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Ramadan Fasting: Four Levels Of Spirituality, Muqtedar Khan Jun 2015

Ramadan Fasting: Four Levels Of Spirituality, Muqtedar Khan

Muqtedar Khan

The article identifies four levels of spirituality that can be attained through fasting.


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.


Contemplating Islamic Reform, Muqtedar Khan Apr 2015

Contemplating Islamic Reform, Muqtedar Khan

Muqtedar Khan

This article explores the philosophy and politics of the discourse on Islamic reform.


Five Islamic Philosophers Every Muslim Must Read, Muqtedar Khan Mar 2015

Five Islamic Philosophers Every Muslim Must Read, Muqtedar Khan

Muqtedar Khan

This essay encourages Muslims to read some of the classical philosophers of Islamic heritage.


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.


Living On Borderlines: Islam Beyond The Clash And Dialogue Of Civilizations, Muqtedar Khan Jan 2004

Living On Borderlines: Islam Beyond The Clash And Dialogue Of Civilizations, Muqtedar Khan

Muqtedar Khan

The Book chapter discusses how Muslims in America are living on the borderlines of two civilizations.


Middle East — If There’S A Will, There’S A Way, Muqtedar Khan Jul 2003

Middle East — If There’S A Will, There’S A Way, Muqtedar Khan

Muqtedar Khan

This articles expresses hope for Arab-Israeli peace.


Shura And Democracy, Muqtedar Khan Jan 2002

Shura And Democracy, Muqtedar Khan

Muqtedar Khan

No abstract provided.


Second-Generation Islamists And The Future Of The Islamic Movements: A Response To Shaykh Rashid Ghannoushi, Muqtedar Khan Jan 1999

Second-Generation Islamists And The Future Of The Islamic Movements: A Response To Shaykh Rashid Ghannoushi, Muqtedar Khan

Muqtedar Khan

This article is a dialogue with Shaykh Rashid Ghannoushi. It also develops and advances the concept of a Second Generation Islamist.