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Epilogue

KATE ZEBIRI

in Maḥmūd Shalt=ut and Islamic Modernism

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263302
eISBN:
9780191682469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263302.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the contribution of Shaykh Maḥmūd Shaltūt to Islamic modernism. It suggests that the importance of Shaltūt's work lies not only in ... More


Shaltūt’s Life and Reform Work

KATE ZEBIRI

in Maḥmūd Shalt=ut and Islamic Modernism

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263302
eISBN:
9780191682469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263302.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses the life and reform work of Islamic scholar Maḥmūd Shaltūt. He was born on April 23, 1893 in a farming village of Lower Egypt called Minyat Bani Mansur in the province of ... More


High Persianate Intellectuals: The Many, Many Guises of the Ulama

James Pickett

in Polymaths of Islam: Power and Networks of Knowledge in Central Asia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501750243
eISBN:
9781501750830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750243.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses the high Persianate intellectuals in Islamic history. The ulama were not the only patricians of Bukhara, but they were the only elite cadre whose claim to authority rested on ... More


Religious Issues and Challenges: Defining Islam and Interpreting the Shariah

Ibrahim Warde

in Islamic Finance in the Global Economy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748612161
eISBN:
9780748653072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612161.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The battle to define the parameters of Islamic finance and the struggle over the authoritative interpretation of Islam is not exclusively about religion. Indeed, one of the themes developed in this ... More


Background to the Shariʿa Councils

John R. Bowen

in On British Islam: Religion, Law, and Everyday Practice in Shari'a Councils

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691158549
eISBN:
9781400881055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158549.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter provides the background to the shariʻa councils and explains why Islamic divorce has become the focus of shariʻa council practices. In 1982, a collection of Islamic scholars met in ... More


Islamic Law and International Law: Similarities and Differences

Emilia Justyna Powell

in Islamic Law and International Law: Peaceful Resolution of Disputes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190064631
eISBN:
9780190064662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190064631.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter explores in considerable detail differences and similarities between the Islamic legal tradition and international law. It discusses in detail the historical interaction between these ... More


Improvising an Institution

John R. Bowen

in On British Islam: Religion, Law, and Everyday Practice in Shari'a Councils

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691158549
eISBN:
9781400881055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158549.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter examines the everyday practices at the Islamic Shariʻa Council, London (ISC). ISC scholars do what judges do in courts throughout the world: they try to arrive at a reasonable outcome in ... More


Competing Justifications

John R. Bowen

in On British Islam: Religion, Law, and Everyday Practice in Shari'a Councils

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691158549
eISBN:
9781400881055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158549.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter addresses the anxiety of justification, which asks about the selection among competing types of argumentation and the challenge of arriving at a common judgment from diverse starting ... More


The Sovereign and the Sage: The Precarious, Paradoxical Relationship between the Ulama and Temporal Power

James Pickett

in Polymaths of Islam: Power and Networks of Knowledge in Central Asia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501750243
eISBN:
9781501750830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750243.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter assesses the ulama's relationship with state power. By the long nineteenth century, the ulama stood as a pillar of the state, limited though that state was. Islamic scholars ... More


Defamiliarizing the Familiar: Conceptualizing Religion and Culture in Turko-Persia

James Pickett

in Polymaths of Islam: Power and Networks of Knowledge in Central Asia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501750243
eISBN:
9781501750830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750243.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter offers a conceptual discussion of Islam in Turko-Persia, providing a model for thinking about the ecologies of elite culture before the nation. The invention of tradition is a ... More


Jami

Hamid Algar

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090441
eISBN:
9780199082544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090441.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

ʿAbd al-Rahman Jami (1414–1492) is a culminating figure in Perso-Islamic culture, whose reputation and influence have endured undiminished throughout the eastern Islamic world — the Ottoman Empire ... More


Patricians of Bukhara: Turkic Nobility, Persianate Pedagogy, and Islamic Society

James Pickett

in Polymaths of Islam: Power and Networks of Knowledge in Central Asia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501750243
eISBN:
9781501750830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750243.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter identifies who created, recreated, and maintained the Persian cosmopolis. Islamic scholars were not the only patricians of Bukhara, and they cannot be understood outside of the larger ... More


The Brezhnev Era and its Aftermath, 1965–1989

Eren Tasar

in Soviet and Muslim: The Institutionalization of Islam in Central Asia, 1943-1991

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190652104
eISBN:
9780190652135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190652104.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

After Nikita Khrushchev’s ouster in 1964, Soviet officials dealing with religion assessed the moderate line toward religion that had dominated the 1940s and 1950s, as well as the hard line that had ... More


Bukhara Center: Islamic Scholars as a Network of Human Exchange

James Pickett

in Polymaths of Islam: Power and Networks of Knowledge in Central Asia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501750243
eISBN:
9781501750830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750243.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter assesses the human impact of Bukhara's efflorescence. To what extent did Bukhara's cosmological centrality manifest in actual networks of human exchange? How far did Bukhara's allure ... More


Introduction: Islamic Scholars and the Central Asian Backdrop

James Pickett

in Polymaths of Islam: Power and Networks of Knowledge in Central Asia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501750243
eISBN:
9781501750830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750243.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the Islamic scholars of Bukhara during the long nineteenth century. Islamic scholars were among the most influential individuals in their society, ... More


Polymaths of Islam: Power and Networks of Knowledge in Central Asia

James Pickett

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501750243
eISBN:
9781501750830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750243.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book analyzes the social and intellectual power of religious leaders who created a shared culture that integrated Central Asia, Iran, and India from the mid-eighteenth century through to the ... More


Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd: An Introduction to His Life and Work

Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd

in Critique of Religious Discourse

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300207125
eISBN:
9780300231458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207125.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses the life and work of Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd (1943–2010). Abu Zayd is part of a group of contemporary intellectuals from the Arabic-speaking part of the Muslim world known as the ... More


George Strachan of the Mearns: Seventeenth-century Orientalist

Tom McInally

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474466226
eISBN:
9781474491280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474466226.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book examines the life of George Strachan (1572-1635), early 17th century Scottish humanist scholar, Orientalist and traveller. Drawing on a wealth of newly discovered archival material to offer ... More


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