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xiv, 256 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Preface and AcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. Premises2. The Modern State3. Separation of Powers: Rule of Law or Rule of the State?4. The Legal5. The Political Subject and Moral Technologies of the Self6. Beleaguering Globalization and Moral Economy7. The Central Domain of the MoralNotesGlossary of Key TermsBibliographyIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231162562 20160609
Wael B. Hallaq boldly argues that the "Islamic state, " judged by any standard definition of what the modern state represents, is both impossible and inherently self-contradictory. Comparing the legal, political, moral, and constitutional histories of premodern Islam and Euro-America, he finds the adoption and practice of the modern state to be highly problematic for modern Muslims. He also critiques more expansively modernity's moral predicament, which renders impossible any project resting solely on ethical foundations. The modern state not only suffers from serious legal, political, and constitutional issues, Hallaq argues, but also, by its very nature, fashions a subject inconsistent with what it means to be, or to live as, a Muslim. By Islamic standards, the state's technologies of the self are severely lacking in moral substance, and today's Islamic state, as Hallaq shows, has done little to advance an acceptable form of genuine Shari'a governance. The Islamists' constitutional battles in Egypt and Pakistan, the Islamic legal and political failures of the Iranian Revolution, and similar disappointments underscore this fact. Nevertheless, the state remains the favored template of the Islamists and the ulama (Muslim clergymen). Providing Muslims with a path toward realizing the good life, Hallaq turns to the rich moral resources of Islamic history. Along the way, he proves political and other "crises of Islam" are not unique to the Islamic world nor to the Muslim religion. These crises are integral to the modern condition of both East and West, and by acknowledging these parallels, Muslims can engage more productively with their Western counterparts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231162562 20160609
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xlvi, 277 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Knowledge and religious experience
  • The philosophical test of the revelations of religious experience
  • The conception of God and the meaning of prayer
  • The human ego : his freedom and immortality
  • The spirit of Muslim culture
  • The principle of movement in the structure of Islam
  • Is religion possible?
The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam (1930) is Muhammad Iqbal's major philosophic work: a series of profound reflections on the perennial conflict among science, religion, and philosophy, culminating in new visions of the unity of human knowledge, of the human spirit, and of God. Iqbal's thought contributed significantly to the establishment of Pakistan, to the religious and political ideals of the Iranian Revolution, and to the survival of Muslim identity in parts of the former USSR. It now serves as new bridge between East and West and between Islam and the other Religions of the Book. With a new Introduction by Javed Majeed, this edition of The Reconstruction opens the teachings of Iqbal to the modern, Western reader. It will be essential reading for all those interested in Islamic intellectual history, the renewal of Islam in the modern world, and political theory of Islam's relationship to the West.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804781473 20160611
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xii, 131 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The nature of the caliphate
  • The status of the caliphate
  • The caliphate from the social point of view
  • The system of power at the time of the prophet
  • Prophecy and power
  • Islam : a message from God rather than a system of government; a religion rather than a state
  • Religious unity and the Arab people
  • The Arab state
  • The nature of the caliphate.
