Islam, Peace and Social Justice

A Christian Perspective
Author: A. Christian Van Gorder
Publisher: James Clarke & Co
ISBN: 0227174224
Category: Religion
Page: 300
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Our world is fraught with horrific expressions of violence and injustice, which are often justified by religious rhetoric. 'Islam, Peace, and Social Justice: A Christian Perspective' is a relevant, comprehensive, and empathetic examination of some of these social-justice challenges within the Muslim world. Sadly, many non-Muslims only learn about Muslim views on social-justice issues from biased and inaccurate media portrayals. This book, written by a non-Muslim friend of Muslims, offers a more sympathetic and nuanced treatment, focusing especially on points of convergence and divergence between Islam and Christianity and exploring ways in which social-justice partnerships can be forged between adherents of these two great faith traditions. The book is filled with concrete and specific examples - often quoting directly from the Qur'an and the Bible as well as the newspaper - and is practical in its approach rather than loftily sermonic. The work seeks above all to foster more substantive and constructive contexts of interfaith dialogue and action for the purposes of addressing injustice.

Islam, Peace and Social Justice

A Christian Perspective
Author: A. Christian Van Gorder
Publisher: James Clarke & Co
ISBN: 0227902009
Category: Religion
Page: 300
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Our world is fraught with horrific expressions of violence and injustice, which are often justified by religious rhetoric. 'Islam, Peace, and Social Justice: A Christian Perspective' is a relevant, comprehensive, and empathetic examination of some of these social-justice challenges within the Muslim world. Sadly, many non-Muslims only learn about Muslim views on social-justice issues from biased and inaccurate media portrayals. This book, written by a non-Muslim friend of Muslims, offers a more sympathetic and nuanced treatment, focusing especially on points of convergence and divergence between Islam and Christianity and exploring ways in which social-justice partnerships can be forged between adherents of these two great faith traditions. The book is filled with concrete and specific examples - often quoting directly from the Qur'an and the Bible as well as the newspaper - and is practical in its approach rather than loftily sermonic. The work seeks above all to foster more substantive and constructive contexts of interfaith dialogue and action for the purposes of addressing injustice.

Islam, Peace and Social Justice

A Christian Perspective
Author: A. Christian Van Gorder
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 0227902025
Category: Law
Page: 284
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Islam, Peace and Social Justice examines the ways in which Islamic cultures have dealt with issues of social justice historically and culturally. With unwavering objectivity, the author helps readers of any faith to gain a nuanced and accurate understanding of the challenges that we face in contemporary multifaith engagements. Dr van Gorder offers a comprehensive and sympathetic Christian insight into Islam. The contentious issues of social justice that are encountered in this broad, yet intricate, study include the concept of Jihad, poverty, political oppression, human rights, genocide, racism, sexual injustice, homophobia, and environmental degradation. The challenges are real and the problems are vast; partnerships and solutions must be found - people of faith, Muslim, Jewish and Christian, must find ways to work together to address these shared challenges. This work exposes misrepresentations and stereotypes about Islamic views of social justice that abound in Europe and North America. The author encourages a deeper appreciation of how themes of social justice resound through Islamic texts and have been expressed both in the contemporary and historical life of various and diverse Islamic communities worldwide. This important book dissects modern ideas about Islam and Islamic culture, and emphasises the real goal of partnership in a pluralistic world. Islam, Peace and Social Justice will broaden the understanding of students and lecturers of religious studies, history and social sciences, as well as the general reader.

"Islam" Means Peace

Understanding the Muslim Principle of Nonviolence Today
Author: Amitabh Pal
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313382905
Category: Religion
Page: 276
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This decisive account of the role of nonviolence in Islam and Muslim societies, both historically and in current times, chronicles an often-obscured but longstanding pacifist tradition. * Voices of leading nonviolence activists, such as Nobel Peace Prize-winner Shirin Ebadi, Mubarak Awad, Gene Sharp, and rock star Salman Ahmad, that make the history of nonviolent activism immediate and up to date * A bibliography listing a wide array of source materials

