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Preserving Islamic Tradition: Abu Nasr Qursawi and the Beginnings of Modern Reformism

Nathan Spannaus

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190251789
eISBN:
9780190251802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190251789.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Religion and Society

Abu Nasr Qursawi (1776–1812) was a major figure in the history of the Muslim communities of the Russian Empire. An important religious scholar, he wrote works calling for the reform of the Islamic ... More


Education and the Creation of a “Golden Generation”

M. Hakan Yavuz

in Toward an Islamic Enlightenment: The Gülen Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199927999
eISBN:
9780199980543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927999.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Education is the most important tool for the movement to realize its mission of molding young people and transforming the future. The chapter examines the three objectives of the Gülen educational ... More


The Great Muslim Teacher Wars

James H. Meyer

in Turks Across Empires: Marketing Muslim Identity in the Russian-Ottoman Borderlands, 1856–1914

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198725145
eISBN:
9780191792564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198725145.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter looks at another consequence of late nineteenth-century developments: the emergence of cultural civil wars within Muslim communities. Matters pertaining to education were not simply the ... More


1921–26: The Ends of the “Russian” Civil Wars

Jonathan D. Smele

in The "Russian" Civil Wars, 1916—1926: Ten Years That Shook the World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190233044
eISBN:
9780190618551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190233044.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter seeks to establish that elements of the civil wars persisted long after the usually given terminal dates of 1921 or 1922. It surveys the Bolsheviks' establishment of the buffer state of ... More


Conclusion: Separating Qūrṣāwī and Jadidism

Nathan Spannaus

in Preserving Islamic Tradition: Abu Nasr Qursawi and the Beginnings of Modern Reformism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190251789
eISBN:
9780190251802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190251789.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Religion and Society

The significant differences between the premises and goals of Jadidism and Qursawi’s reformism call into question the movement’s connection with him. This chapter explores the points of divergence ... More


Introduction: Historiography of Reform and Tradition

Nathan Spannaus

in Preserving Islamic Tradition: Abu Nasr Qursawi and the Beginnings of Modern Reformism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190251789
eISBN:
9780190251802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190251789.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Religion and Society

Qursawi’s reformism is conventionally described as rejecting Islamic tradition and ulama authority in favor of secular “enlightenment,” a view that is irretrievably flawed. Addressing this ... More


The Transformation of the Religious Environment

Nathan Spannaus

in Preserving Islamic Tradition: Abu Nasr Qursawi and the Beginnings of Modern Reformism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190251789
eISBN:
9780190251802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190251789.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Religion and Society

The religious and intellectual landscape of the Volga-Ural region changed significantly over the course of the 19th century. This chapter addresses those changes, focusing on three main historical ... More


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