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The Sorrowful Muslim's Guide

Hussein Ahmad Amin


Originally published in Arabic in 1983, this book remains a timely and important read today. Both the resurgence of Islamist politics and the political, social and intellectual upheaval which accompanied the Arab Spring challenge us to re-examine the interaction between the pre-modern Islamic tradition and modern supporters of continuity, reform and change in Muslim communities. This book does exactly that, raising questions regarding issues about which other Muslim intellectuals and thinkers have been silent. These include – among others – current religious practice vs the Islamic ideal; the ... More

Keywords: Islam, Islamic thought, Muslim thought, Political Islam, Pre-modern Islam, Islamic reform, Modernism, Islamic history, Prophet’s biographies, Sufism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781474437073
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437073.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hussein Ahmad Amin, author