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Islam and Modernism
A comparison of Islamist reformers, Jamal al-Afghani and Muhammad al-Abudh.
# 120671 | 1,250 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Religion and Theology (Islam)

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A comparison and contrast of the thought of Jamal al-Afghani and Muhammad al-Abudh, who were both reformers and modernists in Islam but whose approach to the actual project of reform was different in emphasis.

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"What must be understood about Jamal ad-Din al-Afghani and Muhammad al-Abduh first of all is that they were Islamists but also versions of Islamist reformers whose career successes can be measured against their ability to inculcate an appreciation of the irrevocability of the modernist juggernaut and whose frustrations and failures as exponents of Muslim partisans can be attributed as much to Islamist orthodoxy with which they were completely familiar and that they could never quite relinquish as to the Western culture that they tended to despise and oppose."

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