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- DescriptionA Muslim Reformist in Communist Yugoslavia examines the Islamic modernist thought of Husein Dozo, a prominent Balkan scholar. Born at a time when the external challenges to the Muslim world were many, and its internal problems both complex and overwhelming, Dozo made it his goal to reinterpret the teachings of the Qur'an and hadith (prophetic tradition) to a generation for whom the truths and realities of Islam had fallen into disuse. As a Muslim scholar who lived and worked in a European, communist, multi-cultural and multi-religious society, Husein Dozo and his work present us with a particularly exciting account through which to examine the invative interpretations of Islam. For example, through a critical analysis of Dozo's most significant fatwas and other relevant materials, this book examines the extent of the inherent flexibility of the Islamic law and its ability to respond to Muslim interests in different socio-political conditions. Since Dozo's writings in general and his fatwas in particular have continued to be published in the Balkan lands up to the present, this mograph should help shed some light on certain assumptions underlying modern Islamic thought and consciousness found in the region.
- Author BiographySejad Mekic is visiting Professor of Islamic Law and Jurisprudence at the Hojja Ahmed Yassawi Kazakh-Turkish International University, Kazakhstan. Previously Sejad was a lecturer in Islamic Law and Jurisprudence at the Muslim College London, and a lecturer and mentor at the Cambridge Muslim College, UK. His research and teaching interests include the history of Islamic legal theory, Islam in the Balkans, Islam and Gender issues, and Islam and Religious Pluralism. Sejad has published a number of articles on various aspects of Islamic law and ethics. His most recent article is Remembering Srebrenica: the Roots of the Bosnian Genocide (2015).
- Author(s)Sejad Mekic
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication14/07/2016
- SubjectNon-Christian Religions
- Series TitleContemporary Thought in the Islamic World
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCRC Press
- Weight442 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine18 mm
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