CIK Talks is a platform for noted Muslim intellectuals and thought leaders to address critical issues facing the Ummah and ideas shaping the modern world.
Islamic Revival as Development:
Discourses on Islam, Modernity, and Democracy
Presented by Dr. Ermin Sinanović
Moderated by Amir Aboguddah, JD
Friday, January 22nd, 2021 at 8 PM EST
In this Virtual CIK Talk, Dr. Sinanović will argue that Islamic Revival can be read as the Muslim thinkers’ and activists’ critique of, and engagement with modernity. He will further make the case for multiple modernities and multiple Islamic discourses that have marked the last six decades of Muslim activism. Islamic Revival according to Dr. Sinanović has gone through three distinct periods during this time:
Modernization–development phase (early 1950s–early 1980s) - Debates on capitalism, communism, and political development in general,
within the contexts of post-colonial liberation and the Cold War struggles.
Democratization phase (early 1980s–early 2000s) - Emphasis on democracy, economic development, and human rights.
The civic engagement and citizenship phase (early 2000s – present) - Conversation with modernity is on civic engagement
and citizenship rights.
Through these three periods, this Virtual CIK Talk will trace the evolution of Islamic Revival from its often reactive past to the more proactive present.