9781849043953

Critical Muslim 10 Sects

  • ISBN 13:

    9781849043953

  • ISBN 10:

    1849043957

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 09/15/2014
  • Publisher: Hurst

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Summary

Merryl Wyn Davies is appalled by the sectarian divisions in Muslim societies; Yasmin Saikia is angry at the Sectarian violence unleashed in the name of Islam; Ebrahim Moosa suggest the Sunnis, the majority Muslim sect, need a little self-reflection; Faisal Daviji explores the historic contribution and present predicaments of the Ismailis; Imranali Panjwani explains what it means to be a Shia; Zacharias Pieri joins the evangelical Tablighi Jamaat on a religious retreat; Robin Yassin-Kassab traces the origins of the Alawis of Syria; Hassan Mohamedallie has a conversation with Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the Caliph and spiritual leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community; Francesco Cavatorta thinks the Salafis represent the greatest danger to Islam; Jamie Gilham asks why converts tend to be over-zealous; and Faizur Rahman spends some quality time with the puritan Deobandis of India.


About Critical Muslim: A quarterly publication of ideas and issues showcasing groundbreaking thinking on Islam and what it means to be a Muslim in a rapidly changing, interconnected world. Each edition centers on a discrete theme, and contributions include reportage, academic analysis, cultural commentary, photography, poetry, and book reviews.

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