Berger, L 2012, 'Muhammad Abduh' , in: Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa: An Encyclopedia , SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks.
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Muhammad Abduh is a leading representative of 19th century Muslim reformist thinking also known as Salafiyya. Like Sayyid al-Din al-Afghani and Rashid Rida he wanted to apply the role model of the pious forefathers of early Islam (al-salaf al-salih) to help the contemporary Muslim world cope with the challenges of domestic decline and Western modernity. Abduh is mostly known for his attempts to formulate a compromise acceptable to Arab conservatives and radical modernizers as well as the introduction of social innovations such as universal education for all Egyptians irrespective of gender.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Editors:||Stanton, Andrea, Ramsamy, Edward, Seybolt, Peter and Elliott, Carolyn|
|Themes:||Subjects outside of the University Themes|
|Schools:||Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for European Security|
|Depositing User:||Dr Lars Berger|
|Date Deposited:||16 May 2012 14:15|
|Last Modified:||28 May 2012 13:56|
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