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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hamld 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. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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Pilitical, Spencer, Leroy-Beaulieu, etc. 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.

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

Modern Islamic Political Thought

Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x 20mm Prior to his death in he was also Professor of Political Science at Tehran University where he chaired the Department of Politics. In other words, Egyptian modernists, in order to disarm traditionalist criticism, should have been more dissimulating. Nationalism democracy and socialism. Now historical scholarship is poised to examine the sincerity of the hhought generation of reformists.


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. 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.

In this book, Hamid Enayat provides Eurocentrism and moodern Emergence of Islamism Bobby S. TaurisPoliticaal 17, – Political Science – pages 0 Reviews https: Visit our Beautiful Books page and find ha,id books for kids, photography lovers and more. 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.

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.

A similar judgment concerns the circumstances which surrounded the issuance in of the famous ecumenical fatwa authored by Shaykh al-Azhar Shaltut.

Modern Islamic political thought

This fatwa, like so many reformist doctrinal texts, cannot be allowed to speak for itself, even in a history of ideas. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive?


The Best Books of To buttress this belief, Enayat feels obliged to shield the icons from haimd iconoclasts. 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.

Consider Murtada Mutahhari, whom Enayat credits with inspiring this book. This resolution was not a scholastic finding but an intrigue, and was then widely recognized as such. Account Options Sign in.

Selected pages Title Page. What Enayat writes of Ali Abd al-Raziq?

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Saladin Andrew S Ehrenkreutz. We are again in the familiar company of Rashid Rida. These doubts find some new confirmation daily. The concept of the Islamic state, and the Muslim response to the challenge of modern ideologies, are also covered.

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