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Title Demystifying the caliphate : historical memory and contemporary contexts / Madawi Al-Rasheed, Carool Kersten and Marat Shterin, (editors)
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 307 pages)
Contents Introduction: The caliphate : nostalgic memory and contemporary visions / Madawi Al-Rasheed, Carool Kersten and Marat Shterin -- The abolition of the caliphate in historical context / Basheer M. Nafi -- South Asian Islam and the idea of the caliphate / Muhammad Qasim Zaman -- Who speaks of what caliphate? : the Indian Khilafat Movement and its aftermath / Jan-Peter Hartung -- Mustafa Kemal's abrogation of the Ottoman caliphate and its impact on the Indonesian Nationalist Movement / Chiara Formichi -- The Wahhabis and the Ottoman caliphate : the memory of historical antagonism / Madawi Al-Rasheed -- The caliphate as nostalgia : the case of the Iraqi Muslim Brotherhood / Fareed B. Sabri -- The caliphate in contemporary Arab TV culture / Jakob Skovgaard-Petersen -- Khilafa as the viceregency of humankind : religion and state in the thought of Nurcholish Madjid / Carool Kersten -- Promoting the caliphate on campus : debates and advocacies of Hizbut Tahrir student activists in Indonesia / Claudia Nef -- Adhering to neo-caliphatism : the ideological transformation of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan / Emmanuel Karagiannis -- The caliphate in the West : the diaspora and the new Muslims / Reza Pankhurst -- Caliphate in the minds and practices of young Muslims in the northern Caucasus / Marat Shterin and Akhmet Yarlykapov
Summary "In Western popular imagination, the Caliphate often conjures up an array of negative images, while rallies organised in support of resurrecting the Caliphate are treated with a mixture of apprehension and disdain, as if they were the first steps towards usurping democracy. Yet these images and perceptions have little to do with reality. While some Muslims may be nostalgic for the Caliphate, only very few today seek to make that dream come true. Yet the Caliphate can be evoked as a powerful rallying call and a symbol that draws on an imagined past and longing for reproducing or emulating it as an ideal Islamic polity. The Caliphate today is a contested concept among many actors in the Muslim world, Europe and beyond, the reinvention and imagining of which may appear puzzling to most of us. Demystifying the Caliphate sheds light on both the historical debates following the demise of the last Ottoman Caliphate and controversies surrounding recent calls to resurrect it, transcending alarmist agendas to answer fundamental questions about why the memory of the Caliphate lingers on among diverse Muslims. From London to the Caucasus, to Jakarta, Istanbul, and Baghdad, the contributors explore the concept of the Caliphate and the re-imagining of the Muslim ummah as a diverse multi-ethnic community."-- Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Caliphate
RELIGION / Islam / General
Form Electronic book
Author Al-Rasheed, Madawi, editor
Kersten, Carool, editor
Shterin, Marat, editor
ISBN 0190257121