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The Middle Path of Moderation in Islam: The Qur'anic Principle of Wasatiyyah

Mohammad Hashim Kamali


This book is presented in two parts, consisting of a total of twenty-three chapters. Part One occupies seven chapters, which begin with a conceptual analysis of wasaṭiyyah, its meaning, definition, scope, and manifestations. This is followed by a review of the source evidence in the Qur’an and hadith, and then a round-up of modern opinion on wasaṭiyyah. The hallmarks of wasaṭiyyah and those of extremism, identification of wasaṭiyyah, its manifestations, and institutional developments on wasaṭiyyah are also discussed under Part One. Part Two looks into the various manifestations of wasaÏiyyah i ... More

Keywords: moderation, extremism, religiosity, secularism, Sunni, Shi’a, Qur’an, hadith, Shari’ah, ummah, Jihad, Malaysia, United States

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780190226831
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190226831.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mohammad Hashim Kamali, author
Founding CEO, International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur