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Author Haykel, Bernard, 1968-

Title Revival and reform in Islam : the legacy of Muhummad al-Shawkānī / Bernard Haykel
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003


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Description [xv], 265 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series Cambridge studies in Islamic civilisation
Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization.
Contents Genealogy of the Qasimi imams -- Genealogy of the Hamid al-Din imams -- 1. Charismatic Authority: the Qasimi Imamate in the Seventeenth Century -- 2. Becoming a Dynasty: the Qasimi Imamate in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries -- 3. The Absolute Interpreter and 'Renewer' of the Thirteenth Century AH -- 4. The Triumph of Sunni Traditionism and the Re-Ordering of Yemeni Society -- 5. Clashing with the Zaydis: the Question of Cursing the Prophet's Companions (sabb al-sahaba) -- 6. Riots in Sanaa: the Response of the Strict Hadawis -- 7. Shawkani's Legacy
Summary This intellectual biography of Muhammad al-Shawkani, one of the founding fathers of modern Islamic reformism, is also a study of an important transitional period in Yemeni history which saw the shift from traditional Shi'ism to Sunni reformism. The transition propelled political, religious and social change. While Shawkani espoused a socio-religious order which echoed aspects of Western thinking, the book demonstrates that it was indigenous to Islamic thought. Shawkani's ideas remain vital to the intellectual debates happening in Islam today
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 235-255
Notes English
Subject Shawkānī, Muḥammad ibn ʻAlī, 1759-1839.
Islam and politics -- Yemen (Republic) -- History.
Islam -- Customs and practices.
Islam -- Yemen (Republic) -- History.
Islamic renewal -- History.
LC no. 2003043510
ISBN 0521528909 paperback
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