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The Islamic Roots of Democratic Pluralism

Abdulaziz Sachedina


This book tackles the most significant issues facing Muslims today. As Islam and Muslims enter the 21st century, the book argues, it is necessary to reopen the doors of religious interpretation—to re-examine and correct false interpretations, replace outdated laws and formulate new doctrines that respond to changing social contexts. Always using the Quran as a yardstick, the book demonstrates how and why Islamic law came to reflect political and social influences, leading to regulations that violate the spirit and the letter of the Quran. It analyzes critically Muslim teachings on issues of pl ... More

Keywords: Muslims, Islam, Quran, Islamic law, Muslim teachings, pluralism, war, self-sacrifice, capital punishment, non-Muslims

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780195139914
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139914.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Abdulaziz Sachedina, author
Center for Strategic and International Studies
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