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The contemporary Arab reader on political Islam

Author: Ibrahim M Abu-Rabiʻ
Publisher: Edmonton : University of Alberta Press, ©2010.
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'A fascinating examination of a range of Arab interpretations of Islam and Islamism, including reflections on jihad, Israel/Palestine, and responses to the West since 9/11 ... Highly recommended.'-Jane Smith, Harvard Divinity School.

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Contemporary Arab reader on political Islam.
Edmonton : University of Alberta Press, ©2010
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ibrahim M Abu-Rabiʻ
ISBN: 9780745328898 074532889X 0888645570 9780888645579
OCLC Number: 612722052
Language Note: 18 of 33 articles translated from Arabic.
Notes: Co-published by Pluto Press.
Description: xxv, 312 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: List of ContributorsEditor's Introduction Part I: Toward a Theoretical Appreciation of Islamism in the Contemporary Arab World1. Muhammad Sa`id Ramadan al-Buti, Salafism is a Blessed Historical Phase Rather Than an Islamic Legal School2. Fathi Yakan, Toward a Unified and Universal Islamic Movement3. Ahmad Kamal Abu'l Majd, Towards a Modern Islamic Perspective Declaration of Principles4. Muhammad al-Ghazali, Women Between the People of Hadith and the People of FiqhPart II: Islamism, Jihad, and Martyrdom5. Abdullah Anas, The Birth of `Afghan-Arabs': An Algerian Perspective6. Abdullah Azzam, What Jihad Has Taught Me! 7. Muhammad Sa`id Ramadan al-Buti, Jihad in Islam: How to Understand and Practice it?8. Sayyid Muhammad Hussain Fadlallah, Islam and the Question of PowerPart III. Islamism and the Question of Israel/Palestine9. Ismail R. Faruqi, Islam and Zionism10. Mustafa Abu Sway, From Basel to Oslo: Zionism and the Islamic Narrative11. Mohsen Saleh, Palestine/Lebanon], The Role of the Israeli LobbyPart IV: Contemporary Islamism: Trends and Self-Criticism12. Abdul Qadir Awdah, Islam Between Ignorant Followers and Incapable Scholars13. Ramadan Abdallah Shallah, The Islamic Movement and the Contemporary Challenges14. Umar Abdel Rahman, On the Present Rulers in the Muslim World15. Sami al-Arian, The Islamic Movement and Contemporary Crises: An Assessment and Correction16. Rashid Ghannoushi, Islamic Movements: Self-Criticism and Reconsideration17. Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Islamic Awakening Between Rejection and Extremism18. Jamil Hamami, The Islamic Movement: Hopes and Aspirations; Part V: Islamism, the West, the United States and 9/1119. Abdel Wahab al-Masiri, Imperialism and the Contemporary Muslim world20. Ahmad Bin Yousuf, Islamists and the West: From Confrontation to Cooperation21. Munir Shafiq, Islam and the Challenges of Contemporary Decline22. Kamal Habib, Transformation of the Islamic Movement and the Current American Strategy23. Yasser Za`atira, The United States and Islamism: Before and After 9/1124. Muhammad Hussain Fadlallah, Muslim Youth and the West: Between Original and Contemporary ValuesPart VI: Islamism in the Contemporary Arab World25. Fahd al-Qahtani, Islam and Saudi Paganism26. Muhammad al-Masa`ari, Conclusive Evidences for the Illegality of the Saudi State27. Abdel Qadim Zalloum, How to Revive Islamic Caliphate? 28. Zaki Ahmad, Recent Changes in the Arab-Islamist Movements 29. Ahmad al-Raysouni, The Islamic Movement in Morocco: Resurgence or Decline?30. Shaykh Ali al-Bayanuni, The Syrian Muslim Brotherhood31. Ishaq al-Farhan, The Future of Islamist Work: The Islamist Movement in the Context of International Transformations and the Gulf Crisis;32. Yahia H. Zoubir, Islamist Political Parties in Contemporary Algeria33. Sami Abdallah, The Islamic Movement in the Gulf Region34. Tarik Hamdi Al-Azami, The Islamic Movement in Modern Iraq, Sunni Dimension35. Malik Bennabi, The Ideational World and Its Impressed and Expressed Ideas
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi'.


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