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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Lists with This Book. Murtaza marked it as to-read Apr 29, From London to the Northern Caucasus, from Jakarta to Baghdad and Istanbul, contributors explore the Caliphate within the context of global and globalized publics and against the new reality of the Muslim umma as a multifaceted community.

From London to the Caucasus, to Jakarta, Istanbul, and Baghdad, the contributors explore the concept of the Caliphate and the re-imagining of the Muslim ummah as a diverse multi-ethnic community. The Hurst Publishers website uses cookies and other tracking technologies e. Emon, Matthew Levering, and David Novak. She is the author of several books on Saudi Arabia.

Account Options Sign in. Rallies in support of resurrecting thee Caliphate seem deserving of derision and are believed to be thf first steps toward the dismantling of the democratic state. He has published widely on religion, society and law in Russia.

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Other presentations focused on the sociological conditions that highlight the caliphate among contemporary Muslims in Indonesia, Central Asia and the Northern Caucasus. He is the author of Cosmopolitans and Heretics: While caliphs abound, it seems that global consensus on the caliphate thf is yet to emerge.

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


Demystifying the Caliphate. Edited by Madawi Al-Rasheed, Carool Kersten & Marat Shterin

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. Yet these images and perceptions have little to do with reality.

Scientific content of the event The abolition of the Ottoman Caliphate, though calipuate in some quarters, provoked lingering sentiments of lost glory, righteousness and esteem among many Muslims that have been channelled in different ways up to the present day.

S marked it as to-read Apr 06, The Caliphate as Nostalgia: The Case of the Iraqi Muslim Brotherhood. Focusing on four recent Arab television dramas of the past 20 years, Prof Skovgaard-Petersen showed how, in countries where the rhetoric of both authoritarian rulers and Islamists is powerful, television dramas have both criticised and mythologised the caliphate, depicting the might of the calipnate, the corruption of power and the piety of the individual caliph. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Lucas marked it as to-read Nov 07, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Baobab marked it as to-read Nov 27, In Iraq, recent sectarian conflict has led thee 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 calipate Sunnis. Yet the Caliphate can be evoked as a powerful rallying call and a symbol that draws on an imagined past and longing for reproducing or emulating it as an ideal Islamic polity.

Refresh and try again. 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 first steps towards usurping democracy. Regular coffee and lunch breaks, as well as three opportunities to dine out in the evenings, encouraged a friendly atmosphere in calihate participants benefitted from the opportunity to network and develop ideas with academics from a range of disciplines, outlooks tue parts of the world.

Other editions – View all Demystifying caliphatte Caliphate: A bold new perspective on a controversial debate, this book examines the assumptions underlying Western and Islamic contentions. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. While some Muslims may be nostalgic for the Caliphate, only very few today seek to make that dream come true.


Tasneem Sannah marked it as to-read Sep 25, Help Center Find new research papers in: Dharendra is currently reading it Mar 11, Third, to identify the sociological conditions that highlight the caliphate among contemporary Muslims.

Yet these images and perceptions have little to do with reality. Seventh, to explore the roots and content of calls for the re- establishment of the caliphate — are they mere fantasies or outbursts of despair, or are they czliphate by sincere intentions to mobilise? More than that, these essays throw new light on the many ways in which even a mythical caliphate can demystifyiny a powerful hold on contemporary political imaginations.

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

In the Western imagination, the Islamic Caliphate is often linked to acts of beheading, stoning, and discrimination against women and non-Muslim minorities. Yet the Caliphate can be evoked as a powerful rallying call and a symbol that draws on an imagined past and longing for reproducing or emulating it as an ideal Islamic polity. Trivia About Demystifying the The Indian Khilafat Movement and its Aftermath. Later, the prominent Indonesian Muslim intellectual Nurcholish Madjid demonstrated another way of combining a pro-caliphate ideology with secularisation.

The strategy for the re-establishment of the caliphate, the concentration on some grievances over others and whether such rhetoric has any resonance at all can also be heavily tied to local circumstances. How to exhume skeletons of the past while also silencing sirens from the present? Be the first to ask a question about Demystifying the Caliphate.

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