In Modern Islamic Political Thought, Hamid Enayat discusses the major currents in twentieth-century Islamic political thought. Although the work. Modern Islamic Political Thought. By: Hamid Enayat Foreword: Roy Mottahedeh Media of Modern Islamic Political Thought. See larger image. ‘Hamid Enayat was a scholar of great depth and breadth He had devoted his life to intellectual history and was as well read in secular as in lslamic sources.

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Enayat’s classic work, a lucid and well argued interpretation of modern Islamic political thought, remains indispensable for an understanding of the current politics of the Muslim world.

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Nationalism democracy and socialism. This is how Enayat would dispense with that higher criticism that has interpreted the writings of Muslim reformists through their mundane transactions and esoteric teachings. Those who still share the reformist attitude, locked as they are in a struggle with an ascendant fundamentalism, will be discomfited. The concept of the Islamic state, and the Muslim response politjcal the challenge of modern ideologies, are also covered.

The Byzantine Commonwealth Emeritus Professor. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Review quote “This title will for long remain a classic and redoubtable piece of scholarship What are the ideas which have influenced the direction of these trends? References to this book A Fundamental Fear: Other books in this series. He passes in silence over the work of political historians who suggest that the book was written to thwart a scheme of the Egyptian royal house to claim the caliphate, and was regarded by contemporaries not as a theoretical inquiry but as a fnayat tract.


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A similar judgment concerns the circumstances which surrounded the issuance in of the famous ecumenical fatwa authored by Shaykh al-Azhar Shaltut. Prior to his death in he was also Professor of Political Science at Tehran University where he chaired the Department of Politics. TaurisSep 17, – Political Science – pages.

Modern Islamic political thought

The result is what some call ferment. A professor modwrn philosophy at Tehran University, Mutahhari was deeply involved in progressive reformist societies, secured the rank of ayatullah after the revolution, and became a leading light in the new order.

Enayat conveys, in the subtlest language, his personal conviction that this battered modernism is not a spent force, that a balance can yet pplitical struck between authenticity and pooitical. The revival and power of religious feelings among Muslims since the Iranian Revolution presents a complicated and often perplexing picture of the politics of the Islamic world in the modern era.

Enayat studies the political differences between the two main schools in Islam–Shi’ism and Sunnism, how their ideas have evolved in recent times and how far they have moved from confrontation to convergence.

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And the foreign influence is pervasive, although one more readily detects traces of Marx than of Montesquieu. Selected pages Title Page. Enayat examines the concept of the Islamic state, and the Muslim repsonse to the challenge of alien and modern ideologies such as nationlism, democracy and socialism, as well as notions of Shi’i modernism, much neglected in Western writings. Check out the top books of the year on ejayat page Best Books of Account Options Sign in.


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Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x 20mm The islwmic over the Caliphate. So convincingly did he embrace the role that in Mayanticlericalist guerillas elected to assassinate him.

But another aim of this book is to advance a subtle argument, signaled by a caveat in the preface.

Popular passages Page 11 – Government in these days is a consequence solely of military power, and whosoever he may be to whom the holder ,odern military power gives his allegiance, that person is the Caliph. Modern Islamic Political Thought. In this study, the late Hamid Enayat has succinctly described the modern mutations of Islamic political thought, ably summarizing representative texts for the student and general reader.

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