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Introduction

Gerhard Bowering

in Islamic Political Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164823
eISBN:
9781400866427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164823.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This introductory chapter begins with a historical perspective of the Islamic world. Islam has grown consistently throughout history, expanding into new neighboring territories without ever ... More


Traditional Political Thought

Patricia Crone

in Islamic Political Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2015
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October 2017
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9780691164823
eISBN:
9781400866427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164823.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In terms of political thought, as in so many other respects, Muslims today could be said to be bilingual. On the one hand, they speak the global political language of Western derivation marked by key ... More


Government

Emad El-Din Shahin

in Islamic Political Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2015
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October 2017
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9780691164823
eISBN:
9781400866427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164823.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter analyzes the concept of government in Islamic political thought. The question of who rules, or the qualities of the head of the Islamic government, has been critical in Islamic history. ... More


Pluralism and Tolerance

Gudrun Krämer

in Islamic Political Thought: An Introduction

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2015
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October 2017
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9780691164823
eISBN:
9781400866427
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chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164823.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Pluralism and tolerance are considered constitutive elements of good governance, especially liberal democracy as it developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. For this reason they are ... More


Shari‘a

Devin J. Stewart

in Islamic Political Thought: An Introduction

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2015
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October 2017
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9780691164823
eISBN:
9781400866427
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chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164823.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses the shari'a, the sacred law of Islam. Law is an essential feature of revealed religion in both the Qur'an and Islamic thought in general, and the term shari'a is used with ... More


Revival and Reform

Ebrahim Moosa and SherAli Tareen

in Islamic Political Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2015
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October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164823
eISBN:
9781400866427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164823.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter analyzes the terms, revival and reform, which are widely disseminated across a range of genres in Muslim literature. They are found in commentaries of prophetic traditions, political ... More


Islamic Political Thought: An Introduction

Gerhard Bowering (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164823
eISBN:
9781400866427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164823.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In sixteen concise chapters on key topics, this book provides a rich, authoritative, and up-to-date introduction to Islamic political thought from the birth of Islam to today, presenting essential ... More


Authority

Roy Jackson

in Islamic Political Thought: An Introduction

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2015
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October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164823
eISBN:
9781400866427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164823.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses the origins and development of political authority in the Islamic world. From the laylat al-qadr, the “night of power” in which the Qur'an symbolically “came down” from God, to ... More


Fundamentalism

Roxanne Euben

in Islamic Political Thought: An Introduction

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2015
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October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164823
eISBN:
9781400866427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164823.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses the origin, definitions, and issues associated with the term Islamism. It argues that an understanding or explanation of Islamism requires attending not only to the multiple ... More


Modernity

Armando Salvatore

in Islamic Political Thought: An Introduction

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2015
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October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164823
eISBN:
9781400866427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164823.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter argues that the relation between modernity and Islam cannot be reduced to an analysis of deficits to be measured by Islam's alleged insufficient capacity to supersede its rooting in ... More


Women

Ayesha S. Chaudhry

in Islamic Political Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2015
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October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164823
eISBN:
9781400866427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164823.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter considers the complex relationship between gender and Islamic political thought through a few snapshots: the Qur'an, female contemporaries of Muhammad, medieval Islamic scholarship, and ... More


‘Ulama’

Muhammad Qasim Zaman

in Islamic Political Thought: An Introduction

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2015
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October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164823
eISBN:
9781400866427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164823.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses the origin and development of the term ‘ulama.’ The Arabic term ‘ulamā’ refers to Muslim scholars specializing in the Islamic religious sciences. A number of other terms are ... More


Qur’an

Gerhard Bowering

in Islamic Political Thought: An Introduction

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2015
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October 2017
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9780691164823
eISBN:
9781400866427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164823.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses the historical origin and development, religious scholarship, political elements, and legacy of the Qur'an. The Qur'an, the holy book of Islam, is the most recent of the major ... More


Jihad

John Kelsay

in Islamic Political Thought: An Introduction

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2015
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October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164823
eISBN:
9781400866427
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chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164823.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter analyzes the concept of jihad. Literally meaning “struggle,” jihad may be associated with almost any activity by which Muslims attempt to bring personal and social life into a pattern of ... More


Caliphate

Wadad Kadi and Aram A. Shahin

in Islamic Political Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2015
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October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164823
eISBN:
9781400866427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164823.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses the political, historical, and institutional aspects of the caliphate. The term “caliphate” is most commonly restricted to five periods or dynasties: the Rightly Guided ... More


Knowledge

Paul L. Heck

in Islamic Political Thought: An Introduction

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2015
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October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164823
eISBN:
9781400866427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164823.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter analyzes the concept of religious knowledge. Knowledge informs us about the reality of existence, providing guidance for decision making. In Islam, such knowledge, based in scripture ... More


Muhammad

Gerhard Bowering

in Islamic Political Thought: An Introduction

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2015
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October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164823
eISBN:
9781400866427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164823.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter deals with the life and career of Muhammad. In Muslim belief, the religion of Islam is based on divine revelation and represents a divinely willed and established institution. In the ... More


Minorities

Yohanan Friedmann

in Islamic Political Thought: An Introduction

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2015
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October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164823
eISBN:
9781400866427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164823.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter analyzes both Muslim minorities under non-Muslim rule and non-Muslim minorities under Muslim rule. The issue of minorities in the Islamic world is complex. The minorities are not ... More


Understanding Islamic Fundamentalism: The Theological and Ideological Basis of al-Qa'ida's Political Tactics

Sayed Khatab

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789774164996
eISBN:
9781617971075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164996.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Beginning with an examination of medieval Islamic fundamentalist movements such as Kharjism, Ibadism, Hanbalism, and Wahhabism, this book looks at the similarities and differences between them and ... More


The Centrality of Sharī‘ah to Government and Constitutionalism in Islam

Khaled Abou El Fadl

in Constitutionalism in Islamic Countries: Between Upheaval and Continuity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199759880
eISBN:
9780190259921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199759880.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines potentialities, i.e. the doctrinal aspects in Islamic political thought that could legitimate, promote, or subvert the emergence of a constitutional practice in Muslim cultures. ... More


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