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Al-Manār Versus Evangelism: Rashīd Riḍā's Perceptions Of The Social And Theological Aspects Of Missions

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This chapter traces Rashīd Riḍa responses to the missionary work in the Muslim world, and his confrontations with some of the missionaries in Egypt. It discusses Riḍan early general understanding of the role of missionary work in each religion. The chapter describes his perception of missions as part of Western colonialism in the Muslim world . It focuses on al-Manār's confrontation with the British authorities in Egypt. The chapter describes about Riḍa's evaluation of the missionary educational work and its (dis)advantages among Muslims. It also describes the role of other Muslim writers and readers who reacted to missionary work in al-Manar from various regions in the Muslim world. The chapter views Riḍa's short-lived project of Dār al-Daʿwā wā al-ʾIrshād and his zealotry in propagating Islam as part of his anti-missionary strategies. It analyses the criticism of the religious official scholars of Al-Azhar in Egypt and their mild responses to missions.

Keywords: Al-Azhar; Al-Manār; Egypt; Islam; missionary work; Rashīd Riḍa; Western colonialism



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