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Al-Shura: The Quranic Principle of Consultation

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In this work, the author attempts to introduce and examine key meanings and practices of al-Shura, trace its historical evolution, and explore ways in which the principle can be introduced, institutionalized and applied in Muslim societies. There is no doubt that al-Shura has been sidelined throughout the Muslim world and the reasons for this are both historically and politically complex. As al-Shura is increasingly associated with democratic participation in a decisionmaking process, debate has ignited with critics challenging the notion of equating the principle with western notions of democracy, with others claiming that the principle allows for a meaning that breaks the grip of centralized power. These and other issues are investigated with careful scholarship.

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Weight 0.23 kg
Imprint

IIIT

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Paperback

ISBN

978-1-56564-361-1

Author

Ahmad al-Raysuni

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