Making Islam democratic social movements and the post-Islamist turn by Asef Bayat

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Published by Stanford University Press in Stanford, Calif .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Democracy -- Religious aspects -- Islam.,
  • Islam and social problems.,
  • Social movements -- Iran.,
  • Social movements -- Egypt.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical reference and index.

Book details

StatementAsef Bayat.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBP190.5.D45 B39 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17156646M
ISBN 109780804755948, 9780804755955
LC Control Number2006035451

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Making Islam Democratic examines in detail those social movements that have used religion to unleash social and political change, either to legitimize authoritarian rule or, in contrast, to construct an inclusive faith that embraces a democratic by: Making Islam Democratic examines in detail those social movements that have used religion to unleash social and political change, either to legitimize authoritarian rule or, in contrast, to construct an inclusive faith that embraces a democratic polity.

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TY - BOOK TI - Making Islam Democratic: Social Movements and the Post-Islamist Turn AU - Bayat, Asef SP - CY - Stanford PB - Stanford University Press PY -   The Koran, the holy book of Islam, contains a number of ideas that some Islamic scholars say support democratic ideals.

One is shura, or consultative decision making. The other is ijma, or the. Is Islam compatible with democracy. Must fundamentalism win out in the Middle East, or will democracy ever be possible.

In this now-classic book, Islamic sociologist Fatima Mernissi explores the ways in which progressive Muslims--defenders of democracy, feminists, and others trying to resist fundamentalism--must use the same sacred texts as Muslims who use them for /5.

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The argument forms the core of the first chapter of my forthcoming book Making Islam Democratic: Social Movements and the Post-Islamist Turn (Stanford, Stanford University Press, ), in which I elaborate on the propositions developed in this text. I appreciate the permission of Stanford University Press.

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Book Review of Asef Bayat, Making Islam Democratic, Social Movements and the Post-Islamist Turn Article (PDF Available) January with Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: Mirjam Künkler. Despite some minor analytical shortcomings due seemingly to space constraints, Making Islam Democratic is a highly valuable book because of its comparative methodology, and its contribution towards studies on political mobilization in the modern Muslim world Bayat closely focuses on the way politics have operated in states that experienced various Islamic.

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national security by way of her collusion with subversive anti-American forces.4/5(44). Islam and Democracy: Fear of the Modern World Fatima Mernissi, trans. Mary Jo Lakeland New York / Addison-Wesley / Can Islam, a religion revealed in 6 th century Arabia, be compatible with democracy, a product of the modern “West”.

There has been a surge of debate throughout the world on this issue, but no consensus. Making Islam democratic: social movements and the post-Islamist turn.

[Asef Bayat] -- Whether Islam is compatible with democracy is an increasingly asked question, but ultimately a misguided one.

In this book, Asef Bayat proposes that democratic ideals. Consequently, Muslims themselves do not reject democracy, as Huntington claims, and they believe in and aspire for a political system that is democratic.

As for Fukuyama's notion that Islam is incompatible with modernity, and by implication, to democracy, he is. Book Review of Asef Bayat, Making Islam Democratic, Social Movements and the Post-Islamist Turn International Journal of Middle East Studies, 42,04, 3 Pages Posted: 28 Jun Last revised: 4 Sep Cited by: 2.

Making Islam Democratic: Social Movements and the Post-Islamist Turn. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, Based largely on research in Egypt and Iran, details how and under what conditions social movements in Muslim majority contexts can democratize religious discourse.

There exist a number of perspectives on the relationship of Islam and democracy among Islamic political theorists, the general Muslim public, and Western authors.

Some modern Islamic thinkers, whose ideas were particularly popular in the s and s, rejected the notion of democracy as a foreign idea incompatible with Islam.

Making Islam Democratic: Social Movements and the Post-Islamist Turn Reviews | Insight Turkey Winter / Vol Number 1 In this book, Asef Bayat explores Islam and democracy especially with regard to what he calls the “post-Islamist” movement in.

