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Author Amin, Husayn Ahmad,
Title Dalil al-Muslim al-hazin ila muqtada al-suluk fi al-qarn al-ishrin, wa-dirasat Islamiyah ukhra. English
The sorrowful Muslim's guide / Hussein Ahmad Amin ; translated by Yasmin Amin and Nesrin Amin.
Imprint Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2018]

Author Amin, Husayn Ahmad,
Series In translation: modern Muslim thinkers
In translation, modern Muslim thinkers.
Subject Islam -- History.
Islam -- 20th century.
Alt Name Amin, Yasmin,
Amin, Nesrin,
Description 1 online resource (ix, 222 pages)
Note Includes index.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 2, 2018).
Contents Intro -- A Tribute to Hussein Ahmad Amin by his Brother, Galal Amin -- Hussein Amin: A Courageous Voice Calling for Reform -- Foreword to the Tenth Edition -- The Sorrowful Muslim's Guide -- Reflections on the Evolution of the Prophet's Biographies in the East and West -- Reflections on the Truth about Abu Lahab (the Judas of Banu Hashim) -- The Role of Ahadith (Traditions) Ascribed to the Prophet in the History of Islamic Societies -- Is Sufism Islamic? -- Reflections on the Status of the Awliya -- Political and Social Roots of Islamic Sects -- The Decline in the Position of the Clergy in the Eyes of Muslims -- The Chances of Successfully Establishing a Society Based on Islamic Principles -- The Awaited Mahdi in Contemporary Times -- A Plea for Religious Reform -- Index.
Summary Published as Dalil al-Muslim al-hazan ila muqtada-l-suluk fi'l-qarn al-'ishrin in 1983, this book remains a timely and important read today. Both the resurgence of Islamist politics and the political, social and intellectual upheaval which accompanied the Arab Spring challenge us to re-examine the interaction between the pre-modern Islamic tradition and modern supporters of continuity, reform and change in Muslim communities. This book does exactly that, raising questions regarding issues about which other Muslim intellectuals and thinkers have been silent. These include - among others - current religious practice vs the Islamic ideal; the many additions to the original revelation; the veracity of the Prophet's biography and his sayings; the development of Sufism; and historical and ideological influences on Islamic thought.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Translated from the Arabic.
ISBN 9781474437097 (electronic bk.)
1474437095 (electronic bk.)
1474437079 (hardcover)
OCLC # 1055160457
Additional Format Electronic version: Amin, Husayn Ahmad. Dalil al-Muslim al-hazin ila muqtada al-suluk fi al-qarn al-ishrin, wa-dirasat Islamiyah ukhra. English. Sorrowful Muslim's guide. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2018] 9781474437097 (OCoLC)1055160457

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