Egypt, 1925: the Muslim world is in turmoil over Mustapha Kamal Ataturk's proposal to abolish the caliphate in Turkey. The debate over Islam and politics re-ignites as traditional political systems dissolve under pressure from European powers and most Muslim countries lose their sovereignty. Into this debate enters Ali Abdel Razek, a religious cleric trained at Al-Azhar University, arguing in favour of secularism in his essay 'Islam and the Foundations of Political Power', translated here and published in paperback for the first time. Scholarly features includeA substantial introduction that places the essay in its context and explains its impact An appendix of Razek's sources with full publication details Explanatory notes beside Razek's original footnotes Additional notes about particular people, events or vocabulary that may be unfamiliar to modern readers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780748639786 20160609
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vi, 374 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Reimagining Global Justice Part I. The Challenge of Universality and Cultural/Religious Legitimacy Chapter 1. Islamic Ambivalence to Political Violence: Islamic Law and International Terrorism Chapter 2. Problems of Universal Cultural Legitimacy for Human Rights Chapter 3. Toward a Cross-Cultural Approach to Defining International Standards of Human Rights: The Meaning of Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Part II. Prospects of Mediation for the Paradox of Universality and State Self-Regulation Chapter 4. State Responsibility Under International Human Rights Law to Change Religious and Customary Laws Chapter 5. Islamic Foundations of Religious Human Rights Chapter 6. Cultural Transformation and Normative Consensus on the Best Interest of the Child Chapter 7. Toward an Islamic Hermeneutics for Human Rights Part III. Regional and Global Perspectives Chapter 8. Competing Claims to Religious Freedom and Communal Self-Determination in Africa Chapter 9. Globalization and Jurisprudence: An Islamic Perspective Chapter 10. The Politics of Religion and the Morality of Globalization Chapter 11. Global Citizenship and Human Rights: From Muslims in Europe to European Muslims Notes Bibliography Index Acknowledgments.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812242867 20160605
Over the course of his distinguished career, legal scholar Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im has sought to reconcile his identity as a Muslim with his commitment to universal human rights. In Muslims and Global Justice, he advances the theme of global justice from an Islamic perspective, critically examining the role that Muslims must play in the development of a pragmatic, rights-based framework for justice. An-Na'im opens this collection of essays with a chapter on Islamic ambivalence toward political violence, showing how Muslims began grappling with this problem long before the 9/11 attacks. Other essays highlight the need to improve the cultural legitimacy of human rights in the Muslim world. As An-Na'im argues, in order for a commitment to human rights to become truly universal, we must learn to accommodate a range of different reasons for belief in those rights. In addition, the author contends, building an effective human rights framework for global justice requires that we move toward a people-centered approach to rights. Such an approach would value foremost empowering local actors as a way of negotiating the paradox of a human rights system that relies on self-regulation by the state. Encompassing over two decades of An-Na'im's work on these critical issues, Muslims and Global Justice provides a valuable theoretical approach to the challenge of realizing global justice in a world of profound religious and cultural difference.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812242867 20160605
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xv, 234 p. ; 24 cm.
This title challenges romantic, ahistoric and irreconcilable notions of Islamic and Western cultures, highlighting the plurality of both. Frequently portrayed as intolerant, medieval and barbaric, Islam has replaced Communism as the main perceived threat to Western civilization and values. For Aziz al-Azmeh, this Orientalist and racist view of Islam is nothing but a mirror image of the myth propagated by Islamic fundamentalists, with both resting on an ahistorical conception of an unchanging religion. In this expanded new edition, al-Azmeh rethinks the relationship between Muslim and Western societies through to the post-9/11 period, uncovering a rich history of interaction and exchange.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844673841 20160528
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viii, 276 p. ; 24 cm.
  • The changeable and the unchangeable / Abdolkarim Soroush
  • "Hold(ing) fast by the best in the precepts" : the Qur'an and method / Asma Barlas
  • Law and ethics in Islam : the role of the maqṣṣid / Mohammad Hashim Kamali
  • Human rights and intellectual Islam / Mohsen Kadivar
  • Classical fiqh, contemporary ethics and gender justice / Ziba Mir-Hosseini
  • Timeless texts and modern morals : challenges in Islamic sexual ethics / Kecia Ali
  • Gender equality and Islamic law : the case of Morocco / Aïcha El Hajjami
  • Historical and political dynamics of the "women and Islam" issue : the Turkish case / Nazife Şişman
  • Islamic authority / Khaled Abou El Fadl
  • A theory of Islam, state and society / Abdullahi A. An-Na'im
  • A call for a moratorium on corporal punishment : the debate in review / Tariq Ramadan
  • Negotiating gender rights under religious law in Malaysia / Zainah Anwar
  • The changing concepts of caliphate : social construction of Shari'a and the question of ethics / Muhammad Khalid Masud
  • Can the state enforce Shari'a? : a discussion in Yogyakarta / Kari Vogt, Lena Larsen and Christian Moe.
