Political Islam: Religion and Politics in the Arab World

4.17 avg rating
( 23 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781138136861: Political Islam: Religion and Politics in the Arab World
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Islamic theocracy is now firmly established in fundamentalist Iran, and waves of fundamentalism are sweeping the entire Islamic world, and its diaspora.
This book examines the claim of those Islamists who contend that, as a belief system and a way of life, Islam carries with it a theory of politics and the state which should be applied unquestioningly. Ayubi traces both the intellectual sources and the socio-economic bases of Political Islam, arguing that it is a modern phenomenon, dating back only to the inter-war period. He describes its major proponents as urban, educated and relatively young people, whose energies were mobilised, but whose expectations were not fulfilled by the post-independence `populist' regimes in the Arab World.
Islamic movements in six countries are studied in detail. Ayubi's distinctively broad definition of politics encompasses innovative material on sex and the family, and on the emerging alternative economic and social networks of Islamic banks, schools, and hospitals in the countries discussed.
Ayubi stresses the traditional concern in Islam for the collective enforcement of morals, but argues that there is no case for the commonly held misconception that politics begins from theological principles in the Arab world: the historical connection between Islam and politics can be explained as an attempt by the rulers to legitimise their actions. He suggests that radical Islamists are reversing this position by subjecting politics to their specific religious views, so their movement is in some senses an anti-state one. He concludes by discussing possible intellectual responses to fundamentalism, drawing on the thinking of contemporary Muslim liberals.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Nazih Ayubi is Director of the Middle East Politics Program and Reader in Politics at the University of Exeter.

Review:

." . . scholarly in tone and substance and well researched, with penetrating shafts of insight."
-"International Affairs
"Among all the books attempting to explain the reassertion of Islam, this must be one of the most useful."
-"Theological Book Review
"Ayubi examines the writings of hundreds of Arab authors--almost all Muslims--and probes their intellectual discourse. . . . Scholars and specialists will appreciate the erudition of the author and the depth of the analysis that he has given to the subject."
-"The Middle East Journal
"This is a most original and perceptive work on Islamic revivalism. Ayubi has produced a compelling critique of both revivalism and the Western understanding of its place in Muslim life and thought."
-"Middle East Studies Association Bulletin
"This interesting and well-written book . . . argues that Islam is not a particularly political' religion, but rather a social' religion."
-"Journal of Church and State

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 160.00
US$ 130.47

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 5.06
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780415103855: Political Islam: Religion and Politics in the Arab World

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0415103851 ISBN 13:  9780415103855
Publisher: Routledge, 1993
Softcover

9780415054423: Political Islam

Routledge, 1991
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Ayubi, Nazih
Published by Routledge (2016)
ISBN 10: 1138136867 ISBN 13: 9781138136861
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9781138136861_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 130.47
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.06
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Ayubi,Nazih
Published by Routledge
ISBN 10: 1138136867 ISBN 13: 9781138136861
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover - This title is now printed on demand - please allow added time for shipment! A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 3519644

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 163.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

AYUBI, NAZIH
Published by Routledge (2015)
ISBN 10: 1138136867 ISBN 13: 9781138136861
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2015. Hardback. Condition: NEW. 9781138136861 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE0970463

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 155.86
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.45
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Nazih Ayubi
Published by Routledge 2015-11-26 (2015)
ISBN 10: 1138136867 ISBN 13: 9781138136861
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge 2015-11-26, 2015. Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 4-5 working days from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Seller Inventory # NU-TNFPD-00104023

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 133.76
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 39.30
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Nazih Ayubi
Published by Taylor & Francis (2015)
ISBN 10: 1138136867 ISBN 13: 9781138136861
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor & Francis, 2015. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 304 pages. 8.50x5.50 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __1138136867

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 166.83
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.83
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Nazih Ayubi
Published by Routledge (2015)
ISBN 10: 1138136867 ISBN 13: 9781138136861
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2015. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9781138136861

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 168.72
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.79
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Nazih Ayubi
Published by Routledge (2015)
ISBN 10: 1138136867 ISBN 13: 9781138136861
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2015. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9781138136861

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 188.01
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Nazih N. Ayubi
Published by Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom (2015)
ISBN 10: 1138136867 ISBN 13: 9781138136861
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2015. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Islamic theocracy is now firmly established in fundamentalist Iran, and waves of fundamentalism are sweeping the entire Islamic world, and its diaspora. This book examines the claim of those Islamists who contend that, as a belief system and a way of life, Islam carries with it a theory of politics and the state which should be applied unquestioningly. Ayubi traces both the intellectual sources and the socio-economic bases of Political Islam, arguing that it is a modern phenomenon, dating back only to the inter-war period. He describes its major proponents as urban, educated and relatively young people, whose energies were mobilised, but whose expectations were not fulfilled by the post-independence populist regimes in the Arab World. Islamic movements in six countries are studied in detail. Ayubi s distinctively broad definition of politics encompasses innovative material on sex and the family, and on the emerging alternative economic and social networks of Islamic banks, schools, and hospitals in the countries discussed. Ayubi stresses the traditional concern in Islam for the collective enforcement of morals, but argues that there is no case for the commonly held misconception that politics begins from theological principles in the Arab world: the historical connection between Islam and politics can be explained as an attempt by the rulers to legitimise their actions. He suggests that radical Islamists are reversing this position by subjecting politics to their specific religious views, so their movement is in some senses an anti-state one. He concludes by discussing possible intellectual responses to fundamentalism, drawing on the thinking of contemporary Muslim liberals. Seller Inventory # APC9781138136861

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 198.62
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Nazih N. Ayubi
Published by Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom (2015)
ISBN 10: 1138136867 ISBN 13: 9781138136861
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2015. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Islamic theocracy is now firmly established in fundamentalist Iran, and waves of fundamentalism are sweeping the entire Islamic world, and its diaspora. This book examines the claim of those Islamists who contend that, as a belief system and a way of life, Islam carries with it a theory of politics and the state which should be applied unquestioningly. Ayubi traces both the intellectual sources and the socio-economic bases of Political Islam, arguing that it is a modern phenomenon, dating back only to the inter-war period. He describes its major proponents as urban, educated and relatively young people, whose energies were mobilised, but whose expectations were not fulfilled by the post-independence populist regimes in the Arab World. Islamic movements in six countries are studied in detail. Ayubi s distinctively broad definition of politics encompasses innovative material on sex and the family, and on the emerging alternative economic and social networks of Islamic banks, schools, and hospitals in the countries discussed. Ayubi stresses the traditional concern in Islam for the collective enforcement of morals, but argues that there is no case for the commonly held misconception that politics begins from theological principles in the Arab world: the historical connection between Islam and politics can be explained as an attempt by the rulers to legitimise their actions. He suggests that radical Islamists are reversing this position by subjecting politics to their specific religious views, so their movement is in some senses an anti-state one. He concludes by discussing possible intellectual responses to fundamentalism, drawing on the thinking of contemporary Muslim liberals. Seller Inventory # APC9781138136861

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 203.75
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds