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The middle path of moderation in Islam : the Qur'ānic principle of wasaṭiyyah

Author: Mohammad Hashim Kamali
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2015] ©2015
Series: Religion and global politics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study begins with a conceptual analysis of wasaṭiyyah, its meaning, definition, scope, and manifestations. This is followed by a review of the source evidence in the Qur'an and hadith, and then a round-up of modern opinion on wasaṭiyyah. The hallmarks of wasaṭiyyah and those of extremism, identification of wasaṭiyyah, its manifestations, and institutional developments on wasaṭiyyah are also discussed.
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Kamali, Mohammad Hashim.
Middle path of moderation in Islam.
New York : Oxford University Press, [2015]
(DLC) 2014033399
(OCoLC)889324065
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mohammad Hashim Kamali
ISBN: 9780190226848 0190226846 9780190226855 0190226854
OCLC Number: 907066061
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 320 pages).
Contents: Definition and scope of wasatiyyah --
Review of the source evidence --
A round-up of modern opinion --
Hallmarks of extremism --
Manifestations of wasatiyyah --
Identification of wasatiyyah --
Institutional developments --
Thematic perspectives --
Moderation and justice --
Moderation in religiosity --
The moderating role of ikhtilaf (reasoned disagreement) --
Between spirituality and legalism: the moderating influence of sufism --
Harm (darar) must be eliminated --
Forbearance, bringing ease and removing hardship --
Environmental imbalance --
Financial imbalance, extravagance and waste --
Moderation in jihad --
Character and lifestyle --
Wasatiyyah and women's rights --
Wasatiyyah and globalisation --
Islam between antiquity and the modern world --
Continuity and change: an analysis of tajdid and islah (renewal and reform) in Islam.
Series Title: Religion and global politics.
Responsibility: Mohammad Hashim Kamali ; foreword by Tiriq 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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