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Maḥmūd Shalt=ut and Islamic Modernism

Kate Zebiri


This is the first detailed study of the life and thought of Shaykh Maḥmūd Shaltūt (1893–1963). Shaltūt was an Egyptian scholar and reformer who held the most senior position open to Sunni Muslim religious scholars — that of Rector of the Azhar University in Cairo. His period of office (1958–63) was a turbulent time in Egypt and within the Azhar itself, with President Nasser's socialist government initiating a radical reorganization of that institution in accordance with its policy of exerting greater control over the forces of Islam in Egypt. One of the most popular and progressive Rectors of ... More

Keywords: Maḥmūd Shaltūt, Egypt, Sunni Muslims, Azhar University, Nasser, Islamic scholarship, fatwās, financial transactions, family planning

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780198263302
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263302.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kate Zebiri, author
University of London