Democracy, Human Rights and Law in Islamic Thought


Author: Mohammed Abed al-Jabri
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857737554
Category: History
Page: 264
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Throughout the Middle East, and in the west as well, there has been much discussion concerning the notion of Islamic rule and the application of shari‘ah by the state. Central to these debates are the three key themes that Mohammad Abed al-Jabri looks at in this book: democracy, human rights and law. Jabri, one of the most influential political philosophers in the contemporary Middle East, examines how these three concepts have been applied in the history of the Arab world, and shows that they are determined by political and social context, not by Islamic doctrine. Jabri argues that in order to develop democratic societies in which human rights are respected, the Arab world cannot simply rely on old texts and traditions. Nor can it import democratic models from the West. Instead, he says, a new tradition will have to be forged by today's Arabs themselves, on their own terms. Through analysis of contemporary Arab ideology, its doubts about democracy, whether human rights are universal and the role of women and minorities in Islamic society, he expounds on the most pertinent issues in modern political philosophy. This lively interrogation of the building blocs of western conceptions of a modern state is a classic text and is vital for all students of modern Islamic political thought.

The State in Contemporary Islamic Thought

A Historical Survey of the Major Muslim Political Thinkers of the Modern Era
Author: Abdelilah Belkeziz
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857717065
Category: Philosophy
Page: 256
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The debates on 'Islam and Modernity' clearly include in their analysis notions of the State. Abdelillah Belkeziz here charts the development of the concept of 'the state' (al-dawlah) in Islamic discourse over the last two centuries. The result is a tour de force survey of the most influential Muslim thinkers of the modern era, which encompasses three successive waves: the modernist trends of the early and later reformers like Sayyed Jamal Eddin Al-Afghani; the dogmatism of ideologues like Hasan Al-Bana; and the rhetoric of revivalists like the Ayatollah Khomeini. Through this analysis, Belkeziz argues that modern Islamic political thought succeeded in producing ideologies, but ultimately failed to produce a unified theory of state. This work is an essential encyclopedic resource for all scholars and researchers of Political Islam and will become a standard work in the field._x000D_

The Formation of Arab Reason

Text, Tradition and the Construction of Modernity in the Arab World
Author: Mohammad Abed al-Jabri,Muḥammad ʻĀbid Jābirī
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1848850611
Category: History
Page: 462
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Muḥammad ʻĀbid Jābirī is one of the most important philosophers in the contemporary Arab world. In this book, he taps in to highly topical debates on Islam and modernity.

Britain and Arab Unity

A Documentary History from the Treaty of Versailles to the End of World War II
Author: Younan Labib Rizk
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857737546
Category: History
Page: 272
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British attitudes towards Arab unity have frequently been a source of controversy in the Middle East. From the Treaty of Versailles to the end of World War II, and the withdrawal of Mandates from the region, British involvement in Arab affairs has been well-documented from the British perspective. But here, Younan Labib Rizk provides a coherent Arab perspective. His analysis reveals not only how British government policy developed in this period but also the different influences on policy-making and implementation – from the changing situation on the ground to the state of Anglo-French relations and the concerns of the Cairo and India offices. He shows how all these factors coincided to produce a policy, repeated across several British administrations, which was consistently hostile towards the notion of Arab unity. While this conforms to traditional Arab views of British policy in the Levant and the Arabian Peninsula, the importance of Rizk's work lies in his extensive and meticulous research into British archives, through which he documents British attitudes and motivations. As he quotes the internal correspondence between departments and individual officials in the Foreign Office and its Eastern Department, the Colonial Office and several British Cabinets, Rizk shows that divisions within the Arab world – of which there were plenty – were initially exacerbated by British officials, and eventually acquired their own dynamic. This book enhances our understanding of how the international politics of the region evolved during a critical phase in the modern history of the Middle East.

Islamic Land Tax - Al-Kharaj

From the Islamic Conquests to the Abbasid Period
Author: Ghaida Khazna Katbi
Publisher: I. B. Tauris
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 410
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In this exhaustive survey of the institution of al-kharaj -- land tax in Islam -- Ghaida Khazna Katbi provides a comprehensive and minutely detailed history of a practice which evolved from an exigency of conquest into an essential pillar of the early Islamic state. At the time of the Muslim conquests, al-kharaj constituted a tax on lands owned by non-Muslims. It gradually developed into an instrument of state under Umar bin al-Khattab and reached its most refined and complex form under the Abbasids. Katbi provides a thoroughly documented statistical analysis of the historical materials for each region of the early Islamic world, in the process examining the Byzantine and Sasanian models which the Arab administrators consulted and in some instances adopted. She reveals unprecedented source material including never-before published correspondence from Umayyad functionaries as well as other documents from the Caliphate, Umayyad and Abbasid periods. This book is a unique research tool analyzing Arab primary sources and using Western academic methodologies -- the definitive work on its subject.

