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  • ISBN: 1859841066
  • Author: Aziz Al-Azmeh
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: World
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Verso; Subsequent edition (October 17, 1996)
  • Pages: 206 pages
  • ePUB size: 1592 kb
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In the book Political Islam: Religion and Politics in the Arab World (1994), the author N. Ayubi explained what he believes to be the two main concerns of Islamic political movements and . Islams and Modernities', Aziz al-Azmeh. Islam and secularism.

In the book Political Islam: Religion and Politics in the Arab World (1994), the author N. Ayubi explained what he believes to be the two main concerns of Islamic political movements and extremist groups in the Middle East: The Western belief in a bureaucratic state; and. The secular values and beliefs associated with concepts such as modernity.

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Islam has become the new spectre haunting Europe

Islam has become the new spectre haunting Europe. All too often, even well-meaning liberals portray the modern resurgence of Islam as the new "Green Menace"intolerant, medieval and barbaricwhich has replaced Communism as the main threat to Western civilization and values.

Islams and Modernities book. Moreover, this analysis dissects the mutual implication of both the dominant Western discourse and its supposed primary opponent, postmodernism, in this form of essentialism.

Islams and Modernities raises urgent questions that are central to the concerns of the contemporary world. Aziz Al-Azmeh is perhaps the most original thinker on these themes in Britain today. Deserves to be widely read. Times Literary Supplement. Times Higher Education Supplement.

Islams and modernities Phronesis. Islams and modernities Phronesis. Aziz AL-Azmeh (Author). 2nd ed. Physical Description. 197 p. ; 24 cm. Subject. Islam 20th century Islamic fundamentalism.

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Challenging the similarly romantic, ahistoric and irreconcilable notions of Islamic and Western cultures, this book cuts through conventional wisdom and common cliches to highlight the plurality and historicity of both. For Aziz Al-Azmeh, the Orientalist and racist view of Islam is nothing but the mirror-image of the myths propagated by the Islamic fundamentalists an radicals. In this book he demonstrates both views share an erroneous and an historical conception of Islam as an unchanging and monolithic entity. Moreover, this analysis dissects the mutual implication of both the dominant Western discourse and its supposed primary opponent, postmodernism, in this form of essentialism. There is no one, homogeneous Islam, and this book highlights the diversity and plurality of forms of the Muslim tradition, seeking to understand historically the phenomenon of fundamentalism, amongst other strands, as a profoundly modern ideology. Challenging the stereotypes and legends of both its opponents and proponents, the book traces how political Islam breaks with core elements of the Muslim tradition and, at the same time, roots many of its concepts in European reactionary and romantic thought. This edition is expanded to include further studies of the role of the secular and the popular in Islamic societies. Aziz Al-Azmeh is the author of Arabic Thought and Islamic Societies, Ibn Khaldun and Muslim Kingship.
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bass
This short book is incredibly over-priced and demonstrates that its so-called Marxist publishers are in practice no different from the 'blood-sucking' capitalists that they supposedly despise. How unfortunate it really is that this blemish taints an otherwise excellent collection of essays. This books is a mere 145pp. The previous reviewer inaccurately stated that the author's intention was to prove that there is no such thing as Islam but only Islams, which is a bad reading in my opinion. The presupposition is there, nonetheless, and al-Azmeh obviously considers speaking of Islam outside a specific spatio-temporal context a fruitless enterprise outside the context of theology, which is a reasonable observation. The danger, he asserts, is that in the context of history and social sciences speaking of "Islam" as a category is frustrated by its generic and protean nature that, in turn, subjects it unfairly to the use and abuse of the bias of those who wield it. I have personally seen al-Azmeh lecture at the American University in Cairo and I must admit that I was thoroughly impressed by his eloquence and scholarship. While it must be admitted that the language of this book is opaque at times, his style is nonetheless (I find) not too difficult to become comfortable and given a little patience even appreciated. Overall, I found this book to contribute incredible insights into how one should approach Islam in light of modernity and the current state of the world. Indeed, I found this work much more immediately relevant to the field of Islamic studies of the modern Muslim World than Fazlur Rahman's ISLAM & MODERNITY.
Lbe
I picked up this book immediately after September 11. I haven't read a lot about Islam. I understand that most Muslims are actually MORE fundamentalist than Jerry Falwell.
Al-Azmeh explains Islam in a way that most Westerners will not be threatened by. And he makes no effort to apolgize for its fundamentalist incarnation. He has two recommendations for Muslims: (a) accept that the world really is secular/Christian; (b) don't bother with a literal interpretation of the Qur'an. He also points out that certain famous Western intellectuals liked aspects of Islam (Kant, Goethe).
If you have foresight enough to want to see everyone get along, you can't do better than starting with this book.
Onetarieva
This rather disparate and dis-appointing collection of essay. The author's main contention is to demonstate that there is no Islam only islams... the demonstration is done by asseration rather than argument. The author seems to think that an opaque writing style will compensate for the analytical rigour the book so clearly lacks. Thus we have a strange brew- an attempted deconstruction of Islamism in the name of an essentialized universalism. Critique of Islamism for its essentialism becomes nothing more than a rhetorical act rather a theoritical position.
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