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Naguib Mahfouz and modern Islamic identity

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dc.contributor.advisor Lubbe, G. J. A. Afridi, Mehnaz Mona
dc.contributor.other Dadoo Y. 2009-10-28T11:52:51Z 2009-10-28T11:52:51Z 2008-11
dc.identifier.citation Afridi, Mehnaz Mona (2008) Naguib Mahfouz and modern Islamic identity, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to present an analysis of Naguib Mahfouz’s writings in relationship to modern Islam, changes in Egyptian Islam, the impact of colonialism, and modern Muslim Identity. The divergent effects and results of transformations in Egypt are analyzed through history, literature, and religion using theoretical religious, psychological, historical, and social world views. Selected writings of Naguib Mahfouz are used as the central body of literature. Naguib Mahfouz’s writings provide a plethora of divergent views on Egypt, Islam, and the emerging new Muslim Identity. Mahfouz’s writings centralize the many dilemmas that Muslims face today in light of modernity, western influences, and a transforming Islam. In this study there were some conclusions drawn about modern Islam and literature that discuss modern Islam as reflected in Mahfouz’s literary portrayals of ordinary Muslims living in Cairo and Alexandria oscillating between their native Eastern culture and Western colonial influences, as well as the existential and spiritual questions that accompany change for modern Muslims. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (vii, 235 p.)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Islam en
dc.subject Egypt en
dc.subject Muslim identity en
dc.subject Religion en
dc.subject Naguib Mahfouz en
dc.subject Literature en
dc.subject Duniya en
dc.subject Arab
dc.subject Tradition
dc.subject Modern
dc.subject Secular
dc.subject Reform
dc.subject Din
dc.subject Spiritual
dc.subject.ddc 892.736
dc.subject.lcsh Identity (Psychology) in literature
dc.subject.lcsh Identification (Religion)
dc.subject.lcsh Maḥfuẓ, Najib, 1911-2006 -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
dc.title Naguib Mahfouz and modern Islamic identity en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Religious Studies D. Litt. et Phil. (Religious Studies)

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