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The Islamic Roots of Democratic Pluralism

Abdulaziz Sachedina

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195139914
eISBN:
9780199848935
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139914.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book tackles the most significant issues facing Muslims today. As Islam and Muslims enter the 21st century, the book argues, it is necessary to reopen the doors of religious interpretation—to ... More


Religious Pluralism and Islamic Law: Dhimmis and Others in the Empire of Law

Anver M. Emon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199661633
eISBN:
9780191743399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661633.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Comparative Law

This book problematizes tolerance as a conceptually helpful or coherent concept for understanding the significance of the dhimmī rules, the Islamic legal doctrines that governed and regulated ... More


Pluralism and Tolerance

Gudrun Krämer

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/9780691164823.003.0011
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


Muslim Cosmopolitanism: Southeast Asian Islam in Comparative Perspective

Khairudin Aljunied

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474408882
eISBN:
9781474430432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408882.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Cosmopolitan ideals and pluralist tendencies have been employed creatively and adapted carefully by Muslim individuals, societies, and institutions in modern Southeast Asia to produce the necessary ... More


Conclusion: The Vision of Muslim Cosmopolitanism

Khairudin Aljunied

in Muslim Cosmopolitanism: Southeast Asian Islam in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474408882
eISBN:
9781474430432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408882.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This concluding chapter reiterates the volume's main argument that Muslim cosmopolitanism has provided Southeast Asians with the vision and vocabulary to come together, rather than to become ... More


Public Violence in Islamic Societies: Power, Discipline, and the Construction of the Public Sphere, 7th-19th Centuries CE

Christian Lange and Maribel Fierro

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637317
eISBN:
9780748653164
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637317.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This exploration of the role of violence in the history of Islamic societies considers the subject particularly in the context of its implementation as a political strategy to claim power over the ... More


Rubbing Shoulders: A Shared World

Jack Tannous

in The Making of the Medieval Middle East

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691179094
eISBN:
9780691184166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179094.003.0015
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter addresses how Muslims and non-Muslims lived together, side-by-side and having a shared experience. This was the case in Syria from the earliest period of Muslim rule. Arab Muslim ... More


Religion in Society: Social Issues Addressed

KATE ZEBIRI

in Maḥmūd Shalt=ut and Islamic Modernism

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263302
eISBN:
9780191682469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263302.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the works of Maḥmūd Shaltūt relevant to the pressing need of contemporary Muslims to address specific social issues that have arisen in modern times or that for some reasons ... More


Conflict Resolution as a Normative Value in Islamic Law: Handling Disputes with Non-Muslims

Khaled Abou El Fadl

in Faith-Based Diplomacy Trumping Realpolitik

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195367935
eISBN:
9780199851805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367935.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The northern and southern parts of Sudan experienced a long-lasting civil war for thirty-five years and this could have been caused by several complex situations. Apart from the country's experience ... More


Rethinking Islam and Democracy

Robert W. Hefner

in Rethinking Religion and World Affairs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199827978
eISBN:
9780199933020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827978.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the question of Islam and democracy by way of four arguments. First, when empirical measures rather than imagined civilizational traits are referenced, it turns out that there ... More


Conclusion: Ottoman Waqfs as Acts of Citizenship1

Engin F. Isin (ed.)

in Held in Trust: Waqf in the Islamic World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774163937
eISBN:
9781617970924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163937.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter offers a more philosophical appraisal of waqf as an act of citizenship, suggesting that the institution allowed non-Muslims to govern themselves, their relation to the central ... More


Approaching Non-Muslim Identities in Islamic History

Kurt J. Werthmuller

in Coptic Identity and Ayyubid Politics in Egypt: 1218–1250

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163456
eISBN:
9781617970238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163456.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The theoretical and historiographical study of non-Muslims in Islamic history is one of the main approaches this book takes. During the Islamic period, non-Muslims were not exactly “on the fringes” ... More


Islam in Malaysia: An Entwined History

Khairudin Aljunied

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190925192
eISBN:
9780190925222
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190925192.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Islam has maintained its presence in Malaysia for over a millennium, giving rise to highly pluralized and complex communities. In this richly textured portrait, Khairudin Aljunied explores the ... More


History as a Tool of Reform

Khairudin Aljunied

in Hamka and Islam: Cosmopolitan Reform in the Malay World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501724565
eISBN:
9781501724589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501724565.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter assesses Hamka’s historical writings that could be termed as “reformist histories.” These histories compellingly describe the vastness of Islamic civilization while connecting its ... More


Covenants with Non-Muslims

Khan L. Ali and M. Ramadan Hisham

in Contemporary Ijtihad: Limits and Controversies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641284
eISBN:
9780748653256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641284.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Since the dawn of Islam in the seventeenth century, non-Muslim faith communities have lived in close proximity with Muslim communities, sharing language, culture, and natural and economic resources. ... More


Western Views of Islamic Law

Khan L. Ali and M. Ramadan Hisham

in Contemporary Ijtihad: Limits and Controversies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641284
eISBN:
9780748653256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641284.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter examines the external scholarship, authored by non-Muslims, about Islam and Islamic law, asking the question of whether such scholarship can be effective in influencing contemporary ... More


The Beginning of the End of the Tahrir Spirit

Mariz Tadros

in Copts at the Crossroads: The Challenges of Building Inclusive Democracy in Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165917
eISBN:
9781617975479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165917.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The sense of religious pluralism of Tahrir Square faded fast following the 18 days, despite the hope of many that sectarian relations would improve with the removal of Mubarak. This chapter looks at ... More


Protest and the Medieval Social Imagination

Amina Elbendary

in Crowds and Sultans: Urban Protest in Late Medieval Egypt and Syria

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774167171
eISBN:
9781617976773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167171.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter considers popular protest as a reflection of how the late medieval societies of Egypt and Syria, especially in their urban centers, imagined the ideal social order. It shows how protest ... More


Missing Fields: The ‘Untouchable’ Migrants of Partition

Ravinder Kaur

in Since 1947: Partition Narratives among Punjabi Migrants of Delhi

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195683776
eISBN:
9780199081844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195683776.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter describes the resettlement of untouchable non-Muslims. It also considers how to reach a group that is not part of the popular imagination and whose history of migration has never been ... More


Becoming Ottomans: Sephardi Jews and Imperial Citizenship in the Modern Era

Julia Phillips Cohen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199340408
eISBN:
9780199388882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199340408.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History, History of Religion

Becoming Ottomans is the first book to tell the story of Jewish political integration into a modern Islamic empire. It begins with the process set in motion by the imperial state reforms ... More


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