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      Reclaiming Islamic Tradition : Modern Interpretations of the Classical Heritage

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          Explores how the classical Islamic tradition has been retrieved, reformed and reshaped in the modern Islamic world

          Recent events in the Islamic world have demonstrated the endurance, neglect and careful reshaping of the classical Islamic heritage. A range of modern Islamic movements and intellectuals has sought to reclaim certain concepts, ideas, persons and trends from the Islamic tradition. This book profiles some of the fundamental debates that have defined the conversation between the past and the present in the Islamic world. Qur’anic exegesis, Islamic law, gender, violence and eschatology are just some of the key themes in this study of the Islamic tradition’s vitality in the modern Islamic world. This book will allow readers to situate modern developments in the Islamic world within the longue durée of Islamic history and thought.

          Key Features

          • Brings clarity to modern trends, events and debates in the Islamic world by placing them in their longer historical trajectories

          • Brings together experts of the medieval and modern Islamic world

          • Provides an examination of how the classical Islamic heritage functions in today’s Islamic world in regions as diverse as the Middle East, Iran and the Indian subcontinent

          Case Studies Include

          • Jihad Treatise Impact in India

          • Jihadist Propaganda

          • Women’s Legal Testimony in Islam

          • Islamic Legal Issues in Iran

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          23 August 2018



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