The resurgence of Islam


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History Today
Vol. 30, no. 2 (February 1980), p. 23-27


The second article is by Dr. Leila Ahmed, an Egyptian scholar who has taught at the United Arab Emirates University. In it she examines the Islamic past - that of the Prophet Muhammad and the first four 'right-guided caliphs' - to which the leaders of the current resurgence seek a return