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Old Texts, New Practices: Islamic Reform in Modern Morocco

Etty Terem


This book inquires into the composition, function, and meaning of Islamic tradition, and by extension, into the larger question of the relationship between tradition and historical change. It is commonplace to characterize Islamic modernism as a rupture with tradition. This characterization maintains that modern Islamic reformist thought in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries promulgated a sharp critique of the classical Islamic scholarship, rejection of the principle of legal schools, and condemnation of taqlīd. Focusing on al-Mahdī al-Wazzānī's New Miʻyār (1910), the book demon ... More

Keywords: Islamic tradition, muftī, fatwās, Islamic modernism, Islamic reform, New Miʻyār, al-Mahdī al-Wazzānī, pre-Protectorate Morocco, Moroccan modernity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780804787079
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804787079.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Etty Terem, author