Beyond the Secular West (Religion, Culture, and Public Life)

What's the personality of secularism in international locations that weren't pervaded by means of Christianity, comparable to China, India, and the countries of the center East? To what volume is the secular an imposition of colonial rule? How does secularism comport with neighborhood non secular cultures in Africa, and the way does it paintings with neighborhood sorts of strength and governance in Latin the USA? Has glossy secularism advanced organically, or is it even helpful, and has it usually intended growth?

A very important extension of Charles Taylor's a mundane Age, during which he exhaustively chronicled the emergence of secularism in Latin Christendom, this anthology applies Taylor's findings to secularism's international migration. Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im, Rajeev Bhargava, Akeel Bilgrami, Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Sudipta Kaviraj, Claudio Lomnitz, Alfred Stepan, Charles Taylor, and Peter van der Veer every one discover the transformation of Western secularism past Europe, and the gathering closes with Taylor's reaction to every essay. What started as a latest response to―as good as a obdurate extension of―Latin Christendom has develop into a fancy export formed through the world's non secular and political structures. Brilliantly alternating among highbrow and methodological methods, this quantity fosters a better engagement with the phenomenon throughout disciplines.

Can Secularism go back and forth? / Charles TaylorThe Sufi and the country / Souleymane Bachir Diagne --
The person and Collective Self-Liberation version of Ustadh Mahmoud Mohamed Taha / Abdullahi Ahmed An-Nacim --
Creating Democratically pleasant dual Tolerations outdoor of Latin Christendom : Tunisia / Alfred Stepan --
Secularism and the Mexican Revolution / Claudio Lomnitz --
Is Confucianism Secular? / Peter van der Veer --
Disenchantment Deferred / Sudipta Kaviraj --
An historic Indian Secular Age? / Rajeev Bhargava --
Gandhi's Radicalism : An Interpretation / Akeel Bilgrami --
A Secular Age outdoors Latin Christendom : Charles Taylor responds / Charles Taylor.

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Thus Qadiriyya (or the path of Abd al Qādir Jīlānī who died in the eleventh century in Baghdad) and Tijaniyya (the path of Abul Abbass Ahmad al- Tijānī, who died in 1815 in Fez, Morocco) have local leaders called shaykhs or seriñ or ceerno and many followers in Senegal. Two other important orders, known as Muridiyya and Laayeen can be considered as specific contributions of Senegal to Sufism. ”17 It is true of Sufism in general and not only of Sufism in Africa that it is more tolerant and open vis-à-vis ancient belief systems predating Islamization than any interpretation of the Muslim religion: its metaphysics predisposes it to perceiving love as the one driving force behind all different forms of religion and spirituality.

26. See Abdoulaye Dièye, Secularism in Senegal: Withstanding the Challenge of Lcal Realities: A Legal Approach, Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Arica (ISITA) Working Papers (Evanston, III. The Roberta Buffet Center for International and Comparative Studies,Northwestern University, 2009), Working paper No 09-006, March 2009. 27. That push and the dominance of the Salafi movement known as Izala has been studied by Ousmane Kane in his Muslim Modernity in Postcolonial Nigeria: A Study of the Society for the Removal of Innovation and the Reinstatement of Tradition (Leiden: Brill, 2003).

That push and the dominance of the Salafi movement known as Izala has been studied by Ousmane Kane in his Muslim Modernity in Postcolonial Nigeria: A Study of the Society for the Removal of Innovation and the Reinstatement of Tradition (Leiden: Brill, 2003). 44 • the sufi and the state 3 THE INDIVIDUAL AND COLLECTIVE SELF-LIBERATION MODEL OF USTADH MAHMOUD MOHAMED TAHA Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na‘im B eing a Muslim is foundational for me, it informs and guides everything I do or say in every aspect of my life.

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