Islam

Religion of Peace and Justice
Author: Muhammad Nawaz
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1410767868
Category: Religion
Page: 556
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Those who have a voice don't care about the voiceless. What interests them most of the time is what's in it for them. Every day you'll see a crusader making believe he is helping the little people. Not true. It is the glory of being seen on television. One crusader gave interviews and very soon he became one of them and forget all about the little people. He used to tell the voiceless that they are not alone. The sad part is they believed him, even though they knew it was too good to be true, but still hoping that he was different. People always believed what they wanted to, even when they faced reality. They still refused to see it: Mistreatment can only happen in foreign country, and child abuse doesn't exist in the United States. Americans don't have to go to Bosnia, Honduras, or Pakistan to find the abusers, they are here with us every step of the way. The powerful people refused to see them. The abusers are, and can be, everywhere. They can be visible and invisible. They can be nice or mean, and they can be anything they want to be, or anything we want them to be.

Oil and Water

Two Faiths : One God
Author: Amir Hussain
Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1896836828
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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Listen to any news broadcast today and the message comes through loud and clear: Islam is a religion of violence and behind every Muslim there lurks a potential terrorist. Islam is a threat to values of the Christian West. They are like oil and water. Clearly, they don't mix. Oil & Water: Two Faiths One God confronts these popular perceptions head-on. With keen insight and gentle understanding, it explores the differences between Christianity and Islam, as well as the many things these two enduring faith traditions hold in common - including, first and foremost, their belief in and desire to be faithful to the one, true God; their shared roots and scripture (from the Jewish faith); and the spiritual values of peace and social justice. Written for Christians by Muslim world-religions scholar Amir Hussain, the book is divided into two parts. Part 1, provides an overview of the Islamic faith and of the lives of Muslims in North America today. Chapters focus on the place and identity of Muslims in society, as well as on the importance and role of Muhammad, the Qur'an, and basic beliefs and practices (The Five Pillars of Islam). Having provided a foundation for understanding, the book moves on, in Part 2, to explore key points for dialogue today, including issues of violence and jihad, the roles of women and men, and the mystical tradition within Islam. The final two chapters look at interfaith dialogue and the practical aspects of being good "neighbours." In all of this, the book invites the reader to a place of reconciliation, to a place where the truth and value of each of these great faith traditions can be recognized and honoured by the other. In the end, the metaphor of oil and water is an interesting one for the reality of conflict and the hope for reconciliation between Islam and Christianity today.

Social Justice in Islam


Author: Sayyid Qutb
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 148355709X
Category: Religion
Page: 352
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"Social Justice in Islam" is perhaps the best known work of Sayyib Qutb, a leading figure in the Muslim Brethen of Egypt who was executed by the regime of 'Abd al-Nasr in 1966. Despite the years that have passed since Sayyid Qutb's death, the imprint of his thought on the contemporary Islamic movements of the Arab world remains profound. The Arabic original of "Social Justice in Islam" was first published in 1949, but this book in particular retains its relevance in many respects: the persistence of gross socio-economic inequality in most Muslim societies; the need for viewing Islam as a totality, imperatively demanding comprehensive implementation; and the depiction of the West as a neo-Crusading force.

The Shari'a and Islamic Criminal Justice in Time of War and Peace


Author: M. Cherif Bassiouni
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110704068X
Category: Law
Page: 408
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Shows that the shari'a and Islamic law are compatible with contemporary international human rights laws and norms, and appropriate for use in Muslim societies.

GCSE Religious Studies for Edexcel B: Religion, Philosophy and Social Justice Through Islam


Author: Waqar Ahmedi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780198370437
Category:
Page: 144
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This textbook offers a brand new approach to the study of Islam which has been developed in close consultation with teachers and religious organisations for the new Edexcel GCSE Religious Studies specification B. Assessment guidance runs throughout, offering revision checklists, practice questions and sample answer activities.

Peace and conflict resolution in Islam

precept and practice
Author: Abdul Aziz Said,Nathan C. Funk,Ayse S. Kadayifci
Publisher: Univ Pr of Amer
ISBN: N.A
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 298
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Islamic Teachings

An Overview
Author: 'Allameh Sayyed Tabataba'i
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483555496
Category: Religion
Page: 235
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Religion consists in a set of practical and ethical instructions that the prophets have brought from God for the guidance of mankind. To accept these beliefs and to carry out these instructions lead human beings to happiness in this world and the next.

