Islam and Modernity

Key Issues and Debates

Edited by Muhammad Khalid Masud
Armando Salvatore
Martin van Bruinessen

Recent events have focused attention on the perceived differences and tensions between the Muslim world and the modern west. As a major strand of west

English edition
320 pp.
15.6X23.4cm
ISBN 9789774163326
For sale only in the Middle East

$22.95

Recent events have focused attention on the perceived differences and tensions between the Muslim world and the modern west. As a major strand of western public discourse has it, Islam appears resistant to internal development and remains inherently pre-modern. However, Muslim societies have experienced most of the same structural changes that have impacted upon all societies, developments accompanied by a wide range of social movements and by complex and varied religious and ideological debates. Key issues are selected here to give readers an understanding of the complexity of the issues from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including social change and the transformation of political and religious institutions, gender politics, changing legal regimes, devotional practices and forms of religious association, shifts in religious authority, and modern developments in Muslim religious thought. Contributors: Martin van Bruinessen, Deniz Kandiyoti, Muhammad Khalid Masud, Ebrahim Moosa, Armando Salvatore, Abdulkader Tayob, Muhammad Qasim Zaman, Sami Zubaida. “No other book captures current debates with such effectiveness.” —Dale F. Eickelman, Dartmouth College

Muhammad Khalid Masud

Muhammad Khalid Masud is chairman of the Council of Islamic Ideology in Islamabad. Armando Salvatore is associate professor of sociology of culture and communication at the Oriental Studies University, Naples. Martin van Bruinessen is professor of the comparative study of contemporary Muslim societies at Utrecht University.
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