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M.A. Sherif

the same as those they have presented. The reality is that Hindustan’s Muslims sided with Britain in the war against the Turks, and I too am in the same boat. I joined the battle on behalf of Britain. In the promises made to us it was clearly expressed that it would not be against the welfare of Islam

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Geoffrey P. Nash

The present volume, a commissioned collection of essays from specialists in the field of British Muslim studies, was originally intended as a commemoration of two of the important anniversaries connected to one of its outstanding figures – Marmaduke Pickthall. 2016 marks the eightieth anniversary

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Geoffrey P. Nash

discourse concerning the modernisation of the Ottoman Empire. 3 Embracing the cause of reform from Tanzimat to the Young Turks, the discourse Pickthall propounds and celebrates is presented as the vehicle essential for the reform as well as the protection of Islam in the modern world. Where the three other

Saïd Amir Arjomand

claims to be God and admits the dignitaries, when they present themselves, by putting his hand over their heads, while his forty khalifa s do the same with the lesser people who join the movement. A letter from Constantinople on March 7, 1502 mentions the rumors that 500 Turks wanted to join “the new

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K. Humayun Ansari

up a Tory, 2 considered British rule beneficial for Muslims. Hence, for Kidwai, it was imperative that Muslims combined “to present a strong front to the merciless blows of united Christendom”: 2 Moreover, a Muslim, he affirmed, would by his very nature prefer to live even in a semi

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Mohammad Siddique Seddon

, insinuating and self-deluding”. 14 For Pickthall it appears that a post-reformist, re-particularised Turkey was the only way forward for the Muslim umma. In a letter to his wife written during his fact finding visit to Turkey, he stated, “Turkey is the present head of a progressive movement extending

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Jamie Gilham

was called, and there followed a scene the thrill of which will linger for years to come in the hearts of those present. That the Imam, Mr. Pickthall, was a native Englishman imparted a wonderful inspiration to the worshippers which was manifest from their faces. Mr. Pickthall led the service in a

Saïd Amir Arjomand

, was exiled to Turkey and later settled in Najaf in Iraq. The Shah scored a victory by presenting Khomeini’s opposition as ‘black reaction’ to his reform programme. During the subsequent fifteen years of relentless opposition from exile, Khomeini did, on occasion, dismiss the Shah’s reform programme as

Saïd Amir Arjomand

Wilferd Madelung has offered us a magisterial overview of the development of the idea of authority in Twelver Shiʿism. 1 The present paper is narrower in its temporal scope but is more broadly based on source materials that are not confined to jurisprudence and include works on statecraft and

Saïd Amir Arjomand

was very much a product of the children of the Islamic revolution, and can be presented as one of its long-term, unintended consequences. The movement’s leading figure since the early 1990s, ʿAbdolkarim Sorush, is a philosopher of science who had been trained in pharmacology in London and was