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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Yet Enayat will not concede the role of political exigency in the gestation of political thought, apparently because that thought is today in dire need of the credential of sincerity.

The Byzantine Commonwealth Emeritus Professor. The concept of the Islamic state, and the Muslim response to the challenge of modern ideologies, are also covered. For dogmatism is the rage.

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Account Options Sign in. Review quote “This title will for long remain a classic and redoubtable piece of scholarship A similar judgment concerns the circumstances which surrounded the issuance in of the famous ecumenical fatwa authored by Shaykh al-Azhar Shaltut.

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The Best Books of But another aim of this book is to advance a subtle argument, signaled by a caveat in the preface. Enayat dwells on the ease with which these divines discarded their allegiance to the deposed caliph, and accepted the abolition as a fair accompli. 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. And the foreign influence is pervasive, although one more readily detects traces of Marx than of Montesquieu.


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. Professor of History Mark Finnane. This fatwa, like so many reformist doctrinal texts, cannot be allowed to ennayat for itself, even in a history of ideas. As a descriptive survey, Modern Islamic Political Thought is of great value, and doubtless will win deserved recognition in the classroom.

Saladin Andrew S Ehrenkreutz. What are the ideas which have influenced the direction of these trends?

The Turban for the Crown: In this book, Hamid Enayat provides an answer by describing and interpreting some of the major Islamic political ideas, especially those expressed by Iranians and Egyptians, as well as thinkers from Pakistan, India, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq.

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. Consider Murtada Mutahhari, whom Enayat credits with inspiring this book.

We are again in the familiar company of Rashid Rida.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. Now these two very complex mollahs were accomplices of the royal palace, and there is ample documentary evidence that the aim of these deliberations was to clear the theological boards for an Egyptian caliphate.


This is how Enayat would dispense with that higher criticism that has interpreted the writings of Muslim reformists through their mundane transactions and politiczl teachings. A professor of 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.

Modern Islamic Political Thought.

Professor of Anthropology Erik Trinkaus. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? TaurisSep 17, – Political Science – pages 0 Reviews https: Islsmic other words, Egyptian modernists, in order to disarm traditionalist criticism, should have been more dissimulating. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Now historical scholarship is poised to examine the sincerity of the next generation of reformists.

Modern Islamic political thought

But Shaltut was no simple mollah either, and so momentous a response would never have been issued without the full approval, if not upon the insistence, of a calculating President Nasir. References to this book A Fundamental Fear: 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 is,amic partisan tract.

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