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Islam s Perfect Stranger: The Life of Mahmud Muhammad Taha, Muslim Reformer of Sudan (Hardback)

Edward Thomas

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ISBN 10: 1848850042 / ISBN 13: 9781848850040
Edité par I.B.Tauris Co Ltd., United Kingdom, 2011
Neuf(s) Etat : New Hardback
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Can Sudan, one of Africa s most diverse countries, function as an Islamic state? Mahmud Muhammad Taha posed an original answer to this question. Taha was the charismatic leader of the Republican Brothers and Sisters , a small group of Sudanese nationalists who called for a mystical, inclusive reinterpretation of Islam that ended traditional legal discriminations against women and non-Muslims. Taha s followers pitched his sometimes controversial mix of law and mysticism on Sudanese street corners in the 1970s. Sudanese Islamist politicians, who used a more divisive interpretation of Islam, opposed him vigorously. When they gained control of the state in the chaotic 1980s, Taha was executed. In Taha s first biography, Edward Thomas explores the life and ideas of an important Sudanese reformer who has become a symbol for resistance, tolerance and human rights. N° de réf. du libraire AA79781848850040

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Titre : Islam s Perfect Stranger: The Life of Mahmud...

Éditeur : I.B.Tauris Co Ltd., United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2011

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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Can Sudan, one of Africa's most diverse countries, function as an Islamic state? Mahmud Muhammad Taha posed an original answer to this question. Taha was the charismatic leader of the 'Republican Brothers and Sisters', a small group of Sudanese nationalists who called for a mystical, inclusive reinterpretation of Islam that ended traditional legal discriminations against women and non-Muslims. Taha's followers pitched his sometimes controversial mix of law and mysticism on Sudanese street corners in the 1970s. Sudanese Islamist politicians, who used a more divisive interpretation of Islam, opposed him vigorously. When they gained control of the state in the chaotic 1980s, Taha was executed. In Taha's first biography, Edward Thomas explores the life and ideas of an important Sudanese reformer who has become a symbol for resistance, tolerance and human rights.

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Edward Thomas completed his PhD at Edinburgh University. He has worked in the Middle East and Sudan for the last 10 years. He is currently Child Protection Adviser for UNMIS in Sudan.

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