The term fundamentalism is almost exclusively used in the context of religion. The book "Islamic Fundamentalism" describes religious ideologies seen as advocating a return to the fundamentals of Islam - the Quran and the Sunnah. This book also discusses that it is deemed problematic by those who suggest that Islamic belief requires all Muslims to be fundamentalists and by others as a term used by outsiders to describe perceived trends within Islam. Islamic fundamentalists hold that the problems of the world stem from secular influences. Further, the path to peace and justice lies in a return to the original message of Islam combined with a scrupulous rejection of all Bid'ah ("religious innovation") and perceived anti-Islamic traditions. This book will prove a definite source to understand about the Islamic fundamentals in a highly value laden manner.
Naseem Akhthar is an eminent Islamic freelance writer and editor. He has Master Degree of Arts in International Studies with specializations on Asian and Islamic Studies. He has written a numbers of articles of an interdisciplinary nature on cultures of the Middle East. He is the author of numerous studies on early Islamic history and historiography. Being a prolific writer on national and international issues, he has academic and non- academic published works as well as book reviews.
Preface V 1. Islamic Fundamentalism -- Pg. 1 2. Islamic Terrorism -- Pg. 27 3. The Label of Islamic Fundamentalism -- Pg. 57 4. Theology and Philosophy in Islam -- Pg. 89 5. Fundamentalists or Islamists -- Pg. 129 6. Ideology of Islamic Fundamentalist -- Pg. 155 7. The Context of the Fundamentalist Writings -- Pg. 163 8. Religious Fundamentalism and Terrorism -- Pg. 183 9. Faces of Political Islam Today -- Pg. 207 10. Necessity in Islamic Thought -- Pg. 235 11. Concept of Philosophy in Islam -- Pg. 259 Bibliography -- Pg. 335 Index -- Pg. 341