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The Pen and the Faith

Eight Modern Muslim Writers and the Qur'an

By Kenneth Cragg

Routledge – 2008 – 200 pages

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Description

What is happening in Islam is of concern to more than Muslims. The Qur’an is the prime possession of Muslims: how then, are they reading and understanding their sacred Book today? This volume, originally published in 1985, examines eight writers from India, Egypt, Iran and Senegal. Their way with the Qur’an indicates how some in Islam respond to the pressures in life and thought, associated in the West with thinkers such as Kierkegaard, Marx, Camus, Kafka, Jung, Fanon and De Chardin.

Contents

1. Introduction 2. Maulana Abu-l-Kalam Azad of Delhi 3. Mamdou Dia of Senegal 4. Sayyid Qutb of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood 5. Ali Shariati of Tehran 6. Fazlur Rahman of Karachi and Chicago 7. Hasan Askari of Osmania 8. Muhammad Kamil Husain of Cairo 9. Najib Mahfuz of Cairo 10. Conclusion

Name: The Pen and the Faith: Eight Modern Muslim Writers and the Qur'an (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Kenneth Cragg. What is happening in Islam is of concern to more than Muslims. The Qur’an is the prime possession of Muslims: how then, are they reading and understanding their sacred Book today? This volume, originally published in 1985, examines eight...
Categories: Islamic Philosophy, Islam - Religion, Major Works