For love of the Prophet : an ethnography of Sudan's Islamic State (Book, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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For love of the Prophet : an ethnography of Sudan's Islamic State

Author: Noah Salomon
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2016]
Series: Princeton studies in Muslim politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For some, the idea of an Islamic state serves to fulfill aspirations for cultural sovereignty and new forms of ethical political practice. For others, it violates the proper domains of both religion and politics. Yet, while there has been much discussion of the idea and ideals of the Islamic state, its possibilities and impossibilities, surprisingly little has been written about how this political formation is  Read more...
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Named Person: Kṛṣṇalāla Śarmā, Sūdana
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Noah Salomon
ISBN: 9780691165141 0691165149 9780691165158 0691165157
OCLC Number: 951094371
Credits: Cover art: Detail from the painting, Min mufakkirat al-shaykh Tāj al-Dīn al-Bahārī (from the Diary of Shaykh Taj al-Din al-Bahari) by Dr. Ahmed Abdel Aal (d. 2008). Photograph by Rik Sferra.
Description: xv, 242 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: In Search of the Islamic state --
Of Shaykhs and Kings : The Making of Sudanese Islam --
Civilizing Religion: Observations on the Architecture of Late Islamism --
Rebuilding the Muslim Mind: Epistemological Enlightenment and Its Discontents --
The Country That Prays upon the Prophet the Most : The Aesthetic Formation of the Islamic state --
Politics in an Age of Salvation: Reimagining the Islamic State --
Epilogue: Escaping the Islamic State?
Series Title: Princeton studies in Muslim politics.
Responsibility: Noah Salomon.

Abstract:

"For some, the idea of an Islamic state serves to fulfill aspirations for cultural sovereignty and new forms of ethical political practice. For others, it violates the proper domains of both religion and politics. Yet, while there has been much discussion of the idea and ideals of the Islamic state, its possibilities and impossibilities, surprisingly little has been written about how this political formation is lived. 'For Love of the Prophet' looks at the Republic of Sudan's twenty-five-year experiment with Islamic statehood. Focusing not on state institutions, but rather on the daily life that goes on in their shadows, Noah Salomon's careful ethnography examines the lasting effects of state Islamization on Sudanese society through a study of the individuals and organizations working in its midst. Salomon investigates Sudan at a crucial moment in its history -- balanced between unity and partition, secular and religious politics, peace and war -- when those who desired an Islamic state were rethinking the political form under which they had lived for nearly a generation. Countering the dominant discourse, Salomon depicts contemporary Islamic politics not as a response to secularism and Westernization but as a node in a much longer conversation within Islamic thought, augmented and reappropriated as state projects of Islamic reform became objects of debate and controversy. Among the first books to delve into the making of the modern Islamic state, 'For Love of the Prophet' reveals both novel political ideas and new articulations of Islam as it is rethought through the lens of the nation."--Back cover.

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"[An] absorbing and important new book."--Jack David Eller, Anthropology Review Database

 
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