Islam

Fazlur Rahman

Islam
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Fazlur Rahman

2d edition
278 pages | 6 x 9 | © 1966, 1979, 2002
Paper $20.00 ISBN: 9780226702810 Published August 1979
Fazlur Rahman's Islam is aptly titled, in that this slim volume constitutes an incisive and surprisingly comprehensive history and analysis of Islam—its history, its conflicts, its legacy—and its prospects. From Mohammed to the late twentieth century, Rahman traces the development of Islam as a religion and, more importantly, as an intellectual tradition, offering both an easily understood introduction to the faith and an impassioned argument for its future direction.
Contents
Foreword
Preface
Introduction

1 MUHAMMAD
Muhammad and the Revelation - Muhammad's Struggle -
Muhammad's Strategy - Jews and Christians - Conclusion

2 THE QUR'AN
What is the Qur'an? - The Qur'anic Teaching - The Qur'anic
Legislation - Commentaries on the Qur'an

3 ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE TRADITION
Preliminary - The State of Western Scholarship - The Nature of the
Prophet's Authority - Hadith and Sunna, or the Verbal and Practical
Tradition - Classical Opposition to the Health - Development of the
'Science of the Hadith'

4 THE STRUCTURE OF THE LAW
Preliminary - Early Developments: Qur'an and Sunna; Qiyas; Ijma
or Consensus - Al-Shafi'i and After - The Law and the State - For-
mation of the Legal Schools - Conclusion

5 DIALECTICAL THEOLOGY AND THE DEVELOPMENT
OF DOGMA
The Early Phase - The Mu'tazila - Ash'arism and Maturidism -
Philosophy and Kalam

6 THE SHARI'A
Preliminary - Development of the Concept of Shari'a - The Tradi-
tionalist Reform: Ibn Taymiya - The Shari'a and the Law

7 THE PHILOSOPHICAL MOVEMENT
The Philosophical Tradition -Orthodoxy and Philosophy - Philo-
sophic Religion

8 SUFI DOCTRINE AND PRACTICE
Rise and Early Development of Sufism - Beginnings of Institutional
Sufism - The Sufi Way - The Emergence of Orthodox Sufism - The
Sufi Theosophy

9 SUFI ORGANIZATIONS
Sufism and Popular Religion - The Sufi Orders - Sequel

10 SECTARIAN DEVELOPMENTS
The Khawarij - The Shi'a - Sub-sects of the Shi'a

11 EDUCATION
The Schools - The Character of Medieval Islamic Learning - Curri-
culum and Instruction

12 PRE-MODERNIST REFORM MOVEMENTS
Tensions within Pre-Modernist Islam - The Wahhabis - The Indian
Reform Movements - The African Reform Movements

13 MODERN DEVELOPMENTS
Preliminary - Intellectual Modernism - Political Modernism -
Modernism and Society

14 LEGACY AND PROSPECTS
Faith and History - The Legacy to be Reformulated: The Political
Dogma; The Moral Principles; The Spiritual Ideals - The Present
and the Future

Epilogue
Notes to the Chapters
Bibliography
Index
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