Demystifying the caliphate: historical memory and contemporary contexts. Al- Rasheed, Madawi and Kersten, Carool and Shterin, Marat, eds. Demystifying the Caliphate. Madawi al-Rasheed, Carool Kersten and Marat Shterin (eds.) London, Hurst and Company, Pp. x + , bibliography, index. Demystifying the Caliphate sheds light on both the historical debates following the demise of the last Ottoman Caliphate and controversies.

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In Western popular imagination, the Caliphate often conjures up an array of negative images, while rallies organised in support of resurrecting the Caliphate are treated with a mixture of apprehension and disdain, as if they were the first steps towards usurping democracy. Nursheila Muez marked it as to-read Nov 06, With scholarly aplomb, the dispassionate contributors of this extraordinary volume reveal the benefits, but also the limits, of the cultural capital that informs the social imaginary of multiple Muslim denystifying when they evoke, or hear others evoke, the caliphate.

She is the author of several books on Saudi Arabia. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. One participant said that Salafis, for example, are known for their cross- cultural marriages. To ask other readers questions about Demystifying the Caliphate.

Other presentations focused on the sociological conditions that highlight the caliphate among contemporary Muslims in Indonesia, Central Asia and the Northern Caucasus. IP addresses to improve user experience.

Demystifying the Caliphate

Refresh and try again. The aspirations of pro-caliphate thinkers caliphxte movements range from strongly authoritarian conceptions of the institution to those that merely stress sovereignty and the need for a figurehead.


Fifth, to highlight the role of European diaspora Muslims in these discourses. Similar tensions are also apparent elsewhere. If you continue on this website you will be providing your consent to our use of this information.

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Usman Butt rated it really liked it Aug 23, According to Dr Loulouwa Al-Rachid, Iraqi Shias currently associate the concept with oppression from their sectarian rivals. Academic Skip to main content. Markus Zachary Xavier marked it as to-read Apr 06, There was some discussion on whether such aspirations are realistic or represent mere utopian visions. In response, one participant pointed out that empirical evidence suggests otherwise.

Emon, Matthew Levering, and David Novak. Desiree marked it as to-read Nov 01, Professor Madawi Al-Rasheed Co-convened by: They also discovered that as Russian, regional and ethnic identities lose their significance in the globalised age, these youth have been drawn to alternative sources of authority. Promoting the Caliphate on Campus: Islam and the West Bernard Lewis.

Reza Pankhurst also gave several prominent examples of the different ways in which Muslim thinkers have idealised the caliphate over the last years. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Yet the Caliphate can be evoked as a powerful rallying call and a symbol that draws on an imagined past and longing for reproducing or emulating it as an ideal Islamic polity. The Wahhabis and the Ottoman Caliphate: Yet while some Muslims may be nostalgic for the Demystiifying, very few are actively making its return a reality.


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Waggoner and Nathan C. Who Speaks of What Caliphate?: First, to identify the historical conditions of late modernity, including new forms of media and the role of mass education caliphatd literacy, that have helped to fan pro-caliphate ideologies across the globe. Regular coffee and lunch breaks, as drmystifying as three opportunities to dine out in the evenings, encouraged a friendly atmosphere in which participants benefitted from the opportunity to network and develop ideas with academics from a range of disciplines, outlooks and parts of the world.

Similarly, the three intellectuals differed on whether the caliphate should be seen as an abstract theological notion or an historical institution in the succession of Muhammad. Contemporary Controversies in Asia Chair: In particular, the presentations illuminated the wide range of views that contemporary Muslims hold about the revival of the caliphate, debunking the myth that this is a universal ideal for all Muslims. Zohebali Khan marked it as to-read Jul 21, Final list of participants Convenor: Be the first to ask a question about Demystifying the Caliphate.

Caitlin marked it as to-read Oct 07, Going to Extremes Cass R. Adam marked it as to-read Jun 09, Female 8 Male 10 Participation by age: