TITLE

Chapter 2: What is a Muslim? Fundamental Commitment and Cultural Identity

AUTHOR(S)
Bilgrami, Akeel; Hawley, John C.
PUB. DATE
January 1998
SOURCE
Postcolonial Crescent: Islam's Impact on Contemporary Literature;1998, p35
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Chapter 2 of the book "The Postcolonial Crescent: Islam's Impact on Contemporary Literature" is presented. It focuses on the concept of Islamic identity. The fate of a reformist movement within Islam depends on the extent to which Muslim populations will consider the details of their identification with the religion. The connection between an individual's fundamental commitments and the idea of the authentic self explains the persistence of questions about identity. It is important to acknowledge that moderate Muslims have a sense of fundamental commitment to their religion.
ACCESSION #
19337383

 

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