The Modern Islamic Revival | Personalities and movements: their thoughts and methods for change

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An event (Talk + QNA) at the Uni. of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia) that addressed the important issue of Contemporary Islamic Revivalism - the personalities and movements that have aided it and their methodologies for change and their thoughts and perspectives. The event was organised by Muslim students at UNSW, and was well attended and received, Alhamdulillah.

* QNA starts at 1 hr 5 mins into the video.
* MC: Tarek Abdur Rahman
* SPEAKER: Faraz Nomani

* TALK SLIDES download:

* MP3 of talk download:

The talk takes a look at some of the prominent personalities that have been responsible for proliferating the global Islamic revival and the movements they gave rise to. It takes a BROAD look at "revival" and discusses several methodologies which seek to "revive" the Muslim diaspora. The movements briefly discussed include the following:

Tablighi Jamaat
Gulen Movement Turkey
Muslim Brotherhood
Jamaati Islam Pakistan
Jamaate Islam Bangladesh Jamate Islam Hind (India)
Hizb ut Tahrir
Tanzeem e Islami
Islamic Jihad Egypt
Jamaah Islamiyyah Indonesia

The personalities discussed, in varying depth (NOTE: due to time only a few could be comprehensively discussed) included the following. NOTE: some existing speakers/sheikhs were specifically mentioned to convey that a diverse range of existing personalities are proliferating the Islamic Revival in their own way:

Sheikh Muhammad Ilyas al-Kandhlawi (founder of TJ)
Said Nursi (Turkey; precursor to Gulen Movement)
Fethullah Gulen (Turkey)
Shaheed Imam Hasan Al Banna (Muslim Brotherhood)
Shaheed Syed Qutb (Muslim Brotherhood)
Sheikh Taqiuddin Nabahani (Hizb ut Tahrir)
Sheikh Ahmed Yaseen (Hamas)
Syed Abul Ala Mawdudi (JI Pakistan)
Sheikh Dr. Israr Ahmed (Pakistan)
Sheikh Umar Vardillo
Shaykh Abdalqadir as-Sufi
Imam Anwar al Awlaki (deceased; Yemen)
Sheikh Abu Muhammad al Maqdisi
Abu Mus'ab al Zarqawi
Amir Khattab
Abdullah Azzam
Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini (Iran)
Abu Bakr Bashir (JI Indonesia)
Mullah Mohammad Omar (Taliban; Afghanistan)
Tareq Suwaidan (preacher)
Sheikh Muhammad al 'Arifi (Saudi Arabia)
Sheikh Nabil al Awady (Gulf)
Sheikh Yusuf al Qaradawi (Egypt; exile)
Sheikh Wajdi Ghunaim (Egypt, Tunisia)
Sheikh Khalid Yasin (America)
Sheikh Imran Hossein (Caribbean; eschatology)
Sheikh Faisal