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Looks at modern Muslim views on religious authority, including feminism's 'new' Islam and shows how these views affect the perception of the Qur'an and the figure of Muhammad in the traditional practice of Islam.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Transliteration and Other Technical Considerationsp. xii
Introductionp. 1
The Contemporary World and the Phenomenon of Modernityp. 9
Describing the Contemporary Worldp. 11
Muslims and Modernityp. 25
Islam's Encounter with the Contemporary Worldp. 27
Muhammad: His Life and His Authorityp. 45
Muhammad and His Biographersp. 47
The Authority of the Pastp. 65
The Qur'an: Interpretation and Its Limitsp. 83
Trends in Interpretationp. 85
Types of Critical Approachesp. 98
Ramifications of Modernity in Muslim Daily Lifep. 113
Feminism's 'new Islam'p. 115
The Practice of Islamp. 127
Glossaryp. 146
Notesp. 151
Further Readingp. 166
Indexp. 169
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