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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Although this similarity of ideas has not been thoroughly examined , it is obvious when comparing the writings in question . In both works the focus on man in his real social condition is reflected in the attention to customs and habits ...
The conservative bent in Islamic society is uniquely reflected in the dilemma over bid'a — defined as “ innovation , a belief or practice for which there is no precedent in the time of the prophet . ... The objection to bid'a has led ...
Notoriety aside , the significant point is that their collective thoughts reflected key movements of the Western world of the early nineteenth century : ( 1 ) the Industrial Revolution and its Modernization and Authenticity : Critique ...
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