Islam, fundamentalism, and the betrayal of tradition

essays by Western Muslim scholars

By LUMBARD, JOSEPH E. B. & Nasr, Seyyed Hossein

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ISBN
978-0-94153-260-0
Publisher
Bloomington, Ind. : World Wisdom, c2004.


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Library Journal

Reviewed on August 15, 2004

The eight essays collected here were written by Western-trained scholars committed to traditional Muslim faith and practice. As such, they firmly reject the extremism of puritanical reformist movements in the Muslim world. These movements "have abandoned the guidance of their own intellectual heritage" for rigid, literal readings of the Qur'an and the prophetic traditions. Yet they also reject secular modernism, which fos...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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