Special thanks to Susanne Olsson (Södertörn University) for her comments and suggestions.
The struggle for reform: contested conceptualizations of iṣlāḥ in the Maghreb*
Article first published online: 17 APR 2012
© 2012 Hartford Seminary
The Muslim World
Volume 102, Issue 2, pages 211–224, April 2012
How to Cite
Macías Amoretti, J. A. and Fuentes, J. M. (2012), The struggle for reform: contested conceptualizations of iṣlāḥ in the Maghreb. The Muslim World, 102: 211–224. doi: 10.1111/j.1478-1913.2012.01402.x
- Issue published online: 17 APR 2012
- Article first published online: 17 APR 2012
- Political thought;
This contribution draws an historical and conceptual analysis of the concept of iṣlāḥ, which is traditionally understood as “reform” in general terms, and tries to stress the origins and the main conceptual paradigms of the two main ideological and political lines in which this concept has been developed and is still used in the Arab Maghreb by main political actors and thinkers.