Pioneers of Islamic Revival

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Ali Rahnema
Palgrave Macmillan, 1994 - History - 279 pages
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.
 

Contents

Introduction
1
Sayyid Jamal alDin alAfghani
11
Pioneer of Islamic
30
In Search of the Perfect
69
Interest in Politics
76
The Ruler
90
Hasan alBanna 19061949 David Commins
125
The Political Vision
154
Musa alSadr Augustus Richard Norton
184
Revivalism
206
Teacher Preacher Rebel
208
Mawdudis Life
241
Muhammad Baqer asSadr Chibli Mallat
251
Index
273
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Ali Rahnema, teaches Economics at the American University of Paris.

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