Revival and Reform in Islam

Pages: 240
Subject: Religion: Islam
Imprint: Oneworld Academic

Revival and Reform in Islam

A Study of Islamic Fundamentalism

Fazlur Rahman

In this work, Rhaman confronts today's perception of Islamic fundmentalism and proceeds to reassess it. He returns to medieval Islam, considering topics like Islamic politics, law and Sufism in a study of the original nature of fundamentalism.
9781851682041 (2 Dec 1999)
RRP £22.00 / US$31.00

The Book

This authoritative book argues that what is considered today to be Islamic fundamentalism is inconsistent with the true meaning of this faith. Rahman demonstrates that the true roots of Islamic teachings advocate adaptability, creativity, and innovation.

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Islam
Pages 240
Imprint Oneworld Academic


About the Author

Fazlur Rahman (1919-1988) was a distinguished and leading expert on Islamic law whose radical ideas led to his move from Pakistan to the West in 1969. He served the US State Department as an adviser on matters affecting Muslim countries, and was Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago from 1986. His many highly acclaimed books include Islam, Islam and Modernity, and Islamic Methodology in History.

Ebrahim Moosa is Professor of Islamic Studies at Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame.