Shaping the Current Islamic Reformation

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Barbara Allen Roberson
Psychology Press, 2003 - History - 262 pages
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The essays that comprise this study eschew stereotypical representations of a politicized Islam in the Mediterranean Region. The contributors consider the reality that lies behind current issues in the area and the role that an embedded Islam has played or may play in the region.
 

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Contents

The Shaping of the Current Islamic Reformation
1
The Politics of the Umma States and Community in Islamic Movements
20
Sunni and Shii Networking in the Middle East
42
New Centres and Peripheries in European Islam?
64
From Jurists Law to Statute Law or What Happens When the Sharia is Codified
82
Political Aspects of Modern Shii Legal Discussions Khumayni and Khui on ijtihad and qada
96
Islamic Law as a Core for Political Law The Withering of an Islamist Illusion
117
Arab Government Responses to Islamic Finance The Cases of Egypt and Saudi Arabia
143
Islam Interactive Mediterranean Islamic Expression on the World Wide Web
164
Islamic Activism and Social Movement Theory A New Direction for Research
187
Bibliography
212
Notes on Contributors
246
Index
249
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