Islam the People and the State

Islam  the People and the State
Author: Sami Zubaida
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1993
Genre: Iran
ISBN: OCLC:1285662074

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Islam the People and the State

Islam  the People and the State
Author: Sami Zubaida
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1989-01-01
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 0415012775

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Islam the People and the State

Islam  the People and the State
Author: Sami Zubaida
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1993
Genre: Iran
ISBN: OCLC:503680317

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Deals with Islamic politics.

The State of Islam

The State of Islam
Author: Saadia Toor
Publsiher: Pluto Press
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2011-08-15
Genre: History
ISBN: 074532990X

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The State of Islam tells the story of the Pakistani nation-state through the lens of the Cold War, and more recently the War on Terror, in order to shed light on the domestic and international processes behind the rise of militant Islam across the world. Unlike existing scholarship on nationalism, Islam, and the state in Pakistan, which tends to privilege events in a narrowly-defined political realm, The State of Islam is a Gramscian analysis of cultural politics in Pakistan from its origins to the contemporary period. The author uses the tools of cultural studies and postcolonial theory to understand what is at stake in discourses of Islam, socialism, and the nation in Pakistan. Among other things, The State of Islam seeks to explain how Pakistan went from being a place where the strategic battle for hegemony was fought between two secular forces -- the liberal nationalists and the Marxist cultural Left or Progressives -- to one where the national discourse has become increasingly defined by the agenda of the religious right. Toor argues how this was directly tied to the Cold War context in which political Islam was advanced, along with the marginalization and active repression of the organized Left and attempts to marginalize its alternate visions of Pakistani society.

Islam in a World of Nation States

Islam in a World of Nation States
Author: James P. Piscatori
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 202
Release: 1986-11-06
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 052132985X

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Based on a reading of classical Islamic literature, the writings of modem Muslims and on extensive travel and interviews, this book discusses ways in which Muslim peoples adapt themselves to a world composed of sovereign nation-states, having peaceful and equal relations with both non-Muslim states and collectivities of other Muslims. The classical and medieval legal theory of Islam appears to place two obstacles in the way of such adaptations; it divides the world into two areas, Muslim and non-Muslim, between which relations can at best be those of truce; and it demands that the life of societies should be regulated by the will of God as revealed in the Qu'ran, not by the will of rulers or of the people. Dr Piscatori shows that the traditional theory provides for some degree of territorial pluralism, which has been clearly reflected in the historical experience whereby stable nation-states have emerged and become part of the international order.

Islam State And Society

Islam  State And Society
Author: Klaus Ferdinand
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2013-01-11
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781136099861

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Published in the year, Islam: State And Society is a valuable contribution to the field of Middle Eastern Studies.

Islam and the State

Islam and the State
Author: P. J. Vatikiotis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2016-11-18
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781315414430

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Examining the theoretical problems which arose when the modern European ideology of nationalism was adopted by Muslim societies organized into formally modern states, this book, first published in 1987, also deals with the practical difficulties arising from the doctrinal incompatibility between Islam and the non-Muslim concept of the territorial nation-state. It illustrates this conflict with a consideration of the record of several states in the Islamic world. It suggests that whereas the state, an organization of power, has been a most durable institution in Islamic history, the legitimacy of the nation-state has always been challenged in favour of the wide Islamic Nation, the "umma", which comprises all the faithful without reference to territorial boundaries. To this extent too, the more recent conception of Arab nationalism projects a far larger nation-state than the existing territorial states in the Arab world today. This title will be of interest to students of Middle Eastern studies.

The Impossible State

The Impossible State
Author: Wael B. Hallaq
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2012-11-20
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780231530866

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Wael B. Hallaq boldly argues that the "Islamic state," judged by any standard definition of what the modern state represents, is both impossible and inherently self-contradictory. Comparing the legal, political, moral, and constitutional histories of premodern Islam and Euro-America, he finds the adoption and practice of the modern state to be highly problematic for modern Muslims. He also critiques more expansively modernity's moral predicament, which renders impossible any project resting solely on ethical foundations. The modern state not only suffers from serious legal, political, and constitutional issues, Hallaq argues, but also, by its very nature, fashions a subject inconsistent with what it means to be, or to live as, a Muslim. By Islamic standards, the state's technologies of the self are severely lacking in moral substance, and today's Islamic state, as Hallaq shows, has done little to advance an acceptable form of genuine Shari'a governance. The Islamists' constitutional battles in Egypt and Pakistan, the Islamic legal and political failures of the Iranian Revolution, and similar disappointments underscore this fact. Nevertheless, the state remains the favored template of the Islamists and the ulama (Muslim clergymen). Providing Muslims with a path toward realizing the good life, Hallaq turns to the rich moral resources of Islamic history. Along the way, he proves political and other "crises of Islam" are not unique to the Islamic world nor to the Muslim religion. These crises are integral to the modern condition of both East and West, and by acknowledging these parallels, Muslims can engage more productively with their Western counterparts.