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The Islamic enlightenment

Christopher De Bellaigue

The Islamic enlightenment

the struggle between faith and reason : 1798 to modern times

by Christopher De Bellaigue

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Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Faith and reason,
  • Islam,
  • Islamic modernism,
  • History

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    A revelatory and game-changing narrative that rewrites everything we thought we knew about the modern history of the Islamic world. With majestic prose, Christopher de Bellaigue presents an absorbing account of the political and social reformations that transformed the lands of Islam in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Flying in the face of everything we thought we knew, The Islamic Enlightenment becomes an astonishing and revelatory history that offers a game-changing assessment of the Middle East since the Napoleonic Wars. Beginning his account in 1798, de Bellaigue demonstrates how Middle Eastern heartlands have long welcomed modern ideals and practices, including the adoption of modern medicine, the emergence of women from seclusion, and the development of democracy. With trenchant political and historical insight, de Bellaigue further shows how the violence of an infinitesimally small minority is in fact the tragic blowback from these modernizing processes. What makes The Islamic Enlightenment particularly germane is that non-Muslim pundits in the post-9/11 era have repeatedly called for Islam to subject itself to the transformations that the West has already achieved since the Enlightenment--the absurd implication being that if Muslims do not stop reading or following the tenets of the Qur"an and other holy books, they will never emerge from a benighted state of backwardness. The Islamic Enlightenment, with its revolutionary argument, completely refutes this view and, in the process, reveals the folly of Westerners demanding modernity from those whose lives are already drenched in it.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-377) and index.

    StatementChristopher de Bellaigue
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBP166.14.M63 D4 2017
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxxiv, 398 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
    Number of Pages398
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27232811M
    ISBN 100871403730
    ISBN 109780871403735
    LC Control Number2017000479
    OCLC/WorldCa951505322

    Islam is certainly less dependent than Christianity on miracles or what Tom Paine called "improbable happenings", but ultimately, because it counterposes reason to revelation, Enlightenment thought casts doubt on all religions - Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism alike. A pertinent study of how the Islamic world played quick catch-up to the West over the course of the 19th century. Contrary to patronizing observations by Westerners when confronted in the early 19th century with the “backwardness” of the Muslim East, the three centers of Islamic culture and intellect—Cairo, Istanbul, and Tehran—were undergoing turbulent inner revolution.

      Waiting for an Islamic Enlightenment Reza Aslan's sets out a nuanced and cultured view of Islam in No God But God. Reform can only come from below, says Tariq Ali.   The form of The Islamic Enlightenment Overall, DB writes in an engaging manner although his love of long sentences made me a bit breathless. When all is said though, and repeating myself, I read this page book in a short time. It never bored me. Nevertheless, the author sometimes uses English a little strangely.

    The Islamic Enlightenment, with its revolutionary argument, completely refutes this view and, in the process, reveals the folly of Westerners demanding modernity from those whose lives are already drenched in it. 8 pages of color and 8 pages of black-and-white illustrations. Book Details. Islamist Enlightenment: an unbiased view Finally a book that is well researched and bifurcates colonialist and self imposed obstacles that the Islamic world has had to and continues to work through.


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The relationship of Islam to radical enlightenment through the writings of Henry Stubbe is dealt with in this part of the book. In his book titled An Account of the Rise and Progress of Mahometanism, Stubbe offers a positive depiction of the prophet and Islam.

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Yavuz was my professor for my introduction to Islam class and his book was the last section we covered on Islamic Enlightenment and Movements. The book mostly covers Gülen and if you want to know about him it's pretty easy to understand.

He makes a few great points in it that I will use in future papers but I didn't "love" the book/5. Text 44 ‘In ,’ writes Christopher de Bellaigue in “The Islamic Enlightenment,” his excellent fifth book on Middle Eastern topics, “thanks to German engineers and financiers in Reviews: A revelatory and game-changing narrative that rewrites everything we thought we knew about the modern history of the Islamic world.

With majestic prose, Christopher de Bellaigue presents an absorbing account of the political and social reformations that transformed the lands of Islam in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Yet in this sweeping narrative and provocative retelling of modern history, Christopher de Bellaigue charts the forgotten story of the Islamic Enlightenment – the social movements, reforms and revolutions that transfigured the Middle East from the early nineteenth century to the present day.What makes The Islamic Enlightenment particularly germane is that non-Muslim pundits in the post-9\/11 era have repeatedly called for Islam to subject itself to the transformations that the West has already achieved since the Enlightenment--the absurd implication being that if Muslims do not stop reading or following the tenets of the Qur\'an.“The best sort of book for our disordered days” (Pankaj Mishra), The Islamic Enlightenment “is at once new, fascinating and extraordinarily important” (Wall Street Journal) as it challenges ossified perceptions in Western culture that self- righteously condemn the Muslim world as hopelessly benighted.