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Rethinking Trad. in Modern Islamic Thought - 99 edition

Rethinking Trad. in Modern Islamic Thought (ISBN10: 0521653940; ISBN13: 9780521653947)
ISBN13: 978-0521653947
ISBN10: 0521653940

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0521570770
ISBN10: 0521570778

Summary: Questions about the authenticity and authority of sunna have long been of central importance to the study of Islam, especially to those concerned with Islamic law. In this fascinating study, Daniel Brown traces the emergence of modern debates over sunna, focusing in particular on Egypt and Pakistan where these controversies have raged most fiercely, and assesses the implications of new approaches to the law on contemporary movements of Islamic revival. Using the case
of modern Islam as a starting-point, the author considers how adherents of any great tradition deal with change and explores the impact of modernity on attitudes towards religious authority generally. This important book makes a major contribution to the understanding of contemporary Islam, and will be of interest to scholars of the Middle East and South Asia, as well as to those specifically concerned with the teaching and implementation of Islamic law.
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Summary: Questions about the authenticity and authority of sunna have long been of central importance to the study of Islam, especially to those concerned with Islamic law. In this fascinating study, Daniel Brown traces the emergence of modern debates over sunna, focusing in particular on Egypt and Pakistan where these controversies have raged most fiercely, and assesses the implications of new approaches to the law on contemporary movements of Islamic revival. Using the case of modern Islam as a starting-point, the author considers how adherents of any great tradition deal with change and explores the impact of modernity on attitudes towards religious authority generally. This important book makes a major contribution to the understanding of contemporary Islam, and will be of interest to scholars of the Middle East and South Asia, as well as to those specifically concerned with the teaching and implementation of Islamic law. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 99
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Year Published: 1999
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