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Revival of Islam through Tajdid (Renewal) and Islah (Reform) tendencies in the post-communist Albania

Shehu, Fatmir Mehdi and Zejno, Bukuri (2019) Revival of Islam through Tajdid (Renewal) and Islah (Reform) tendencies in the post-communist Albania. In: II Bolgar readings "Renewal tendencies in the Islamic world: theological heritage and modernity". Bolgar Islamic Academy, Bolgar, The Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, pp. 43-58. ISBN 978-5-6043590-1-3

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Abstract

This article examines the revival of Islam in Albania through Tajdid (renewal) and Islah (reform) tendencies carried out by the Albanian Muslim Community and Muslim intellectuals, after the fall of the Communist System, in 1990s. The study intends to show the role of Tajdid and Islah activities in the restoration of Islam in the post-communist Albania. The significance of this research lies in its highlights of the renewal process of Islam in Albania within the first ten years after the fall of communism. This paper starts with a brief introduction on Albanians and their religious identity and continues with the discussion of: (1) the main factors leading to Tajdid and Islah in post-communist Albania, (2) the restoration of the Islamic educational institutions and the places of worship, and (3) the reformation of Muslim’s intellect, identity and belongingness. Descriptive and analytical methods are utilized. The analysis of this study adds new insights to the exiting literature on Tajdid and Islah tendencies for the revival of Islam in Albania.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 5647/77286
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tajdid (renewal), Islah (reform), Albania, post-communism, religious identity
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP174 The Practice of Islam > BP188 Islamic religious life
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP174 The Practice of Islam > BP188 Islamic religious life

B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP50 History > BP52.5 Muslim in non-Muslim countries
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BV Practical Theology > BV1460 Religious Education
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 > Department of Fundamental and Inter-Disciplinary Studies (Effective: 5th Feb 2014)
Depositing User: Asst.Prof. FATMIR SHEHU
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2020 13:27
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2020 09:45
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/77286

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