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Author Halevi, Leor, author

Title Modern things on trial : Islam's global and material reformation in the age of Rida, 1865-1935 / Leor Halevi
Published New York : Columbia University Press, 2019


Description 1 online resource (xi, 367 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Intro; Table of Contents; List of Maps and Figures; Acknowledgments; Prologue: The Parable of the Montgolfière and the Translation of Haleby's Corpse; Introduction: Good Things Made Lawful: Euro-Muslim Objects and Laissez-Faire Fatwas; 1. The Toilet Paper Fatwa: Hygienic Innovation and the Sacred Law in the Late Imperial Era; 2. Fatwas for the Partners' Club: A Global Mufti's Enterprise; 3. In a Material World: European Expansion from Tripoli to Cairo; 4. Paper Money and Consummate Men: Capitalism and the Rise of Laissez-Faire Salafism
5. The Qurʼan in the Gramophone: Sounds of Islamic Modernity from Cairo to Kazan6. Telegraphs, Photographs, Railways, Law Codes: Tools of Empire, Tools of Islam; 7. Arabian Slippers: The Turn to Nationalistic Consumption; 8. Lottery Tickets, Luxury Hotels, and Christian Experts: Economic Liberalism Versus Islamic Exclusivism in a Territorial Framework; Conclusions; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index
Summary Leor Halevi tells the story of the Islamic trials of technological and commercial innovations of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Shedding light on culture, commerce, and consumption in Cairo and other colonial cities, Modern Things on Trial is a groundbreaking account of Islam's material transformation in a globalizing era
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Muḥammad Rashīd Riḍā
SUBJECT Muḥammad Rashīd Riḍā fast
Subject Islamic modernism.
Muslims -- Intellectual life.
Islam and science.
HISTORY -- World.
RELIGION -- Islam -- History.
Islam and science
Islamic modernism
Muslims -- Intellectual life
SUBJECT Islamic countries -- Civilization.
Subject Islamic countries
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780231547970