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Islam: Between Message and History

Abdelmadjid Charfi and David Bond

Abstract

This book could easily be called ‘A Guide for the Modern Muslim’. The author spells out what, for him, is the essential message of Islam, followed by a history of its unfolding through the person of the Prophet Muhammad, who was a visionary seeking to change the ideals, attitudes, and behaviour of the society in which he lived. The message and its history are delineated as two separate things, conflated by tradition. The author confronts those difficult questions with which Muslims are struggling, attempting to reconsider them from a moral and political perspective that is independent of the f ... More

Keywords: modern Islam, Prophet Muhammad, Islamic tradition, Islamic history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780748639670
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639670.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Abdelmadjid Charfi, author

David Bond, author

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