Preaching Islamic Revival in East Africa

Preaching Islamic Revival in East Africa

This book deals with the new dynamics of Islam in East Africa (Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Sudan and Comoros) and its attempt to expand through various missionary activities.

Author: Chanfi Ahmed

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527512146

Category: History

Page: 210

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This book deals with the new dynamics of Islam in East Africa (Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Sudan and Comoros) and its attempt to expand through various missionary activities. As Muslim reformers have done elsewhere in the world, the reformers in East Africa are fighting for an Islamic awakening. The central argument of this book is to say that although these activities are supported by contributions from transnational networks, their origins go back to the frustration of Muslim communities of East Africa with politics, education, and professional training. The other argument is to show that this Islamic awakening is not just about the Salafi or Muslim Brothers trend, it concerns also Shī‘a, Sufi, Muslim Bible Scholars and others alike. All these trends mimic each other while competing against each other at the same time. They also take the same position vis-à-vis the various Christian groups.
Categories: History

Preaching Islamic Revival

Preaching Islamic Revival

Susanne Olsson examines the differences between Amr Khaled s pre-revolutionary and post-revolutionary messages and looking in-depth at how deals with the concepts of Islam and modernity.

Author: Susanne Olsson

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN: 1780763905

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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Examines the differences between Amr Khaled's pre- and post-revolutionary messages on gender roles, the nature of political and religious rule, and other concepts of Islam.
Categories: Religion

Preaching Islamic Renewal

Preaching Islamic Renewal

"The book is an in-depth study of Muhammad Mitwall Sha'rawi one of the most important religious figures in late twentieth century Egypt.

Author: Jacquelene G. Brinton

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520286993

Category: Religion

Page: 280

View: 675

"The book is an in-depth study of Muhammad Mitwall Sha'rawi one of the most important religious figures in late twentieth century Egypt. Sha'rawi was an advisor to the rulers of Egypt as well as being the first Arab television preacher. At the height of his career it was estimated that up to 30,000,000 people tuned in to his show each week. Much of the academic literature that focuses on Islam in modern Egypt repeats the claim that traditionally trained Muslim scholars suffered the loss of religious authority. Sha'rawi however is an example of a well-trained Sunni scholar who became a national media sensation. He used television for the purpose of renewing religion by popularizing long held theological and ethical beliefs."--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Religion

Islamic Revival in British India

Islamic Revival in British India

let the Mahomedans and Hindoos have the same advantage, and not confine
their preaching to mosques and mundurs. . . . The writer then advocates the
formation of religious societies similar to the Christian Missions, Bible Societies,
etc., ...

Author: Barbara D. Metcalf

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400856107

Category: Religion

Page: 402

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In a study of the vitality of Islam in late-nineteenth-century north India, Barbara Metcalf explains the response of Islamic religious scholars ('ulama) to the colonial dominance of the British and the collapse of Muslim political power. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Categories: Religion

A History of Islamic Societies

A History of Islamic Societies

An accessible worldwide history of Muslim societies provides updated coverage of each country and region, in a volume that discusses their origins and evolution while offering insight into historical processes that shaped contemporary Islam ...

Author: Ira M. Lapidus

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521514309

Category: History

Page: 1020

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An accessible worldwide history of Muslim societies provides updated coverage of each country and region, in a volume that discusses their origins and evolution while offering insight into historical processes that shaped contemporary Islam and surveying its growing influence. Simultaneous. (Social Science)
Categories: History

Performing Piety

Performing Piety

Revisiting the story she began in “A Trade like Any Other”: Female Singers and Dancers in Egypt, Karin van Nieuwkerk draws on extensive fieldwork among performers to offer a unique history of the religious revival in Egypt through the ...

Author: Karin van Nieuwkerk

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292745889

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 332

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In the 1980s, Egypt witnessed a growing revival of religiosity among large sectors of the population, including artists. Many pious stars retired from art, “repented” from “sinful” activities, and dedicated themselves to worship, preaching, and charity. Their public conversions were influential in spreading piety to the Egyptian upper class during the 1990s, which in turn enabled the development of pious markets for leisure and art, thus facilitating the return of artists as veiled actresses or religiously committed performers. Revisiting the story she began in “A Trade like Any Other”: Female Singers and Dancers in Egypt, Karin van Nieuwkerk draws on extensive fieldwork among performers to offer a unique history of the religious revival in Egypt through the lens of the performing arts. She highlights the narratives of celebrities who retired in the 1980s and early 1990s, including their spiritual journeys and their influence on the “pietization” of their fans, among whom are the wealthy, relatively secular, strata of Egyptian society. Van Nieuwkerk then turns to the emergence of a polemic public sphere in which secularists and Islamists debated Islam, art, and gender in the 1990s. Finally, she analyzes the Islamist project of “art with a mission” and the development of Islamic aesthetics, questioning whether the outcome has been to Islamize popular art or rather to popularize Islam. The result is an intimate thirty-year history of two spheres that have tremendous importance for Egypt—art production and piety.
Categories: Performing Arts

