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The Arab Tomorrow

The Arab Tomorrow

The Arab world today is ruled by contradiction. Turmoil and stagnation prevail, as colossal wealth and hypermodern cities collide with mass illiteracy and rage-filled imams. In this new diversity may lie disaster, or the makings of a better Arab future.

Islam and the Making of State Power

Islam and the Making of State Power

In 1979 General Muhammad Zia ul-Haq, the military ruler of Pakistan, declared that Pakistan would become an Islamic state. Islamic values and norms would serve as the foundation of national identity, law, economy, and social relations, and would inspire all policy making.

FEMINISM BETWEEN SECULARISM AND ISLAMISM: THE CASE OF PALESTINE

FEMINISM BETWEEN SECULARISM AND ISLAMISM: THE CASE OF PALESTINE

West Bank and Gaza

ISLAMIST WOMEN’S ACTIVISM IN OCCUPIED PALESTINE

ISLAMIST WOMEN’S ACTIVISM IN OCCUPIED PALESTINE

Interview with Sameera Al-Halayka

IRANIAN WOMEN AFTER THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION

IRANIAN WOMEN AFTER THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION

More than thirty years have passed since the triumph of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, yet there remain a number of questions and ambiguities about the way the Islamic Republic and its laws deal with contemporary problems and current circumstances, particularly with regard to women and women’s rights.

Women in Islam

Women in Islam

An Islamic vision of women from the viewpoint of contemporary Shi’i scholars in Lebanon

smearcasting: How Islamophobes spread fear, bigotry and misinformation

smearcasting: How Islamophobes spread fear, bigotry and misinformation

A remarkable thing happened at the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) nominations in February 2007: The normally highbrow and tolerant group nominated for best book in the field of criticism a book widely viewed as denigrating an entire religious group.

The Totalitarianism of Jihadist Islamism and its Challenge to Europe and to Islam

The Totalitarianism of Jihadist Islamism and its Challenge to Europe and to Islam

When reading the majority of texts that comprise the vast literature that has been published by self-proclaimed pundits on political Islam, it is easy to miss the fact that a new movement has arisen.

Islam, Political Islam and America

Islam, Political Islam and America

“there is no chance of communicating with any U.S. administration so long as the United States maintains its long-standing view of Islam as a real danger,

Notes on the Isocratic Legacy and Islamic Political Thought: The Example of Education

Notes on the Isocratic Legacy and Islamic Political Thought: The Example of Education

An unfortunate feature of human history is the tendency for religious differences and con icts to nourish themselves with the poisonous brew of ignorance and prejudice.

Liberal Democracy and Political Islam: the Search for Common Ground.

Liberal Democracy and Political Islam: the Search for Common Ground.

forthcoming, Politics, Philosophy and Economics

On the American Constitution from the Perspective of the Qur’an and the Madinah Covenant

On the American Constitution from the Perspective of the Qur’an and the Madinah Covenant

This paper is by no means an exhaustive comparison of the American Constitution with the Qur’an and the Madinah Covenant. Rather, it explores the kinds of insights that a comparison between these two documents may suggest.

ISLAM AND LIBERAL DEMOCRACY

ISLAM AND LIBERAL DEMOCRACY

TWO VISIONS OF REFORMATION

Islam and the New Political Landscape

Islam and the New Political Landscape

Faith Communities, Political Participation and Social Change

The Principle of Movement in the Structure of Islam

The Principle of Movement in the Structure of Islam

As a cultural movement Islam rejects the old static view of the universe, and reaches a dynamic view. As an emotional system of unification it recognizes the worth of the individual as such, and rejects bloodrelationship as a basis of human unity.

Islamic Reformation

Islamic Reformation

Exposing the Battle for Hearts and Minds

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