Ever since the terrorist incident of September 11th a general understanding seems to have arisen among people that the challenges posed by Islam have now acquired human and global dimensions.
Popular Movements and Democratization in the Islamic World contains case studies of people’s movements in diverse areas and periods, and it seeks to develop a comparative view of Islam and democracy that goes beyond the usual stereotype of Islam being incompatible with democracy. Unravelling the complexities that have arisen between Islam and democracy is the principal task of Islamic scholars, and this book will undoubtedly prove a starting point for all such endeavours.
While primarily intended for students and scholars, this timely and important text will prove of interest even to general readers with interests in Islamic studies.
Table of Contents
Preface 1. Saints and Sultans: Religious Authority and Temporal Power in Precolonial Morocco Mohammed El Mansour 2. Saints and Sufis in Post-Communist Albania Nathalie Clayer 3. Bridging the Gap Between pre-Soviet and post-Soviet Sufism in Ferghana Valley (Uzbekistan): The Naqshbandi order between tradition and Innovation Thierry Zarcone 4. The Burhami Order and Islamic Resurgence in Modern Egypt Kisaichi Masatoshi 5. The Uprising of the "Fearsome Ruler of Lanao": Banditry and the Internalization of violence in a Southern Philippine Muslim Society during the 1930s Midori Kawashima 6. Democratization in Indonesia and Malaysia Syed Farid Alatas 7. Penetration of Islamism in Contemporary Indonesia: Militant or Moderate? Ken Miichi 8. The Development of secularism and Non-Sectarianism in the Middle East Yoshiko Kurita 9. Democratization and Islamic movements in Turkey Yasushi Hazama
Masatoshi KISAICHI is currently Professor of Islamic Studies at the Institute of Asian Cultures of Sophia University in Tokyo, and his research deals with the socio-political roles of Sufi orders in Egypt and Morocco. At present he is studying the relationship between popular Islam and Islamist movements in Algeria, and his recent publications include A History of the Islamist Movements of the Maghreb, (in Japanese), Hakusuisha Publisher Co., Tokyo, 2004.
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Popilar movements and remocratization in the Islamic world contains case studies of people’s movements in diverse areas and periods, and seeks to develop a comparative view of Islam and democracy. It is intended to present an alternate picture of the world’s Muslim societies, one that goes beyond the simple dichotomy of "Islam and democracy"] [ Although the book is primarily intended for students and scholars, it is also of interest to the general reader, and to all those who have an interest in the subject of Islam.]