This is an important and prestigious volume showcasing leading progressive Islamic thinkers. It includes new essay by controversial public intellectual and Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan. It offers strong appeal to policymakers and as well as students and scholars of religion and the Middle East.How are Muslims to reconcile their beliefs with the pressures and imperatives of the modern world? How should they handle the tension between their roles as private citizens and their religious affiliations and identities? This groundbreaking volume shows in what ways prominent Muslim intellectuals have themselves attempted to bridge the gap by recasting traditional Islamic notions in the light of contemporary understandings of equality, justice and pluralism. The contributors to the book examine the tradition that they seek to reform in relation to the human rights ethic of the modern world. The new wave of Islamic thinking which they represent emerges as multi-stranded rather than defined by a single trend or doctrine.Themes covered include a deconstruction of patriarchal interpretations of the Qur'an; the distinctions between universal and context-specific parts of Islamic texts; a re-contextualisation of Shari'a law; and a critique of religious jurisprudence, particularly where this impacts on matters of sex and gender. Old texts are re-interpreted through the lived situations of real people today. The result is an indispensable portrayal of progressive Islamic thought in the twenty-first century, which will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars of religion, ethics and Middle East studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845117399 20160528
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x, 324 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction : why Muslims need a secular state
  • Islam, the state, and politics in historical perspective
  • Constitutionalism, human rights, and citizenship
  • India : state secularism and communal violence
  • Turkey : contradictions of authoritarian secularism
  • Indonesia : realities of diversity and prospects of pluralism
  • Conclusion : negotiating the future of Shariʻa.
What should be the place of Shari 'a - Islamic religious law - in predominantly Muslim societies of the world? In this ambitious and topical book, a Muslim scholar and human rights activist envisions a positive and sustainable role for Shari 'a, based on a profound rethinking of the relationship between religion and the secular state in all societies.An-Na 'im argues that the coercive enforcement of Shari 'a by the state betrays the Qur'an's insistence on voluntary acceptance of Islam. Just as the state should be secure from the misuse of religious authority, Shari 'a should be freed from the control of the state. State policies or legislation must be based on civic reasons accessible to citizens of all religions. Showing that throughout the history of Islam, Islam and the state have normally been separate, An-Na 'im maintains that ideas of human rights and citizenship are more consistent with Islamic principles than with claims of a supposedly Islamic state to enforce Shari 'a. In fact, he suggests, the very idea of an "Islamic state" is based on European ideas of state and law, and not Shari 'a or the Islamic tradition.Bold, pragmatic, and deeply rooted in Islamic history and theology, "Islam and the Secular State" offers a workable future for the place of Shari 'a in Muslim societies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674027763 20160528
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303 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction 1. Resisting the Empire 2. The End of Islamic Ideology 3. Blindness and Insight 4. Islam and Globalization 5. The Shi'i Passion Play 6. Liberation Theodicy 7. Malcolm X as A Muslim Revolutionary Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415771559 20160528
This book is a radical piece of counter-intuitive rethinking of the clash of civilizations theory and global politics. In this richly detailed criticism of contemporary politics, Hamid Dabashi argues that after 9/11 we have not seen a new phase in a long running confrontation between Islam and the West, but that such categories have in fact collapsed and exhausted themselves. The West is no longer a unified actor and Islam is ideologically depleted in its confrontation with colonialism. Rather we are seeing the emergence of the US as a lone superpower, and a confrontation between a form of imperial globalized capital and the rising need for a new Islamic theodicy.The combination of political salience and theoretical force makes "Islamic Liberation Theology" a cornerstone of a whole new generation of thinking about political Islamism and a compelling read for anyone interested in contemporary Islam, current affairs and US foreign policy. Dabashi drives his well-supported and thoroughly documented points steadily forward in an earnest and highly readable style.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415771559 20160528
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xxxvii, 325 p. ; 20 cm.
  • New Foreword by Ronak Husni Preface to the English Edition Introduction Part I - The Mutliated Half Chapter 1 - The Question that No One Would Answer Chapter 2 - Sexual Agression Against the Female Child Chapter 3 - The Grandfather with Bad Manners Chapter 4 - The Injustice of Justice Chapter 5 - The Very Fine Membrane Called 'Honour' Chapter 6 - Circumcision of Girls Chapter 7 - Obscurantism and Contradiction Chapter 8 - The Illegitimate Child and the Prostitute Chapter 9 - Abortion and Fertility Chapter 10 - Distorted Notions about Femininity, Beauty and Love Part II - Women in History Chapter 11 - The Thirteenth Rib of Adam Chapter 12 - Man the God, Woman the Sinful Chapter 13 - Woman at the Time of the Pharaohs Chapter 14 - Liberty to the Slave, But Not for the Woman Part III - The Arab Woman Chapter 15 - The Role of Women in Arab History Chapter 16 - Love and Sex in the Life of the Arabs Chapter 17 - The Heroine in Arab Literature Part IV - Breaking Through Chapter 18 - Arab Pioneers of Women's Liberation Chapter 19 - Work and Women Chapter 20 - Marriage and Divorce An Afterword.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781842778753 20160528
This powerful account of brutality against women in the Muslim world remains as shocking today as when it was first published, more than a quarter of a century ago. It was the horrific female genital mutilation that she suffered aged only six, which first awakened Nawal el Saadawi's sense of the violence and injustice which permeated her society. Her experiences working as a doctor in villages around Egypt, witnessing prostitution, honour killings and sexual abuse, inspired her to write in order to give voice to this suffering. She goes on explore the causes of the situation through a discussion of the historical role of Arab women in religion and literature. Saadawi argues that the veil, polygamy and legal inequality are incompatible with the just and peaceful Islam which she envisages.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781842778753 20160528
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xiii, 512 p. ; 25 cm.
