| Philosophische Fakultät, SPF Religion. Gesellschaft. Weltbeziehung., Forschung

Preaching in the modern world

Preaching in the modern world is the subject of a new book that Itzchak Weismann and Jamal Malik have just published under the title "Culture of Da'wa".

The book offers an in-depth, broad-based examination of the "da'wa", the "call to Islam" and the "call to God" respectively. As a term that is difficult to translate, "da'wa" covers a semantic field ranging from the call or invitation to Islam, religious preaching and conversion to the mission and message of Islam. The contributions in the new publication analyze the most important discourses of the da'wa, its embodiment in the major Islamic movements of the 20th century and its transformation into new forms of activism by the media, the state and Jihadi groups - including al-Qaeda and ISIS - in the 21st century.

The publishers
Itzchak Weismann is associate professor of Islamic Studies and former director of the Jewish-Arab Center at the University of Haifa. He has published extensively on modern Islamic thought, Islamic movements, Sufism and interreligious dialogue. Jamal Malik holds the professorship for Islamic Studies at the University of Erfurt. He has published extensively on Islamic education and religious pluralism, Sufism and the mobilization of religion.

Itzchak Weismann and Jamal Malik (Eds.)
Culture of Da’wa
Islamic Preaching in the Modern World
University of Utah Press, 2020
ISBN: 978-1-60781-745-1
325 pages
$ 45.00