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The Resource And God knows the soldiers : the authoritative and authoritarian in Islamic discourses, Khaled M. Abou El Fadl

And God knows the soldiers : the authoritative and authoritarian in Islamic discourses, Khaled M. Abou El Fadl

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And God knows the soldiers : the authoritative and authoritarian in Islamic discourses
Title
And God knows the soldiers
Title remainder
the authoritative and authoritarian in Islamic discourses
Statement of responsibility
Khaled M. Abou El Fadl
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Language
eng
Summary
This is a substantially expanded edition of the author's seminal work "The Authoritative and Authoritarian in Islamic Discourses: A Contemporary Case Study". Beginning with the case study of a Muslim basketball player who refused to stand up while the American national anthem was playing, the author documents the disintegration of the Islamic juristic tradition, and the prevalence of authoritarianism in contemporary Muslim discourses. The author analyzes the rise of what he describes as puritan and despotic trends in modern Islam, and asserts that such trends nullify the richness and diversity of the Islamic tradition. By declaring themselves the true soldiers of God and the defenders of religion, Muslim puritan movements are able to degrade women, eradicate critical thinking, and empty Islam of its moral content. In effect, the author argues, the self-declared protectors of Islam become its despots and oppressors who suppress the dynamism and vigor of the Islamic message. Anchoring himself in the rich Islamic jurisprudential tradition, the author argues for upholding the authoritativeness of the religious text without succumbing to authoritarian methodologies of interpretation. Ultimately, the author asserts that in order to respect the integrity of the Divine laws it is necessary to adopt rigorous analytical methodologies of interpretation, and to re-investigate the place of morality in modern Islam
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DLC
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1963-
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Abou El Fadl, Khaled
Index
index present
LC call number
BP165.7
LC item number
.A26 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1963-
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Abou El Fadl, Khaled
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  • Authority
  • Hadith
  • Islamic law
  • Wahhābīyah
  • Islam
Label
And God knows the soldiers : the authoritative and authoritarian in Islamic discourses, Khaled M. Abou El Fadl
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Publication
Note
Revised edition of: The authoritative and authoritarian in Islamic discourses. 1997
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-194) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The short legacy of a short book : justification and confession -- The problem of authority : an anecdotal experience -- The text and authority : a case study -- The case study : the fatwā -- The construction of the authoritarian -- Publication afterthoughts. Authority and the determination of meaning : one God, and one meaning ; Choosing a case study : pick on someone your own size ; Raising the bar : are we going to need a jurist to go to the toilet? ; The modern dynamics and the Islamic legal tradition ; Lecherous suspicions : do you dare question the ḥijāb? ; Is morality a bad word? -- Appendix -- Glossary of terms
Control code
ocm47136571
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 204 pages
Isbn
9780761820840
Lccn
2001037567
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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(OCoLC)47136571
Label
And God knows the soldiers : the authoritative and authoritarian in Islamic discourses, Khaled M. Abou El Fadl
Publication
Note
Revised edition of: The authoritative and authoritarian in Islamic discourses. 1997
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-194) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The short legacy of a short book : justification and confession -- The problem of authority : an anecdotal experience -- The text and authority : a case study -- The case study : the fatwā -- The construction of the authoritarian -- Publication afterthoughts. Authority and the determination of meaning : one God, and one meaning ; Choosing a case study : pick on someone your own size ; Raising the bar : are we going to need a jurist to go to the toilet? ; The modern dynamics and the Islamic legal tradition ; Lecherous suspicions : do you dare question the ḥijāb? ; Is morality a bad word? -- Appendix -- Glossary of terms
Control code
ocm47136571
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 204 pages
Isbn
9780761820840
Lccn
2001037567
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Copy has some highlighting.
System control number
(OCoLC)47136571

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