Muhammad Abduh (1849-1905) is widely regarded as the founder of Islamic modernism. Egyptian jurist, religious scholar and political activist, he sought to synthesise Western and Islamic cultural values. Arguing that Islam is essentially rational and fluid, Abduh maintained that it had been stifled by the rigid structures implemented in the generations since Muhammad and his immediate followers. In this absorbing biography, Mark Sedgwick examines whether Abduh revived true Islam or instigated its corruption. Mark Sedgwick is Associate Professor of Arab History, Culture and Society at Aarhus University in Denmark.
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Mark Sedgwick is Associate Professor of Arab History, Culture and Society at Aarhus University in Denmark. He is the author of Islam and Muslims: A Guide to Diverse Experience in A Modern World.Review:
This biography is remarkable by its clarity. The chronological approach gives a direct view into the amazing life of a remarkable individual who became one of the most powerful Muslims of his time. --Lisa Kaaki, ArabNews.com
New light on the thought of the Imam. --Jamal Zaida, Al-Ahram (Cairo)
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Book Description Oneworld, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1851684328