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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Regular tne and lunch breaks, as well as three opportunities to dine out in the evenings, encouraged a friendly atmosphere in which participants benefitted from the opportunity to network and develop ideas with academics from a range of disciplines, outlooks and parts of the world. The Wahhabis and the Ottoman Caliphate: Contemporary Controversies in Asia Chair: Emon, Matthew Levering, and David Novak. Statistical information on participants Countries of origin: Khilafa as the Viceregency of Humankind: Who Speaks of What Caliphate?: Zohebali Khan marked it as to-read Jul 21, Khilafa as the Viceregency of Humankind: Desiree marked it as to-read Nov 01, Some demytsifying the caliphate as a glorious political institution that must demystlfying resurrected; others merely hold a nostalgic view of the caliphate as an historical institution, associating it with an imagined community and former glory.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Participation numbered 18 people from 10 countries spanning North America, Europe and Asia. While Hassan al-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, prioritised reform of the individual as a pre-condition for establishing the caliphate, Hizb al-Tahrir aimed to mobilise immediately, reasoning that grassroots reformation could not occur under an un-Islamic system.

There are no discussion topics demtstifying this book yet. Adam marked it as to-read Jun 09, Demystifyimg these images and perceptions 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.

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While czliphate Muslims may be nostalgic for the Caliphate, only very few today seek to make that dream come true. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He has published widely on religion, society and law in Russia.

Ahmed marked it as to-read Nov 20, Focusing on four recent Arab television dramas of the past 20 years, Prof Skovgaard-Petersen showed how, in countries where the rhetoric of both authoritarian rulers and Islamists is powerful, television dramas have both criticised and mythologised the caliphate, depicting the might of the state, the corruption of power and the piety of the individual caliph.


Rifat Islam marked it as to-read Jan 01, This prompted another to respond that such visions represent detailed political projects that cannot be easily dismissed.

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Promoting the Caliphate on Campus: While caliphs abound, it seems that global consensus on the caliphate itself is yet to emerge. Reza Pankhurst also gave several prominent examples of the different ways in which Muslim thinkers have idealised the caliphate over the last years.

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