States Without Citizens: Understanding the Islamic Crisis
The ideals of civic activism and public service that inspired the Western Renaissance are absent in the Islamic world. Islamic religio-moral ethics aim at salvation; Islamic social ethics aim at clan dominance. Western-inspired solutions to the Islamic crisis are inappropriate to Islamic states, in as much as they are states without citizens. To mitigate the violence engendered by the Islamic crisis, culturally authentic institutions must be created that will instill a civic ethics of common cause and public service. The author recommends this approach for policy makers and development managers and deplores the dangerous vacuity of such drumbeat cliches as the clash of civilizations that have gained currency in the war on terrorism.
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As many Muslim reformers and modernists have been keen to point out , the Renaissance was prompted , in part , by contact with Islamic culture . Thus , the perception arises that the Europeans took the learning of the Muslims and made ...
His dying words were , “ I am being martyred as a Muslim , do not mind how I am killed , for my death is for Allah's sake . " 4 As for “ Asim ibn Thabit , he was the leader of the Muslim patrol engaged at Rají ' .
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