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European Muslims, Civility and Public Life

Perspectives On and From the G len Movement

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This collection deals with challenges and opportunities faced by Muslims and the wider society in Europe following the Madrid train bombings of 2004 and the London Transport attacks of 2005. The contributors explore the challenges to the concept and practice of civility in public life within a European context, and demonstrate the contributions that can be made in this regard from the thought and practice of the global movement inspired by the Turkish Muslim scholar Fethullah G len. The importance and distinctiveness of the teaching of Fethullah G len and the practice of the movement is that it is rooted in a confident Turkish Islamic heritage while being fully engaged with modernity. It offers the possibility of a contextualised renewal of Islam for Muslims in Europe while being fully rooted in the teachings of the Qu'ran and the Sunnah of the Prophet. This volume is an important contribution to the study of the movement, which advocates the freedom of religion while making an Islamic contribution to the wider society based on a commitment to service of others.The movement and initiatives inspired by the Turkish Muslim scholar Fethullah G len began in Turkey, but can now be found throughout the world, including in both Europe and in the 'Muslim world'. Bloomsbury have a companion volume on The Muslim World and Politics in Transition: Creative Contributions of the G len Movement, edited by Greg Barton, Paul Weller and Ihsan Yilmaz.

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Titel: European Muslims, Civility and Public Life

ISBN/EAN: 9781441144478

Seitenzahl: 296
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

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