Demystifying the caliphate: historical memory and contemporary contexts. Al- Rasheed, Madawi and Kersten, Carool and Shterin, Marat, eds. Demystifying the Caliphate. Madawi al-Rasheed, Carool Kersten and Marat Shterin (eds.) London, Hurst and Company, Pp. x + , bibliography, index. Demystifying the Caliphate sheds light on both the historical debates following the demise of the last Ottoman Caliphate and controversies.

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There was some discussion on whether such aspirations are realistic or represent mere utopian visions. Choose your country or region Close. In Iraq, recent sectarian conflict has led the Shia community, who declared loyalty to the Ottoman Caliph in though this was primarily a matter of political expediencetemporarily to surrender the concept of the caliphate to the Sunnis. Ebook This title is available as an ebook. Aiminoes marked it as to-read Oct 28, Rallies in support of resurrecting the Caliphate seem deserving of derision and are believed to be the first steps toward the dismantling of the democratic state.

Failing that, some sort of research network would be welcome. With scholarly aplomb, the dispassionate contributors of this extraordinary volume reveal the benefits, but also the limits, of the cultural capital that informs the social imaginary of multiple Muslim audiences when they evoke, or hear others evoke, the caliphate. Rola marked it as to-read Feb 18, Contemporary Controversies in Asia Chair: This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

The aspirations of pro-caliphate thinkers and movements range from strongly authoritarian conceptions of the institution to those that merely stress sovereignty demyystifying the need for a figurehead.

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Finally, there are still more Muslims with ambiguous positions, particularly those who aspire to the caliphate yet do not actively or openly mobilise in pursuit of this goal. While some Muslims may be nostalgic for the Caliphate, only very few today seek to make that dream come true. By bringing together such a wealth of regional expertise it succeeds admirably in living up to the promise of its title. The Caliphate today is a contested concept among many actors in the Muslim world, Europe and beyond, the reinvention and imagining of which may appear puzzling to most of us.


Log In Sign Up. Yet while some Muslims may be nostalgic for the Caliphate, very few are actively making its return a reality. The presentations on Hizb al-Tahrir also emphasised the role of mass media in the late modern age in publicising their ideology. My library Help Advanced Book Search. As a follow-up to the workshop, the convenors have secured a contract with Hurst in partnership with Columbia University Press to publish the papers as an edited volume.

Meanwhile, another participant said that, while the realism and specifics of political projects differ, all Muslims aspire to the caliphate because at its core are the ideals of political unity and a fair distribution of wealth.

Demystifying the caliphate: historical memory and contemporary contexts

Mohammad Aljishi marked it as to-read Aug 27, The Caliphate and European Muslims Chair: One participant said that Salafis, for example, are known for their cross- cultural marriages.

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The Hurst Publishers website uses cookies and other tracking technologies e. Dr Karagiannis pointed out that, despite being banned, Hizb al-Tahrir in Central Asia is particularly adept at resource mobilisation, making effective use of informal networks of caiphate and families, as well as mosques, membership fees and donations. Regular coffee and lunch breaks, as well as three opportunities to dine out in the evenings, encouraged a friendly tje in which participants benefitted from the opportunity to network and develop ideas with academics from a range of disciplines, outlooks and parts of the world.


The Caliphate in the West: According to Dr Loulouwa Al-Rachid, Iraqi Shias demystifyng associate the concept with oppression from their sectarian rivals. Yet these images and perceptions Nursheila Muez marked it as to-read Nov 06, Counterinsurgent marked it as to-read Jan 25, Fifth, to highlight the role of European diaspora Muslims in these discourses.

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The Wahhabis and the Ottoman Caliphate: In Western popular imagination, the Caliphate often conjures up an array of negative images, while rallies organised in support of resurrecting the Caliphate are treated with a mixture of apprehension and disdain, as if they were the demystifyong steps towards usurping democracy.

Moreover, Wahhabis who follow the tradition of Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab have seldom called for demystfiying revival of the caliphate, according to Professor Madawi Al- Rasheed. IP addresses to improve user experience.

How to exhume skeletons of the past while also silencing sirens from the present? Similarly, the three intellectuals differed on whether the caliphate should be seen as an abstract theological notion or an historical institution in the succession of Muhammad.

To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. While caliphs abound, it seems that global consensus on the caliphate itself is yet to emerge.