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The Future of Islam

The Future of Islam (Hardback)

By Blunt, Wilfred Scawen

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The Future of Islam is a classic Islamic studies text by Wilfred Scawen Blunt. To Mohammedans the author owes more than a word of apology. A stranger and a sojourner among them, he has ventured on an exposition of their domestic griefs, and has occasionally touched the ark of the...ir religion with what will seem to them a profane hand; but his motive has been throughout a pure one, and he trusts that they will pardon him in virtue of the sympathy with them which must be apparent in every line that he has written. These essays, written for the Fortnightly Review in the summer and autumn of 1881, were intended as first sketches only of a maturer work which the author hoped, before giving finally to the public, to complete at leisure, and develop in a form worthy of critical acceptance, and of the great subject he had chosen. Events, however, have marched faster than he at all anticipated, and it has become a matter of importance with him that the idea they were designed to illustrate should be given immediate and full publicity. The French, by their invasion of Tunis, have precipitated the Mohammedan movement in North Africa; Egypt has roused herself for a great effort of national and religious reform; and on all sides Islam is seen to be convulsed by political portents of ever-growing intensity. He believes that his countrymen will in a very few months have to make their final choice in India, whether they will lead or be led by the wave of religious energy which is sweeping eastwards, and he conceives it of consequence that at least they should know the main issues of the problem before them. To shut their eyes to the great facts of contemporary history, because that history has no immediate connection with their daily life, is a course unworthy of a great nation; and in England, where the opinion of the people guides the conduct of affairs, can hardly fail to bring disaster.
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ISBN 9781774415009
Released NZ 19 Mar 2020
Publisher Binker North
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781774415009
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Binker North
Imprint Binker North
Released 19 Mar 2020
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Blunt, Wilfred Scawen
Category Islamic & Arabic philosophy
History Of Religion
Religious Life & Practice
Islamic law
Number of Pages 118
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 8mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 331g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Non-Christian Religions
ONIX Text Children/juvenile