Itzchak Weismann's Abd al-Rahman al-Kawakibi: Islamic Reform and Arab Revival PDF

By Itzchak Weismann

ISBN-10: 1780747950

ISBN-13: 9781780747958

Abd al-Rahman al-Kawakibi (1855–1902) was once essentially the most articulate and unique proponents of the reformist rules underlying smooth Islamic notion, in addition to an early precursor of Arab nationalism. A journalist, political activist and writer, he fiercely resisted arbitrary executive, exploitation of the bad, and ulama and Sufis who supported the absolutist rule. Adhering to the reformist perfect of a go back to the scriptures and the version of the ancestors (salaf) on the way to unfastened Islam from the shackles of culture and accommodate it to modernity, he prompt as therapy to those ills a democratic accountable govt, the separation of faith and politics, and an Arab religious Caliphate.

This is the 1st complete scale biography of Kawakibi in any eu language in response to the memoirs of kin and co-workers, archival fabric and his writings. It combines a story of his lifestyles set opposed to the political and social realities of overdue Ottoman Aleppo, with a clean examine his articles and books which considers their literary shape — the self sufficient magazine, an imaginary mystery convention held in Mecca, and a systematic learn of the character of tyranny — as a part of their message.

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