School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Islam in the Modern WorldWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101463.4

Discipline: SOCIOLOGY

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Jan Ali

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Successful completion of 60 credit points

Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
In 2015 this unit replaced by 102294 - Islam in the Modern World. This unit introduces students to Islam an its adherents within contemporary globalcontext. It looks at key Muslim intellectuals from the 19th Century till the present and examines their attempts to come to terms with modernity as a Western project while addressing critical issues facing Islam. Areas for consideration include: renewal and reform; the impact of colonialism and globalisation on Muslim discourse; independent judgment (ijtihad) versus emulation (taqlid); and issues associated with civil society. Students will also explore the challenge of shaping a Muslim identity in the modern world in the context of key Muslim institutions and social movements.


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