Challenging the view of Islamic extremists and critics of Islam, this book explores the very topical issue of Islam’s compatibility with democracy. It examines:
The book addresses the pressing need for a systematic show of an Islamic politics of human rights and democracy grounded in the Qur’an. The West wonders about Islam and human rights, and its own ability to incorporate Muslim minority communities. Many Muslims also seek to find within Islam support source for democratic governance and human rights.
Introduction 1. The Political Theory 2. The Notion of Democratic Participation 3. Democratic Values in Some Basic Islamic Legal Ideas 4. Contribution to European Law and Philosophy 5. Islamic International Law 6. Historical Reality in the Light of the Declared Principles 7. Religion and the Origins of Violence and Terrorism Today
This series provides a forum for the latest research on all aspects of political Islam. It includes a range of approaches and studies on individuals, movements, theory and practice.