By Shabbir Akhtar
This finished survey of latest Islam presents a philosophical and theological method of the problems confronted by way of Muslims and the query of worldwide secularisation. enticing with critics of recent Islam, Shabbir Akhtar units out an time table of what his faith is and will be as a political entity.
Exploring the perspectives and arguments of philosophical, spiritual and political thinkers, the writer covers a raft of concerns confronted via 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 courting with the West. Recommending alterations which permit Muslims to maneuver from their imperial earlier to a modest position within the energy constructions of today’s society, Akhtar bargains an in depth review of the restrictions and chances of Islam within the smooth world.
Providing a imaginative and prescient for an empowered but rational Islam that distances itself from either Islamist factions and Western secularism, this publication is an important learn for college students and students of Islamic stories, faith, philosophy and politics.