  • *=NEW TO THIS EDITION-- INTRODUCTION-- I. EARLY RESPONSES: CRISIS AND THE SEARCH FOR IDENTITY-- Rifaa Badawi Rafi al-Tahtawi: Fatherland and Patriotism-- Sayyid Jamal al-Din al-Afghani: An Islamic Response to Imperialism-- Islamic Solidarity-- Shaykh Muhammad Abduh: Islam, Reason, and Civilization-- Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan: India and English Government-- Islam: The Religion of Reason and Nature-- II. ISLAM AND THE MODERN STATE-- ISLAM AND NATIONALISM-- Rashid Rida: Patriotism, Nationalism, and Group Spirit in Islam-- Amir Shakib-Arslan: Our Decline and Its Causes-- Taha Husayn: The Future of Culture in Egypt-- Hasan al-Banna: The New Renaissance-- Abd al-Rahman al-Bazzaz: Islam and Arab Nationalism-- Muhammad Iqbal: A Separate Muslim State in the Subcontinent-- Abu-l-Ala Mawdudi: Nationalism and Islam-- ISLAM AND SOCIALISM-- Shaykh Mahmud Shaltut: Socialism and Islam-- Muammar al-Qadhdhafi: The Third Way-- Michel Aflaq: The Arab Personality: Between Past and Present-- Mustafa Sibai: Islamic Socialism-- Sayid Qutb: Social Justice in Islam-- The Algerian National Charter: Islam and the Socialist Revolution-- A.K. Brohi: The Concept of Islamic Socialism-- ISLAM IN THE CONTEMPORARY SECULAR STATE-- Ali Abd al-Raziq: The Caliphate and the Bases of Power-- Hichem Djait: Islam, Reform, and the New Arab Man-- Mustafa Mahmud: Islam vs. Marxism and Capitalism-- Mushie ul-Haq: Islam in Secular India-- * Asghar Ali Engineer: Islam and Secularism-- III. ISLAM AND SOCIAL CHANGE-- THE MODERNIZATION OF ISLAMIC LAW-- Subhi Mahmasani: Adaptation of Islamic Jurisprudence to Modern Social Needs-- Asaf A.A. Fyzee: The Reinterpretation of Islam-- The Debate over Family Law Reform in Pakistan-- * Amina Wadud: Rights and Roles of Women-- * Ahmed Zaki Yamani: The Political Competence of Women-- * M. Ashmawi: Reforming Islam and Islamic Law-- * Heba Rouf-Ezzat: On the Future of Women and Politics in the Arab World-- * Sisters in Islam: Chronology of a Struggle for Equal Rights-- * Fatwas: The Veil/Hijab-- * Bio-ethics/Family Planning-- ISLAM AND ECONOMICS-- Ayatullah Mahmud Taliqani: The Characteristics of Islamic Economics-- Khurshid Ahmad: Islam and the Challenge of Economic Development-- M. Umar Chapra: The Islamic Welfare State-- * M. Baqr al-Sadr: The Psychological Role of Islam in Economic Development-- IV. ISLAM AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES-- ISLAM AND DEMOCRACY-- Abu-l-Ala Mawdudi: Political Theory of Islam-- * Raschid Ghannoushi: Islamists' Participation in a non-Islamic Government-- Mohammed Selim al-Awa: Political Pluralism: An Islamic Perspective-- * Murad Hofmann: Democracy or Shuracracy-- * Abdul Aziz Sachedina: Why Democracy, and Why Now?-- * Abdel Karim Soroush: Tolerance and Governance-- * Abid Ullah Jan: Neither Required nor an Issue-- ISLAM AND THE WEST: CLASH AND DIALOGUE-- * Anwar Ibrahim: The Need for Civlizational Dialogue-- * Anwar Ibrahim: The Need for Civilizational Dialogue-- * M. Shahrour: Islamic Culture in Danger-- * Ali Shariati: Religion and Protest-- * Mohammed Khatami: Dialogue between East and West-- * Seyyed Hossein Nasr: Reflections Upon Islam and the West-- * T.J. Winter: The Poverty of Fanaticism-- JIHAD DEFINED AND REDEFINED-- * Sherman Jackson: Jihad in the Modern