The State In Contemporary Islamic Thought: A Historical Survey Of The Major Muslim Political Thinkers Of The Modern Era (Contemporary Arab Scholarship In The Social Sciences)
The State In Contemporary Islamic Thought: A Historical Survey Of The Major Muslim Political Thinkers Of The Modern Era (Contemporary Arab Scholarship In The Social Sciences)
The State In Contemporary Islamic Thought: A Historical Survey Of The Major Muslim Political Thinkers Of The Modern Era (Contemporary Arab Scholarship In The Social Sciences)

The State In Contemporary Islamic Thought: A Historical Survey Of The Major Muslim Political Thinkers Of The Modern Era (Contemporary Arab Scholarship In The Social Sciences)

  • Publish Date: 2015-01-28
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Abdelilah Belkeziz
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The debates on 'Islam and Modernity' clearly include in their analysis notions of the State. Abdelillah Belkeziz here charts the development of the concept of 'the state' (al-dawlah) in Islamic discourse over the last two centuries. The result is a tour de force survey of the most influential Muslim thinkers of the modern era, which encompasses three successive waves: the modernist trends of the early and later reformers like Sayyed Jamal Eddin Al-Afghani; the dogmatism of ideologues like Hasan Al-Bana; and the rhetoric of revivalists like the Ayatollah Khomeini. Through this analysis, Belkeziz argues that modern Islamic political thought succeeded in producing ideologies, but ultimately failed to produce a unified theory of state. This work is an essential encyclopedic resource for all scholars and researchers of Political Islam and will become a standard work in the field.

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