9780821422311-0821422316-Modern Muslims: A Sudan Memoir

Modern Muslims: A Sudan Memoir

ISBN-13: 9780821422311
ISBN-10: 0821422316
Edition: 1
Author: Howard, Steve
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Format: Paperback 230 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780821422311
ISBN-10: 0821422316
Edition: 1
Author: Howard, Steve
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Format: Paperback 230 pages

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Acknowledged authors Howard, Steve wrote Modern Muslims: A Sudan Memoir comprising 230 pages back in 2016. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0821422316 and 9780821422311. Since then Modern Muslims: A Sudan Memoir textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Steve Howard departed for the Sudan in the early 1980s as an American graduate student beginning a three-year journey in which he would join and live with the Republican Brotherhood, the Sufi Muslim group led by the visionary Mahmoud Mohamed Taha. Taha was a religious intellectual who participated in the early days of Sudan’s anticolonial struggle, but quickly turned his movement into a religious reform effort based on his radical reading of the Qur’an. He was executed in 1985 for apostasy.

Decades after returning to the life of an academic in the United States, Howard brings us this memoir of his time with the Republican Brotherhood, who advocated, among other things, equality for women. Modern Muslims describes Howard’s path to learning not only about Islam and Sufism but also about Sudan’s history and culture. When the Brotherhood was thrust into confrontation with Sudan’s then-president Jaafar Nimeiry, Howard had a front-line perspective on the difficult choices communities make as they try to reform and practice their faith freely.

As well as a story of personal transformation, the book offers an insider’s perspective on a modernist nonviolent Islamic movement that thrived and was brutally suppressed. An important book for our times, Modern Muslims yields significant insights for our understanding of modern Islam, African history, and contemporary geopolitics.

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