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Author Haj, Samira, 1945-

Title Reconfiguring Islamic tradition : reform, rationality, and modernity / Samira Haj
Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2009


Description 1 online resource (xii, 284 pages)
Series Cultural memory in the present
Cultural memory in the present.
Contents The Islamic reform tradition -- Rethinking Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab -- Islamic reconfiguration of colonial modernity -- Governable Muslim subjects -- Love and marriage -- Conclusion
Summary "Samira Raj conceptualizes Islam through a close reading of two Muslim reformers - Muhammad ibn 'Abdul Wahhah (1703-1787) and Muhammad 'Abduh (1849-1905) - each representative of a distinct trend, chronological as well as philosophical, in modern Islam. Their works are examined primarily through the prism of two conceptual questions: the idea of the modern and the formation of a Muslim subject. Approaching Islam through the works of these two Muslims, the author illuminates aspects of Islamic modernity that have been obscured and problematizes assumptions founded on the oppositional dichotomies of modern/traditional, secular/sacred, and liberal/fundamentalist. The book explores the notions of the community-society and the subject's location within it to demonstrate how Muslims in different historical contexts responded differently to theological and practical questions. This knowledge will help us better understand the conflicts currently unfolding in parts of the Arab world"--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Muḥammad ibn ʻAbd al-Wahhāb, 1703 or 1704-1792.
Muḥammad ʻAbduh, 1849-1905
SUBJECT Muḥammad ʻAbduh, 1849-1905 fast
Muḥammad ibn ʻAbd al-Wahhāb, 1703 or 1704-1792 fast
Muḥammad Ibn-ʻAbd-al-Wahhāb. swd
ʻAbduh, Muḥammad. swd
Subject Islamic modernism.
Islamic renewal.
Faith and reason -- Islam.
Islamic philosophy -- History
RELIGION -- Islam -- General.
Faith and reason -- Islam
Islamic modernism
Islamic philosophy
Islamic renewal
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008011825
ISBN 9780804769754