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Heritage and Ideologies in Contemporary Arab Thought : Contrasting Views of Change and Development

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The question of the Arab-Muslim heritage, as a guide to life in the modern world, has become crucial in modern Arab thought. Different groups have submitted different views. In a broad perspective of such views, the paper focuses on three major ideological groups: the Traditionalist (including the Muslim modernist); the Liberals (including nationalists and socialists); the Leftist or the Arab Marxists. The traditionalist, apprehensive of the future, stresses only the original Islamic sources, but attempts to offer an enlightened view of Islam to ensure certainty in the Faith, and also meet the challenge of the modern world. The liberal interprets the Arab-Muslim heritage primarily as an obstacle, leading to the current state of underdevelopment of the Arab world. The leftist stresses the revolutionary components in the heritage, seeking their service to move the Arab world toward socialism.

Affiliations: 1: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada


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