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Islam

Between Message and History

Abdelmadjid Charfi
Edited by Abdou Filali-Ansary, Sikeena Karmali Ahmed
Translated by David Bond

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Published in Association with the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations

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Contents

IIntroduction, Moncef Ben Abdeljelil
Part One: Characteristics of the Message of Muhammad
1. History and Theory
2. The Preaching of Muhammad
3. Distinctive Characteristics of Muhammad's Message
4. Legislation
5. The Seal of Prophecy
Part Two: The Message in History
1. The Prophet's Successors
2. Institutional Islam
3. The Elaboration of Institutional Theory
Index

About the Author

Abdelmadjid Charfi was Professor of Arabic Civilisation and Islamic Thought at the University of Manouba until his retirement in 2002.

Abdou Filali-Ansary is Director of the Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations. He is author of several books including Is Islam Hostile to Secularism? and Reforming Islam? An Introduction to Contemporary Debates.

Sikeena Karmali Ahmed is the Manager of Publications at The Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations. She is the author of a collection of poetry, Places to Remember, and an award-winning novel entitled A House by the Sea.

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