Author: Basheer M. Nafi
Publisher: The Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought (2000)
Pages: 78 Binding: Paperback 6 x 8.5 x 0.25"
Description from the publisher:
The Arab-Islamic reform movement was the major intellectual and political force in the Arab mashriq during the interwar period. It was an informal body of ‘ulama, intellectuals and political activists linked through networks of personal relations and constantly-developing political and social forums. This essay aims to construct a broad framework through which the reformist movement can be placed in the context of modern Islamic history. It also underlines the Arab nationalist dimension of the Islamic reformist project. Such an outline will be useful to students of Islamic history as well as to the interested general readers.
Geographically, the field of this essay is the eastern part of the Arab world. However, the influence of the Islamic reform movement was not restricted to the Arab mashriq. In fact, ideas of Islamic reform were at least as influential in the Indo-Pakistani subcontinent, the Arab maghrib and elsewhere in the Muslim World.