Indigenous Islamic Modernity: A Necessary Basis for Renewal and Reform

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Alexander Wain

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The Orient is not an inert fact of nature. It is not merely there, just as the Occident itself is not just there either…[rather] men make their own history, that what they can know is what they have made. [Edward Said]


[I aim] to wage an emancipatory cultural and intellectual struggle to save human freedom from the barren wastelands of capitalism and class exploitation, equality and justice from the violent and pharaonic dictatorship of Marxism, and God from the ghastly and gloomy graveyard of clericalism. [‘Ali Shariati]

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