Islam in the Modern World (RLE Politics of Islam) (Routledge by Denis MacEoin,Ahmed Al-Shahi

By Denis MacEoin,Ahmed Al-Shahi

In contemporary years, occasions within the Islamic international have captured the eye of the West to an extraordinary measure. even though, a lot of the media insurance of occasions just like the Islamic revolution in Iran has basically bolstered present prejudices and misconceptions approximately Islam.

This choice of essays, through experts in various disciplines, provides an impressionistic assessment of up to date Islam. varied components of Islamic existence are singled out for specific recognition; those comprise the matter of kinfolk among Islam and the West, the position of the Sufi orders and the revival of spiritual fundamentalism, Islam and the female, Islamic economics and Islamic structure. Geographically, the essays disguise a large region, ranging over Sudan, Turkey, Iran, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

Each dialogue should still attract the layman and expert alike and jointly they carry jointly a entire variety of fabric hardly ever lined in a single quantity. exceptionally, they lower around the stereotypes of Islam present in the preferred media, to bare aspects of a posh, dwelling culture frequently unsuspected within the West.

First released in 1983.

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