Islam, Fundamentalism, and the Betrayal of Tradition: Essays by Western Muslim Scholars

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World Wisdom, Inc, 2004 - 324 עמודים
This book offers an analysis byWestern Muslim scholars of the key reasons behind the dangerous breaksown in understanding between Islam and the West.

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Islam, fundamentalism, and the betrayal of tradition: essays by Western Muslim scholars

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The eight essays collected here were written by Western-trained scholars committed to traditional Muslim faith and practice. As such, they firmly reject the extremism of puritanical reformist ... קרא סקירה מלאה

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The Myth of a Militant Islam
3
The Decline of Knowledge and the Rise of Ideology
39
A Traditional Islamic Response to the Rise of Modernism
79
Recollecting the Spirit of Jihad
121
EuroAmerican Perceptions of Islam
143
How bin Laden is Changing
191
Modernity
237
The Poverty of Fanaticism
283
Select Glossary of Foreign and Technical Terms
297
Notes on Contributors
307
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עמוד 159 - Farther, as there is no danger of our becoming, any of us, Mahometans, I mean to say all the good of him I justly can. It is the way to get at his secret...
עמוד 18 - In the name of Allah, the compassionate, the merciful. This is what Khalid would grant to the inhabitants of Damascus if he enters therein: he promises to give them security for their lives, property, and churches Their city wall shall not be demolished, neither shall any Moslem be quartered in their houses. Thereunto we give to them the pact of Allah and the protection of His Prophet, the caliphs and the believers.
עמוד 275 - Political integration is the process whereby political actors in several distinct national settings are persuaded to shift their loyalties, expectations and political activities toward a new centre, whose institutions possess or demand jurisdiction over the pre-existing national states.
עמוד 129 - Jacob, and the tribes, and that which was delivered to Moses, and Jesus, and the prophets, from their Lord ; we make no distinction between any of them ; and to him are we resigned.
עמוד 168 - It should by now be clear that we are facing a mood and a movement far transcending the level of issues and policies and the governments that pursue them. This is no less than a clash of civilizations—the perhaps irrational but surely historic reaction of an ancient rival against our "Judeo-Christian" heritage, our secular present, and the worldwide expansion of both.
עמוד 72 - The relatively minor role of doctrine as contrasted with behavior is reflected in the five "pillars" of Islam, the fundamental obligations imposed on each and every believer. The Prophet is supposed to have said: "Islam is built upon five things, testimony that there is no god but God and that Muhammad is the Messenger of God...
עמוד 129 - We believe in God and that which hath been sent down to us, and that which hath been sent down unto Abraham and Ishmael. and Isaac and Jacob and the tribes, and that which was delivered unto Moses and Jesus, and that which was delivered unto the prophets from the Lord : we make no distinction between any of them, and to God we are resigned."* * Koran, chap.
עמוד 17 - It is also binding on them to offer as loan thirty coats of mail, thirty mares and thirty camels, in case of war in al-Yaman due to their rebelling. Whatever perishes of the horses or camels, lent to my messengers, is guaranteed by my messengers and is returned by them. Najran and their followers * are entitled to the protection of Allah and to the security of Muhammad the Prophet, the Messenger of Allah, which security shall involve their persons, religion, lands and possessions, including those...
עמוד 49 - Sufi: the mystery lies in this; — a total disengagement of the mind from all temporal concerns and worldly pursuits ; an entire throwing- off not only of every superstition, doubt, or the like, but of the practical mode of worship, ceremonies, &c. laid down in every religion...

מידע על המחבר (2004)

Born in Tehran, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, the son of an educator, received a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1958, after which he returned to Iran to teach and eventually to become a university chancellor. He was compelled to leave his native country after the revolution of 1979 and since then has taught in universities in the United States. Deeply influenced by the mystical Sufi tradition, Nasr is less concerned with reconciling the faith with modernism and is more concerned with presenting a traditionalist, though mystical, interpretation of religion that offers a way out of the contradictions of modernity. Through authentic spiritual experience, Nasr holds, one can penetrate the superficiality of modern scientific and other knowledge to find eternal truth. He is associated with the neotraditionalist school of philosophy. Undoubtedly, Nasr has had more general influence in the Western philosophical world than any other contemporary philosopher in the Islamic tradition.

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