By Samira Haj
Samira Haj conceptualizes Islam via an in depth studying of 2 Muslim reformers—Muhammad ibn 'Abdul Wahhab (1703–1787) and Muhammad 'Abduh (1849–1905)—each consultant of a different development, chronological in addition to philosophical, in sleek Islam. Their works are tested basically throughout the prism of 2 conceptual questions: the assumption of the fashionable and the formation of a Muslim topic. imminent Islam in the course of the works of those Muslims, she illuminates facets of Islamic modernity which have been obscured and problematizes assumptions based at the oppositional dichotomies of modern/traditional, secular/sacred, and liberal/fundamentalist. The ebook explores the notions of the community-society and the subject's place inside of it to illustrate how Muslims in numerous ancient contexts spoke back otherwise to theological and functional questions. this information can help us greater comprehend the conflicts at the moment unfolding in components of the Arab global.