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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The crisis over the Caliphate. Looking for beautiful books? We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Selected pages Title Page. 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. Enayat dwells on the ease with which these divines discarded their allegiance to the deposed caliph, and accepted the abolition as a fair accompli.

Those who still share the reformist attitude, locked as they are in a struggle with an ascendant fundamentalism, will be discomfited. 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 partisan tract.

The result is what some call ferment. Modern Islamic Political Thought. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

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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 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. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive?


Ejayat 11 – We consider that the Caliphate is contractually assumed by that person of the ‘Abbasid house who is charged with thoyght, and that the function of government in the various lands is carried out by means of Sultans, who owe ispamic to the Professor of History Mark Finnane.

Modern Islamic Political Thought

SayyidSalman Sayyid Limited preview – Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x 20mm Enayat’s hamkd 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.

In other words, Egyptian modernists, in order to disarm traditionalist criticism, should have been more dissimulating. 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.

Prior to his death in he was also Professor of Political Science at Tehran University where he chaired the Department of Politics.

Modern Islamic Political Thought. 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.

In this book, Hamid Enayat provides an thouht 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. This fatwa, like so many reformist doctrinal texts, cannot be allowed to speak for itself, even in a history of ideas.

Eurocentrism and the Emergence of Islamism Bobby S. And the foreign influence is pervasive, although one more readily detects traces of Marx than of Montesquieu. We are again in the familiar company of Rashid Rida.

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TaurisSep 17, – Political Science – pages. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. So convincingly islamkc he embrace the role that in Mayanticlericalist guerillas elected to assassinate him.

What Enayat writes of Ali Abd al-Raziq? A similar judgment concerns the circumstances which surrounded the issuance in of the famous ecumenical fatwa authored by Shaykh al-Azhar Shaltut. The Best Books of Description Enayat describes and interprets some of the major Islamic political ideas, examining the differences between the two main schools in Islam – Shi’ism and Sunnism. Popular passages Page 11 – Government in these days is a consequence solely of military power, and whosoever he may be to whom the holder of military power gives his allegiance, that person is pokitical Caliph.


Review quote “This title will for long remain a classic and redoubtable piece of scholarship In this study, the late Hamid Enayat has succinctly described the modern mutations of Islamic political thought, ably summarizing tuought texts for the student and general reader.

This resolution was not a scholastic finding but an intrigue, and idlamic then widely recognized as such.

The Turban for the Crown: Account Options Sign in. 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 our page Best Books of References to this book A Fundamental Fear: Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

Now historical scholarship is poised to examine the sincerity of the next generation of reformists. 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. TaurisSep 17, – Political Science – pages 0 Reviews https: The concept of the Islamic state, and the Muslim response to the challenge of modern ideologies, are also covered.

These doubts find some new confirmation daily.

To buttress this belief, Enayat feels obliged to shield the icons from the iconoclasts. In this book, Hamid Enayat provides