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Alija Izetbegović ‘s contributions to socio-political and religious thought

Delagic, Lejla and Ushama, Thameem (2022) Alija Izetbegović ‘s contributions to socio-political and religious thought. Hamdard Islamicus, 45 (4). pp. 29-52. ISSN 0250-7196 E-ISSN 2789-8490

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This paper explores the socio-political and religious thoughts of Alija Izetbegović, a Bosnian intellectual-turned-politician and one of the Islamic thinkers in ex-Yugoslavia in the 20th century. It applies descriptive and analytical methods to examine the contributions of Izetbegović in the socio-historical context, with particular reference to the Young Muslims movement. It studies the tribulations he endured due to persecution by the Communist Yugoslav authorities. Izetbegović's thought is a response to a twofold equally negative influence on Muslim intellectuals and leaders of the time – the traditionalists whose emphasis on rituals obstructed the reform and the modernists who blindly followed what Izetbegović considered un-Islamic sources. As a solution, Izetbegović advocated attaining personal freedom through education and establishing closer ties among Muslim countries from Indonesia to Morocco.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Renewal, Islamic order, Young Muslims Movement, Socialist Yugoslavia, Post-Communist Yugoslavia, Pan-Islamism
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Prof.Dr Thameem Ushama
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2023 10:55
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2023 10:55
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/103135

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