The Ulama in Contemporary Islam: Custodians of Change

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From the cleric-led Iranian revolution to the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan, many people have been surprised by what they see as the modern reemergence of an antimodern phenomenon. This book helps account for the increasingly visible public role of traditionally educated Muslim religious scholars (the ulama) across contemporary Muslim societies. Muhammad Qasim Zaman describes the transformations the centuries-old culture and tradition of the ulama have undergone in the modern era--transformations that underlie the new ...

The Ulama in Contemporary Islam: Custodians of Change 2007, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691130705

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