Borderless Islam and the modern nation state

Bahfen, N 2011, 'Borderless Islam and the modern nation state', Intellectual Discourse, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 147-160.

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Title Borderless Islam and the modern nation state
Author(s) Bahfen, N
Year 2011
Journal name Intellectual Discourse
Volume number 19
Issue number 1
Start page 147
End page 160
Total pages 14
Publisher International Islamic University Malaysia * Press Research Management Center
Abstract Given the dichotomy of ìIslam and the Westî and its currency postSeptember 11, how do we respond to the question of a modern Islam? This is the key idea that this paper explores, by discussing what Islam represents, and what modernity entails, arguing that Islamic teachings and practices are not necessarily incompatible with modernity, and that the discourse on Islam and modernity and where the two are headed can be legitimately engaged in by Muslims given that Islamic societies are diverse and subject to global influences.
Subject International and Development Communication
Keyword(s) Islam
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