Abd Al-Rahman Al-Kawakibi: Islamic Reform and Arab Revival


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Abd al-Rahman al-Kawakibi (1855-1902) was one of the most articulate and original proponents of reformist ideas in the Arab world, as well as a precursor of Arab nationalism. A journalist, political thinker and social activist from Aleppo, Syria, he was a sharp critic of both the scholarly and Sufi religious traditions, and of the autocratic Ottoman government of the day. Undeterred by persecution and arrest, he advocated returning to the model of the forefathers of Islam and was an overt supporter of liberty, an Arab ...

Abd al-Rahman al-Kawakibi: Islamic Reform and Arab Revival 2015, Oneworld Publications, London

ISBN-13: 9781780747958