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Muslim reformist action in nineteenth-century Tunisia

El-Mesawi, Mohamed El-Tahir (2008) Muslim reformist action in nineteenth-century Tunisia. The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 25 (2). pp. 49-82. ISSN 0742-6763

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This article revisits the origins of the Islamic reformist movement that arose in the nieneteenth century. Tunisia was chosen because the spirit of reform manifested itself in the form of intellectual activity and socio-political action. The article highlights the features of the Tunisian experience before the French occupation in 1881, reveals the cooperation and complementary relationship between religious scholars and statesmen that gave the reform efforts their substance and form, and discusses the dynamic of the forces that were in play and helped determine the attempted reforms' fate.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2112/7097
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP173.5 Islam and world politics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh
Depositing User: Professor Mohamed El-Tahir EL-MESAWI
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2012 16:00
Last Modified: 09 May 2013 15:30
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/7097

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