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Relation of Islam to other religions

  • The Place of Tolerance in Islamby Khaled Abou El Fadl

    Beacon Press 2002; US$ 17.00

    Khaled Abou El Fadl, a prominent critic of Islamic puritanism, leads off this lively debate by arguing that Islam is a deeply tolerant religion. Injunctions to violence against nonbelievers stem from misreadings of the Qur'an, he claims, and even jihad, or so-called holy war, has no basis in Qur'anic text or Muslim theology but instead grew out of... more...

  • Islam and the Challenge of Democracyby Khaled Abou El Fadl; Joshua Cohen; Deborah Chasman

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 30.95

    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... more...

  • Islam, the State, and Political Authorityby Asma Afsaruddin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    The expert essays in this volume deal with critically important topics concerning Islam and politics in both the pre-modern and modern periods, such as the nature of government, the relationship between politics and theology, Shi'i conceptions of statecraft, notions of public duty, and the compatibility of Islam and democratic governance. more...

  • Non-Muslims in Muslim Majority Societiesby Kajsa Ahlstrand; Göran Gunner

    The Lutterworth Press 2011; US$ 30.00

    In a world where almost all societies are multi-religious and multi-ethnic, we need to study how social cohesion can be achieved in different contexts. In some geographical areas, as in the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent, people of different religious belonging have, through the ages, lived side by side, sometimes in harmony and sometimes... more...

  • Islam and Human Rights in Practiceby Shahram Akbarzadeh; Benjamin MacQueen

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Questions over the compatibility of Islam and Human Rights have become a key area of debate in the perceived tensions between ?Islam and the West?. In many ways, discussion over the stance of Islam in relation to such factors as gender rights, religious freedom, social and political freedoms, and other related issues represents a microcosm of the... more...

  • Islam and Political Legitimacyby Shahram Akbarzadeh; Abdullah Saeed

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Akbarzadeh and Saeed explore one of the most challenging issues facing the Muslim world: the Islamisation of political power. They present a comparative analysis of Muslim societies in West, South, Central and South East Asia and highlight the immediacy of the challenge for the political leadership in those societies. Islam and Political Legitimacy... more...

  • Islam as Political Religionby Shabbir Akhtar

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 53.95

    This comprehensive survey of contemporary Islam provides a philosophical and theological approach to the issues faced by Muslims and the question of global secularisation. Engaging with critics of modern Islam, Shabbir Akhtar sets out an agenda of what his religion is and could be as a political entity. Exploring the views and arguments of philosophical,... more...

  • Islam and Sustainable Developmentby Professor Odeh Rashed Al-Jayyousi; Professor Ronnie Lessem; Dr Alexander Schieffer

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    In Islam and Sustainable Development, Odeh Al-Jayyousi addresses the social, human and economic dimensions of sustainability from an Islamic perspective. Islam is sometimes viewed as a challenge, threat and risk to the West, but here we are reminded that the celebration of cultural diversity is a key component in Islamic values. Promoting common understanding... more...

  • Business Ethics in Islamby A. J. Ali

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    The book is the most original and comprehensive treatment of business ethics in Islam. It explores the thinking of early Islamic scholars on ethics, whilst encompassing the modern developments in the field. It is aimed at fostering discourse on business ethics by offering a framework for exploring a wide range of ethical issues and dilemmas that arise... more...

  • The Christian-Muslim Frontierby Mario Apostolov

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    The Christian-Muslim Frontier describes the historical formation of this zone, and its contemporary dimensions: geopolitical, psychological, economic and security. Special attention is given to the concept of state-frontiers, to the effects of the uneven development of nation states and the contemporary interspersing of communities, which creates... more...