Women and Islamic Revival in a West African Town

Women and Islamic Revival in a West African Town

DEBATING MUSLIMS, DISPUTED PRACTICES: THE NEW PUBLIC FACE OF
ISLAM 3 Relations between Tijaniyya and Izala are like relations between co-
wives. This is why ... The Tijaniyya clerics were informed that 'yan Izala would
preach.

Author: Adeline Masquelier

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253003461

Category: Religion

Page: 376

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In the small town of Dogondoutchi, Niger, Malam Awal, a charismatic Sufi preacher, was recruited by local Muslim leaders to denounce the practices of reformist Muslims. Malam Awal's message has been viewed as a mixed blessing by Muslim women who have seen new definitions of Islam and Muslim practice impact their place and role in society. This study follows the career of Malam Awal and documents the engagement of women in the religious debates that are refashioning their everyday lives. Adeline Masquelier reveals how these women have had to define Islam on their own terms, especially as a practice that governs education, participation in prayer, domestic activities, wedding customs, and who wears the veil and how. Masquelier's richly detailed narrative presents new understandings of what it means to be a Muslim woman in Africa today.
Categories: Religion

Islamic Reform and Revival in Nineteenth century India

Islamic Reform and Revival in Nineteenth century India

Pearson’S Major Contribution In This Important Volume Is To Show How The Intellectual History Associated With Shah Wali Allah Was Transformed In The Nineteenth Century To An Activist, Organized ‘Mass Movement’ That Drew ...

Author: Harlan Otto Pearson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015081840699

Category: Islamic fundamentalism

Page: 266

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"The Political Transition From Rule By The Mulsim Mughal Dynasty To British Colonial Rule Led To A Basic Religious Reorientation Among Indian Muslims. At This Time Of Transformation In The Early Nineteenth Century, A Key Muslim Movement Called The Tariqah-I-Muhammadiyah Or Muhammadi Movement, Also Referred To As The Mujahidin Or Indian Wahabi Movement, Gathered Force In Northwest India. Although The Muhammadi Reformers Gained Recognition By Waging A Jihad (Holy War), A Much Familiar And Feared Word Today, The Jihad Was Only One Manifestation Of A Fundamental Change In Religious Thought And Organization. Using Muhammadi Sources As Well As The Contemporary Accounts Of The Movement By Muslim And British Observers, This Incisive Study Makes An Important Comment On The Historical Interaction Of Social And Religious Forces In The Nineteenth Century In The Indian Subcontinent. While Basing Itself On A Sufi World-View, Organization And Concepts Inspired By The Intellectual System Of The Eighteenth-Century Theologian, Shah Wali Allah, The Tariqah-I Muhammadiyah Put Forth A Reformist Program Attacking The Prevalent Practices At The Tombs Of Saints And Mystics, And Belief In Any Mediation Between Man And God. Widespread Muhammadi Preaching And Religious Literature In The Popular Urdu Language Presented The Divine Law To All Classes Of Indian Muslims For The First Time. The Muhammadi Were Also Among The First Mulsims Anywhere To Use The Printing Press To Spread Their Fundamentalist Message. In Proclaiming Religious Purification And Revival As Well As Holy War To The Indian Masses During A Time Of Rapid Historical Change, The Muhammadi Reformers Helped To Shape A New Individual And Communal Identity And Also Initiated A Process Of Islamic Reform In India. Pearson’S Major Contribution In This Important Volume Is To Show How The Intellectual History Associated With Shah Wali Allah Was Transformed In The Nineteenth Century To An Activist, Organized ‘Mass Movement’ That Drew Upon Techniques And Technologies, Notably Printing And Popular Preaching, Introduced To India By British Officials And Christian Missionaries."
Categories: Islamic fundamentalism

Alternative Islamic Discourses and Religious Authority

Alternative Islamic Discourses and Religious Authority

This book further argues that the centre of gravity of many of these alternative Islamic discourses is shifting from the Arabic-speaking 'heartland' towards the geographical peripheries of the Muslim world and expatriate Muslims in North ...

