Defining Islamic Statehood: Measuring and Indexing by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

By Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

This groundbreaking e-book bargains in-depth research of the trendy Islamic nation, using a quantitative dimension of the way Muslim majority countries meet the definition. content material for the ebook used to be built via broad debate between a panel of unusual Sunni and Shia Muslim students over seven years.

Show description

Read Online or Download Defining Islamic Statehood: Measuring and Indexing Contemporary Muslim States PDF

Similar islam books

How To Approach and Understand the Qur'an

How the Quran will be approached & the most teachings of the Quran. The paintings additionally bargains a long dialogue of the right kind assets of tafseer or Quranic statement. One reviewer wrote of this paintings, "It may be worthwhile examining for all Muslims, new converts and those that were working towards for years.

Rethinking Islam And Liberal Democracy: Islamist Women In Turkish Politics

Examines the studies of girls activists of the Islamist Refah (Welfare) get together in Turkey.

God's unruly friends: dervish groups in the Islamic later middle period, 1200-1550

Wandering dervishes shaped a famous characteristic of so much Muslim groups good into the trendy interval, surviving in a few areas even this present day. surprising in visual appeal, habit, and speech, those social misfits have been respected via the general public, but denounced through cultural elites. God's Unruly associates is the 1st in-depth and entire survey of this enigmatic form of piety, tracing the historical past of the several dervish teams that roamed the lands in Western, critical and South Asia, in addition to the center East and Southeast Europe.

Classical Islam: A History, 600 A.D. to 1258 A.D.

In a booklet written with the poignancy and wonder applicable to its material, the writer opens by way of reminding us that "the essence of a society is in a feeling exact with its historical past. " Classical Islam additionally serves as a reminder that during the case of Islam, regardless of its triumphs at the fields of conflict, telling its heritage is the single approach open to us to render that essence available and exhibit it from both sides.

Additional info for Defining Islamic Statehood: Measuring and Indexing Contemporary Muslim States

Sample text

Professor Kamali pointed out that a look at the etymology of the contemporary word for “state” in Arabic (dawlah)1 shows that classically it meant a “turn of good fortune,” a “mutation,” the “present life,” or the “life to come” – it even meant in some contexts the “stomach of a bird” – but it did not gain a political connotation until the Ottoman and Mamluk periods. In fact, our founding texts do not specify any particular types of governmental institutions nor is most of Islamic political history normative.

When they invited Islamic scholars to advise them, these scholars simply formulated a penal code from the Hudud. ” But these rulers and their advisors “conveniently ignored social justice, equality, simplicity and the enhancement of the common man’s lot. ” Rulers see the application of the Hudud d laws as easy, Ghazi continued. Basically, “It doesn’t take anything away from them or cost them anything. ” Instead of working to make substantive changes to a country, such sitting heads of state simply “arrest the thief and cut off his hand.

He said, ‘O Allah! ” In his farewell sermon, the Prophet abolished the time and place limitations on human inviolability from the pre-Islamic period and universalized human inviolability to all times and places. Rather than addressing “O ye who believe,” a common invocation in the Qur’an, the Prophet spoke to all of mankind. As the modern day stewards of his message, we must champion this message of universal human rights within the context of an Islamic state. If we were to deny these rights and freedoms to anyone, we would be simultaneously abandoning the standard set forth by our Prophet while thwarting the Divine Intent of testing mankind.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.26 of 5 – based on 14 votes