By Matthew J. Kuiper

Da‘wa, an idea rooted within the scriptural and classical culture of Islam, has been dramatically re-appropriated nowa days around the Muslim global. Championed via a number of actors in diversified contexts, da‘wa –"inviting" to Islam, or Islamic missionary job – has turn into relevant to the vocabulary of latest Islamic activism.

Da‘wa and different Religions explores the fashionable resurgence of da‘wa throughout the lens of inter-religious family and in the horizons of Islamic historical past and modernity. half I offers an account of da‘wa from the Qur’an to the current. It demonstrates the shut dating that has existed among da‘wa and inter-religious kin all through Islamic heritage and sheds mild at the variety of da‘wa through the years. The publication additionally argues that Muslim groups in colonial and post-colonial India make clear those topics with specific readability. half II, for that reason, analyzes and juxtaposes famous da‘wa enterprises to emerge from the Indian subcontinent long ago century: the Tabl?gh? Jam?‘at and the Islamic study beginning of Zakir Naik. via investigating the formative histories and inter-religious discourses of those pursuits, half II elucidates the influential roles Indian Muslims have performed in glossy da‘wa.

This e-book makes very important contributions to the research of da‘wa more often than not and to the research of the Tabl?gh? Jam?‘at, one of many world’s biggest da‘wa activities. It additionally offers the 1st significant scholarly learn of Zakir Naik and the Islamic examine Foundation. Further, it demanding situations universal assumptions and enriches our figuring out of contemporary Islam. it's going to have a wide charm for college students and students of Islamic experiences, Indian spiritual background and someone attracted to da‘wa and inter-religious family members all through Islamic history.

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