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Can Religion Play A Positive Role In Politics?, Muqtedar Khan May 2015

Can Religion Play A Positive Role In Politics?, Muqtedar Khan

Muqtedar Khan

No abstract provided.


The Muslim World Needs Social Scientists Who Know The Islamic Tradition, Muqtedar Khan May 2015

The Muslim World Needs Social Scientists Who Know The Islamic Tradition, Muqtedar Khan

Muqtedar Khan

The essay makes the argument that progress and development can come to the Muslim World if it can produce social scientists who are informed about their Islamic traditions.


The Ummah: Real Or Imaginary, Muqtedar Khan Mar 2015

The Ummah: Real Or Imaginary, Muqtedar Khan

Muqtedar Khan

The essay examines the reality of the idea of an Ummah.


New Atheists And The Same Old Islamophobia, Muqtedar Khan Jan 2015

New Atheists And The Same Old Islamophobia, Muqtedar Khan

Muqtedar Khan

This article exposes the Islamophobia of the New Atheists.


What Is Enlightenment? An Islamic Perspective, Muqtedar Khan Sep 2014

What Is Enlightenment? An Islamic Perspective, Muqtedar Khan

Muqtedar Khan

This essay draws on Immanuel Kant’s concept of enlightenment as an escape from self- imposed ignorance and argues that a similar concept of enlightenment can be understood within the Muslim context as escape from self-imposed jahiliyyah, which is understood as fear to exercise reason publicly. The article advocates for ijtihad, is critical of Taqlid, and invokes Islamic sources to invest confidence in contemporary use of reason for interpreting Islam.


Political Authority In Islam, Muqtedar Khan Jan 2014

Political Authority In Islam, Muqtedar Khan

Muqtedar Khan

The chapter is a survey of various approaches to political authority in Islamic thought.


Political Authority In Islam, Muqtedar Khan Jan 2014

Political Authority In Islam, Muqtedar Khan

Muqtedar Khan

The chapter is a survey of various approaches to political authority in Islamic thought.


Women And Leadership In Islam: A Case Study In Indonesia, Arif Rohman Jan 2013

Women And Leadership In Islam: A Case Study In Indonesia, Arif Rohman

Arif Rohman

Women in leadership positions is a sensitive issue in most Moslem societies. Even though reality has shown that women can compete with men, some people continue to use ‘religious reasons’ to block women’s advancement to leadership roles and maintain the status quo. This article will examine the conservative and liberal thinking about women as leaders in Muslim society especially in Indonesia.


Beyond Anti-Semitism, Rebecca Gould Nov 2011

Beyond Anti-Semitism, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

Focusing on internal contradictions within the Israeli left, this essay considers the impact of the historical legacy of anti-Semitism on everyday thinking about Israel and the Palestinian territories. Contesting the view that to criticize Israel is to engage in anti-Semitic defamation, it offers an historical account of how Israel's actions in the West Bank have come to be immunized from conscientious criticism. It also documents how progressive media outlets in contemporary Israel have silenced or otherwise marginalized Israel's most active critics.


Shura And Democracy, Muqtedar Khan Jan 2002

Shura And Democracy, Muqtedar Khan

Muqtedar Khan

No abstract provided.