By Shabbir Akhtar

This accomplished survey of up to date Islam offers a philosophical and theological method of the problems confronted by way of Muslims and the query of world secularisation. enticing with critics of recent Islam, Shabbir Akhtar units out an schedule of what his faith is and will be as a political entity.

Exploring the perspectives and arguments of philosophical, non secular and political thinkers, the writer covers a raft of concerns confronted by means of Muslims in an more and more secular society. Chapters are dedicated to the Qur’an and Islamic literature; the background of Islam; Sharia legislation; political Islam; Islamic ethics; and political Islam’s evolving dating with the West. Recommending alterations which allow Muslims to maneuver from their imperial previous to a modest function within the strength constructions of today’s society, Akhtar bargains a close evaluate of the restrictions and probabilities of Islam within the sleek world.

Providing a imaginative and prescient for an empowered but rational Islam that distances itself from either Islamist factions and Western secularism, this booklet is a vital learn for college students and students of Islamic reviews, faith, philosophy and politics.

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