Islam, Politics, and Social Movements
Taken together the essays in this work not only provide new research essential to the study of Islamic societies and Muslim peoples, but also set a new standard for the concrete study of local situations and illuminate the forces shaping the history of modern Muslim societies.
This collection is unique in its sophisticated interpretation of the social protest and political resistance movements in Muslim countries during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The contributors take two principal approaches to the study of their subject. Utilizing "new cultural history," they explore how particular movements have deployed the cultural and religious resources of Islam to mobilize and legitimize insurgent political action. Others rely on "new social history" to study the economic, political, and social contexts in which movements of anti-colonial resistance and revolution have developed. This work brings together contributions from specialists on Islamic North Africa, Egypt, the Arab fertile crescent, Iran and India.
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Abu Jummayza activities Ahmad Al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun Algeria AN-Aix Anjuman Arab Aures Ayatullah Bombay British Burujirdi colonial communist cultural Djerid domination economic Egypt Egyptian elites emerged faqih forces French groups Hawamdiya Ibid Ibn Azzuz ideology Imam Khomeini important India industrial influence Iran Iranian revolution Islamic Kano Kanpur labor Lahore land leaders leadership Lhachemi Mahdi Mahdist Marxism Medjana militant mosque Muhammad muharram Musaylima Muslim Muslim Brothers Muslim community nationalist Nigeria nineteenth century notables organization Ottoman Palestine Palestinian peasants political movements popular population Prophet protest Punjab Quranic radical Rahmaniya rebellion region religious resistance revolutionary riots role rural Sayyid self-sufficiency Shah Shahidganj mosque Shari'ati sharif Shaykh Shi'i Sidi social society strike structure struggle Sudan Sufi symbols talakawa Tanzim tariqa Tehran textile workers Tijaniya tion trade union traditional Tunisia twentieth century ulama urban Uthman village Wafd zawiya Zionist