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Author Kuiper, Matthew J., author

Title Da'wa and other religions : Indian Muslims and the modifern resurgence of global Islamic activism / Matthew J. Kuiper
Published New York, NY : Routledge, ©[2018]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 296 pages) : text file, PDF
Series Routledge Islamic studies series ; v. 27
Contents Chapter Introduction -- part Part I Da‘wa and other religions in scripture and history -- chapter 1 Da‘wa and other religions in the scriptural sources of Islam -- chapter 2 Da‘wa and other religions in the pre- modifern history of / Islam -- chapter 3 Da‘wa and other religions in the modifern world -- part Part II Da‘wa and other religions in modifern India: two case studies -- chapter 4 The Tablighi Jama‘at: background and context -- chapter 5 The formative history and inter- religious concerns of the Tablighi Jama‘at -- chapter 6 Zakir Naik and the Islamic Research Foundation: background and context -- chapter 7 The formative history and inter- religious concerns of Zakir Naik and the Islamic Research Foundation
Summary Da‘wa, a concept rooted in the scriptural and classical tradition of Islam, has been dramatically re-appropriated in modifern times across the Muslim world. Championed by a variety of actors in diverse contexts, da‘wa –"inviting" to Islam, or Islamic missionary activity – has become central to the vocabulary of contemporary Islamic activism. Da‘wa and Other Religions explores the modifern resurgence of da‘wa through the lens of inter-religious relations and within the two horizons of Islamic history and modifernity. Part I provides an account of da‘wa from the Qur’an to the present. It demonstrates the close relationship that has existed between da‘wa and inter-religious relations throughout Islamic history and sheds light on the diversity of da‘wa over time. The book also argues that Muslim communities in colonial and post-colonial India shed light on these themes with particular clarity. Part II, therefore, analyzes and juxtaposes two prominent da‘wa organizations to emerge from the Indian subcontinent in the past century: the Tablighi Jama‘at and the Islamic Research Foundation of Zakir Naik. By investigating the formative histories and inter-religious discourses of these movements, Part II elucidates the influential roles Indian Muslims have played in modifern da‘wa. This book makes important contributions to the study of da‘wa in general and to the study of the Tablighi Jama‘at, one of the world’s largest da‘wa movements. It also provides the first major scholarly study of Zakir Naik and the Islamic Research Foundation. Further, it challenges common assumptions and enriches our undiferstanding of modifern Islam. It will have a broad appeal for students and scholars of Islamic Studies, Indian religious history and anyone interested in da‘wa and inter-religious relations throughout Islamic history
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [262]-287) and index
Subject Naik, Zakir, 1965-
Naik, Zakir, 1965-
Islamic Research Foundation (Mumbai, India)
Tablighi Jam‘at
Islamic Research Foundation (Mumbai, India)
Daʻwah (Islam) -- History of doctrines
Islam -- Missions -- India -- History
Islam -- Relations
Interfaith relations.
Islam -- Missions.
Islam.
Religions.
India -- Religions -- History
India.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1351681710
9781351681711 (e-book: PDF)