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  1. Terrorism (Primary Source)

    A fatwa is a formal legal opinion or interpretation given by a jurisconsult ( mufti ) in response to a request from a judge ...

  2. Forward Wanita UMNO (Primary Source)

    The Wanita UMNO is the women’s wing of the United Malays National Organization (UMNO), the ruling political party in Malaysia. Originally called Pergerakan Kaum ...

  3. Abu al-Atahiyah (c. 820) (Primary Source)

    The poet Abu al-Atahiyah (d. 828) earned the name “Father of Craziness” by breaking with traditional poetic forms in order to espouse a simpler ...

    By: Abu al-Atahiyah

  4. Preface by the Translator (Primary Source)

    Abdullah Cevdet (Turkey, 1869–1932) was a leading publicist and freethinker who used Islam to promote modernization and materialism. Cevdet was a devout Muslim and ...

    By: Abdullah Cevdet

  5. What Is Reform? (Primary Source)

    Munawwar Qari Abdurrashidkhan oghli (Turkistan-Uzbekistan, 1878–1931) was the leading reformist figure in Tashkent, the capital of Russian Turkistan. Born in a family of Islamic ...

    By: Munawwar Qari

  6. Islam and Democracy (Primary Source)

    Ahmed Aghayev (Azerbaijan, 1869–1939) was born into a Shi‘i family and, during his youth, identified his homeland with predominantly Shi‘i Iran. During his studies ...

    By: Ahmed Aghayev

  7. Islam Is a Religion That Respects Reason (Primary Source)

    Muhammad Abdul Khader Maulavi (Malabar, 1873–1932), commonly known as Wakkom Maulavi, was the seminal modernist reformer of the Mappila Muslims of south India. Educated ...

    By: Muhammad Abdul Khader Maulavi

  8. Back to the Qur'an (Primary Source)

    Muhammad Akram Khan (Bengal-Pakistan, 1868–1968) was a controversial reformer and journalist. Born near Calcutta, Khan began his higher education at an English-medium school, then ...

    By: Muhammad Akram Khan

  9. Some Advice (Primary Source)

    Kyai Haji Muhammad Hasyim Asy’ari (Java, 1871–1947) is widely regarded in Indonesia as one of the most respected religious leaders of the twentieth century. ...

    By: Muhammad Hasyim Asy’ari

  10. Democratic Institutions in South Africa (Primary Source)

    Abdullah Abdurahman (South Africa, 1870–1940) was the pre-eminent political leader of South Asians in South Africa in the first half of the twentieth century. ...

    By: Abdullah Abdurahman

  11. A Separate Muslim State in the Subcontinent (Primary Source)

    No other single person has captured the minds and imaginations of Muslims in India-Pakistan as has Iqbāl. After an early classical Islamic education, he ...

    By: Muhammad Iqbāl

  12. Nationalism and Islam (Primary Source)

    Mawlānā Mawdūdī received an early traditional religious education, which was supplemented by his self-taught knowledge of Western thought. He pursued a career in journalism ...

    By: Abū-L-‘Alā’ Mawdūdī

  13. Socialism and Islam (Primary Source)

    Born in Minya, Mahmud Shaltut studied and then taught in Alexandria. In 1927 he joined the faculty of al-Azhar University and was among those ...

    By: Shaykh Mahmūd Shaltūt

  14. The Third Way (Primary Source)

    He studied history at Benghazi University while training at the Military Academy. In 1969 he was one of the leaders of the Libyan revolution ...

    By: Mu ‘Ammar Al-Qadhdhāfī

  15. Islamic Socialism (Primary Source)

    He was head of the Syrian branch of the Muslim Brothers and editor of their publications, al-Man A r (Damascus) and al-Muslim I n ...

    By: Mustafā Sibā‘ī

  16. Islam and the Socialist Revolution (Primary Source)

    The Algerian Charter, published July 5, 1976, as the highest source for national policy and state law, was drawn up by the Front for ...

  17. The Concept of Islamic Socialism (Primary Source)

    A leading lawyer and statesman, A. K. Brohi held numerous posts in Pakistan's government, among them Minister of Law and Religious Affairs. He oversaw ...

    By: A. K. Brohi

  18. Islam in Secular India (Primary Source)

    After graduation (‘Ālim) from Nadwat al-Ulema, Lucknow, Mushīr ul-Haq earned his B.A. (Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi) and M.A. (Muslim University, Aligarh) in Islamic and ...

    By: Mushīr Ul-Haq

  19. The Modernist Majority Report (Primary Source)

    In 1955, the Commission on Marriage and Family Laws, consisting of six lay members and one representative of the ulama , was established. A ...

  20. The Minority Report (Primary Source)

    In 1955, the Commission on Marriage and Family Laws, consisting of six lay members and one representative of the ulema , was established. A ...

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