Sheikh Muhammad Abu Zahra (1898–1974) on international relations:

LAUR Repository

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Baroudi, Sami E.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-26T12:04:21Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-26T12:04:21Z
dc.date.copyright 2018 en_US
dc.date.issued 2018-02-26
dc.identifier.issn 1743-7881 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/7147
dc.description.abstract The literature on Political Islam has not devoted ample space to the intellectual contributions of contemporary moderate Islamists. This article attempts to rectify this by examining the international relations discourse of a twentieth-century Egyptian religious scholar: Sheikh Muhammad Abu Zahra. Despite Abu Zahra's prominence in the Islamic world, his writings have received scant attention from academics. The article provides a close reading of his three principal works on international relations: al-ʿAlaqat al-Duwaliyya fi al-Islam, Nazhariyat al-Harb fi al-Islam and al-Wihda al-Islamiyya; as well as a fourth work with a significant bearing on the subject: al-Mujtamaʿ al-Insani fi Dhil al-Islam. It contends that Abu Zahra's international relations discourse is part of a more than a century-old tradition of theorizing on international relations that dates back to the religious reformers Jamal al-Din al-Afghani and Muhammad Abdu. Accordingly, Abu Zahra is treated here as an exemplar of what I refer to as the moderate and reformist school in contemporary Islam, in contradistinction to the radical school that is associated with salafi-jihadist figures and movements. A close analysis of Abu Zahra's international relations discourse thus provides penetrating insights on one pivotal, albeit understudied, dimension of this reformist/moderate current in contemporary Islam: its perspectives on international relations. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Sheikh Muhammad Abu Zahra (1898–1974) on international relations: en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle the discourse of a contemporary mainstream Islamist en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199329040 en_US
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Middle Eastern Studies en_US
dc.article.pages 1-27 en_US
dc.keywords Political Islam en_US
dc.keywords Islamism en_US
dc.keywords Moderate Islam en_US
dc.keywords Salafi-jihadist en_US
dc.keywords Abu Zahra en_US
dc.keywords International relations en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00263206.2018.1434147 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Baroudi, S. E. (2018). Sheikh Muhammad Abu Zahra (1898–1974) on international relations: the discourse of a contemporary mainstream Islamist. Middle Eastern Studies, 1-27. en_US
dc.author.email sbaroudy@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/00263206.2018.1434147?needAccess=true en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search LAUR

Advanced Search


My Account