Visible Islam in Modern Turkey (Library of Philosophy and by Adil Ozdemir, Kenneth Frank

By Adil Ozdemir, Kenneth Frank

Obvious Islam in sleek Turkey provides a wealthy landscape of Islamic practices in state-of-the-art Turkey. The authors, one a Muslim and one a Christian, introduces readers to Turkish Islamic piety and observances. The ebook is additionally a version for Muslims, for it inteprets the rules of Islam to the fashionable brain and exhibits the relevance of Turkish Islamic practices to trendy society. filled with facts and insights, it appeals to various circles, either secular and conventional.

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Traditionalists are also sensitive about the legitimacy of banking interest. They are concerned about preserving their heritage, which means Islamic and Ottoman values. They call themselves Muslims, or believers. Their discussions of morality, integrity, justice, equality, the environment, freedom, liberation, or feminism are not easily accessible to a modern mindset, nor widely known. com - licensed to University of St Andrews - PalgraveConnect - 2011-09-24 The Present Juncture 23 social, intellectual, mystic, ritualistic, modern, shamanistic, and so on.

The tense climate described above makes such research problematic. Merely to identify one's views publicly is to invite controversy and suspicion in a strained, unclear, and often anxious political situation. Detached, rational, disinterested explorations for truth are rare. People tend to be emotional and take È rkists, and so on. On the other hand, it sides as rightists, leftists, Atatu should also be understood that Muslims share unity as an ideal: one People, one Holy Book, one flag, one direction, one call to prayer, one Prophet.

The nation is still seeking itself, its mission, its identity, and its salvation. And in this search, Islam is put forward as a source of support, the ground of meaning from which results will be judged. We place ourselves among those hoping for success in this search. We would like to see national institutions in constructive dialogue with the religious heritage of the people. We hope that whatever is good in secular awareness can be appreciated by the traditionalists, and that secular ideologists can become more appreciative of religion.

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