World-- * Sayyid Qutb: Jihad in the Cause of God-- * Farag: The Forgotten Duty-- * Abudllah Al-Azzam: Caravan: Global Jihad-- * Osama Bin Laden: Neo-Jihad or Global Jihad-- * HAMAS: The Covenant of the Islamic Resistance Movement-- * Shams al-Din: On the Political Unity of Using Armed Violence-- * Shaykh Muhammed Fadlallah: We must think before we act-- September 11 was a gift to the U.S. administration-- Khaled Abou El Fadl: Islam and Violence: Our Forgotten Legacy-- * Fatwas: Jihad, Suicide Bombing, and Martyrdom-- GLOBAL VOICES: ISSUES OF IDENTITY-- * Mustafa Ceric: The Many Voices of Islam: Cultivating Intellectual Pluralism-- * Tariq Ramadan: The Arab World and the Muslims Faced with their Contradictions-- * Osman Bakar: Islam and the Malay Civilizational Identity: Tension and Harmony between Ethnicity and Religiosity-- * Nurcholish Madjid: Islamic Faith and the Problem of Pluralism: Relations among the Believers-- * Muqtedar Khan: Reason and Individual Reasoning (Ijtihad)-- * Ali Mazrui: Human History as Divine Revelation: A Dialogue.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195174311 20160528
9/11 and continued acts of global terrorism from Madrid to Bali have challenged the understanding of academic experts, students, and policymakers, Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Critical questions have been raised about Islam and Muslim politics in the modern world: Are Islam and modernity compatible?; Is Islam compatible with modernization: with nationalism, secularism, economic development and democracy?; Is Islam in need of and capable of reform?; what does Islam and what do Muslims have to say about globalization, democracy, human rights, women, jihad, violence, terrorism, and suicide bombing. This updated and expanded second edition of "Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives" includes more than 50 per cent new materials with representative selections from diverse Muslim voices, moderates and extremists, traditionalists and reformers, from the Middle East to Southeast Asia, Europe to America.
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158 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Invocation and introduction
  • On government and its varieties
  • Absolute rule
  • -- Republican rule
  • Government limited by law (qanun)
  • Conclusion
  • The 1857 fundamental pact.
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xxv, 170 p. ; 22 cm.
  • pt. 1. Secularism, the Gulf States, and Islam. The contemporary Muslim and the search for certitude
  • Secularism: a civilizational requirement
  • Critiques of secularism
  • Islam and religious hierarchy
  • Petro-Islam
  • The contemporary world according to Shaykh Shaʻrāwī
  • pt. 2. In debate with Ḥassan Ḥanafī. The future of Islamic fundamentalism: a critical study in light of Ḥassan Ḥanafī's approach
  • Evaluating the discourse of the contemporary Islamist movements
  • Islamic fundamentalism and the verdict of history
  • pt. 3. On the implementation of sharīʻah. An invitation to dialogue
  • The July Revolution and the Islamist groups
  • The implementation of sharīʻah: an attempt at comprehension
  • The implementation of sharīʻah: a new dialogue.
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405 p. ; 24 cm.
