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THE FUTURE OF ISLAM

BY

WILFRID SCAWEN BLUNT

"La taknatu addurru yontharu akduhu

Liauda ahsana fin nithami wa ajmala.
“Fear not. Often pearls are unstrung

To be put in better order."

Published by permission of the Proprietors of the

Fortnightly Review"

LONDON

KEGAN PAUL, TRENCH & CO., I, PATERNOSTER SQUARE

1882

(The rights of translation and of reproduction are reserved.)

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PREFACE.

THESE essays, written for the Fortnightly Review
in the summer and autumn of 1881, were intended
as first sketches only of a maturer work which the
author hoped, before giving finally to the public, to
complete at leisure, and develop in a form worthy
of critical acceptance, and of the great subject he
had chosen. Events, however, have marched faster
than he at all anticipated, and it has become a
matter of importance with him that the idea they
were designed to illustrate should be given imme-
diate and full publicity. The French, by their
invasion of Tunis, have precipitated the Moham-
medan movement in North Africa; Egypt has
roused herself for a great effort of national and
religious reform; and on all sides Islam is seen to
be convulsed by political portents of ever-growing

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