Islam in the Modern World

Islam in the Modern World

Challenged by the West, Threatened by Fundamentalism, Keeping Faith With Tradition

Book - 2010 | 1st ed
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"As Muslims grow in numbers, and as Islam's role in world affairs becomes larger, we've begun to see the breakdown in a united fellowship among believers. Certainly the misunderstandings and friction between Islamic civilization and the modern West continue. But even within Islam, Iran's clerics are split, militant fundamentalists clash with students from Islamic universities, moderate Muslim-Americans look nothing like wahhabis from Saudi Arabia. In Islam in the Modern World, one of the foremost Islamic scholars in the United States takes that faith back, describing and defending traditional Islam against all critics-without and within the faith."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents: What is traditional Islam?
Contentious issues debated in Islamic circles today. Islam in the present-day Islamic world : an overview ; Jihād : its spiritual significance ; Islamic work ethics ; The male and the female in the Islamic perspective : remembering certain basic principles ; Traditional twelve-imam Shīʻism and the reality of Shīʻism today
Traditional Islam and Modernism. Islamic spirituality : reflections on conditions today and prospects for tomorrow ; "Development" in the contemporary Islamic world
Tensions between tradition, Modernism, and "fundamentalism". Education. Islamic education, philosophy, and science : a survey in light of present-day challenges ; Islamic philosophers' views on education ; Philosophy and science. Teaching philosophy in light of the Islamic educational ethos ; Traditional Islamic science and Western science : common heritage, diverse destinies ; Art and architecture. Islamic art and its spiritual significance in the contemporary world ; The architectural transformation of the urban environment in the Islamic world ; The principles of Islamic architecture and urban design, and contemporary urban problems
Postscript. The Islamic world : present tendencies and future trends
Appendix I. The traditional tests used in the Persian Madrasahs and the question of the revival of traditional Islamic education
Appendix II. Philosophy in the present-day Islamic world
Appendix III. Western interpreters of the Islamic tradition : academic scholars. A, In commemoration of Louis Massignon : Catholic scholar, Islamicist, and mystic ; B, Henry Corbin : the life and works of the Occidental exile in quest of the Orient of Light
Appendix IV. Islam and some of the major Western traditionalists. A, René Guénon and his influence on the Islamic world ; B, Frithjof Schuon and the Islamic tradition ; C, With Titus Burckhardt at the tomb of Muḥyī al-Dīn ibn ʻArabī ; D, Martin Lings and his Islamic legacy
Publisher: New York : HarperOne, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: 297.09051 N
Characteristics: xxi, 472 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780061905803


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