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Online Book launch: Islam and Politics in Bangladesh: Followers of Ummah by Mubashar Hasan
May 26, 2020 - 16:15-17:30
For Muslims the ummah is arguably more powerful than Western liberalism because it taps into Muslims’ universalist identity as both individual and part of a collective, a broader community beyond nations and time.
Individual members of the ummah express their identity by consenting to forms of local, international, and transnational politics that encourage political Islam at national, international, and transnational levels. How can one identify as a Muslim without identifying with the ummah? Is it possible to identify with the ummah and yet deny its political expression?
Author Mubashar Hasan is Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo.
Link to Zoom meeting invitation will be posted here before the seminar.