Islam and the Third Universal Theory: The Religious Thought of Mu'ammar al-Qadhdhafi, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Islam and the Third Universal Theory

The Religious Thought of Mu'ammar al-Qadhdhafi, 1st Edition

By Mahmoud M. Ayoub


154 pages

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This volume, first published in 1987, was the first to examine in depth the religious thought of Colonel Mu’ammar al-Qadhdhafi and its central place in his political, social and economic theories. The work is based on sources inaccessible except in the original Arabic. While drawn from Islamic concepts and sources, Qadhdhafi’s religious views were original. His religious openness and universal view of Islam and other monotheistic religions in particular will be surprising to those familiar with only the image associated with him in the Western mind. This title is a useful source for students of both politics and Islamic studies.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Qadhdhafi’s Dream 2. Qadhdhafi’s Vision, The Green Book 3. Qadhdhafi’s Faith 4. Qadhdhafi’s Ideology 5. Qadhdhafi’s Image; Bibliography; Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Islam, State and Society

The seven volumes in this set, originally published between 1923 and 1987, explore the influence of Islam on law, politics, science, and development in the Muslim world. This set will be of interest to students of both Islamic and Middle Eastern studies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
RELIGION / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Islamic Studies