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The middle path of moderation in Islam : the Qurʼānic principle of wasaṭiyyah

Author: Mohammad Hashim Kamali
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Series: Religion and global politics.
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In The Middle Path of Moderation in Islam, leading Islamic law expert Mohammad Hashim Kamali examines the concept of wasatiyyah, or moderation, arguing that scholars, religious communities, and policy circles alike must have access to this governing principle that drives the silent majority of Muslims, rather than focusing on the extremist fringe. Kamali explores wasatiyyah in both historical/conceptual terms and in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mohammad Hashim Kamali
ISBN: 9780190226831 0190226838
OCLC Number: 889324065
Description: xi, 320 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Conceptual analysis. Definition and scope of wasaṭiyyah --
Review of the source evidence --
A round-up of modern opinion --
Hallmarks of extremism --
Manifestations of wasaṭiyyah --
Identification of wasaṭiyyah --
Institutional developments --
Thematic perspectives. Moderation and justice --
Moderation in religiosity --
The moderating role of ikhtilāf (reasoned disagreement) --
Between spirituality and legalism: the moderating influence of Sufism --
Harm (ḍarar) must be eliminated --
Forbearance, bringing ease and removing hardship (taysīr, raf ʻal-ḥaraj, samāḥah) --
Environmental imbalance --
Financial imbalance, extravagance and waste (isrāf, tabdhīr) --
Moderation in jihād --
Character and lifestyle --
Wasaṭiyyah and women's rights --
Wasaṭiyyah and globalization --
Islam between antiquity and the modern world --
Continuity and change in Islam: an analysis of tajdīd and iṣlāh (renewal and reform).
Series Title: Religion and global politics.
Responsibility: Mohammad Hashim Kamali ; forword by Tariq Ramadan.
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This book presents a detailed analysis of the Islamic principle of wasatiyyah, or moderation, exploring its meaning and scope in both the Qu'ran and Hadith and applying it to contemporary issues such  Read more...

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an essential addition to the body of knowledge after more than forty years of uninterrupted contribution to the study of Islamic studies. * Alhagi Manta Drammeh, The Islamic Quarterly * This Read more...

 
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