and thought of Shaykh Maḥmūd Shaltūt (1893–1963). Shaltūt was an Egyptian scholar and reformer who held the most senior position open to Sunni Muslim ... More


. Intimate of Heart

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg

in The Road to Martyrs' Square: A Journey into the World of the Suicide Bomber

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305593
eISBN:
9780199850815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305593.003.0045
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter presents Suhail al–Hindi's descriptions of his younger brother, Muhammad, particularly in the martyr book he wrote for him after his death. It was in prison that Muhammad met a youth who ... More


Egypt

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


Area Conservation in Cairo

Ahmed Sedky

in Living with Heritage in Cairo: Area Conservation in the ArabIslamic City

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162459
eISBN:
9781617970122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162459.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

There are different efforts that have been made just to develop and upgrade Historic Cairo but it remained limited because of a main slogan proclaimed by Hassan Kafafi in 1990. Urban pressures were ... More


Introduction

Masooda Bano and Keiko Sakurai

in Shaping Global Islamic Discourses: The Role of al-Azhar, al-Medina and al-Mustafa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696857
eISBN:
9781474412247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696857.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This introductory chapter describes the working of the three most influential international centres of Islamic learning in contemporary times: al Azhar University in Egypt, the Islamic University of ... More


Protector of the “al-Wasatiyya” Islam: Cairo’s al-Azhar University

Masooda Bano

in Shaping Global Islamic Discourses: The Role of al-Azhar, al-Medina and al-Mustafa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696857
eISBN:
9781474412247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696857.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter illustrates how al Azhar, established by the Shi'i Fatimid empire in 970, was eventually to become one of the most respected centres for Sunni Islamic learning around the globe. It shows ... More


Islamic Modernism, Political Reform and the Arabisation of Education: The Relationship between Moroccan Nationalists and al-Azhar University

Ann Wainscott

in Shaping Global Islamic Discourses: The Role of al-Azhar, al-Medina and al-Mustafa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696857
eISBN:
9781474412247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696857.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter studies the impact of al Azhar University on the Moroccan nationalist movement and specifically its independence leader Allal al Fasi, whose ten-year exile in Egypt exposed him to the ... More


From Mecca to Cairo: Changing Influences on Fatwas in Southeast Asia

Yuki Shiozaki

in Shaping Global Islamic Discourses: The Role of al-Azhar, al-Medina and al-Mustafa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696857
eISBN:
9781474412247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696857.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter demonstrates how exposure to al Azhar led over time to the complete transformation of the methodology adopted by independent ulama and state religious platforms to issue fatwas in ... More


“Azharisation” of ʿUlama Training in Malaysia

Hiroko Kushimoto

in Shaping Global Islamic Discourses: The Role of al-Azhar, al-Medina and al-Mustafa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696857
eISBN:
9781474412247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696857.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses the relationship between al Azhar and the government policy of ulama training in Malaysia. It traces how, during the twentieth century, a number of factors led to al Azhar ... More


Cairo as Capital of Islamic Institutions? Al-azhar Islamic University, the State, and the City1

Diane Singerman

in Cairo Contested: Governance, Urban Space, and Global Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162886
eISBN:
9781617970351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162886.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter reveals the “mapping of state power” as the state implements its master plans, designs parks, buildings, and communities; enforces its regulations and implements court decisions; arrests ... 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


The Anthropology of Islamic Law: Education, Ethics, and Legal Interpretation at Egypt's Al-Azhar

Aria Nakissa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190932886
eISBN:
9780190932916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190932886.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This book shows how hermeneutic theory and practice theory can be brought together to analyze cultural, legal, and religious traditions. These ideas are developed through an analysis of the Islamic ... More


The Legal Thought of Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti: Authority and Legacy

Rebecca Hernandez

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198805939
eISBN:
9780191843846
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805939.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book offers a new theoretical perspective on the thought of the great fifteenth-century Egyptian polymath, Jalāl al-Dīn al-Suyūṭī (d. 1505). In spite of the enormous popularity that al-Suyūṭī’s ... More


A Sabbatical Year Abroad—Egypt and Greece

Anna Botsford Comstock

Karen Penders St. Clair (ed.)

in The Comstocks of Cornell-The Definitive Autobiography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501716270
eISBN:
9781501716294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716270.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines Anna Botsford and John Henry Comstock's sabbatical year abroad in Egypt and Greece. On January 1, 1908, the Comstocks boarded the Italian steamer “Perseo,” bounded for ... More


Conclusion: Rethinking the Islamic Legal Tradition

Aria Nakissa

in The Anthropology of Islamic Law: Education, Ethics, and Legal Interpretation at Egypt's Al-Azhar

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190932886
eISBN:
9780190932916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190932886.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This conclusion briefly summarizes the key findings from previous chapters. It argues that bringing together hermeneutic theory and practice theory is not only essential for understanding the Islamic ... More


I Body Enshrined: The Bones of Mawlay Idrīs

Scott Kugle

in Sufis & Saints' Bodies: Mysticism, Corporeality, and Sacred Power in Islam

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807830819
eISBN:
9781469602684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807872772_kugle.8
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter analyzes a tomb shrine built over the long-dead but still-present body of the patron saint of Fās (the city of Fes, or Fez, Morocco) in the late fifteenth century (the beginning of the ... 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


The Formation of Religious Leaders and Impact of Enlightened Imams1

Baqer S. Alnajjar

in Arab Human Development in the Twenty-first Century: The Primacy of Empowerment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774166587
eISBN:
9781617975912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166587.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Given the importance of religion in social interaction and identity formation in the Middle East as whole, this chapter explores several questions in the area of Arab religious devotion and religious ... More


Migration and the Forging of a Scholarly Community

Michael Farquhar

in Circuits of Faith: Migration, Education, and the Wahhabi Mission

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804798358
eISBN:
9781503600270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804798358.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explores the role of large numbers of non-Saudi staff members at the Islamic University of Medina (IUM) from the early 1960s to the 1980s, and considers the part that they played in the ... 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


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