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The Resource Why I am a Salafi, Michael Muhammad Knight

Why I am a Salafi, Michael Muhammad Knight

Label
Why I am a Salafi
Title
Why I am a Salafi
Statement of responsibility
Michael Muhammad Knight
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Salafi movement invests supreme Islamic authority in the precedents of the Salaf, the first three generations of Muslims, who represent a "Golden Age" from which all subsequent eras can only decline. In Why I Am a Salafi, Michael Muhammad Knight confronts the problem of origins, questioning the possibility of accessing pure Islam through its canonical texts. Why I Am a Salafi is also a confrontation of Knight's own origins as a Muslim. Reconsidering Salafism, Knight explores the historical processes that informed Islam as he once knew it, having converted to a Salafi vision of Islam in 1994. In the decades since, he has drifted away from Salafism in favor of an alternative Islam that celebrates the freaks, misfits, and heretical innovators. What happens to Islam when everything's up for grabs, and can an anything-goes Islam allow space for reputedly intolerant Salafism? In Why I Am a Salafi, Knight explores not only Salafism's valorization of the origins, but takes the Salafi project further than its advocates are willing to go, and reflects upon the consequences of surrendering the origins forever" --
Summary
The Salafi movement invests supreme Islamic authority in the precedents of the Salaf, the first three generations of Muslims, who represent a Golden Age” from which all subsequent eras can only decline. In Why I Am a Salafi, Michael Muhammad Knight confronts the problem of origins, questioning the possibility of accessing pure Islam through its canonical texts
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page 4 of cover
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10440046
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TOH
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Knight, Michael Muhammad
Dewey number
297.8
Index
index present
LC call number
BP195.S18
LC item number
K55 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Knight, Michael Muhammad
  • Islam
Target audience
adult
Label
Why I am a Salafi, Michael Muhammad Knight
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-372) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn910569328
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
378 pages
Isbn
9781593766061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)910569328
Label
Why I am a Salafi, Michael Muhammad Knight
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-372) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn910569328
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
378 pages
Isbn
9781593766061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)910569328

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