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By Beverley Milton-Edwards

Beverley Milton-Edwards analyzes the roots and emergence of recent Islamic routine and the most thinkers that encouraged them.

Providing a much-needed historic review, the most aspects of Islamic fundamentalism are installed an international context, with a thematic debate of concerns such as:

  • the results of colonialism on Islam
  • secularism and the Islamic reaction
  • Islam and violence 
  • globalization and transnational Islamic movements
  • Islam within the wake of 9/11.

For scholars and someone drawn to the background, results and outcomes of those Islamic pursuits, Islamic Fundamentalism on account that 1945 is the e-book to buy.

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By and large, and over the centuries, Muslims in different areas of the world have created for themselves a wide array of cultural traditions that reflected their attachment to the faith of Islam and their own local or indigenous identities as well. In Islamic Spain, for example, Muslim society developed a rich tradition in arts and sciences that endures to the present-day in the architectural heritage of sites such as Granada. Throughout the medieval period, the work of Muslim scholars, poets, artists and scientists contributed to a great flourishing of state, arts, culture, science, medicine, and trade throughout Muslim domains.

Since 1945, Islamic fundamentalism has grown and demonstrated a dynamic and diverse capacity for renewal and relevancy. And although the rich-kid terrorists may appear to signify this trend, the real explanation lies in the conditions under which the majority of Muslims live and the historic processes and legacies that account for the parlous state of so many Muslim countries in the present age. It has been contended by many from outside Muslim domains that since 1945 the ideological clash epitomised by the Cold War between Communist East and Capitalist West has now been eclipsed by a new ideological war between the Islamic fundamentalists and the democratic West.

Salafism is now associated with the literal and fundamentalist dimensions of post-1945 Islam and its ideas and supporters can be found across the globe. Moreover, elements of the jihad movement are also referred to as salafi-jihadi as a means of distinguishing their agenda from other Islamist groups and movements. Pre-fundamentalist thinkers and movements One figure who pre-dates the modern salafists and yet remains instrumental in formulating a fundamentalist doctrine within Islam is Mohammed Ibn Abd al-Wahhab (1703–1792).

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