Author: Dr Carool Kersten

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472400536

Category: Religion

Page: 220

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Like anywhere else, the present-day Islamic world too is grappling with modernity and postmodernity, secularisation and globalisation. Muslims are raising questions about religious representations and authority. This has given rise to the emergence of alternative Islamic discourses which challenge binary oppositions and dichotomies of orthodoxy and heterodoxy, continuity and change, state and civil society. It also leads to a dispersal of authority, a collapse of existing hierarchical structures and gender roles. This book further argues that the centre of gravity of many of these alternative Islamic discourses is shifting from the Arabic-speaking 'heartland' towards the geographical peripheries of the Muslim world and expatriate Muslims in North America and Europe. At the same time, in view of recent seismic shifts in the political constellation of the Middle East, the trends discussed in this book hold important clues for the possible direction of future developments in that volatile part of the Muslim world.
Categories: Religion

Muslim Preacher in the Modern World

Muslim Preacher in the Modern World

Introduction This is a book about the Islamic sermon and the Muslim preacher, a
book that explores the potentiality and ... Over the last fifteen years discussion of “
Islamic revival,” “Islamic resurgence,” and “Islamic fundamentalism” has ...

Author: Richard T. Antoun

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400860074

Category: Religion

Page: 306

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Richard Antoun documents and exemplifies the single most important institution for the propagation of Islam, the Friday congregational sermon delivered in the mosque by the Muslim preacher. In his analysis of various sermons collected in a Jordanian village and in Amman, the author vividly demonstrates the scope of the Islamic corpus (beliefs, ritual norms, and ethics), its flexibility with respect to current social issues and specific social structures, and its capacity for interpretation and manipulation. Focusing on the pivotal role of preacher as "culture broker," Antoun compares the process of "the social organization of tradition" in rural Jordan with similar processes outside the Muslim world. He then highlights the experiential dimension of Islam. The sermons discussed range over such topics as family ethics, political attitudes, pilgrimage, education, magic, work, compassion, and individual salvation. Originally published in 1989. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Categories: Religion

Modern Islam in the Maghrib

Modern Islam in the Maghrib

... in fact practised what their Mashriķi prototypes , the apostles of Islamic revival ,
had been preaching from the very beginning . As early as 1884 Djamāl al - Din
alAfghāni had diagnosed as a prime factor of disintegration in Islam the process ...

Author: Pessah Shinar

Publisher: JSAI

ISBN: 9657258022

Category: Africa, North

Page:

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Categories: Africa, North

The Islamic Threat

The Islamic Threat

3 For many, the contemporary revival of Islam challenged the received wisdom
and seemed to deal a death blow to ... Just as Christian televangelists can now
preach their messages not just to those in their parishes but to audiences from
rural ...

Author: John L. Esposito

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199826650

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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Are Islam and the West on a collision course? From the Ayatollah Khomeini to Saddam Hussein, the image of Islam as a militant, expansionist, and rabidly anti-American religion has gripped the minds of Western governments and media. But these perceptions, John L. Esposito writes, stem from a long history of mutual distrust, criticism, and condemnation, and are far too simplistic to help us understand one of the most important political issues of our time. In this new edition of The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality?, Esposito places the challenge of Islam in critical perspective. Exploring the vitality of this religion as a global force and the history of its relations with the West, Esposito demonstrates the diversity of the Islamic resurgence--and the mistakes our analysts make in assuming a hostile, monolithic Islam. This third edition has been expanded to include new material on current affairs in Turkey, Afghanistan, Palestine, and Southeast Asia, as well as a discussion of international terrorism.
Categories: Political Science

Hamas

Hamas

Preaching Islamic revivalism and resistance through jihad — the radical creed of
faith and firearms that would serve as a model for future generations of Islamists
— the Syrian-born preacher urged his fellow Arabs to rise up against their ...