In the 1820s, Rifa'a al-Tahtawi, a young Muslim cleric, was a leading member of the first Egyptian educational mission to Paris, where he remained for five years, compiling his observations of European culture for the benefit of his countrymen. His account, "Takhlis al-Ibriz fi Talkhis Bariz", is one of the earliest records of the Muslim encounter with Enlightenment-era European ideas. Al-Tahtawi's book helped introduce ideas of modernity to his native land. In addition to its historical and literary value, al-Tahtawi's work offers invaluable insight into early conceptions of Europe and the 'Other'. Its observations are as vibrant and palpable today as they were over 150 years ago, informative and often acute, to very humorous effect. This annotated translation is the first in English of this classic book. It is introduced and carefully annotated by a scholar fluent in the life, times and milieu of its narrator.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780863563461 20160528
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139 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Islam and the Challenge of Democracy by KHALED ABOU EL FADL 3 Responses Change from Within by NADER A. HASHEMI 49 Democracy and Conflict by JEREMY WALDRON 55 The Best Hope by NOAH FELDMAN 59 The Primacy of Political Philosophy by M. A. MUQTEDAR KHAN 63 The Importance of Context by A. KEVIN REINHART 69 Is Liberalism Islam's Only Answer? by SABA MAHMOOD 74 Popular Support First by BERNARD HAYKEL 78 Too Far from Tradition by MOHAMMAD H. FADEL 81 Revealed Law and Democracy by DAVID NOVAK 87 Practice and Theory by JOHN L. ESPOSITO 93 Islam Is Not the Problem by WILLIAM B. QUANDT 101 Reply KHALED ABOU EL FADL 109 Contributors 129 Index 131.
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The events of September 11 and the subsequent war on terrorism have provoked widespread discussion about the possibility of democracy in the Islamic world. Such topics as the meaning of jihad, the role of clerics as authoritative interpreters, and the place of human rights and toleration in Islam have become subjects of urgent public debate around the world. With few exceptions, however, this debate has proceeded in isolation from the vibrant traditions of argument within Islamic theology, philosophy, and law. "Islam and the Challenge of Democracy" aims to correct this deficiency. The book engages the reader in a rich discourse on the challenges of democracy in contemporary Islam. The collection begins with a lead essay by Khaled Abou El Fadl, who argues that democracy, especially a constitutional democracy that protects basic individual rights, is the form of government best suited to promoting a set of social and political values central to Islam. Because Islam is about submission to God and about each individual's responsibility to serve as His agent on Earth, Abou El Fadl argues, there is no place for the subjugation to human authority demanded by authoritarian regimes. The lead essay is followed by eleven others from internationally respected specialists in democracy and religion. They address, challenge, and engage Abou El Fadl's work. The contributors include John Esposito, Muhammad Fadel, Noah Feldman, Nader Hashemi, Bernard Haykel, Muqtedar Khan, Saba Mahmood, David Novak, William Quandt, Kevin Reinhart, and Jeremy Waldron.
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xi, 351 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Part 1 Progressive Muslims and contemporary Islam: the ugly modern and the modern ugly - reclaiming the beautiful in Islam, Khaled Abou El Fadl-- in search of a progressive Islamic response to 9/11, Farid Esack-- Islam - a civilisational project in progress, Ahmet Karamustafa-- the debts and burdens of critical Islam, Ebrahim Moosa-- on being a scholar of Islam - risks and responsibilities, Tazim R. Kassam. Part 2 Progressive Muslims and gender justice: transforming feminisms - Islam, women and gender justice, Sa'diyya Shaikh-- progressive Muslims and Islamic jurisprudence - the necessity for critical engagement with marriage and divorce laws, Kecia Ali-- sexuality, diversity and ethics in the agenda of progressive Muslims, Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle-- are we up to the challenge? the need for a radical re-ordering of the Islamic discourse on women, Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons. Part 3 Progressive Muslims and pluralism: Muslims, pluralism and inter-faith dialogue, Amir Hussein-- Islam, democracy and pluralism, Ahmad S. Moussalli-- American Muslim identity - race and ethnicity in progressive Islam, Amina Wadud-- how to put the genie back in the bottle? "Identity", Islam and Muslim youth cultures in america, Marcia Hermansen-- what is the victory of Islam? towards a different understanding of the Ummah and political success in the contemporary world, Farish A. Noor.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781851683161 20160528
Developed in response to the events of September 11 2001, these 14 articles from prominent Muslim thinkers offer a provocative reassessment of Islam's relationship with the modern world. Confronting issues such as racism, justice, sexuality and gender, this book reveals the real challenges faced by Muslims of both sexes in contemporary Western society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781851683161 20160528
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xi, 389 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction-- Section 1: Africa-- Section 2: Iran/Afghanistan-- Section 3: Ottoman Empire-- Section 4: Russian Empire-- Section 5: South Asia-- Section 6: Southeast/East Asia.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195154689 20160528
Modernist Islam was a major intellectual current in the Muslim world during the 19th and 20th centuries. Proponents of this movement typically believed that it was not only possible but imperative to show how "modern" values and institutions could be reconciled with authentically Islamic ideals. This sourcebook brings together a broad range of writings on modernist Islam from across the Muslim world. It makes available for the first time in English the writings of many of the activists and intellectuals who made up the early modernist Islamic movement. Charles Kurzman and a team of section editors, each specializing in a different region of the Islamic world, have assembled, translated, and annotated the work of the most important of these figures. With the publication of this volume, an English-speaking audience will have wider access to the literature of modernist Islam than did the makers of the movement themselves.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195154672 20160528
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xix, 236 p. ; 24 cm.