Muslim, Christian, and Jew

Finding a Path to Peace Our Faiths Can Share
Author: David Liepert
Publisher: Faith of Life Publishing
ISBN: 0981388205
Category: Religion
Page: 307
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Virtually every other religious book portrays the act of believing-the decision a believer makes to accept that his or her own religion's particular assumptions and explanations are true-as if it is a good thing. Frankly, I think believing is dangerous. . . . The thrust of my argument is simple: All of us think that our religion is "good" and that those in apparent (and often politically motivated) opposition to it are "bad." But the real truth is that all of our religions are equally guilty of being used to promote violence, and-thanks to centuries of political manipulation that have distorted the way we read our holy books-all of us are equally guilty of not following what our religions really say. . . . The later chapters of this book explore belief and human nature in a new light to explain how Freud's theories of the subconscious and quantum physics' model of the subatomic universe offer some of the best proof we have that God exists; show us a way to restore religion to its rightful role in our lives and our world; and conclude that we're all a lot closer to where we should be than we think.

Crescent and Dove

Peace and Conflict Resolution in Islam
Author: Qamar-ul Huda
Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press
ISBN: 1601270607
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 319
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Crescent and Dove looks at the relationship between contemporary Islam and peacemaking by tackling the diverse interpretations, concepts, and problems in the field of Islamic peacemaking. It addresses both theory and practice by delving into the intellectual heritage of Islam to discuss historical examples of addressing conflict in Islam and exploring the practical challenges of contemporary peacemaking in Arab countries, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, and Indonesia.

Religion of Peace?

Islam's War Against the World
Author: Gregory M. Davis
Publisher: WND Books
ISBN: 097789844X
Category: Political Science
Page: 159
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Virtually every contemporary Western leader has expressed the view that Islam is a peaceful religion and that those who commit violence in its name are fanatics who misinterpret its tenets. This widely circulated claim is false. Relying primarily on Islam's own sources, Religion of Peace? Islam's War Against the World demonstrates that Islam is a violent, expansionary ideology that seeks the subjugation and destruction of other faiths, cultures, and systems of government. Further, it shows that the jihadis that Westerners have been indoctrinated to believe are extremists, are actually in the mainstream.

Progressive Muslims

On Justice, Gender and Pluralism
Author: Omid Safi
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781851683161
Category: Religion
Page: 351
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Developed in response to the events of September 11 2001, these 14 articles from prominent Muslim thinkers offer a provocative reassessment of Islam's relationship with the modern world. Confronting issues such as racism, justice, sexuality and gender, this book reveals the real challenges faced by Muslims of both sexes in contemporary Western society. A probing, frank, and intellectually refreshing testament to the capacity of Islam for renewal, change, and growth, these articles from fifteen Muslim scholars and activists address the challenging and complex issues that confront Muslims today. Avoiding fundamentalist and apologetic approaches, the book concentrates on the key areas of debate in progressive Islamic thought: "Contemporary Islam," "Gender Justice," and "Pluralism." Articles featured include: >Farid Esack on how to define "Progressive Islam" in the wake of September 11 >Ebrahim Moosa on the debts and burdens of critical Islamic thought >Amina Wadud on issues of race and class in North American Muslim identity With further contributions on subjects as diverse and controversial as the alienation of Muslim youth; Islamic law, marriage, and feminism; and the role of democracy in Islam, this volume will prove thought-provoking for all those interested in the challenges of justice and pluralism facing the Muslim world as it confronts the twenty-first century.

