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Islam: Between Message and History (Hardback)

Abdelmadjid Charfi

Edité par EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2010
ISBN 10: 0748639675 / ISBN 13: 9780748639670
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Titre : Islam: Between Message and History (Hardback...

Éditeur : EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2010

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

Edition : New..

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Language: English . Brand New Book. This book could easily be called A Guide for the Modern Muslim , for someone to whom the sentiments of his or her ancestors resonate but who cannot accept the canonised formulas of a stultified education. Charfi spells out what, for him, is the essential message of Islam, followed by a history of its unfolding through the person of the Prophet Muhammad, who was a visionary seeking to change the ideals, attitudes and behaviours of the society in which he lived. The message and its history are delineated as two separate things, conflated by tradition. Charfi s reflections cross those horizons where few Muslim scholars have dared until now to tread. He confronts with great lucidity those difficult questions with which Muslims are struggling, attempting to reconsider them from a moral and political perspective that is independent of the frameworks produced by tradition. N° de réf. du libraire AA79780748639670

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Synopsis : This book could easily be called 'A Guide for the Modern Muslim', for someone to whom the sentiments of his or her ancestors resonate but who cannot accept the canonised formulas of a stultified education. Charfi spells out what, for him, is the essential message of Islam, followed by a history of its unfolding through the person of the Prophet Muhammad, who was a visionary seeking to change the ideals, attitudes and behaviours of the society in which he lived. The message and its history are delineated as two separate things, conflated by tradition. Charfi's reflections cross those horizons where few Muslim scholars have dared until now to tread. He confronts with great lucidity those difficult questions with which Muslims are struggling, attempting to reconsider them from a moral and political perspective that is independent of the frameworks produced by tradition.

A propos de l'auteur: Abdelmadjid Charfi was Professor of Arabic Civilisation and Islamic Thought at the University of Manouba until his retirement in 2002. David Bond studied Arabic at Wadham College (Oxford) and has lived in North Africa since 1993. He is editorial co-ordinator of the review Ibla of the Institut des belles-lettres arabes in Tunis and has a degree in Arabic literature from the University of Tunis. Abdou Filali-Ansary is Director of The Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations. He is author of several books including Is Islam Hostile to Secularism? and Reforming Islam? An Introduction to Contemporary Debates. Sikeena Karmali Ahmed is the Manager of Publications at The Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations. She is the author of a collection of poetry, Places to Remember, and an award-winning novel entitled A House by the Sea.

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