Modernist and fundamentalist debates in Islam: A reader

Mansoor Moaddel, Kamran Talattof

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With resurgent interest in the Muslim world and in particular political Islam, this collection of translated essays by major Muslim thinkers from the Middle East and South Asia demonstrates the ongoing and contentious debate between modernizers seeking to adapt Western ways and fundamentalists who rejected them. From Jamal al-Din al-Afghani in the nineteenth-century to Ayatollah Khomeini in the twentieth, the selections provide an opportunity to examine a diversity of Muslim thinkers thoughts on important topics like jurisprudence, politics, relations with the west, and women in their own words.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages382
ISBN (Electronic)9781137098481
ISBN (Print)9781349730902
StatePublished - Apr 30 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities


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