The Qurʼan and the Just Society


Author: Ramon Harvey
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781474417198
Category: Qurʼan
Page: N.A
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What is justice? How can it be realised within society? These are universal concerns and are central to the primary scripture of Islam, the Qur'an. Utilising a pioneering theological and hermeneutic framework adapted from both classical Muslim literature and contemporary academic studies of the Qur'an, Ramon Harvey explores the underlying principles of its system of social justice. Dividing his book into four parts, he covers Qur'anic Ethics, Political Justice (politics, peace, war), Distributive Justice (fair trade, alms, marriage, inheritance) and Corrective Justice (public and private crimes). His reading of the Qur'an reconstructs the text as normatively engaging these spheres of justice in their socio-historical context and lays the foundations for future contemporary articulations of Qur'anic ethics

Arguing the Just War in Islam


Author: John Kelsay
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 067403354X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 271
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Jihad, with its many terrifying associations, is a term widely used today, though its meaning is poorly grasped. How Islam, with more than one billion followers, interprets jihad and establishes its precepts has become a critical issue for both the Muslim and the non-Muslim world. This book provides a systematic account of how Islam's central texts interpret jihad, guiding us through the historical precedents and Qur'anic sources upon which today's claims to doctrinal truth and legitimate authority are made. Making use of original sources, religion professor Kelsay delves into the tradition of shari'a--Islamic jurisprudence and reasoning--and shows how it defines jihad as the Islamic analogue of the Western "just" war. He traces the arguments of thinkers over the centuries who have debated the legitimacy of war, and demonstrates how contemporary Muslims across the political spectrum continue this quest for a realistic ethics of war within the Islamic tradition.--From publisher description.

GCSE Religious Studies for Edexcel B: Religion, Peace and Conflict Through Islam


Author: Waqar Ahmedi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780198370451
Category:
Page: 144
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This textbook offers a brand new approach to the study of Islam which has been developed in close consultation with teachers and religious organisations for the new Edexcel GCSE Religious Studies specification B. Assessment guidance runs throughout, offering revision checklists, practice questions and sample answer activities.

Green Deen

What Islam Teaches about Protecting the Planet
Author: Ibrahim Abdul-Matin
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1605094641
Category: Nature
Page: 232
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Muslims, like those of many faiths, are compelled by their religion to praise the Creator, take care of each other, and take care of the planet. Those are their sacred mandates, as written in the Quran. While the call to love Allah and one another won't surprise many, the deep and long-standing convergences between Muslim theology and environmentalism aren't widely recognized within other religious and secular cultures at large or even among some American Muslim communities. In this unique project, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin seeks to change that. Green Deen ("deen" means "way" in Arabic) is a call to devotion, prayer, and service, a "friend-raising" project, a community-building opportunity, and a marriage of faith and reason. Abdul-Matin draws on research and interviews with prominent Muslim scholars, theologians, and community leaders to trace Islam's historical and contemporary preoccupation with humankind's collective role as stewards of the Earth. He reveals how Islam's call to reflection specifically includes reflection on our relationship to the natural world, and he cites scriptural passages that implicitly and explicitly illustrate our collective responsibility to maintain and manage the planet's delicate and intricate systems. If we all hope to save our planet and build stronger interfaith and secular relationships, Abdul-Matin argues, Muslims need to remember they have a history of a green deen, and the rest of us need to build community with eco-friendly Muslims. Advancing a mantra of "water, waste, and watts," Abdul-Matin presents specific ways in which Muslim communities and religious centers could concretely benefit from adopting green strategies (such as getting mosques off the grid and ensuring local communities greater protections against hazards like urban brownouts). And he provides practical steps individual Muslims can take to align their personal environmental practices with their aspirations for both piety and community. Green Deen articulates an Earth-conscious, people-affirming, faith-based, justice-centered orientation that will help mainstream American Muslims and their allies promote environmentalism that is steadfast, scientific, and practical. No other book of this kind has been written for the Muslim community, in a language they can understand. No other book helps those environmentalists of other faiths and orientations understand the gifts and contributions that Islam and its followers bring to the table. Green Deen is one of a kind

Just and Unjust Peace

An Ethic of Political Reconciliation
Author: Daniel Philpott
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190248351
Category: Political Science
Page: 368
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In the wake of massive injustice, how can justice be achieved and peace restored? Is it possible to find a universal standard that will work for people of diverse and often conflicting religious, cultural, and philosophical backgrounds?