Academic Programs 

Islamic Political Movements in the Contemporary Muslim World (HI-630)
Fall 2004

This course deals with Islamic political movements in the modern and contemporary Muslim world. Two prominent Islamist movements emerged in the twentieth century Muslim world: The Jama'at-I-Islami of India and Pakistan and the Muslim Brotherhood Movement of Egypt and the Arab world. Both of these movements advocated the revival of Islam through political means. In addition to these movements, the course will discuss other minor movements such as the Jama'ah al-Islamiyyah and Jihad of Egypt, the Lasghar Jihad of Indonesia, the Tanzeem Islami of Pakistan, and the Taliban of Afghanistan. Besides focusing on the political agendas of these movements, the course will highlight their religious and intellectual origins and their stand on such issues as secularism, social justice, the West, modernity, and democracy in contemporary Muslim societies.


Meeting Day, Time and Dates: 
D.Min. Schedule – Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 21, October 12, November 2 and 30 and December 14  

Ibrahim Abu-Rabi’
Professor of Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations

Contact Information:
(860) 509-9500


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