Muhammad Abduh

Pages: 160
Subject: Religion: Islam
Series: Makers of the Muslim World
Imprint: Oneworld

Muhammad Abduh

Mark Sedgwick

Muhammad Abduh (1849-1905) is widely regarded as the founder of Islamic modernism. Egyptian jurist, religious scholar and political activist, he sought to synthesize Western and Islamic cultural values. This book examines whether Abduh revived true Islam or instigated its corruption.
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9781851684328 (1 Nov 2009)
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The Book

Muhammad Abduh (1849-1905) is widely regarded as the founder of Islamic modernism. Egyptian jurist, religious scholar and political activist, he sought to synthesise Western and Islamic cultural values. Arguing that Islam is essentially rational and fluid, Abduh maintained that it had been stifled by the rigid structures implemented in the generations since Muhammad and his immediate followers. In this absorbing biography, Mark Sedgwick examines whether Abduh revived true Islam or instigated its corruption.

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Islam
Series Makers of the Muslim World
Pages 160
Imprint Oneworld

 

About the Author

Mark Sedgwick is Associate Professor of Arab History, Culture and Society at Aarhus University in Denmark. He is the author of Islam and Muslims: A Guide to Diverse Experience in A Modern World.