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Ideology and Islam

Ideology and Islam  

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Most Muslims claim that “Islam is one” and offers a blueprint for all aspects of life. Islam increasingly occupies a special place in school curricula, and states seek to control what is said in ...
Jamal al-Din al- Afghani

Jamal al-Din al- Afghani  

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(d. 1897)Thinker and political activist. Born and raised in Iran, although claimed to be of Afghan origin. Educated in Iran and Iraq. Traveled to India, where he came into contact with British ...
Modern Islamic Philosophy

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The Biographical Encyclopaedia of Islamic Philosophy

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2010
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It is often said that philosophy came to an end in the Islamic world after the death of Ibn Rushd

Modernism

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The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

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2003
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Islamic modernism—the reform of Islamic tradition through emphasis on the Quran and Sunnah to meet the needs of modern society,

Modernism

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

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2009
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Islamic modernists advocate flexible, continuous reinterpretation of Islam so that Muslims may develop institutions of education, law, and politics suitable

Mohamed Talbi

Mohamed Talbi  

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Mohamed Talbi (b. 1921)is a contemporary Tunisian historian of Islam and an original Islamic thinker. Talbi was educated in both Islamic and secular institutions. In 1947 he went to Paris ...
Muhammad Abduh

Muhammad Abduh  

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(1849–1905)Egyptian philosophical theologian, notable for attempting to reconcile Islam with elements in the modern world. His work The Theology of Unity was translated into English in 1966.
Muhammad al- Ghazali

Muhammad al- Ghazali  

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(d. 1996)Egyptian religious scholar and former leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood. Served as director of the Mosques Department, director general of Islamic Call, and undersecretary of the ...
Muhammad Rashid Rida

Muhammad Rashid Rida  

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(d. 1935)Syrian Islamic revivalist, reformer, and writer. Lived in Egypt from 1897 until his death. Close associate and disciple of Muhammad Abduh. Published the journal Al-manar to articulate and ...
Rāziq, ʿAlī ʿAbd al-

Rāziq, ʿAlī ʿAbd al-  

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ʿAlī ʿAbd al-Rāziq (1888–1966)was an Egyptian sharīʿah (Islamic law) judge, controversial intellectual, and author of al-Islām wa uṣūl al-ḥukm: Baḥth fī al-khilāfah wa al-ḥukūmah fī al-Islām (Islam ...
Salafi

Salafi  

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Name (derived from salaf, “pious ancestors”) given to a reform movement led by Jamal al-Din al-Afghani and Muhammad Abduh at the turn of the twentieth century. Emphasized restoration of Islamic ...
Suicide Bombings

Suicide Bombings  

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The very expression “suicide bombing” is subject to caution. Those who die in the name of Islam do it not just for the sake of being killed but also in ...

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