Author: Beverley Milton-Edwards

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780745654683

Category: History

Page: 368

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Declared a terrorist menace yet elected to government in a free election, Hamas now stands as the most important Sunni Islamist group in the Middle East. How did Hamas grow to be so powerful? Who supports it? What is its future? This essential insight into Hamas answers these questions. Milton-Edwards and Farrell have between them spent decades researching and reporting from the heartlands of the Hamas movement and gained unrivalled access to the world of Islamic resistance and radical Islam in its potent Palestinian form. Drawing on their frontline experiences of recent events, their access to secret documents from the western intelligence community and interviews with leaders, militants, and commanders of Hamas' armed battalions, they reveal the full story of Hamas and the future of political Islam in the Middle East. Milton-Edwards and Farrell show Hamas to be a broad and thus more powerful regional phenomenon than previously thought, and by doing so contend that it is now time to rethink the war and the nature of Islam and its role in the Middle East. Beverley Milton-Edwards is Professor in the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy at Queens University, Belfast. She is the author of books such as Contemporary Politics in the Middle East (2006) and The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: a People's War (2009). Prize-winning journalist Stephen Farrell is Foreign Correspondent for the New York Times and was previously Middle East correspondent for The Times.
Categories: History

Contemporary Puritan Salafism

Contemporary Puritan Salafism

This book studies a Salafi group in Sweden that is puritan in the sense of avoiding political participation and rejecting jihadism.

Author: Susanne Olsson

Publisher: Comparative Islamic Studies

ISBN: 1781793395

Category: Islam

Page: 200

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Salafism is a contemporary multifaceted and global phenomenon that represents a fundamentalist interpretative stance which appears to be growing among minority Muslims. This book studies a Salafi group in Sweden that is puritan in the sense of avoiding political participation and rejecting jihadism.
Categories: Islam

Pioneers of Islamic Revival

Pioneers of Islamic Revival

11 Banna wanted to impart his reformist vision of Islam to the people of Ismailiya ,
but he did not wish to become entangled in local religious factions . Therefore he
avoided speaking in mosques and resolved instead to preach at the town ' s ...

Author: Ali Rahnema

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 1856492532

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

View: 599

This is an examination of the political environment, life and works of the 19th- and 20th-century thinkers who believed that Islam was capable of providing practical solutions to the problems of the modern world. The book provides an account of their contribution to contemporary revolutionary Islam and to political developments in countries from Morocco to Indonesia. The writings and political activity of al-Afghani, Abduh, Khomeini, Mawdudi, Hasan al-Banna, Sayyid Qutb, Musa al-Sadr, Ali Shariati and Muhammad Baqer As-Sadr are considered, explaining the roots of movements as diverse as the Muslim Brotherhood, the Jama't-i-Islami, the radical Iranian clergy and the militant Shi'i of Lebanon. The book provides an introduction to the complexity and variety of Islamic social thought, dispelling notions of a homogenous Islamic revival and revealing the motivations of the thinkers who have reshaped the political vocabulary of Islam.
Categories: Social Science

Europe s Angry Muslims

Europe s Angry Muslims

... pure Islam, but Maududi's prototype was the Prophet's rule in Medina, while TJ
modeled itself on his early years in Mecca, devoted entirely to preaching. OUT
OF EGYPT The third source of the global Islamic revival, the Muslim Brotherhood,
 ...

Author: Robert Leiken

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199752621

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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Europe's Angry Muslims traces the routes, expectations and destinies of immigrant parents and the plight of their children, transporting both the general reader and specialist from immigrants' ancestral villages to their new enclaves in Europe. It guides readers through Islamic nomenclature, chronicles the motive force of the Islamist narrative, offers them lively portraits of jihadists, and takes them inside radical mosques and into the minds of suicide bombers. Through interviews of former radicals and security agents and examination of the sermons of radical imams, Robert Leiken presents an unsentimental yet compassionate account of Islam's growing presence in the West. His nuanced and authoritative analysis-historical, sociological, theological and anthropological-warns that conflating rioters and Islamists, folk and fundamentalist Muslims, pietists and jihadis, and immigrants and their children is the method of strategic incoherence. Now with a new preface analyzing the rise of ISIL, this book offers a cogent overview of how global terror and its responding foreign policy interacts with the lives of Muslim, first-and second generation immigrants in Europe.
Categories: Political Science

World Affairs

World Affairs

Teaching and preaching Muslims to choose the path of God is a legitimate
strategy to advocate the Islamic revival . Strongly Strongly Agree Agree Disagree
Disagree 35 09 13 Correlates with Status ( g = . 18 ) ; with Education ( g = . 24 ) ;
with ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015078905075

Category: Arbitration (International law)

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Includes the Annual report of the American Peace Society.
Categories: Arbitration (International law)

The Middle East A Reader

The Middle East  A Reader

This movement of Islamic revival and renaissance affects a total of 600 million
Muslims. ... In Egypt, his disciple, Muhammad Abdu ( 1849-1905) preached that a
Muslim's first concern must be with Islam, which educates, civilizes and Dr.

