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Culture of Da'wa: Preaching in the Modern World
 

Culture of Da'wa: Preaching in the Modern World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

Edited by Weismann, Itzchak
Edited by Malik, Jamil

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This book provides the first in-depth, wide-scope treatment of da'wa. A term difficult to translate, da'wa covers a semantic field ranging from the call or invitation to Islam, to religious preaching and proselytizing, to the mission and message of Islam. Historically da'wa has b...een directed outward to nonbelievers, but in modern times it has turned increasingly inward to straying Muslims. While the media and many scholars have focused on extremism and militant groups that have raised the banner of jihad, this volume argues that da'wa, not jihad, forms the backbone of modern Islamic politics and religiosity, and that the study of da'wa is essential for understanding contemporary Islamic politics as well as jihadist activity. Contributors represent a variety of approaches and come from a range of academic, religious, and national backgrounds. In these essays, they analyze the major discourses of da'wa, their embodiment in the major Islamic movements of the twentieth century, and their transformation into new forms of activism through the media, the state, and jihadi groups--including al-Qaeda and ISIS--in the twenty-first century.
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ISBN 9781607817451
Released NZ 30 Apr 2020
Publisher University of Utah Press,U.S.
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781607817451
Stock Available
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 30 Apr 2020
Publisher University of Utah Press,U.S.
Imprint University of Utah Press,U.S.
Released 30 Apr 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Weismann, Itzchak
Edited by Malik, Jamil
Category Asian / Middle Eastern History
Islam
Worship
Religious Life & Practice
Islamic studies
Number of Pages 325
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Dewey Code 297.74
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Islam - 21st century, Dawah (Islam)
NBS Text Sociology & Anthropology: Professional
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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