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Title:The revolutionary tradition in Islam
Author:Hodgkin, ThomasISNI
Year:1979
Periodical:Race and Class
Volume:21
Issue:3
Pages:221-237
Language:English
Geographic term:Arab countries
Subjects:Islam
revolutions
Abstract:What is the strength of the revolutionary tradition within Islam? How far can Muslims and Marxists work together, from the standpoint of both theory and practice, in the continuing struggle against the institutions of capitalism and imperialism? What in the Muslim world generally is the way forward? The author seeks to answer these questions: Basis premises: 'religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature Aspects of the Islamic traditions 'judgment belongs to God alone' - Mahdism: 'the earth will bring forth its fruits' - Jamal al-din al-Afghani: 'What is the cause of the poverty, indigence, helplessness and distress of the Muslims? - Sultan Galiyev: 'all the Muslim colonial peoples are proletarian peoples' - Responsibility, activism, austerity; ijtihad, jihad, zuhd. Ref.
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