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Princeton Readings in Islamist Thought:
Texts and Contexts from al-Banna to Bin Laden
Edited and with an introduction by Roxanne L. Euben & Muhammad Qasim Zaman

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Acknowledgments xi
Permissions xiii
A Note on Transliteration, Spelling, and Other Conventions xvii
Chapter 1: Introduction 1

Part I: Islamism: An Emergent Worldview

Chapter 2: Hasan al-Banna 49
Toward the Light 56
Chapter 3: Sayyid Abu'l-A'la Mawdudi 79
The Islamic Law 86
Chapter 4: Sayyid Abu'l-Hasan'Ali Nadwi 107
Muslim Decadence and Revival 112
Chapter 5: Sayyid Qutb 129
Signposts along the Road 136
In the Shade of the Qur'an 145

Part II: Remaking the Islamic State

Chapter 6: Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini 155
Islamic Government 163
Chapter 7: Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr 181
The General Framework of the Islamic Economy 186
Chapter 8: Hasan al-Turabi 207
The Islamic State 213
Chapter 9: Yusuf al-Qaradawi 224
Islam and Democracy 230

Part III: Islamism and Gender

Chapter 10: Murtaza Mutahhari 249
The Human Status of Woman in the Qur'an 254
Chapter 11: Zaynab al-Ghazali 275
An Islamist Activist 283
From Days of My Life, chapter 2 288
Chapter 12: Nadia Yassine 302
Modernity, Muslim Women, and Politics in the Mediterranean 311

Part IV: Violence, Action, and Jihad

Chapter 13: Muhammad'Abd al-Salam Faraj 321
The Neglected Duty 327
Chapter 14: ‘Umar'Abd al-Rahman 344
The Present Rulers and Islam: Are They Muslims or Not? 350
Chapter 15: Hamas 356
Charter of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) of Palestine 364
Chapter 16: Muhammad Husayn Fadlallah 387
Islamic Unity and Political Change 394
September 11th, Terrorism, Islam, and the Intifada 403
Chapter 17: The Taliban 409
A New Layeha for the Mujahidin 415
An Interview with a Taliban Commander 418

Part V: Globalizing Jihad

Chapter 18: Usama bin Laden 425
Declaration of War against the Americans Occupying the Land of the Two Holy Places 436
Chapter 19: Muhammad'Ata al-Sayyid 460
Final Instructions 466

Glossary 473
Bibliography 479
Index 501

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