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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Enayat examines the concept of the Islamic state, and the Muslim pplitical 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. Modern Islamic Political Thought. These doubts find some new confirmation daily.

Modern Islamic political thought

TaurisSep 17, – Political Science – pages 0 Reviews https: 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 concept of the Islamic state. Account Options Sign in.

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Enayat dwells on the ease with which these divines discarded their allegiance to the deposed caliph, and accepted the abolition as a fair accompli. Book ratings by Goodreads.

Modern Islamic Political Thought

SayyidSalman Sayyid Limited preview – So convincingly did he embrace the role that in Mayanticlericalist guerillas elected to assassinate him. As a descriptive survey, Modern Islamic Political Thought is of great value, and doubtless will win deserved recognition in the classroom.

TaurisSep 17, – Political Science – pages. My library Help Advanced Book Search. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Nationalism democracy and socialism. 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.


Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x 20mm And the foreign influence is pervasive, although one more readily detects traces of Marx than of Montesquieu. Those who still share the reformist attitude, locked as they are in a struggle with an ascendant fundamentalism, will be discomfited. This book, published in Egypt shortly after the abolition of the Ottoman caliphate, argued the controversial view that the caliphate was not immanent in Islam, and made a case for the separation of religion and politics.

Professor of History Edward A Alpers. What Enayat writes of Ali Abd al-Raziq? By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. This resolution was not a scholastic finding but an intrigue, and was then widely recognized as such. The Best Books of 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.

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Visit our Beautiful Books page and namid lovely books for islxmic, photography lovers and more. In this study, the late Hamid Enayat has succinctly described the modern mutations of Islamic political thought, ably summarizing representative texts for the student and general reader.

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. 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.

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

Enayat conveys, in the subtlest language, his personal conviction that this battered modernism is not a spent force, that a balance can yet be struck between authenticity and accommodation. To buttress this belief, Enayat feels obliged to shield the icons from the iconoclasts.

A similar judgment concerns the circumstances which surrounded the issuance in of the famous ecumenical fatwa authored by Shaykh al-Azhar Shaltut. For dogmatism is the rage. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of moderb 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 the Caliph. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite islsmic.


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. 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.

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 Revolution Betrayed Leon Trotsky.

But another aim of this book is to advance a subtle argument, signaled by a caveat in the preface. Eurocentrism and the Emergence of Islamism Bobby S. 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.

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Now historical scholarship is poised to examine the sincerity of the next generation of reformists. Rousseau, Spencer, Leroy-Beaulieu, etc. The concept of the Islamic state, and the Muslim ebayat to the challenge of modern ideologies, are also covered. References to this book A Fundamental Fear: Professor of History Mark Finnane.