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Examining the concept of Pan-Islamism

Omer, Spahic (2021) Examining the concept of Pan-Islamism. AL-ITQAN - JOURNAL OF ISLAMIC SCIENCES AND COMPARATIVE STUDIES, 5 (2). pp. 21-51. E-ISSN 2600-8432

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This article discusses the concept of pan-Islamism as one of the most important concepts of the late 19th and the early 20th centuries in Western scholarship. The article focuses on the genesis, socio-political context, and ideological purpose of the pan-Islamism thought. The conclusion made is that pan-Islamism was a Western socio-political construct intended to smear and pre-empt the prospect of a global Muslim union. It was also advocated that pan-Islamism was just another pan-ideology and pan-movement that stood in the way of the western-style modernization and democratization of the world. As such, pan-Islamism had to be impeded and neutralized by all means necessary and as much as possible. Since Sultan-Caliph Abdul Hamid II was the prime mover of pan-Islamism, his reign divided opinion like no other. Little wonder that in the West, generally, his political programs were continuously repudiated and his legacy vilified.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2202/91865
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pan-Islamism; Abdul Hamid II; Islamic Unity; West; Ottoman Empire
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP170.82 Unity of Islam
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of History & Civilization
Depositing User: Omer Spahic
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2021 11:08
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2021 11:08
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/91865

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