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Islam in Retrospect free pdf Islam, as presently perceived and practiced, no longer resembles the original Message. In a world plagued with Islamophobia and political Islam - and where other forms of fundamentalism within the major religious creeds are on the rise - this book acts as a wake-up call. It aims at establishing the grounds for a better understanding of Islam and its message of love and compassion and that of humanism, equality, nondiscrimination, peace, and respect for human rights. In the first part of this meticulously-researched volume, the author starts by placing the Message of Islam in its historic, geographic and cultural context. He focuses on the primacy of the Holy Qur'an among the sources of Islam, discusses the controversies which surrounded the Prophetic Tradition - Sunna and Hadith - as a source of Islam, and defines the scope of the universal nature of Islam. He then moves, in the second part, to address issues relating to the secular nature of Islam, Islam and the state, Islam and Sharia'a law, and humanism and individualism in Islam. In the third part, he concludes with chapters on the progressive nature of Islam, the important role of the mind in understanding and taking full benefit of religion as an engine of progress, with a particular focus on human rights, including the important issues of human dignity, freedom of faith, and gender equality.

About Maher S. Mahmassani

Maher S. Mahmassani has written two books and numerous articles in anthologies and law journals, in Arabic, English, and French. He earned his doctorate in 1972 and taught law in Beirut at the Lebanese University Law School and the Arab University Law School. For over two decades, he was Chief Counsel for the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia at the International Finance Corporation. He also served as General Counsel of Middle East Airlines, The Arab Investment Company and Solidere, the private sector company in charge of rebuilding the downtown area of Beirut.

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Author : Maher S. Mahmassani
Publisher : Interlink Books
Data Published : 18 September 2014
ISBN : 1566569222
EAN : 9781566569224
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 480 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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