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Muhammad Abduh /
Mark Sedgwick.
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Oxford : Oneworld, 2010.
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xiii, 152 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1851684328 (hbk.), 9781851684328 (hbk.)
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Oxford : Oneworld, 2010.
isbn
1851684328 (hbk.)
9781851684328 (hbk.)
catalogue key
7038120
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Mark Sedgwick is Associate Professor of Arab History, Culture, and Society at Aarhus University, Denmark. His previous books include Islam and Muslims: A Guide to Diverse Experience in a Modern World.
Summaries
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Muhammad Abduh (1849-1905) is widely regarded as the founder of Islamic modernism. Egyptian jurist, religious scholar and political activist, he sought to synthesize Western and Islamic cultural values. In this biography, Mark Sedgwick examines whether Abduh revived true Islam or instigated its corruption.
Main Description
Muhammad Abduh (1849¿1905) is widely regarded as the founder of Islamic modernism. Egyptian jurist, religious scholar and political activist, he sought to synthesise Western and Islamic cultural values. Arguing that Islam is essentially rational and fluid, Abduh maintained that it had been stifled by the rigid structures implemented in the generations since Muhammad and his immediate followers. In this absorbing biography, Mark Sedgwick examines whether Abduh revived true Islam or instigated its corruption.
Main Description
Muhammad Abduh (1849-1905) is widely regarded as the founder of Islamic modernism. Egyptian jurist, religious scholar and political activist, he sought to synthesise Western and Islamic cultural values. Arguing that Islam is essentially rational and fluid, Abduh maintained that it had been stifled by the rigid structures implemented in the generations since Muhammad and his immediate followers. In this absorbing biography, Mark Sedgwick examines whether Abduh revived true Islam or instigated its corruption. Mark Sedgwick is Associate Professor of Arab History, Culture and Society at Aarhus University in Denmark.
Main Description
This Series is devoted to the men and women throughout history who have made a significant contribution to the political, intellectual and religious landscape of the Muslim world. Each title combines first-rate scholarship with a strong emphasis on readability, and will serve as a perfect introduction for laymen and academics alike.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. xi
The Studentp. 1
Tantap. 2
Cairop. 6
Afghanip. 8
Graduationp. 12
Introduction to Politicsp. 15
Muhammad Abduh's Teachingp. 16
Politicsp. 18
Freemasonryp. 19
The Opposition Pressp. 21
Interventionp. 24
Defeatp. 26
Urabi and Exilep. 29
Muhammad Abduh the Editorp. 29
Muhammad Abduh and Urabip. 31
Triumph and Renewed Defeatp. 33
Exilep. 35
Afghani, Muhammad Abduh and Islamp. 36
To Parisp. 42
Parisp. 43
Muhammad Abduh and Wilfrid Bluntp. 45
Al-Urwa al-wuthqap. 49
Beirutp. 57
The Break with Afghanip. 57
In Search of an Occupationp. 59
Risalat al-Tawhidp. 63
The Return to Egyptp. 71
The National Courtsp. 72
The Azhar Councilp. 74
Appointment as Muftip. 77
Law Reformp. 79
The Muftip. 83
The Azhar Lecturesp. 85
Newspapersp. 87
Educationp. 91
The Fatwasp. 95
Financial Fatwasp. 95
The Transvaal Fatwap. 97
Muhammad Abduh's Methodologyp. 99
Muhammad Abduh's Intentionsp. 101
Adversityp. 103
Opposition in the Pressp. 105
Deteriorating Relations with the Khedivep. 107
Reactions to the Transvaal Fatwap. 110
Resignationp. 111
Deathp. 113
The Enemy of God?p. 113
The Aftermathp. 115
Public Lifep. 115
Islamp. 117
Views on Muhammad Abduhp. 121
Conclusionp. 126
Glossaryp. 129
Further Readingp. 133
Bibliographyp. 139
Indexp. 145
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