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Fazlur Rahman's Islam is aptly titled, in that this slim volume constitutes an incisive and surprisingly comprehensive history and analysis of Islam—its history, its conflicts, its legacy—and its prospects. From Mohammed to the late twentieth century, Rahman traces the development of Islam as a religion and, more importantly, as an intellectual tradition, offering both an easily understood introduction to the faith and an impassioned argument for its future direction.

Synopsis:

A new foreword, by John E. Woods, offers a reappraisal of Rahman's life and thought after the events of fall 2001.

This incisive, surprisingly comprehensive volume is both a history and an analysis of Islam: from Mohammed's time to the late twentieth century, Rahman traces the development of Islam as a religion and as an intellectual tradition, offering both an easily understood introduction to the faith and an impassioned argument for its future direction.

About the Author

Fazlur Rahman (1919-1988) was the Harold H. Swift Distinguished Service Professor of Islamic Thought at the University of Chicago. His many books include Islam and Modernity: Transformation of an Intellectual Tradition and Prophecy in Islam: Philosophy and Orthodoxy, both published by the University of Chicago Press.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Introduction

1 MUHAMMAD

Muhammad and the Revelation - Muhammad's Struggle -

Muhammad's Strategy - Jews and Christians - Conclusion

2 THE QUR'AN

What is the Qur'an? - The Qur'anic Teaching - The Qur'anic

Legislation - Commentaries on the Qur'an

3 ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE TRADITION

Preliminary - The State of Western Scholarship - The Nature of the

Prophet's Authority - Hadith and Sunna, or the Verbal and Practical

Tradition - Classical Opposition to the Health - Development of the

'Science of the Hadith'

4 THE STRUCTURE OF THE LAW

Preliminary - Early Developments: Qur'an and Sunna; Qiyas; Ijma

or Consensus - Al-Shafi'i and After - The Law and the State - For-

mation of the Legal Schools - Conclusion

5 DIALECTICAL THEOLOGY AND THE DEVELOPMENT

OF DOGMA

The Early Phase - The Mu'tazila - Ash'arism and Maturidism -

Philosophy and Kalam

6 THE SHARI'A

Preliminary - Development of the Concept of Shari'a - The Tradi-

tionalist Reform: Ibn Taymiya - The Shari'a and the Law

7 THE PHILOSOPHICAL MOVEMENT

The Philosophical Tradition -Orthodoxy and Philosophy - Philo-

sophic Religion

8 SUFI DOCTRINE AND PRACTICE

Rise and Early Development of Sufism - Beginnings of Institutional

Sufism - The Sufi Way - The Emergence of Orthodox Sufism - The

Sufi Theosophy

9 SUFI ORGANIZATIONS

Sufism and Popular Religion - The Sufi Orders - Sequel

10 SECTARIAN DEVELOPMENTS

The Khawarij - The Shi'a - Sub-sects of the Shi'a

11 EDUCATION

The Schools - The Character of Medieval Islamic Learning - Curri-

culum and Instruction

12 PRE-MODERNIST REFORM MOVEMENTS

Tensions within Pre-Modernist Islam - The Wahhabis - The Indian

Reform Movements - The African Reform Movements

13 MODERN DEVELOPMENTS

Preliminary - Intellectual Modernism - Political Modernism -

Modernism and Society

14 LEGACY AND PROSPECTS

Faith and History - The Legacy to be Reformulated: The Political

Dogma; The Moral Principles; The Spiritual Ideals - The Present

and the Future

Epilogue

Notes to the Chapters

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226702810
Author:
Rahman, Fazlur
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Islam
Subject:
History, criticism and surveys
Subject:
Islam - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
v. 29
Publication Date:
19790831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
278
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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A new foreword, by John E. Woods, offers a reappraisal of Rahman's life and thought after the events of fall 2001.

This incisive, surprisingly comprehensive volume is both a history and an analysis of Islam: from Mohammed's time to the late twentieth century, Rahman traces the development of Islam as a religion and as an intellectual tradition, offering both an easily understood introduction to the faith and an impassioned argument for its future direction.

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