Islam, the State, and Political Authority: Medieval Issues and Modern Concerns by A. AfsaruddinIslam, the State, and Political Authority: Medieval Issues and Modern Concerns by A. Afsaruddin

Islam, the State, and Political Authority: Medieval Issues and Modern Concerns

EditorA. Afsaruddin

Hardcover | November 22, 2011

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The essays in this volume, written by recognized experts, deal with some of the most critically important topics concerning Islam and politics in both the pre-modern and modern periods. Each chapter provides a historically grounded and in-depth discussion of issues as diverse as the nature of government, the relationship between politics and theology, Shi'i conceptions of statecraft, notions of public duty, and the compatibility of Islam and democratic governance. Both specialists and interested readers will benefit from the volume’s broad scope and thorough consideration of a variety of issues in Islamic political thought and practice.
Asma Afsaruddin is a Professor of Islamic Studies and Chair of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana University, Bloomington. She is the author or editor of five books, including The First Muslims: History and Memory (2008) and Excellence and Precedence: Medieval Islamic Discourse on Legitimate Leadership (2...
Title:Islam, the State, and Political Authority: Medieval Issues and Modern ConcernsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pagesPublished:November 22, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230116558

ISBN - 13:9780230116559

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Table of Contents

Introduction--Asma Afsaruddin * Medieval Section * Justification of Political Authority in Medieval Sunni Thought--Hayrettin Yucesoy * Alfarabi and the Foundation of Political Theology in Islam--Massimo Campanini * Alfarabi’s Goal: Political Philosophy, Not Political Theology--Charles Butterworth * Prophecy, Imamate, and Political Rule among the Ikhwan al-Safa--Carmela Baffioni * Responsibilities of Political Office in a Shi'i Caliphate and the Delineation of Public Duties under the Fatimids--Paul Walker * Ibn Taymiyya on Islamic Governance--Banan Malkawi and Tamara Sonn * Modern Section * Theologizing about Democracy: A Critical Appraisal of Mawdudi’s Thought--Asma Afsaruddin * The Political Philosophy of Islamic Resurgence--Muqtedar Khan * Rethinking the Relationship between Religion and Liberal Democracy: Overcoming the Problems of Secularism in Muslim Societies--Nader Hashemi * Minarchist Political Islam--Anas Malik * Wilayat al-Faqih and Democracy--Mohsen Kadivar * Anwar al-‘Awlaqi against the Islamic Legal Tradition--Andrew March