The Islamic religious literature is the Muslim holy book, the Quran. The Quran is considered to be the literal word of God as was spoken to the prophet Muhammad. The written version of the Quran as it appears today was compiled and organized into its. He further developed the idea in a subsequent book, 'Making Islam Democratic: Social Movement and the Post-Islamist Turn (Stanford University Press, ).

He further refined the concept in collection with scholars of political Islam throughout the Muslim world titled, Post-Islamism: The Changing Faces of Political Islam (Oxford University. Since the Islamic tradition combines the reverence for written texts, which originated with the revelation of the Quran to the Prophet, with strong oral traditions, the digitization of manuscripts and printed books in Arabic script has been smoothly integrated into the pragmatic traditions of Islamic bookmaking that for centuries focused on.

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If Islam is strongly democratic, it is very very difficult to make people to be dictators or tyrants. If Islam is strongly democratic, it will be very very easy to follow also and will not accept. The relationship between Islam and democracy in the contemporary world is complex. The Muslim world is not ideologically monolithic.

It presents a broad spectrum of perspectives ranging from the extremes of those who deny a connection between Islam and democracy to those who argue that Islam requires a democratic Size: KB. Islam and Liberal Democracy. Of the forty-six sovereign states that make up the international Islamic Conference, only one, the Turkish Republic, can be described as a Author: Bernard Lewis.

The argument is that Mohammed listened to the voters. Hence, Islam is democratic. But when you read the entire Sira (the biography of Mohammed) and the Hadith, such “votes” by the Companions are extremely rare. Here is an example of how non-democratic Islam is.

Abu Muslim BookNumber   In Dr. Peter Hammond’s book, “Slavery, Terrorism and Islam,” he documents the way Muslims slowly develop a presence in various countries and as their population numbers build, become more aggressive and assertive about exercising Sharia law.

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Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. Hard work can one day make Islam democratic. In the meanwhile, Islamism represents the world's leading anti-democratic force.

Apr. 24, update: Under the title " Unacceptable," the Jerusalem Post today ran a letter from the Government of Turkey replying to the above article.

Shireen Hunter, a former Iranian diplomat who now directs the Islam program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, also repackages Esposito's general arguments in her book, The Future of Islam and the West: Clash of Civilizations or Peaceful Coexistence?, and, more recently, in Modernization, Democracy, and Islam, her edited Cited by: • Scholars of Islam agree that the principle of shura, or consultative decision-making, is the source of democratic ethics in Islam.

But a great deal more reflection is required to clarify the relationship of shura to democracy. • In establishing the compact of Medina, Prophet Muhammad demonstrated a demo.

Shadi Hamid, author of Islamic Exceptionalism, argues many Muslims support a religious-dominated government, but that doesn't equal violence. Steve Inskeep talks to Hamid about Islam and democracy. John Esposito is a professor at Georgetown University and wrote a book called The Future of Islam.

He says Muslim-Americans may have thought that Bush would have ideas similar to those of his Author: VOA Learning English. In the long term, he says, "the way to a better future lies through the recognition of pluralism, the adoption of open political systems, and the establishment of democratic governments throughout the Islamic world." His words make a refreshing contrast to Esposito and Voll's blather about the "global contestation over the significance and.

Democratic politics requires As my new book Islam, a political ideology have established top-down legal systems that have restricted the people’s participation in law-making.

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Many argue that Islam is not compatible with democracy, because an Islamic democratic system will eventually fail to the strict following of the Quran and the Sunna. However, such an assumption is false due to the fact that the Quran and the Sunna would only provide general principles and guidelines.

The idea that Islam, which has over billion adherents worldwide, is not a religion was even deployed in a legal challenge of county approval of building plans for a mosque in Murfreesboro. What history says about the prospects for Islamic democracy A view of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, better known as the Blue Mosque, in the historic Sultanahmet district of Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday.

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