Islam and the Challenge of Democracy by Khaled Abou El Fadl
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Islam and the Challenge of Democracy
By Khaled Abou El Fadl

Islam and the Challenge of Democracy

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Islam and the Challenge of Democracy by Khaled Abou El Fadl

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The events of September 11 and the subsequent war on terrorism have provoked widespread discussion about the possibility of democracy in the Islamic world. Such topics as the meaning of jihad, the role of clerics as authoritative interpreters, and the place of human rights and toleration in Islam have become subjects of urgent public debate around the world. With few exceptions, however, this debate has proceeded in isolation from the vibrant traditions of argument within Islamic theology, philosophy, and law. Islam and the Challenge of Democracy aims to correct this deficiency. The book engages the reader in a rich discourse on the challenges of democracy in contemporary Islam. The collection begins with a lead essay by Khaled Abou El Fadl, who argues that democracy, especially a constitutional democracy that protects basic individual rights, is the form of government best suited to promoting a set of social and political values central to Islam. Because Islam is about submission to God and about each individual's responsibility to serve as His agent on Earth, Abou El Fadl argues, there is no place for the subjugation to human authority demanded by authoritarian regimes. The lead essay is followed by eleven others from internationally respected specialists in democracy and religion. They address, challenge, and engage Abou El Fadl's work. The contributors include John Esposito, Muhammad Fadel, Noah Feldman, Nader Hashemi, Bernard Haykel, Muqtedar Khan, Saba Mahmood, David Novak, William Quandt, Kevin Reinhart, and Jeremy Waldron.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780691119380
ISBN-10: 0691119384
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 8-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Place of Tolerance in Islam by Khaled Abou El Fadl Place of Tolerance in Islam, Paperback (August 2003)

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Rebellion and Violence in Islamic Law by Khaled Abou El Fadl Rebellion and Violence in Islamic Law, Hardback (November 2001)

The first systematic treatment of political resistance and rebellion in Islamic law.

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Author Biography - Khaled Abou El Fadl

Khaled Abou El Fadl is Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law. His recent books include "The Place of Tolerance in Islam". Joshua Cohen is the Leon and Anne Goldberg Professor of the Humanities at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and coeditor of the "Boston Review". Deborah Chasman is coeditor of the "Boston Review".

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