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Preserving Islamic TraditionAbu Nasr Qursawi and the Beginnings of Modern Reformism$
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Nathan Spannaus

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190251789

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190251789.001.0001

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Separating Qūrṣāwī and Jadidism

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Preserving Islamic Tradition

Nathan Spannaus

Oxford University Press

The significant differences between the premises and goals of Jadidism and Qursawi’s reformism call into question the movement’s connection with him. This chapter explores the points of divergence between the two and, addressing the historiography that presents him as a Jadidist pioneer, shows that Qursawi has no place within the genealogy of Jadidism, and also that Shihab al-Din Marjani cannot serve as the necessary link between them. Instead, Qursawi’s thought must be understood within the contexts of postclassical Islamic thought and the religious environment in the Russian Empire in the early 19th century, separate from posthumous developments transforming that environment and leading to Jadidism as a distinct movement.

Keywords:   ijtihad, Islamic theology (kalam), Shihab al-Din Marjani (Shihabutdin Mercani, Shigabutdin Mardhzani), Jadidism, Soviet historiography, Tatar history, Islamic reformism

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