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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It is also a vastly unstable concept contested by a number of powerful actors within Europe, the Muslim world, and beyond. In addition, it was suggested that a survey of Islamic political theory on the caliphate might be xaliphate undertaking in the volume or elsewhere. Subscribers receive exclusive discounts and early access to new books from Hurst.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Female 8 Male 10 Participation by age: To ask other readers caiphate about Demystifying the Caliphate. The Caliphate serves more as a powerful symbol and slogan, evoking an imagined past and an ideal Islamic polity.

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Demystifying the caliphate: historical memory and contemporary contexts

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There was some discussion about the ways in which Hizb al-Tahrir and similar movements have engaged with modernity by emphasising and empowering the individual, thereby gaining deymstifying.

One participant said that Salafis, for example, are known for their cross- cultural marriages.

Yet while some Muslims may be nostalgic for the Caliphate, very few are actively making its return a reality. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. By bringing caliphqte such a wealth of regional expertise it succeeds admirably in living up to the promise of its title.

Zohebali Khan marked it as to-read Jul 21, Historical Memory and Contemporary Contexts. There was some discussion on whether such aspirations are realistic or represent mere utopian visions. Scientific content of the event The abolition of the Ottoman Caliphate, though welcomed in some quarters, provoked lingering sentiments of lost glory, righteousness and esteem among many Muslims that have been channelled in different ways up to the present day.

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Ahmed marked it as to-read Nov 20, By bringing together such a wealth of regional expertise it succeeds admirably in living up to the promise of its title. Dharendra is currently reading it Mar 11, Meanwhile, another participant said that, while the realism and specifics of political projects differ, all Muslims aspire to the caliphate because at its core are the ideals of political unity and a fair distribution of wealth.

Carool Kersten KCL In response, one participant pointed out that empirical evidence suggests otherwise. Counterinsurgent marked it as to-read Jan 25, Lists with This Book. Rola marked it as to-read Feb 18, In Western popular imagination, the Caliphate often conjures up an array of negative images, while rallies organised in support of resurrecting the Caliphate are treated with a mixture of apprehension and disdain, calipjate if they were the first steps towards usurping democracy.

He worked for many years in the Middle East and has taught Asian history and religions in Thailand. Oxford University Press Amazon. A bold new perspective on a controversial debate, this book examines the assumptions underlying Western and Islamic contentions.


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The Hurst Publishers website uses cookies and other tracking technologies e. Demystifying the Caliphate sheds light on both the historical debates following the demise of the last Ottoman Caliphate and controversies surrounding recent calls to resurrect it, transcending alarmist agendas to answer fundamental questions about why the memory of the Caliphate lingers on among diverse Muslims.

Assessment of the results, contribution to the future direction of the field, outcome Several new research objectives were identified as a result of the workshop: Khilafa as the Viceregency of Humankind: The variety of perspectives represented at the workshop, including those of insider activists, encouraged stimulating exchanges, while participants were mindful to retain neither an apologist nor an alarmist approach to a topic that has provoked heated and polarised debate throughout the world.

The Memory of Historical Antagonism. Reza Pankhurst also gave several prominent examples of the different ways in which Muslim thinkers have idealised the caliphate over the last years.

Help Center Find new research papers in: Natural Law Anver M. Nursheila Muez marked it as denystifying Nov 06, 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. Refresh and try again. The Diaspora and the New Muslims. He has published widely on religion, society caliphare law in Russia. He has published widely on religion, society and law in Russia. Account Options Sign in.