By Ali A. Mazrui, Ramzi Badran, Thomas Uthup

ISBN-10: 1443863262

ISBN-13: 9781443863261

Probably the most very important features of faith is to function a foundation of id. This number of essays via Ali A. Mazrui, a unique pupil of Islam, discusses how Islam differentiates Muslims from non-Muslims and impacts how Muslims view one another. within the gentle of the upheaval at the moment taking place within the Muslim global, this assortment offers readers with necessary context for the demanding situations of modernity and multiculturalism confronted through Muslims. In those essays, Mazrui deploys his ambitious wisdom of theology, historical past, and Muslim societies to research the theological, historic, and political impacts on Muslim identification. In his traditional kind of comparative research, Mazrui attracts most often in those essays from examples in Africa, the center East, South Asia and Muslim groups within the West. those essays delve into the complexities of Muslim identification and stratification, and supply contributions to key debates on smooth Islamic political ideology. those essays might be of curiosity to readers engaged with Islam, faith, tradition, comparative politics and diplomacy.

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The conclusion to be drawn from all this is that in terms of pacifying the streets from day-to-day violence like mugging and the harassment of drug-dealers and drunks, Islam is a force for peace in the relevant African cities. But in terms of politicized riots or demonstrations and potential civil disobedience, Islam can be a force of excitability. Whether or not these factors are related to our twin-tendency of Islam in uniform versus Islam in civilian robes is a matter yet to be explored. Conclusion What is the balance between conflict, competition, and cooperation between Islam and Christianity in the twenty-first century?

37 Sahaba behavior was often neither liberal nor moderate. Have we been idealizing the Sahaba too much? If the Prophet’s disciples could be fallible, so could the founders of the Madhahib. Indeed, for fourteen centuries, the Qur’an and ahadith have been interpreted almost exclusively by men. Male-centrism has also been a historic feature of Judaism and Christianity. There is enough in the Qur’an which supports gender-equity, but none of the four Sunni schools was founded by a woman. 38 The Grand Mufti of Egypt, Ali Gomaa, has pointed out that there have been noted female teachers in Islam—including at least fifty female sheikhs who taught Al Jili, one of the preeminent thinkers of Islam.

Militarized Islam in Africa is extra-dictatorial; civilian Islam in Africa is extra-tolerant. What are the facts of the case? What are the causes? What are the consequences? Nigeria’s experience of maximum open society has been under civilian Muslim administrations. Nigeria’s experience of maximum repressive society has been under military Muslim administrations. Nigeria’s Muslim civilian rulers have taken the country so far in openness and freedom that Nigeria was at times on the brink of anarchy.

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