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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4 Mujahideen and Hero - Martyrs : Imagery of Active Virtue The impact of Western modernity on Islamic society evoked various reactive trends , among which were modernization , Islamic modernism , and Islamic activism .
These are the people , mostly men and a few women — who had direct contact with the Prophet Muhammad and made active efforts to support his mission . They are commemorated primarily for dedication to the cause of Islam , and their ...
They became symbols of heroic active virtue , not only locally but also internationally . Their exploits were first publicized in the world's news media and later in journals and various genres of books in diverse languages .
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