Jamal al-Din-al-Afghani: A Muslim Intellectual

By: Anwar Moazzam

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This work deals with the thought of a major Muslim intellectual of the 19th century?Jamal at-Din al Afghani (1838-1897), better known in the West as the author of Pan-Islamism. In the current debate on the phenomenon called Islamic resurgence, Afghani figures prominently as one who sowed the seeds of Islamic modernism and who, for the first time, made Asian peoples, particularly the Muslim West Asia, a ware of the threat of Western imperialism. Iqbal considered him the only modern intellectual who could reconstruct religious thought in Islam. Afghani?s extensive travels in almost all West Asian countries, India, Europe, England and Russia gave him a deep insight into the real maladies Muslim societies were suffering from and the imperialistic designs of Western powers. He was feared by the Muslim rulers of his times because of his anti-despotism campaign and by Britain for his anti-imperialistic movement for unity-imperialistic movement for unity of Muslim states to meet the Western political threat. Through his strong advocacy for learning modern sciences he paved the way for intellectual a wakening among the Muslim. His unconventional religiosity and radical political views made him a controversial figure among the Muslims as well as in the West. Afghani, even today, enjoys an important place in the field of religious and political modernization of Muslim societies.

Title: Jamal al-Din-al-Afghani: A Muslim Intellectual

Author Name: Anwar Moazzam

Categories: India, Religion,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Concept Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd.: 1984

ISBN: 8170221501

ISBN 13: 9788170221500

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 112096

Keywords: Jamal al-Din-al-Afghani: A Muslim Intellectual Anwar Moazzam