By M. Saeed Sheikh
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The second part of the latter question, with the predictions it involves, is not integral to our argument and constitutes a separate field of enquiry for another book and decidedly another author. But the question also makes reference to the present, representing the culmination of nearly two centuries’ worth of history shot through with colonial rule and postcolonial nationalist reaction and continuity. 1 They inherited from Europe a readymade nation-state (with its constitutive power structures) for which the existing social formations had not been adequately prepared.
Like any society (and without analogizing with the excessively violent, oppressive, and church-abused Europe of the Middle Ages), Muslim society from North Africa and Muslim Spain to Java and Samarkand had its share of misery. 43 The mess of social reality—the victimized child, the robbed trader, the overtaxed peasant—could always rely on a hegemonic moral system that did its best to address this reality. 44 The paradigm, like its particular and technical legal rules, always strove toward the realization of this moral end, sometimes failing but most often succeeding, which is precisely what made it a paradigm.
Yet this domain extends well beyond the private sphere, as this book will show in the course of its discussion, especially, and most directly, in chapter 5. Capitalizing on the technologies of the self thus in no way involves a retrieval of premodern Sharʿī institutions, practices, or even education. It is a moral project of the first order, an attempt to draw on the historical self for moral guidance. It is a project of moral critique, moral deliberation, and moral substitution, which is to say that it is a project that aims to find a moral space for the Muslim subject in the modern world, a subject who has grown no less disenchanted by modernity than his or her Western counterpart.
Islamic Philosophy by M. Saeed Sheikh