Islam and the Challenge of Democracy

A "Boston Review" Book (Boston Review Book) by Khaled Abou El Fadl

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • Islam,
  • Islamic Studies,
  • Political ideologies,
  • Religion - World Religions,
  • Islam and politics,
  • Democracy,
  • Religious aspects,
  • Religion,
  • Political Ideologies - Democracy,
  • Islam - Law,
  • Middle Eastern Studies,
  • Political Science and International Relations,
  • Religion / Islam / Law,
  • Comparative,
  • Religion and politics,
  • Islamic countries

Edition Notes

  Again concerning the procedural mechanisms of democracy, the importance of itjihad (independent reasoning or judgement) has also been portrayed as necessitating the existence of a representative assembly (Zafar, ). The notion of itjihad refers to “informed and disciplined rational effort to find out solutions to new questions of law in the light of the general .   understanding of the faith. Islam and Democracy Saba Mahmood also criticises some of Islam and the Challenge of Democracy by Khaled Abou El Fadl with Jeremy Waldron, John L Esposito, Noah Feldman and Others; Princeton University Press, Princeton, ;. Skip to the audio challenge. Saba Mahmood and Aziz Al-Azmeh, this book explores the debate on Islam, democracy and modernity, contextualized within contemporary Muslim lifeworlds. These include contemporary Turkey (following the 9/11 attacks and the onset of war in Afghanistan), multicultural France (–10 French burqa debate), Egypt. Article: Islam and the Challenge of Democracy+PDF Febru Articles, Library, Publication The question which writer deals with here is whether concurrent and simultaneous moral and normative commitments to Islam and to a democratic form of government are reconcilable or mutually exclusive.

The author completely rejects the view that democracy poses any challenge to Islam. “It is rather Islam that has become a challenge to the kind of democracy practiced in the West today.” (p) In the fifth chapter, the author disapproves the superficial analyses of Western and neo-moderates among the Muslims that Islam and democracy are.

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Islam and the Challenge of Democracy book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The events of September 11 and the subsequent war on /5(45).

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.

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.

Unlike previous works by Khaled Abou El Fadl, Islam and the Challenge of Democracy is not a lengthy treatise on the historical development of Islamic doctrine.

Instead, the volume begins with a modword essay, is followed by eleven scholarly reviews, and ends with El Fadl’s response to the concerns of his reviewers.

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.

MUQTEDAR KHAN 63 The Importance of Context by A. KEVIN REINHART 69 Is Liberalism Author: Khaled Abou El Fadl. For Islam, democracy poses a formidable challenge.

Muslim jurists argued that law made by a sovereign monarch is illegitimate because it substitutes human authority for God’s sovereignty. But law made by sovereign citizens faces the same problem of legitimacy.

In Islam, God is the only sovereign and ultimate source of legitimate law. Is Islam compatible with democracy. Must fundamentalism win out in the Middle East, or will democracy ever be possible. In this now-classic book, Islamic sociologist Fatima Mernissi explores the ways in which progressive Muslims--defenders of democracy, feminists, and others trying to resist fundamentalism--must use the same sacred texts as Muslims who use them for /5.

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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 Brand: Princeton University Press.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "A Boston Review book." Description: pages ; 23 cm: Contents: Islam and the challenge of democracy / Khaled Abou El Fadl --Change from within / Nader A.

Hashemi --Democracy and conflict / Jeremy Waldron --The best hope / Noah Feldman --The primacy of. There exist a number of perspectives on the relationship of Islam and democracy among Islamic political theorists, the general Muslim public, and Western authors.

Some modern Islamic thinkers, whose ideas were particularly popular in the s and s, rejected the notion of democracy as a foreign idea incompatible with Islam.

Shadi Hamid, author of Islamic Exceptionalism, argues many Muslims support a religious-dominated government, but that doesn't equal violence.

Steve Inskeep talks to Hamid about Islam and democracy. 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. Leaving aside the polemical and apologetic arguments—that Islam, not Western liberalism, is the true democracy, or that Western liberalism itself derives from Islamic roots—the debate about Author: Bernard Lewis.

Islam and the Challenge of Democracy by Khaled Abou El Fadl,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(45). the most recent being "Islam and the Challenge of Democracy" (), an insightful discourse on the challenges of democracy in contemporary Islam. He also has published numerous articles that have been translated into many languages, and has been interviewed and quoted on Islamic issues in major publications around the globe.

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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 /5(4).

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Islam and the Challenge of Democracy: A "Boston Review" Book. Princeton University Press, of democracy in the name of Islam have been perpetrated by states (for example, Saudi Cited by: 9. Islam and the Challenge of Democracy. Khaled Abou El Fadl [Book Review by Yoginder Sikandof Khaled Abou El Fadl, Islam and the Challenge of Democracy (Princeton: Princeton University Press, ), pages, ISBN: ]The relationship between Islam and democracy is a much discussed and hotly debated issue.

Democracy is inherent to Islamic values and Islamic historical experience. References Al-Raysuni, Ahmad. Al-Shura: The Quranic Principle of Consultation (London: International Institute of Islamic thought, ).

El Fadl, Khaled Abou, et al. Islam and the Challenge of Democracy (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, ). Islam and the Challenge of Democracy by Khaled Abou El Fadl’s Princeton University Press by Dr Azzam Tamimi.

On a website, named Scholar of the House and dedicated to him and his works, Khaled Abou El Fadl is introduced as “the most important and influential Islamic thinker in the modern age;” as “an accomplished Islamic jurist and scholar;” as a “high-ranking shaykh;”.

Pris: kr. Häftad, Skickas inom vardagar. Köp Islam and the Challenge of Democracy av Khaled Abou El Fadl, Ian Cressie, Jeremy Waldron, John L Esposito, Noah Feldman på Practice and Theory A response to “Islam and the Challenge of Democracy” John L.

Esposito. 8Many people charge that both the religion of Islam and realities of Muslim politics demonstrate that Islam is incompatible with the political and ideological spectrum, the Muslim experience has been one of kings, military, and ex-military rulers possessing tenuous.

The book Islam and the Challenges of Democracy, by Khaled Abou El Fadl argues whether or not Islam is compatible with democracy. First, he argues that the Qur'an asserts a certain set of values that can help govern a legislative government but not an entire legislative program.

THE CHALLENGE OF INSTITUTIONAL GOVERNANCE IN ISLAM: JUSTICE, DEMOCRACY, AND SHARIAH by Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad, Ph.D. Minaret of Freedom Institute A Paper for the 5th Annual Conference of the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy: Defining & Establishing Justice in Muslim Societies - Washington D.C.

ABSTRACT. In recent years, as leading authoritarian countries such as China, Iran, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela have become emboldened within the global arena, challenging the liberal international political order, the advanced democracies have retreated rather than responding to this threat.

By contrast, Islam and the Challenge of Democracy occupies a rarefied space in the discourse. It is a conversation in itself, a collection of brief essays examining the interface between Islam and.The rise of political Islam has provoked considerable debate about the compatibility of democracy, tolerance, and pluralism with the Islamist position.

As The Challenge of Political Islam reveals, Egyptian Islamists today are more integrated into the political arena than ever, and are voicing a broad spectrum of positions, including a vision of Islamic citizenship more inclusive of non .The Truth About Islam and Democracy (With Anwar Ibrahim) But I really challenge even the framing of words like assimilation or integration.

It implies, you know, the .