Radical Reform

Islamic Ethics and Liberation
Author: Tariq Ramadan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195331710
Category: Religion
Page: 372
View: 3831
Tariq Ramadan has emerged as one of the foremost voices of reformist Islam in the West, notable for urging his fellow Muslims to participate fully in the civil life of the Western societies in which they live. In this new book, he tackles head-on the main roadblock to such participation - namely, the rulings of Islamic jurists that make Islam seem incompatible with modern, scientifically and technologically advanced, democratic societies. Ramadan argues that it is crucial to find solutions that will enable Western Muslims to remain faithful to Islamic ethics while fully living within their societies and their time. He notes that Muslim scholars often refer to the notion of ijtihad (critical and renewed reading of the foundational texts) as the only way for Muslims to take up these modern challenges. But Ramadan argues that, in practice, such readings have reached the limits of their ability to serve the faithful in the West as well as the East. In this book, he sets forwarda radical new concept of ijtihad, which puts context - including the knowledge derived from the hard and human sciences, cultures and their geographic and historical contingencies - on an equal footing with the scriptures as a source of Islamic law. This global and comprehensive approach, he says, seems to be the only way to go beyond the current limits and face up to the crisis in contemporary Islamic thought: Muslims need a contemporary global and applied ethics. Ramadan's radical proposal and the conclusions to which it leads him are bound to provoke discussion and controversy. Muslims and non-Muslims alike will have to contend with Ramadan's new idea of the very basis of Islam in the modern world.

Radikale Reform

die Botschaft des Islam für die moderne Gesellschaft
Author: Tariq Ramadan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783424350005
Category: Ijtihād (Islamic law)
Page: 426
View: 3229


auf den Spuren des Propheten
Author: Tariq Ramadan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783424350203
Page: 283
View: 8190

Theologie der Barmherzigkeit?

Zeitgemäße Fragen und Antworten des Kalam
Author: Mouhanad Khorchide,Milad Karimi,Klaus von Stosch
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 3830979819
Category: Philosophy
Page: 190
View: 1017
'Gott hat dich, Muhammad, als Barmherzigkeit für die Welten entsandt' (Q 21:107). Bedenkt man, wie oft im Koran die Barmherzigkeit Gottes an zentraler Stelle gepriesen wird, fällt auf, wie wenig sie in der traditionellen islamischen Gelehrsamkeit als Schlüsselbegriff theologischen Arbeitens etabliert wurde. Vor diesem Hintergrund möchte dieser Band die theologischen Dimensionen von Barmherzigkeit entwickeln und die Zentralität der Rede von Gottes Barmherzigkeit zum Anlass nehmen, alle Disziplinen islamischen Denkens mit dieser Schlüsselkategorie zu konfrontieren. Kann eine Theologie der Barmherzigkeit die grundlegende Botschaft des Korans systematisch erschließen? Welche Konsequenzen hat eine Fokussierung auf Gottes Barmherzigkeit für das Verständnis der Beziehung zwischen Gott und der Schöpfung? Welche Auswirkungen hat sie auf den Umgang mit Koran und Sunna? Bietet sie Perspektiven für eine Auseinandersetzung mit zeitgenössischen außerislamischen Diskursen? Dieser Band möchte damit auch den vielfältigen Diskurs über die Einordnung der Barmherzigkeit in der Islamischen Theologie in Deutschland darstellen und um wissenschaftliche Positionen bereichern.

Gegen den Krieg

Author: Mo Ti
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783737410182
Page: 192
View: 9125

Scharia für Nicht-muslime (Preview)

Author: Dr. Bill Warner
Publisher: CSPI International
Category: Law
Page: 82
View: 4790
Islam ist sowohl Religion, als auch ein politisches System mit seinen eigenen Gesetzen genannt Scharia. Die Scharia basiert auf Prinzipien, die sich von unserem Rechtsverständnis fundamental unterscheiden. Was bedeutet die Sharia für Nicht-Muslime? Wie beeinflusst die Sharia unsere Gesellschaft und den Einzelnen? Was sind die langfristigen Effekte der Bewilligung von auf Scharia basierenden Forderungen?

