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Maḥmūd Shalt=ut and Islamic Modernism$
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Kate Zebiri

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780198263302

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263302.001.0001

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Religion in Society: Social Issues Addressed

Religion in Society: Social Issues Addressed

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(p.61) 4 Religion in Society: Social Issues Addressed
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Maḥmūd Shalt=ut and Islamic Modernism
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KATE ZEBIRI

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263302.003.0004

This chapter examines the works of Maḥmūd Shaltūt relevant to the pressing need of contemporary Muslims to address specific social issues that have arisen in modern times or that for some reasons have become newly prominent. Shaltūt responded to this need in his fatwās issued in response to specific questions and in his monographs on topics of particular social relevance. This chapter analyses the social issues that confronted the Muslims including the role of women, relations with non-Muslims, family planning, and birth control.

Keywords:   Maḥmūd Shaltūt, social issues, Muslims, fatwās, role of women, non-Muslims, family planning, birth control

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