By Simon A. Wood
Responding to arguments made within the Victorian interval that Islam is 'irrational' or 'inferior to Christianity' and that the unification of spiritual and political energy is a 'barrier to progress,' Rida sought to guard Islam and sometimes charged Christianity of its personal model of irrationality. wooden analyzes those arguments and contends that Rida's paintings can't be separated from the interval of colonial humiliation from which it originated. He additionally takes at the conventional accusation that Rida was once a fundamentalist and argues that he was once in truth incredibly modernist.
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As they are applied inconsistently, this variety presents the student of Islam with some difficulty. ”2 Bringing some coherence to this variety is one of my goals. I contend that the numerous Muslim responses to modernity may be divided into four broad categories: traditionalist, secularist, modernist, and so-called 2. On ‘Abduh as a “modernist,” see F. Denny, An Introduction to Islam (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Macmillan, 1994), 330–331; J. Esposito, Islam: The Straight Path (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998), 130; J.
Ford, 15. 42. On Abu¯ Zahrah and Shalabı¯, see Ayoub, “Muslim Views of Christianity: Some Modern Examples” Islamochristiana 10 (1984): 60–70. b’s Attitude Towards Christianity,” in Islamic Interpretations of Christianity, 159–178 (especially 172–176). On the contrast between Kha¯n’s accommodationism and Mawdu¯dı¯’s rejectionism, see Ridgeon, Crescents on the Cross, 1–32. On Faruqi, see David A. Kerr, “Islamic Da‘wa and Christian Mission: Towards a Comparative Analysis,” International Review of Mission 89: 161–62.
Four names are prominent: H . 12 However, although there may be a consensus, it is one that struggles to withstand analysis. A cursory examination of the 10. ‘Abduh’s gradualism was his major difference from al-Afgha¯nı¯, who advocated a more revolutionary approach. 11. See Gabriel A. Almond, R. Scott Appleby, and Emmanuel Sivan, Strong Religion: The Rise of Fundamentalisms around the World, (Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2003), Karen Armstrong, The Battle for God: A History of Fundamentalism, (New York, Ballantine Books, 2001), Lawrence Davidson Islamic Fundamentalism (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1998), 17 and Martin E.