The Blackwell Companion to Contemporary Islamic Thought

The Blackwell Companion to Contemporary Islamic Thought

Editor(s): Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi'

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

Print ISBN: 9781405121743

Online ISBN: 9780470996188

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996188

About this Book

The Blackwell Companion to Contemporary Islamic Thought reflects the variety of trends, voices, and opinions in the contemporary Muslim intellectual scene.


  • Challenges Western misconceptions about the modern Muslim world in general and the Arab world in particular.
  • Consists of 36 important essays written by contemporary Muslim thinkers and scholars.
  • Covers issues such as Islamic tradition, modernity, globalization, feminism, the West, the USA, reform, and secularism.
  • Helps readers to situate Islamic intellectual history in the context of Western intellectual trends.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Trends and Issues in Contemporary Islamic Thought

  2. Part II: Secularism, Modernity, and Globalization in Contemporary Islamic Thought

  3. Part III: The Question of Jihād and Terrorism in Contemporary Islamic Thought

  4. Part IV: Islamism, Sufism, and Pluralism in Contemporary Islamic Thought

  5. Part V: Justice, Dependency, and International Relations in Contemporary Islamic Thought

  6. Part VI: Women in Contemporary Islamic Thought

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