Da'wa and Other Religions: Indian Muslims and the Modern by Matthew J. Kuiper

By Matthew J. Kuiper

Da‘wa, an idea rooted within the scriptural and classical culture of Islam, has been dramatically re-appropriated nowa days around the Muslim global. Championed via quite a few actors in varied contexts, da‘wa –"inviting" to Islam, or Islamic missionary task – has turn into principal to the vocabulary of latest Islamic activism.

Da‘wa and different Religions explores the fashionable resurgence of da‘wa throughout the lens of inter-religious relatives and in the horizons of Islamic background and modernity. half I offers an account of da‘wa from the Qur’an to the current. It demonstrates the shut courting that has existed among da‘wa and inter-religious family members all through Islamic background and sheds mild at the range of da‘wa over the years. The booklet additionally argues that Muslim groups in colonial and post-colonial India make clear those topics with specific readability. half II, hence, analyzes and juxtaposes sought after da‘wa businesses to emerge from the Indian subcontinent some time past century: the Tabl?gh? Jam?‘at and the Islamic learn origin of Zakir Naik. by means of investigating the formative histories and inter-religious discourses of those pursuits, half II elucidates the influential roles Indian Muslims have performed in smooth da‘wa.

This ebook makes vital contributions to the research of da‘wa normally and to the research of the Tabl?gh? Jam?‘at, one of many world’s biggest da‘wa hobbies. It additionally offers the 1st significant scholarly examine of Zakir Naik and the Islamic examine Foundation. Further, it demanding situations universal assumptions and enriches our realizing of recent Islam. it's going to have a huge attraction for college students and students of Islamic experiences, Indian non secular historical past and a person drawn to da‘wa and inter-religious relatives all through Islamic history.

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