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From Medina To The Ummah: Muslim Globalization In Historical And Contemporary Perspective

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The notion of the ummah - or world community of believers - was central to the theory and practice of Islam from the very beginning. The 'upgrading' of Europe serves as a telling metaphor for the changing relationship between Islam and the region right across the board. This chapter examines some of the ways in which this relationship is evolving within the realm of Muslim intellectual activity - particularly among those thinkers and activists concerned with the politics of Islamic identity and community in Europe. It provides background context that will help throw light on the changes that Islam in Europe has undergone over the past twenty years. The chapter identifies a shift in the locus of leadership within Muslim communities in Europe, particularly as regards the question of where the current generation is looking to find new ideas and new interpretations of Islam that are compatible with the day to day realities of European life.

Keywords: European life; Islamic identity; Muslim communities; ummah



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