n Journal for Islamic Studies - Muslim publics : contents and discontents : introduction
|Article Title||Muslim publics : contents and discontents : introduction|
|© Publisher:||University of Cape Town|
|Journal||Journal for Islamic Studies|
|Publication Date||Jan 2007|
|Pages||1 - 15|
The concept of Muslim publics has been helpful in delineating at least two distinct aspects of modern Islamic developments. The first, and the most successful of such applications, has been the idea that Muslim publics provided the spaces for the construction of new and modern identities. These have been the conceptual and physical sites for the flourishing trends of Sufis, feminists, Wahhabis, traditionalists, Islamists and progressives.
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