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Author Abdelkader, Dina.

Title Islamic activists : the anti-enlightenment democrats / Deina Ali Abdelkader
Published London : Pluto Press, 2011


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Description x, 157 pages ; 21 cm
Contents Introduction: orientalism, Islamic activitism and rational thought? -- The rudiments of an Islamic just society: the contribution of Abu-Ishaq al-Shatibi -- Yusuf al-Qaradawi: modernization is key -- Rachid al-Ghannouchi: minorites and equality -- Abdessalam Yassine: the just ruler -- Conclusion: reason and faith: the Islamists versus the "Stillborn God"
Summary "Explaining and comparing Islamist ideas, including those about leadership, justice and minority rights, Abdelkader explains how these have been represented in the writings of important historical and contemporary Islamists. In doing so, Abdelkader reveals that democracy is not the sole preserve of those who support Enlightenment values, offering the reader a chance to understand the populist non-violent side of Islamic activism. This includes an examination of the ideas of the leaders of the populist Islamist movements in Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco"--Back cover
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Islam and civil society.
Islam -- 21st century.
Political activists -- Islamic countries.
Islam and politics.
Religion and politics -- Islamic countries.
LC no. 2011283817
ISBN 9780745322162 (paperback)
9780745322179 (hbk.)