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The Islamic quest for democracy, pluralism, and human rights

Author: Aḥmad Mawṣililī
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2001.
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The author demonstrates that the opposition between Islam and democracy is more illusory than real, using Islamic thought's variety as evidence. In telling the story of the Islamic quest for  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aḥmad Mawṣililī
ISBN: 0813020964 9780813020969 0813026490 9780813026497
OCLC Number: 46713164
Description: 226 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Classical and Medieval Dialectics of Shura and Its Modern Constructions As Democracy --
2. The Classical and Medieval Interpretations of Ikhtilaf and Its Islamist Expressions As Pluralism --
3. The Classical and Medieval Roots of al-Huquq al-Shar'iyy and Its Modern Islamist Conceptions As Human Rights --
4. Prospects for Pluralist Democracy.
Responsibility: Ahmad S. Moussalli.

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"This book, read in the aftermath of the events of September 2001, is a must read for anyone seeking to understand how things reached the point they have."

 
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