Pathways to Contemporary Islam
Pathways to Contemporary Islam
New Trends in Critical Engagement
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Foreword Preface and Acknowledgements Notes on the Contributors List of Abbreviations Introduction Constructing Pathways to Contemporary Islam Mohamad Nawab Section 1 Chapter 1: Pathways to Modern Islam Ali Allawi Chapter 2: A Theoretical Pathway to Contemporary Islam Iulia Lumina Section 2 Chapter 3: A New Approach to Islamic Intellectual Tradition Ali Unsal Chapter 4: The Best and Most Trying of Times: Islamic Education and the Challenge of Modernity Robert Hefner Chapter 5: The Function of Myths in the Justification of Muslim Extremism Syed Farid Alatas Section 3 Chapter 6: Building Trust in the Democratic Process: the Role of Islamists in Tunisia's Post-Arab Spring Transitional Politics Saleena Saleem Chapter 7: The Failure of Political Islam Revisited Olivier Roy Chapter 8: Regaining the Islamic Centre? A Malaysian Chronicle of Moderation and its Discontents Ahmad Fauzi Abdul Hamid Section 4 Chapter 9: Enhancing Dialogue Between Religious Traditions. An Islamic Perspective x Osman Bakar Chapter 10: The Ethical in Shari'a Practices: Deliberations in Search of an Effective Paradigm Ebrahim Moosa Chapter 11: The New Horizons of Piety: Religiosity and Moral Agency in the Modern World Sahar Amer Index

Mohamed Nawab Mohamed Osman (ed.)

Pathways to Contemporary Islam

New Trends in Critical Engagement

Pathways to Contemporary Islam: New Trends in Critical Engagement highlights that the current tensions in Islam and the Muslim world are the result of historical dynamics as opposed to an alleged incompatibility between religious tradition and modernity. The emphasis on pathways indicates that critical engagement and contestation have always been intrinsic to the history of Islam. The aim of the book is to elaborate the contemporary pathways and analyse the trends that contest the Islamic intellectual tradition, the relationship between religion and politics, and the individual and collective practice of religion. The collection of essays analyses the current efforts of critical re-engagement with the Islamic intellectual tradition and underlines the historical diversity of Islamic orthodoxies that led to the establishment of various pathways in the practice and role of religion in Muslim societies.

Mohamed Nawab Mohamed Osman

Mohamed Nawab Mohamed Osman is Assistant Professor at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He is also an Associate Faculty at the Islamophobia Studies Research and Documentation Project at the University of California-Berkeley. He is the author of Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia and Political Islam: Identity, Ideology and Religio-Political Mobilisation.