Islam and the Secular State

Islam and the Secular State

In this book, a Muslim scholar and human rights activist envisions a positive and sustainable role for Shari'a, based on a profound rethinking of the relationship between religion and the secular state in all societies.

Author: Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im Na

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674033764

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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What should be the place of Shari'a - Islamic religious law - in predominantly Muslim societies of the world? In this book, a Muslim scholar and human rights activist envisions a positive and sustainable role for Shari'a, based on a profound rethinking of the relationship between religion and the secular state in all societies.
Categories: Religion

Islam and the Secular State in Indonesia

Islam and the Secular State in Indonesia

"This is an excellent book which will have a major impact on the current debate about the relationship between Islam and politics in Indonesia.

Author: Luthfi Assyaukanie

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9789812308894

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

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"This is an excellent book which will have a major impact on the current debate about the relationship between Islam and politics in Indonesia. Its greatest strength is its innovative characterization of three Indonesian Muslim models of polity, as opposed to the normal two, Islamic state and secular state. Assyaukanie brilliantly delineates a third model, which he calls the Religious Democratic State, in the process greatly clarifying our understanding of the previous models, which he now proposes to label the Islamic Democratic State and the Liberal Democratic State. Another strength of the book is methodological. Each of its arguments is solidly grounded in the thoughts and actions of particular players, Indonesian Muslim thinkers and activists." - Professor William R. Liddle, The Ohio State University, USA
Categories: Social Science

Political Islam and the Secular State in Turkey

Political Islam and the Secular State in Turkey

Exploring how Islam and democracy are neither monoliths nor mutually exclusive, this is a timely contribution to the wider understanding of political Islam.

Author: Evangelia Axiarlis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857724328

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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How safe is Turkey's liberal democracy? The rise to power in 2002 of the right-leaning Islamic Justice and Development Party ignited fears in the West that Turkey could no longer be relied upon to provide a buffer against the growth of Islamic fundamentalism in the Middle East. Once hailed by the West as a model of secularism and moderation in the Muslim world, Turkey is now seen to be under the influence of the 'creeping Islamisation' of the JDP (or AKP as it is known in Turkey). Yet to what extent has this affected the lives of Turkish citizens? Evangelia Axiarlis here explores the contribution of the JDP to civil liberties and basic freedoms, long suppressed by secular and statist Kemalist ideology, and how this has remained unexamined despite more than a decade in government. In this - the first detailed study of the policies and ideology of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an's government - the author examines the extent to which the JDP has worked to improve civil life in Turkey and critically addresses whether a government built on Islamic principles can champion political reform. Exploring how Islam and democracy are neither monoliths nor mutually exclusive, this is a timely contribution to the wider understanding of political Islam.
Categories: Political Science

Islam and the Secular State

Islam and the Secular State

In this book, a Muslim scholar and human rights activist envisions a positive and sustainable role for Shari'a, based on a profound rethinking of the relationship between religion and the secular state in all societies.

Author: Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im Na

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674261440

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 338

What should be the place of Shari'a - Islamic religious law - in predominantly Muslim societies of the world? In this book, a Muslim scholar and human rights activist envisions a positive and sustainable role for Shari'a, based on a profound rethinking of the relationship between religion and the secular state in all societies.
Categories: Religion

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105122014181

Category: Islam and state

Page: 274

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Categories: Islam and state

European Muslims and the Secular State

European Muslims and the Secular State

This volume explores current interactions between Muslims and the more or less secularized public spaces of several European states, assessing the challenges such interactions imply for both Muslims and the societies in which they now live.

Author: Sean McLoughlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351938501

Category: Religion

Page: 214

View: 599

The institutionalization of Islam in the West continues to raise many questions for a range of different constituencies. Secularization represents much more than the legal separation of politics and religion in Europe; for important segments of European societies, it has become the cultural norm. Therefore, Muslims' settlement and their claims for the public recognition of Islam have often been perceived as a threat. This volume explores current interactions between Muslims and the more or less secularized public spaces of several European states, assessing the challenges such interactions imply for both Muslims and the societies in which they now live. Divided into three parts, it examines the impact of State-Church relations, 'Islamophobia' and 'the war on terrorism', evaluates the engagement of Muslim leaders with the State and civil society, and reflects on both individual and collective transformations of Muslim religiosity.
Categories: Religion

Turkish Islam and the Secular State

Turkish Islam and the Secular State

"The book cogently traces the origins of Gulen's ideology and his early efforts to propagate his views through educational activities.

Author: M. Hakan Yavuz

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815630409

Category: History

Page: 256

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"The book cogently traces the origins of Gulen's ideology and his early efforts to propagate his views through educational activities. It details the various strategies employed by Gulen's followers to put his ideas into practice, both in Turkey and around the world. Contributors describe its intellectual and religious formation, its spread across Turkey and Central Asia, and its influence on citizens outside the movement, including leading Turkish politicians."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: History

Islam in a Secular State

Islam in a Secular State

Though there are activists who challenge the state, these are by far in the minority, and are typically unable to assert their influence in a sustained manner.

