The Awakening of Muslim Democracy: Religion, Modernity, and by Jocelyne Cesari

By Jocelyne Cesari

Why and the way did Islam turn into the sort of political strength in such a lot of Muslim-majority international locations? during this booklet, Jocelyne Cesari investigates the connection among modernization, politics, and Islam in Muslim-majority nations corresponding to Egypt, Iraq, Pakistan, Tunisia, and Turkey - international locations that have been based by way of secular rulers and feature considering that passed through secularized politics. Cesari argues that nation-building methods in those states haven't created liberal democracies within the Western mildew, yet have in its place spurred the politicization of Islam by means of turning it right into a sleek nationwide ideology. taking a look heavily at examples of Islamic dominance in political modernization - for instance, nationalization of Islamic associations and team of workers below country ministries; reliance on Islamic references in political discourse, religiously encouraged social unrest, or violence; and internationalization of Islam-aligned political hobbies or conflicts - this examine offers a different assessment of the old and political advancements from the tip of global battle II to the Arab Spring that experience made Islam the dominant strength within the building of the trendy states, and discusses Islam's influence on rising democracies within the modern center East.

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Html. com/ news/battle-over-sharia-salais-lay-groundwork-future-0. Hudood Ordinances entail harsh punishments usually connected with apostasy laws, discussed further in Chapter 5 on Islam in the legal system. aspx.

Org/country-proile/egypt/islam-and-constitution/post-mubarakera-public-debates-over-sharia-constitution. Islam in the Constitution 33 also suggested that “every minority has the right to maintain their own religious law,” and as such, the article should be removed or expanded to consider non-Muslims. Additionally, for the Qurʾanists, Article 2 goes against Qurʾanic principles. 6 On the other hand, those supporting the article, ranging from moderate Islamist intellectuals like Mohamed Selim El-Awa (head of the Egyptian Association for Culture and Dialogue) to Salai activists such as shaykh Muhammad Hassan,7 argued that the Islamic identity of Egypt is uncontested, and Shariʿa does not compel non-Muslims to follow it.

As a result, both the pan-Islamic and pan-Arab movements shaped resistance to foreign domination in all Muslim-majority countries after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. Hence, all forms of resistance against the West framed and depicted European modernization, along with its nation-building and secularization components, through a local lens and relied on an Islamic or Arab terminology. A brief review of the resistance movements in Egypt, Iraq, Pakistan, Turkey, and Tunisia illustrates this point.

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