The contribution of Islam to world civilization is undeniable, however in the last one hundred years, Muslims have been faced with all the effects and ramifications of modernity, caused by the emergence of global capitalism. What does modernity ultimately mean for Muslims, and how will the historical precepts of Islam meet with changes in our globalized world? To date, most scholars on Islam have tried to understand Muslim societies from historical observation alone; however, this simplistic academic approach does not allow us to understand the entire transformation that has taken place in Mus
Cover; Contents; Contributors; Preface; 1 The Sociology of Islam; ISLAM, ECONOMY AND POLITICS; 2 Islam and Moral Economy; 3 Has Modernity Ruptured Islamic Political Tradition?; 4 Neo-liberalism and 'Third Way' Islamic Activism: Fethullah Gülen and Turkey's New Elite; 5 From Islamism to Post-Islamism: The Coming of a New Intellectual Trajectory in Pakistan; GLOBALIZATION AND ISLAM; 6 The Multicultural Ummah; 7 Power Struggle in the Religious Field of Islam: Modernization, Globalization and the Rise of Salafism 8 Yusuf al-Qaradawi and Chandra Muzaffar: How Theology Impacts Reformist Views on Islamand Secularism9 Civil Islam, Means and End of Liberal Piety: Ethnographic Notes from among Turkey'sCharitable Foundations; MUSLIM SOCIETY IN THE WEST; 10 Indigenous and Immigrant Faces of Islam in Poland; 11 Muslim Converts and Islamophobia in Britain; 12 Islam in Brazil: Reflections on Economic Life and Religiosity in a Minority Context; 13 Italian Secularism Revisited? Muslims' Claims in the Public Sphere and the Long Struggle Towards Religious Equality; ISLAM AND MUSLIM SOCIETIES 14 Tradition and Response: Islam and Muslim Societies in a Nigerian City15 Religion-State Relations in Malaysia; 16 The Islamist Movement in Syria: Historical, Political and Social Struggle; 17 Many Hijabs: Interpretative Approaches to the Questions of Islamic Female Dress; 18 Pluralistic and Informal Welfare Regime: The Roles of Islamic Institutions in the Indonesian Welfare Regime; 19 What They Say About the Treatment of Expatriate Workers in the United Arab Emirates; Index
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