There are two basic dynamics of shaping contemporary thought in Muslim societies. The first of these is related to internal developments and the other to external conditions. Including? as intellectuals and ulama; They encountered issues such as the meaning and maintenance of tradition, the structure and change of Muslim identity, interpretation of new social problems and producing solutions, and making sense of political developments. In this framework, the main agenda has been formed within the framework of the problematic of Islamic renewal, and the second dynamic is external factors. In this respect, the confrontation with modern technology, industry and bureaucracy in the 19th century caused Muslim societies to go into a serious crisis. While this crisis caused Muslim societies to not be able to maintain their own intellectual lives, the need to respond and overcome it also gave a new form to thought. This communication with the outside has created various intermediate forms by interacting with Islamic concepts and thoughts.
Discussing the basic elements and limits of Islamic thought and examining its counterpart in the contemporary world has become a necessary ground. These discussions are possible by understanding the explanation of the basic concepts of Islamism, its use and transformation throughout history. Since the second half of the 19th century, the concepts of revival, reform, and reform have come to the fore as an offer against the problems that Muslim peoples are dealing with. These are concepts that have a deep-rooted history in the tradition of Islamic thought and politics, although they have been transformed in modern discourse and used in some places before the other.
The workshops, which were held within the scope of the Islamist Journals Project, with the banner of Basic Issues and Concepts, aim to add new dimensions to the rooted discussions of Islamist thought. As a product of this effort, this book is an enhanced version of the presentations made by Mehmet Ali Büyükkara, Özgür Kavak and Murat Kayacan at the "Improvement" workshop held on November 23, 2019. This book is an in-depth analysis of the issues and approaches on which Islamist thought is built. serial offer.