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By Sayed Khatab, Gary D. Bouma

Challenging the view of Islamic extremists and critics of Islam, this e-book explores the very topical factor of Islam’s compatibility with democracy. It examines:

  • principles of Islam's political thought and the proposal of democracy therein
  • the proposal of democracy in medieval and sleek Muslim idea
  • Islam and human rights
  • the contribution of Islamic felony rules to eu felony philosophy and law.

The e-book addresses the urgent want for a scientific exhibit of an Islamic politics of human rights and democracy grounded within the Qur’an. The West wonders approximately Islam and human rights, and its personal skill to include Muslim minority groups. Many Muslims additionally search to discover inside Islam aid resource for democratic governance and human rights.

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With this in mind, there is nothing in Islam refraining the head of the state from entrusting his responsibility to somebody who is able to carry this responsibility. 450/1058), The ministry is of two types: ministry of delegation and ministry of implementation. The ministry of delegation is where the Imam [head of state] appoints a minister to whom he delegates authority for the organization of affairs in accordance with his judgment such that he effects them properly by his own efforts. The permissibility of this ministry cannot be denied: Allah, may He be exalted says, speaking of His Prophet Musa [Moses], on whom be peace and blessings: ‘And appoint for me a wazir (minister) from my people, Harun (Aaron [Heron]), my brother, and consolidate my strength by him and make him partner in my affair’ [Qur’an 20:29–32].

60 The claim for civil equality led to a gradually increasing demand for political equality, for the principle ‘oneman, one-vote’. However, ‘property qualification’ for voting disappeared only gradually. It was not until 1918, when, for the first time, all British men were to be permitted to vote. 61 Subsequently, the word ‘democracy’, according to Marshall, has become virtually ‘meaningless’ in its everyday use. 62 This also is varied, as there have been several versions of democracy. The liberal democracy is one in which an elected group rules the entire group by means of election in which ‘one-person, one-vote’ ensures equity of political right exercised by secret ballot.

We should not take these modern versions or models of democracy as rigid and mutually exclusive classifications of civilisations, culture and thought. In short, who can assure us that the wheel of time will stop tomorrow? Who can assure us that human mind and the progress of time will not reveal new versions or models of democracy more advanced than those of our time? If we surely know yesterday, who knows what tomorrow brings? 609)77 in these words: What you do not know, the days will bring to light And provide you with news that you have not been supplied.

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