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Democracy in Islam

Author: Sayed Khatab; Gary D Bouma
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2007.
Series: Routledge studies in political Islam, 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Challenging the view of Islamic extremists and critics of Islam, this book explores the very topical issue of Islam'¬"s compatibility with democracy. It examines: principles of Islam's political theory and the notion of democracy therein the notion of democracy in medieval and modern Muslim thought Islam and human rights the contribution of Islamic legal ideas to European legal philosophy and law. The book addresses  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sayed Khatab; Gary D Bouma
ISBN: 9780415425742 0415425743 9780203960745 0203960742 0415664160 9780415664165
OCLC Number: 76937275
Description: viii, 264 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction ----
I. The Political Theory. Islam and Polity ---
Sovereignty ---
Constitution ---
Form of Government ---
Organs and Functions of the State ---
Consultation and Legislature ---
The Chief Executive ---
The Authority of the State ----
II. The Notion of Democratic Participation. Political Principles ---
The Modernists and Democracy ---
Muslim Brotherhood ---
The Liberals ----
III. Democratic Values in Some Basic Islamic Legal Ideas. Human Relations: Respect and Compassion ---
Property: Trusteeship and Charitable Trust ---
Ethical Scope: Universal and Communal ---
Human Life: Privacy and Human Dignity ---
Work: Labour and Industrial Relations ---
Economics: Free Market and Commercial Integrity ---
Gender: The Status and Rights of Women ----
IV. Contribution to European Law and Philosophy. Islamic Philosophy and Law ---
Human Reason and the Revealed Law ---
The Link between Civilizations ---
The Spirit of Science and Modernity ---
The Philosophy of Liberty ---
Muslim Thought and the Age of Reason ---
Concluding Remarks ----
V. Islamic International Law. The Nature of Islamic International Law ---
Constituents of Islamic International Law ---
The Jihad: Notion and Qualification ---
The Attitudes of the Islamic Law of War ---
The Value of Islamic Law to International Relations ----
VI. Historical Reality in the Light of the Declared Principles ----
VII. Religion and the Origins of Violence and Terrorism Today. The resurgence of religion in public life ---
Misguided attempts to apply religious ethics ---
The nature of secularity --
an open market ---
Conclusion.
Series Title: Routledge studies in political Islam, 5.
Responsibility: Sayed Khatab and Gary D. Bouma.
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