Islamic Ethics of Technology

An Objectives' (Maqasid) Approach
Author: Amana Raquib
Publisher: The Other Press
ISBN: 9839541935
Category: Religion
Page: 404
View: 3536
This book approaches the question of technology from an Islamic ethical perspective. The book tries to broaden the scope of the Sharia to deal comprehensively with the ethical questions and dilemmas that arise in the midst of a postmodern technological culture due to the absence of well-defined religious-ethical ends. It looks at the maqasid as a universal ethical theory to be interpreted and applied in the global technological context. It weaves the contemporary philosophical analysis of technology within the maqasid discourse and assesses modern technology through the lens of the ultimate aims and purposes of the Sharia. It works out the relationship between the various objectives and how they can be developed into an Islamic ethics of technology. Following in the recent interest in the objectives of the Sharia, the book further expands the scope of the maqasid and carries it further to encompass metaphysical and ethical debates surrounding technology. Anyone interested in finding alternatives to the existing technological model will find this book valuable. Specifically those interested in Islam and Modern World and how ijtihad is being undertaken to tackle contemporary ethical problems will find this book helpful.

Junge Muslime in Deutschland

Lebenslagen, Aufwachsprozesse und Jugendkulturen
Author: Hans-Jürgen von Wensierski,Claudia Lübcke
Publisher: Barbara Budrich
ISBN: 3866490569
Category: Muslim youth
Page: 360
View: 7988

What I Believe

Author: Tariq Ramadan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199740802
Category: Social Science
Page: 160
View: 5942
Tariq Ramadan is very much a public figure, named one of Time magazine's most important innovators of the twenty-first century. He is among the leading Islamic thinkers in the West, with a large following around the world. But he has also been a lightning rod for controversy. Indeed, in 2004, Ramadan was prevented from entering the U.S. by the Bush administration and despite two appeals, supported by organizations like the American Academy of Religion and the ACLU, he was barred from the country until spring of 2010, when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton finally lifted the ban. In What I Believe, Ramadan attempts to set the record straight, laying out the basic ideas he stands for in clear and accessible prose. He describes the book as a work of clarification, directed at ordinary citizens, politicians, journalists, and others who are curious (or skeptical) about his positions. Aware that that he is dealing with emotional issues, Ramadan tries to get past the barriers of prejudice and misunderstanding to speak directly, from the heart, to his Muslim and non-Muslim readers alike. In particular, he calls on Western Muslims to escape the mental, social, cultural, and religious ghettos they have created for themselves and become full partners in the democratic societies in which they live. At the same time, he calls for the rest of us to recognize our Muslim neighbors as citizens with rights and responsibilities the same as ours. His vision is of a future in which a shared and confident pluralism becomes a reality at last.

Ethical Exploration in a Multifaith Society

Author: Catherine Shelley
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319467115
Category: Philosophy
Page: 338
View: 4393
This book considers the theory and application of ethics for a multifaith society. Much ethics taught in the UK has been dominated by Christian ethics, their relation to secularism and by the Enlightenment’s reaction against theology as a basis for ethical thought. In contrast to these perspectives this book brings secular and theological ethics into dialogue, considering the degree to which secular ethics has common roots with theological perspectives from various traditions. The book assesses the application of ethical and theological principles in today’s multifaith society. Aiming to enhance ethical understanding and awareness across divergent worldviews, identifying at what points divergence does occur, the author examines topics such as reason and ethics in theology, natural law, utilitarianism and deontology and differences of approach to interpreting religious scriptures. The focus on ethical methods is illustrated through topical concerns in religion and ethics, for example sexuality, marriage and education and religion in relation to global ethics and human rights.

Dār al-Islām Revisited

Territoriality in Contemporary Islamic Legal Discourse on Muslims in the West
Author: Sarah Albrecht
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004364579
Category: Social Science
Page: 490
View: 7833
In Dār al-Islām Revisited, Sarah Albrecht explores how the Islamic legal tradition of dividing the world into the “territory of Islam” and other geo-religious categories is reinterpreted today and how it impacts current debates on religious authority, identity, and the interpretation of the shariʿa in the West.

Der Islam im europäischen Denken

Author: Albert Hourani
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3105619526
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 264
View: 6052
Diese Essays des großen Orientalisten Albert Hourani, der mit seiner ›Geschichte der arabischen Völker‹ in Deutschland einen großen Erfolg feierte, dienen dem Verständnis zwischen Europa und den arabischen Ländern. Sie sind in der Zeit der Spannung zwischen dem Islam und dem Westen ein wichtiger Beitrag zur Aufklärung beider Seiten. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

