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Title Reclaiming Islamic tradition : modern interpretations of the classical heritage / edited by Elisabeth Kendall and Ahmad Khan
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 271 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction / Elisabeth Kendall and Ahmad Khan -- Modern Shiʻite legal theory and the classical tradition / Robert Gleave -- Muḥammad Nāṣīr al-Dīn al-Albānī and traditional Hadith criticism / Christopher Melchert -- Islamic tradition in an age of print: editing, printing and publishing the classical heritage / Ahmad Khan -- Reaching into the obscure past: the Islamic legal heritage and reform in the modern period / Jonathan A.C. Brown -- Reading Sūrat al-Anʻām with Muḥammad Rashīd Riḍā and Sayyid Quṭb / Nicolai Sinai -- Contemporary Iranian interpretations of the Qurʼan and tradition on women's testimony / Karen Bauer -- Ibn Taymiyya between moderation and radicalism / Jon Hoover -- The impact of a sixteenth-century jihad treatise on colonial and modern India / Carole Hillenbrand -- Jihadist propaganda and its exploitation of the Arab poetic tradition / Elisabeth Kendall -- Contemporary Salafi literature on paradise and hell: the case of ʻUmar Sulaymān al-Ashqar / Christian Lange
Summary "Recent events in the Islamic world have brought to our attention the formidable potency of the classical Islamic tradition. Debates over reform, revival and change, whether of a political, religious or economic nature, revolve around an engagement with Islamic history, thought and tradition. This booke examines such debates by exploring modern texts, groups and figures that stake out a claim to pre-modern traditions in disciplines as diverse as Islamic law, Qur'anic exegesis, politics, literature and jihad. It looks at how the classical Islamic heritage now functions in regions as diverse as the Middle East, North Africa, Iran and the Indian subcontinent." --back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Islam -- History.
Islamic renewal.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Kendall, Elisabeth, editor
Khan, Ahmad (Lecturer in Islamic studies), editor
ISBN 1474403123 (electronic bk.)
9781474403122 (electronic bk.)