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By H. Dabashi

What does it suggest to be a Muslim - during this international, during this deeply transformative time? Hamid Dabashi ask this seminal query anew, within the context of what he proposes is a post-Western global the place the "Islam and the West" binary is collapsing and the place "the West," as a build, not holds an analogous normative hegemony. opposed to the grain of greater than 2 hundred years of colonialism and self-alienation, Islam continues to be not only an international faith yet a cosmopolitan faith - person who has continuously been aware of itself in successive imperial settings. With the increase of ecu after which American imperial adventures, Muslims were at the receiving finish of alternative worldly empires that experience compelled them right into a self-alienating discussion. Dabashi argues that the pressing job dealing with modern Muslims is to carry their worlds to self-consciousness past the self-alienating stumble upon with eu colonial modernity and within the context of the hot worldliness that Muslims (like all other folks) face. This transition calls for crafting a brand new language of serious dialog with Islam and its cosmopolitan history - a language that's tuned to the rising, now not the disappearing, world.

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