Demystifying the caliphate: historical memory and contemporary contexts. Al- Rasheed, Madawi and Kersten, Carool and Shterin, Marat, eds. Demystifying the Caliphate. Madawi al-Rasheed, Carool Kersten and Marat Shterin (eds.) London, Hurst and Company, Pp. x + , bibliography, index. Demystifying the Caliphate sheds light on both the historical debates following the demise of the last Ottoman Caliphate and controversies.
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Demet marked it as to-read Sep 21, Yet the Caliphate can be evoked as a powerful rallying call and a symbol that draws on an imagined past and longing for reproducing or emulating it as an ideal Islamic polity. In Indonesia, the rush of pan-Islamist sentiment fuelled by the abolition of the Ottoman Caliphate seemed to diminish in the late s and 30s as it became absorbed into the nationalist agendas of Indonesian Muslims more preoccupied by the fate of their own country than with Turkey or the Hejaz.
With scholarly aplomb, the dispassionate contributors of this extraordinary volume reveal the benefits, but also the limits, of the cultural capital that informs the social imaginary of multiple Muslim audiences when they evoke, or hear others evoke, the caliphate. The Caliphate and European Muslims Chair: Rashid marked cemystifying as to-read Jun 10, Some see the caliphate as a glorious political institution that must be resurrected; others merely hold a nostalgic view of the caliphate as an historical institution, associating it with an imagined community and former glory.
More preoccupied by purity than unity, Wahhabis have charged the Ottoman Caliphate with encouraging vemystifying and borrowing Western legal concepts, among other offences, and this thinking has permeated the writings of even some jihadi-Wahhabis, such as Nasir al-Fahd.
He has published widely on religion, society and law in Russia. In particular, the presentations illuminated the wide range of views that contemporary Muslims hold about the revival of the caliphate, debunking the myth that this is a universal ideal for all Muslims. While caliphs abound, it seems that global consensus on the caliphate itself is yet to emerge. Be the first to ask a question about Demystifying the Caliphate.
The workshop objectives were eight-fold. First, to identify the historical demysticying of late modernity, including new forms of media and the role of mass education and literacy, that have helped to fan pro-caliphate ideologies across the globe.
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The majority said that the ideal government is a parliamentary democracy. Talha Koseoglu rated it really liked it Mar 07, This prompted another to respond that such visions represent demystfying political projects that cannot be easily dismissed.
Yet these images and perceptions From London to the Caucasus, to Jakarta, Istanbul, and Baghdad, the contributors explore the concept of the Caliphate and the re-imagining of the Muslim ummah as a diverse multi-ethnic community.
Finally, there are still more Muslims with ambiguous positions, particularly those who aspire to the caliphate yet do not actively or openly mobilise in pursuit of this goal.
Desiree marked it as to-read Nov 01, More than that, these essays throw new light on the many ways in which even a mythical caliphate can exercise a powerful hold on contemporary political imaginations. Yet while some Muslims may be nostalgic for the Caliphate, very few are actively making its return a reality. Other presentations focused on the sociological conditions that highlight the caliphate among contemporary Muslims in Indonesia, Central Asia and the Northern Caucasus.
Murtaza marked it as to-read Apr 29, Historical Memory and Contemporary Contexts. The strategy for the re-establishment of the caliphate, the concentration on some grievances over others and whether such rhetoric has any resonance at all can also be heavily tied to local circumstances.
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According to Dr Loulouwa Al-Rachid, Iraqi Shias currently associate the concept with oppression from their sectarian rivals. Adam marked it as to-read Dec 12, Marat Shterin KCL The Indian Khilafat Movement and its Aftermath. Moreover, Wahhabis who follow the tradition of Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab have seldom called for the revival of the caliphate, according to Professor Madawi Al- Rasheed.
Nursheila Muez marked it as to-read Nov 06, In the Western imagination, the Islamic Caliphate is often linked to acts of beheading, stoning, and discrimination against women and non-Muslim minorities. Trivia About Demystifying the Yet the Caliphate can be evoked as a powerful rallying call and a symbol that draws on an imagined past and longing for reproducing or emulating it as an ideal Islamic polity.
He worked for many years in the Middle East and has taught Asian history and religions in Thailand. Professor Muhammad Qasim Zaman explained how early discourses surrounding the establishment of Pakistan were influenced, in part, by ideas relating to the caliphate at a time when establishing new structures of religio-political authority, legal reform and social justice were high on the agenda.
Demystifying the caliphate: historical memory and contemporary contexts
Second, to identify competing claims to and visions of the caliphate among contemporary Muslims. Professor Madawi Al-Rasheed, introducing the workshop, explained that the concept has crossed borders and boundaries and today triggers fervent opinions from all quarters, despite its lack of any clear definition among discussants.
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