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One Islam, Many Muslim Worlds: Spirituality, Identity, and Resistance across the Islamic World

Raymond William Baker

Abstract

Muslims today are creating a new era of Islamic Renewal. Islam’s “River of Life” has created oases from Morocco to China. The book captures the stories of ordinary Muslims living extraordinary lives, thanks to their rejuvenating springs. The accounts begin with the fourteenth-century traveler Ibn Battuta. We learn of his quest to deepen knowledge, intensify spirituality, and explore social customs and sexual mores as he moves through diverse Muslim communities. The book’s stories extend to the spiritual leaders of modern-day Egypt, Iran, and Turkey. Their words are recorded by Fahmi Huwaidi, a ... More

Keywords: Islamic Renewal, Ibn Battuta, spiritual leaders, Iranian revolution, resistance, uprisings, extremists, ISIS, centrist Islam

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199846474
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199846474.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Raymond William Baker, author
Professor of International Politics, Trinity College