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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Child rearing , though , remained outside the reach of the modernizers . Reflecting on the ethics of the Arab Levant , Stephen Penrose , once president of the American University of Beirut , commented that “ there , discipline is apt to ...
With al - Ghazali's compromise , there remained room for the mutation of Sufism . However , in time , Ibn Taymiyya ( d . 1328 CE ) authoritatively lashed out against its more radical forms . The institution that sustained and promoted ...
establishing criteria for its membership - both of which remained disputed questions . Here , in addition to the previously mentioned emergence of competing forms of nationalisms , the problem was further complicated by two factors .
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