Forging Ideal Muslim Subjects : Discursive Practices, Subject Formation & Muslim Ethics Hardback
Part of the Lexington Studies in Classical and Modern Islamic Thought series
There are many ways of living religiously informed ethical Muslim lives In this book, the author presents two important accounts, one by the 9th century moral pedagogue, al-Harith al-Muhasibi (d. 857) and the other by 20th century Kurdish Quran scholar, Said Nursi (d. 1960), of what the psychic states and moral subjectivity of an authentic, ideal Muslim ought to look like in everyday life.
The book analyzes their accounts of the nature of and the discursive practices implicated in the self-production, of what the author calls ideal Muslim subjects.
The book draws on Foucault's insights about ethics and the practices of self-care, to examine Muslim discourses in a way that enriches contemporary discussions about identity, individuality, community, authority, agency and virtue in the fields of religious ethics, Islamic studies and Islamic ethics.
The author deepens our understanding of the fluidity and fragility of both the more familiar obligation-centered ethics in Islam and the less familiar, belief-centered mode of Muslim ethical life.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 222 pages
- Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
- Publication Date: 15/07/2020
- Category: Islamic theology
- ISBN: 9781793620125
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