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Muhammad Abduh

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
    Publisher: SAGE Publications
    Refereed: Yes
    ISBN: 9781412981767
    Depositing User: Dr Lars Berger
    Date Deposited: 16 May 2012 14:15
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:28

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