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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Modern Islamic political thought

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. Now historical scholarship is poised to examine the sincerity of the next generation of reformists. This fatwa, like so many reformist doctrinal texts, cannot be allowed to speak for itself, even in a history of ideas.

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Account Options Sign in. Consider Murtada Mutahhari, whom Enayat credits with inspiring this book. Looking for beautiful books? We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Modern Islamic Political Thought. But Shaltut was no simple mollah either, and so momentous a response would never have been issued moderb the full approval, if not upon the insistence, of a calculating President Nasir.


The revival and power of religious feelings among Muslims politicla the Iranian Revolution presents a complicated and often perplexing picture of the politics of the Islamic world in the modern era. Page 11 – We consider that the Caliphate is contractually assumed by that person of the ‘Abbasid house who is charged with it, and that the function of government in the various lands is carried out by means of Sultans, who owe allegiance to the Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive?

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.

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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. But another aim of this book is to advance enagat subtle argument, signaled by a caveat in the preface. Review quote “This title will for long remain a classic and redoubtable piece of scholarship Book ratings by Goodreads.

Those who still share the reformist attitude, locked as they are in a struggle with an ascendant fundamentalism, will politica, discomfited. TaurisSep 17, – Political Science – pages. In other words, Egyptian modernists, in order to disarm traditionalist criticism, should have been more dissimulating. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Saladin Andrew S Ehrenkreutz.


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, polirical well as notions of Shi’i modernism, much neglected in Western writings. References to this book A Fundamental Fear: These doubts find some new confirmation daily.

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. Eurocentrism and the Uamid of Islamism Bobby S.

The Turban for the Crown: TaurisSep 17, – Political Science – islaimc 0 Reviews https: What are the ideas which have influenced the direction of these trends?

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.

To buttress this belief, Enayat feels obliged thoughtt shield the icons from the iconoclasts. Professor of Anthropology Erik Trinkaus. As a descriptive survey, Modern Islamic Political Thought is of great value, and doubtless will win deserved recognition in the classroom. We are again in the familiar company of Rashid Rida.