Das islamische Recht

Geschichte und Gegenwart
Author: Mathias Rohe
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406628486
Category: Religion
Page: 612
View: 8312
Erstmals beschreibt in diesem Buch ein islamwissenschaftlich geschulter Jurist Entstehung, Entwicklung und gegenwärtige Ausformung des islamischen Rechts. Mathias Rohe erläutert die wichtigsten islamischem Rechtsquellen und Rechtsfindungsmethoden und schildert in Grundzügen die Regelungsbereiche des klassischen islamischen Rechts: Ehe- und Familienrecht, Erbrecht, Vertrags- und Wirtschaftsrecht, Gesellschaftsrecht, Eigentumsrecht, Strafrecht, Staats- und Verwaltungsrecht, Fremden- und Völkerrecht. Dabei kommen auch grundlegende Unterschiede zwischen Sunniten, Schiiten und anderen Richtungen zur Sprache. Sein besonderes Augenmerk gilt den Regelungen für Muslime in einer nichtislamischen Umgebung, vor allem in Deutschland. Ein Ausblick auf Perspektiven des islamischen Rechts in einer globalisierten Welt beschließt dieses anschaulich geschriebene Standardwerk. Für die vorliegende dritte Auflage wurde das Buch überarbeitet, aktualisiert und erweitert. „Mathias Rohe hat ein ausgezeichnetes Buch über die wichtigsten Schattierungen der Scharia verfasst. Dessen Lektüre ist Pflicht für jeden, dem ernsthaft an der Integration gelegen ist.“ (Andreas Zielke, Süddeutsche Zeitung) „Wer Aufklärung verschenken will, möge zum christlichsten aller Feste das Buch von Matthias Rohe unter den Baum legen. (...) Es hat das Zeug zu einem Standardwerk. Und es füllt eine Lücke, die Missverständnisse und die einseitige Wahrnehmung konservativer Islamauslegung reißen.“ (Thoralf Schwanitz, Andreas Kurz, Financial Times Deutschland)

Islam in the West

Key Issues in Multiculturalism
Author: Max Farrar,Yasmin Valli
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137025069
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
View: 5766
This book contributes to understanding of the contemporary relationship between Muslims and the Western societies in which they live, focusing particularly on the UK. Chapters reflect on the nature of multiculturalism, as well as a wide range of specific aspects of daily life, including religious dialogue, gender, freedom of speech and politics.

Islam and the Arab Awakening

Author: Tariq Ramadan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019997702X
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
View: 7950
One of the most important developments in the modern history of the Middle East, the so-called Arab Spring began in Tunisia in December 2010, bringing down dictators, sparking a civil war in Libya, and igniting a bloody uprising in Syria. Its long-term repercussions in Egypt and elsewhere remain unclear. Now one of the world's leading Islamic thinkers examines and explains it, in this searching, provocative, and necessary book. Time Magazine named Tariq Ramadan one of the most important innovators of the twenty-first century. A Muslim intellectual and prolific author, he has won global renown for his reflections on Islam and the contemporary challenges in both the Muslim majority societies and the West. In Islam and the Arab Awakening, he explores the uprisings, offering rare insight into their origin, significance, and possible futures. As early as 2003, he writes, there had been talk of democratization in the Middle East and North Africa. The U.S. government and private organizations set up networks and provided training for young leaders, especially in the use of the Internet and social media, and the West abandoned its unconditional support of authoritarian governments. But the West did not create the uprisings. Indeed, one lesson Ramadan presents is that these mass movements and their consequences cannot be totally controlled. Something irreversible has taken place: dictators have been overthrown without weapons. But, he writes, democratic processes are only beginning to emerge, and unanswered questions remain. What role will religion play? How should Islamic principles and goals be rethought? Can a sterile, polarizing debate between Islamism and secularism be avoided? Avoiding both naive confidence and conspiratorial paranoia, Ramadan voices a tentative optimism. If a true civil society can be established, he argues, this moment's fragile hope will live.


Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783579071329
Category: Christian ethics
Page: 566
View: 5512

Der inspizierte Muslim

Zur Politisierung der Islamforschung in Europa
Author: Schirin Amir-Moazami
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839436753
Category: Social Science
Page: 374
View: 2145
Muslime in Europa stehen im Fokus. Sie werden beäugt, beforscht und vermessen. Von diesem geballten öffentlichen und politischen Interesse ist auch die akademische Forschung nicht ausgenommen. Der Band hält hier inne und fragt: Wer wird auf welche Weise als Muslim in den Blick genommen? Von wem und warum? Welche Fragen sind prägend und welche erkenntnistheoretischen und normativen Annahmen liegen ihnen zugrunde? Die Beiträge des Bandes beleuchten (selbst-)kritisch die Zusammenhänge von akademischem Wissen und politischem Eingriff. Denn nicht ein Mehr an Wissen über Muslime führt zu einer wirksamen Kritik an ihrer vermehrten Diskursivierung, sondern eine kritische Reflexion über die Voraussetzungen der Wissensproduktion.