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The Battle of the Ages: Contests for Religious Authority in The Gambia

Marloes Janson

in Being Young and Muslim: New Cultural Politics in the Global South and North

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195369212
eISBN:
9780199871179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369212.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Islam

This chapter explores the link between youth culture, religiosity, and politics by focusing on the Tabligh Jama’at, a transnational Islamic missionary movement that originated in South Asia and ... More


The Formation and Emergence of the Peasant Question

in The Power of Representation: Publics, Peasants, and Islam in Egypt

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758888
eISBN:
9780804769808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758888.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines various historical events that occurred in the nineteenth century and their consequences for Egypt over the course of the next century. It focuses on developments such as the ... More


The Sorrowful Muslim's Guide

Hussein Ahmad Amin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474437073
eISBN:
9781474453653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437073.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Originally published in Arabic in 1983, this book remains a timely and important read today. Both the resurgence of Islamist politics and the political, social and intellectual upheaval which ... More


Islamic Reform in Twentieth-Century Africa

Roman Loimeier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748695430
eISBN:
9781474427050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695430.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Based on twelve case studies (Senegal, Mali, Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar and the Comoros), this books provides the first comprehensive analysis of Muslim ... More


The Rhetoric of Moroccan Modernity

Etty Terem

in Old Texts, New Practices: Islamic Reform in Modern Morocco

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804787079
eISBN:
9780804790840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787079.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter 3 examines the concrete historical circumstances within which the New Miʻyār was created. It argues that the new historical conditions of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries ... More


The Centre of Renewal and Reform

John M. Willis

in Unmaking North and South: Cartographies of the Yemeni Past

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199327003
eISBN:
9780199388073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327003.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the ways in which Imam Yahya’s state was formed in the context of inter-war movements of Islamic reform and anti-imperialism. Yemen’s political independence and Imam Yahya’s ... More


Modern Islam and the Religious Reform Tradition

Etty Terem

in Old Texts, New Practices: Islamic Reform in Modern Morocco

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804787079
eISBN:
9780804790840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787079.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter challenges the ways in which Islamic modernism has been constructed and theorized, and elaborates upon the conception of Islamic tradition and historical change that is central to the ... More


Nationalism and Islamic Legal Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa

Todd M. Thompson

in Norman Anderson and the Christian Mission to Modernize Islam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190697624
eISBN:
9780190943073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190697624.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter follows Norman Anderson’s attempts to foster legal reform in Northern Nigeria in the late 1950s by criticizing indirect rule and appealing to reforms associated with the Arab world. ... More


The Waning of ‘Secular’ Nationalism in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa

Todd M. Thompson

in Norman Anderson and the Christian Mission to Modernize Islam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190697624
eISBN:
9780190943073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190697624.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter explains the gradual dissolution of the transnational movement for reform that Anderson tried to foster amidst the rise of liberal and Islamist approaches to legal reform by considering ... More


Old Texts, New Practices: Islamic Reform in Modern Morocco

Etty Terem

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804787079
eISBN:
9780804790840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787079.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book inquires into the composition, function, and meaning of Islamic tradition, and by extension, into the larger question of the relationship between tradition and historical change. It is ... More


‘Reform’

Benjamin F. Soares

in Islam and the Prayer Economy: History and Authority in a Malian Town

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622856
eISBN:
9780748670635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622856.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

Chapter 7 looks at so-called Islamic reform, particularly the activities and influence of Muslim reformists, their discourses, and efforts to change the way Islam has been practiced in West Africa ... More


Muslim Metamorphosis: Islamic Education and Politics in Contemporary Cambodia

Bjørn Atle Blengsli

in Making Modern Muslims: The Politics of Islamic Education in Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832803
eISBN:
9780824868970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832803.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the history of modern Islamic education in Cambodia and the differentiation and discord that have marked that education. It begins with a short overview of the varieties of ... More


Islam without Europe: Traditions of Reform in Eighteenth-Century Islamic Thought

Ahmad S. Dallal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469641409
eISBN:
9781469640365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469641409.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Replete with a cast of giants in Islamic thought and philosophy, Ahmad S. Dallal’s pathbreaking intellectual history of the eighteenth-century Muslim world challenges stale views of this period as ... More


Nationalism, Protestant ‘Modernity’ and the Reform of Islamic Law

Todd M. Thompson

in Norman Anderson and the Christian Mission to Modernize Islam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190697624
eISBN:
9780190943073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190697624.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter traces Anderson’s entry into the world of British academia as a specialist in Islamic law. It scrutinizes the attention paid by various British academics and Muslim intellectuals to ... More


In-between Spaces: Locating Madrasa Jamiatul Mominat

Hem Borker

in Madrasas and the Making of Islamic Womanhood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199484225
eISBN:
9780199097708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199484225.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter locates madrasas within the broader socio-political landscape of India. It focuses on three trends— marginalization of Muslims in India, growth of right wing Hindu movement, and the rise ... More


Conclusion

Faegheh Shirazi

in Velvet Jihad: Muslim Women's Quiet Resistance to Islamic Fundamentalism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033549
eISBN:
9780813039589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033549.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

As Muslims are different in terms of the way they think and act as well as in what they believe in, several Muslims would assert how liberty in the context of human rights should be synonymous with ... More


Conclusion

in The Power of Representation: Publics, Peasants, and Islam in Egypt

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758888
eISBN:
9780804769808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758888.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The social transformations that took place in Egypt between the late nineteenth century and the early twentieth century are familiar to historians who focus on colonialism. Colonial states and their ... More


The Sorrowful Muslim’s Guide

Hussein Ahmad Amin

in The Sorrowful Muslim's Guide

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474437073
eISBN:
9781474453653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437073.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter provides an outline for the book. It addresses the various reasons why the contemporary Muslim is sorrowful, caught between their pride in their historical Islamic civilisation and ... More


A Plea for Religious Reform

Hussein Ahmad Amin

in The Sorrowful Muslim's Guide

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474437073
eISBN:
9781474453653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437073.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The final chapter closes the circle of problems identified in the first chapter which lead to the sorrowfulness of contemporary Muslims and which are discussed at length in the individual chapters ... More


The Long 1890s in Egypt: Colonial Quiescence, Subterranean Resistance

Marilyn Booth and Gorman Anthony (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748670123
eISBN:
9781474405973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748670123.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Thirteen chapters on fin-de-siecle Egypt tackle an important but relatively neglected decade in its history, as the editors’ introduction argues through an assessment of previous scholarship. ... More


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