Reformist Voices of Islam

Mediating Islam and Modernity
Author: Shireen T. Hunter
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 0765629488
Category: History
Page: N.A
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In recent years, Islamic fundamentalist, revolutionary, and jihadist movements have overshadowed more moderate and reformist voices and trends within Islam. This compelling volume introduces the current generation of reformist thinkers and activists, the intellectual traditions they carry on, and the reasons for the failure of reformist movements to sustain broad support in the Islamic world today. Richly detailed regionally focused chapters cover Iran, the Arab East, the Maghreb, South Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Turkey, Europe, and North America. The editor's introductory chapter traces the roots of reformist thinking both in Islamic tradition and as a response to the challenge of modernity for Muslims struggling to reconcile the requirements of modernization with their cultural and religious values. The concluding chapter identifies commonalities, comparisons, and trends in the modernizing movements.

Philosophie der Menschenrechte

Grundlagen eines weltweiten Freiheitsethos
Author: Heiner Bielefeldt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783534140817
Category: Human rights
Page: 230
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Islamic Thought in Southeast Asia

New Interpretations and Movements
Author: Kamaruzzaman Bustamam-Ahmad
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Islam
Page: 172
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Dossier


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Women
Page: N.A
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Civil Society

Democratic Transformation in the Arab World
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Arab countries
Page: N.A
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Mein Iran

Ein Leben zwischen Hoffnung und Revolution
Author: Shirin Ebadi
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492975437
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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Seit Jahrzehnten setzt sich Shirin Ebadi für Menschenrechte und eine Reform der iranischen Gesellschaft ein. In »Mein Iran« erzählt die Friedensnobelpreisträgerin von den frühen Jahren ihres politischen Engagements, ihrer Zeit als Richterin, den Demütigungen und Schikanen durch die islamische Revolution bis hin zu ihrer Verhaftung und ihrem dennoch fortwährenden Kampf. Ein beeindruckendes Zeugnis politischen Muts und ein tiefer Einblick in die Strukturen eines gespaltenen Landes.

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Academic libraries
Page: N.A
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Annual Editions

Race and Ethnic Relations 03/04
Author: John A. Kromkowski
Publisher: Dushkin/McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9780072838138
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
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This Annual Editions reader of public press articles discusses race and ehnicity in the American legal tradition; immigration and the American experience; indigenous ethnic groups; Hispanic and Latino Americans; Asian Americans; Africa Americans; the ethnic legacy; international challenges for the 1990's; and understanding cultural pluralism.

The Ford Foundation Report


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: N.A
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Pluralism, Transnationalism and Culture in Asian Law

A Book in Honour of M.B. Hooker
Author: Gary F Bell
Publisher: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
ISBN: 9814762717
Category: Law
Page: 338
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“We owe much of our knowledge of legal diversity in Asia to the work of Barry Hooker, who appears early on to have appreciated its intrinsic interest and potentially global significance. His work in the field is, as the French say, incontournable; a nice combination of the unavoidable, the controlling and the greatly respected.” — H.P. Glenn span, SPAN { background-color:inherit; text-decoration:inherit; white-space:pre-wrap } To honour this great scholar, this book gathers essays from admirers and friends who add their own contributions on legal pluralism, transnationalism and culture in Asia. The book opens with an account of M.B. Hooker colourful and prolific career. The authors then approach legal pluralism through legal theory, legal anthropology, comparative law, law and religion, constitutional law, even Islamic art, thus reflecting the broad approaches of Professor Hooker’s scholarship. While most of the book focuses mainly on Southeast Asia, it also reaches out to all of Asia up to Israel, and even includes a chapter comparing Indonesia and Egypt.

Reformiert euch!

Warum der Islam sich ändern muss
Author: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag
ISBN: 3641174627
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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Das wichtigste Buch zur Islam-Debatte: Ayaan Hirsi Ali und ihr Plädoyer für eine Reformation des Islam Ihre eigene Biographie und intime Kenntnis der islamischen Gesellschaften und Kultur sowie ihre Forschungen machen Ayaan Hirsi Ali zu einer der wichtigsten Stimmen in der Debatte über den Islam. Ihr neues, von Optimismus getragenes Buch, an dem sie seit Jahren arbeitet, kommt im richtigen Moment: Es nimmt die Terroranschläge in Paris zum Ausgangspunkt, bietet fundierte Einordnung und Hintergründe, vor allem aber bezieht Hirsi Ali klar Stellung: gegen einen erstarrten Islam und dessen Tolerierung durch den Westen. Und für eine Reformation ihrer Religion durch die Muslime, die sie bereits auf dem Weg sieht.

al-Mustaqbal al-ʻArabī


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Arab countries
Page: N.A
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Sociological Abstracts


Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sociology
Page: N.A
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Die Hörigkeit der Frau


Author: John Stuart Mill
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Women's rights
Page: 176
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