Author: Walid Jumblatt Abdullah

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048544417

Category: Religion

Page:

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The overtly secular state of Singapore has unapologetically maintained an authoritarian approach to governance in the realm of religion. Islam is particularly managed by the state. Muslim activists thus have to meticulously navigate these realities - in addition to being a minority community - in order to maximize their influence in the political system. Significantly, Muslim activists are not a monolith: there exists a multitude of political and theological differences amongst them. This study analyses the following categories of Muslim activists: Islamic religious scholars (ulama), liberal Muslims, and the more conservative-minded individuals. Due to constricting political realities, many activists attempt to align themselves with the state, and call upon the state to be an arbiter in their disagreements with other factions. Though there are activists who challenge the state, these are by far in the minority, and are typically unable to assert their influence in a sustained manner.
Categories: Religion

European Muslims and the Secular State

European Muslims and the Secular State

This volume explores current interactions between Muslims and the more or less secularized public spaces of several European states, assessing the challenges such interactions imply for both Muslims and the societies in which they now live.

Author: Jocelyne Cesari

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0754644758

Category: History

Page: 202

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This volume explores current interactions between Muslims and the more or less secularized public spaces of several European states, assessing the challenges such interactions imply for both Muslims and the societies in which they now live.
Categories: History

Questioning the Secular State

Questioning the Secular State

This book, by contrast, concentrates largely on groups and areas which have hitherto received little attention in comparative works on 'fundamentalism'.

Author: David Westerlund

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0312125224

Category: Religion

Page: 428

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This volume also differs from many others on contemporary 'fundamentalism' in having a clear theme: how, according to anti-secularist groups in various religions, the state should interact with the religious entities within its area - and how and to what extent anti-secularist movements, organisations and individuals oppose secularism and wish to reinforce the role of religion in political life
Categories: Religion

Secular States and Religious Diversity

Secular States and Religious Diversity

This book explores the meaning of secularism and religious freedom in these new contexts.

Author: Bruce J. Berman

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774825153

Category: Religion

Page: 348

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Nation-states have seen the rise of religious pluralism within their borders, brought about by global migration and the challenge of radical religious movements. This book explores the meaning of secularism and religious freedom in these new contexts. The contributors chart the impact of globalization, the varying forms of secularism in Western states, and the different kinds of relations between states and religious institutions in the historical traditions and contemporary politics of Islamic, Indic, and Chinese societies. They also examine the limitations and dilemmas of governmental responses to unprecedented diversity, and grapple with the question of how secular states deal (and should deal) with such pluralism.
Categories: Religion

Secular State and Religious Society

Secular State and Religious Society

On the basis of original, empirically rich, and theoretically sound social research, the chapters in this volume reveal and analyze the complex relations between the secular government of Turkey and the religious persons and society within ...

Author: B. Turam

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137010643

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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On the basis of original, empirically rich, and theoretically sound social research, the chapters in this volume reveal and analyze the complex relations between the secular government of Turkey and the religious persons and society within the Turkish state.
Categories: Social Science

Islam in Modern Turkey

Islam in Modern Turkey

A systematic account of the life, works, and accomplishments of al- Kirmani, an important Ismaili Muslim scholar and writer in the fields of philosophy and science who lived during the first half of the 11th century AD

Author: Richard Tapper

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: UOM:39076002921182

Category: Islam

Page: 314

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When the Turkish republic was founded in 1923, secularism was adopted as one of the key principles of the new state, and religious expression was brought under strict government supervision. Republican ideology and its associated institutions came to dominate much of everyday life. Only after 1950, when the centre-right Democrat party was elected, did this repressive attitude to religion cease. The growth in popular religious sentiment became particularly evident in the 1980s with the proliferation of religious newspapers and literature.
Categories: Islam

Turkish Islam and the Secular State

Turkish Islam and the Secular State

in a context of tension and erratic clashes between the state and Islam. ...
distinction in this ambivalent context, however, is its commitment to its hizmet (
service): the reconciliation of Islamic culture and identity with the secular republic.

Author: M. Hakan Yavuz

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815630158

Category: History

Page: 316

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This book examines recent reformations of Islam and culture in Turkey and the successful Islamic modernist Fethullah Gulen movement. Combining a devotion to Islam with love for modern learning, especially modern science, the Fethullah Gulen movement has gained a substantial following in Turkey over the past 20 years, and since 1991 has achieved great influence in Central Asia through the establishment of schools. Contributors explore the origins and establishment of the Gulen movement, its intellectual and religious formation, its spread across Turkey and Central Asia, and its influence on citizens outside the movement, including on leading Turkish politicians.
Categories: History

India as a Secular State

India as a Secular State

In this book, Donald E. Smith explores the origin of the concept of secularization as it is found both in Indian culture and in the example of the western nations.

Author: Donald Eugene Smith

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400877782

Category: Political Science

Page: 540

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Throughout India's history, religion has been the most powerful single factor in the development of her civilization. Today, despite her religious tradition, India is emerging as a secular state. In this book, Donald E. Smith explores the origin of the concept of secularization as it is found both in Indian culture and in the example of the western nations. He emphasizes the important role of secularization in India’s total democratic experiment and points out that the degree of its realization will undoubtedly affect the eventual character of democracy in India. In addition, the success or failure of the secular state in India cannot fail to influence the attitudes of her neighbors. Professor Smith considers the many aspects and implications of India’s attempt to secularize her government. Originally published in 1963. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Categories: Political Science