In recent years Abdolkarim Soroush has emerged as one of the leading revisionist thinkers of the Muslim world. Translated into English for the first time, this book features a critical introduction by the editors and an original interview that reveals the intellectual biography of the author. It sets forth Soroush's views on such matters as the inevitablity of change in religion, the necessity of freedom of belief, and the compatibility of Islam with democracy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195128123 20160528
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ix, 226 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Early sects and formation of Sunnī orthodoxy
  • Developments from Irjāʼ: politics, Ṣūfism, and gnostic extremism
  • Early medieval reform: the Ṣūfī reform and the role of al-Ghazālī
  • Later medieval reform
  • Indian reformist thought.
In this work, Rhaman confronts today's perception of Islamic fundmentalism and proceeds to reassess it. He returns to medieval Islam, considering topics like Islamic politics, law and Sufism in a study of the original nature of fundamentalism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781851682041 20160528
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339 p. ; 23 cm.
Social Justice in Islam" is perhaps the best known work of Sayyid Qutb, a leading figure in the Muslim Brethren of Egypt who was executed by the regime of 'Abd al-Nasir in 1966. Despite the years that have passed since Sayyid Qutb's death, the imprint of his thought on the contemporary Islamic movements of the Arab world remains profound. The Arabic original of "Social Justice in Islam" was first published in 1949, but this book in particular retains its relevance in many respects: the persistence of gross socio-economic inequality in most Muslim societies; the need for viewing Islam as a totality, imperatively demanding comprehensive implementation; and the depiction of the West as a neo-Crusading force.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781889999111 20160527
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xxi, 130 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction by Walid Hamarneh-- Author's Introduction-- Part One: A Different Reading of the Tradition Discourse I: The Present Shortcomings-- II: For a Scientific Critique of Arab Reason Part Two: Philosophical Thinking and Ideology III: Historical Dynamics of the Arab-Islamic Philosophy-- IV: The Rise and Fall of Reason-- V: The Andalusian Resurgence-- Conclusion: The Future Can Only Be Averroist.
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The distinguished Moroccan philosopher Mohammed Abed al-Jabri, in this summary of his own work, examines the status of Arab thought in the late twentieth century. Al-Jabri rejects what he calls the current polarization of Arab thought between an imported modernism that disregards Arab tradition and a fundamentalism that would reconstruct the present in the image of an idealized past. Both past and present intellectual currents are examined. Al-Jabri first questions the current philosophical positions of the liberals, the Marxists, and the fundamentalists. Then he turns to history, exploring Arab philosophy in the tenth and twelfth centuries, a time of political and ideological struggle.In the writings of Ibn Hazm and Averroes, he identifies the beginnings of Arab rationalism, a rationalism he traces through the innovative fourteenth-century work of Ibn Khaldun. Al-Jabri offers both Western readers and his own compatriots a radical new approach to Arab thought, one that finds in the past the roots of an open, critical rationalism which he sees as emerging in the Arab world today. Mohammed Abed al-Jabri, Professor of Philosophy at Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco, is one of the major intellectual figures in the contemporary Arab world. His early research on the epistemological origins of Arab thought resulted in his major work, a trilogy: "naqd al 'aql al 'arabi", published in Beirut in 1982, 1986, and 1989. Translator Aziz Abbassi, a native of Morocco, is a writer and linguist currently living in the United States.
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