The ulama in contemporary Islam

custodians of change

By Zaman, Muhammad Qasim

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ISBN
978-0-69109-680-3
Publisher
Princeton ; Princeton University Press, c2002.


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Reviewed on December 1, 2002

Like all religions, Islam becomes what it is as its adherents contest, negotiate, remake, and shape it in ways appropriate to each time and place, passing its traditions on from one generation to the next. In this excellent study, Zaman (religious studies, Brown Univ.) carefully examines how the ulama, Muslim scholars educated in the traditional religious manner, have artfully navigated their responses to colonial and postcolonial cir...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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