Author: Michael Curtis

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412837790

Category: History

Page: 485

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The Middle East provides a thematic analysis of major forces and trends in contemporary Middle East and a thorough examination of individual countries in the region. This comprehensive anthology, the first in more than two decades, explores the political environment, religious and ethnic factors, economic factors, the Arab world, the Palestinians and the territories, Israel, the role of the superpowers, and the Middle East's relationship with the rest of the world. Every informed reader will want to consult "The Middle East "to understand this important and complex area of the world. Contents (partial): William L. Cleveland, "Sources of Arab Nationalism"; Carl Leiden, "Arab Nationalism Today"; Opoku Agyeman, "Pan-Africanism versus Pan-Arabism"; Elbani Hermassi, "The Maghrib and the Middle East Conflict"; Lenore G. Martin, "Boundary Disputes in the Persian Gulf"; Bernard Lewis, "The Return of Islam"; Daniel Pipes, "Understanding Islam in Politics"; Emanuel Gutmann, "Religion and Its Role in National Integration in Israel"; George Moutafakis, "Minorities in the Modern Middle East Societies"; Stuart E. Colie, "The Shiites and the Lebanese Tragedy"; Kenneth J. Arrow, "Energy"; Fred M. Gottheil, "Saudi Arabian Economic Power"; Eliyahu Kanovsky, "Arab Oil Power"; Victor T. Le Vine, "The Arab World in the 1980s"; Bernard Lewis, "Islamic Political Movements"; Raymond N. Habiby and Fariborz Ghavidel, "Khumayni's Islamic Republic"; James P. Jankowski, "Nationalism in Twentieth Century Egypt"; Sheikh R. Ali, "The Iran-Iraq War"; Raymond N. Habiby, "Quadhafi's New Islamic Scientific Socialist Society"; Moshe Aumann, "Land Ownership in Palestine"; Fred M. Gottheil, "Arab Immigration into Pre-State Israel"; Yehoshua Porat, "The Palestinian-Arab Nationalist Movement"; Yonah Alexander, "The Nature of the PLO"; Sammy Smooha and John E. Hofrnan, "Arab-Jewish Coexistence in Israel"; Michael Curtis, "The Evolution of Israeli Politics"; Aaron S. Klieman, "Zionist Diplomacy and Israeli Foreign Policy"; Jay Adams, "Assessing Israel as a 'Strategist Asset'"; Saul B. Cohen, "Jerusalem's Unity and West Bank Autonomy"; Meron Benvenisti, "Postive Thinking in Jerusalem"; Steven L. Spiegel, "Recent American Policy in the Middle East"; Alan Dowty, "U.S. Decision-Making in Middle East Crises"; Michael Curtis, "American Interest and the Middle East"; Aaron Wildavsky, "American's National Interest in Israel"; Adam M. Garfinkle, "U.S. Policy in the Near Term"; James R. Kurth, "U.S. Policy and the West Bank"; Alvin Z. Rubinstein, "The Soviet Union's Imperial Policy in the Middle East"; Michael Curtis, "Africa, Israel, and the Middle East"; Victor T. Le Vine, "The Arabs and Africa"; W. Howard Wriggins, "South Asia and the Gulf"; Roy Licklide, "Arab Oil and Japanese Foreign Policy"; Linda B. Miller, "Western Europe and the Middle East"; Dan V. Segre, "Israel and the Third World."
Categories: History

A Quest for True Islam

A Quest for True Islam

This study presents the contemporary Islamic resurgence movement among young people in Bandung Indonesia, focusing on its emergence, development and routinisation.

Author: Rifki Rosyad

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 9781921313080

Category: Ebook

Page: 110

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This study presents the contemporary Islamic resurgence movement among young people in Bandung Indonesia, focusing on its emergence, development and routinisation. It traces various factors and conditions that contributed to the emergence of the movement. It also tries to explain how and why young people (students in particular) turn to Islam, and how the movement is organised and developed among students. Finally, it examines internal changes among various Islamic groups as responses to social, political and cultural changes.
Categories: Ebook