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Revival and Reform in Islam The Legacy of Muhammad Al-Shawkani

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ISBN-10: 0521528909

ISBN-13: 9780521528900

Edition: 2003

Authors: Bernard Haykel, David Morgan

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Revival and Reform in Islam is at once an intellectual biography of Muhammad al-Shawkani, and a history of a transitional period in Yemeni history. This was a time when a society dominated by traditional Zaydi Shiism shifted to one characterised instead by Sunni reformism. The author traces the origins and outcomes of this transition, presenting the first systematic account of the ways in which the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century reorientation of the Zaydi madhhab, and consequent 'sunnification' of Yemeni society, were intricately linked to tensions within the political realm. In advocating juridical systematization of religious belief and practice, Shawkani espoused a socio-religious…    
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Book details

List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/27/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 284
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Charismatic authority: the Qasimi Imamate in the seventeenth century
Becoming a dynasty: the Qasimimi Imamate in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
The absolute interpreter and 'Renewer' of the thirteenth century H
The triumph of Sunni traditionism and the re-ordering of Yemeni society
Clashing with the Zaydis: the question of cursing the Prophet's Companions (sabb al-sahaba)
Riots in Sanaa: the response of the strict Hadawis
Shawkani's legacy