Muslim Modernism in Turkish: Assessing the Thought of Late Ottoman Intellectual Mehmed Akif

@article{Hammond2021MuslimMI,
  title={Muslim Modernism in Turkish: Assessing the Thought of Late Ottoman Intellectual Mehmed Akif},
  author={Andrew M. Hammond},
  journal={Die Welt des Islams},
  year={2021}
}
Late Ottoman intellectual Mehmed Akif (1873–1936) was for decades depicted in Turkish public discourse in generic terms as an Islamist radical opposed to the secular nation state. Through Akif’s poetry, articles, translations, correspondence from his exile in Egypt, and biographical detail revealed in the scattered memoirs of students and colleagues, this article offers a reappraisal of his thought as a leading Muslim modernist who adapted the thinking of Egyptian religious scholar Muḥammad…