The Challenge of Pluralism: Paradigms from Muslim Contexts by Abdou Filali-Ansary, Sikeena Karmali Ahmed

By Abdou Filali-Ansary, Sikeena Karmali Ahmed

Present well known and educational discussions are inclined to be certain assumptions concerning Islam and its loss of compatibility with notions of pluralism. a few famous liberal thinkers have even argued that pluralism itself is inherently antithetical to Islam. This quantity intends to handle those assumptions by means of bringing readability to a few of its key suppositions and conjectures. It seeks to head past the parameters of political correctness by means of conducting a discussion that refutes those postulations in a right away, frontal debate. during this quantity, in addition to within the approaching quantity, The Possibility of Pluralism, eminent students from world wide discover notions of pluralism, discussing the extensive spectrum of its relevance and alertness to trendy day societies, from secularism and multiculturalism to democracy, globalisation and the pivotal position of civil society.

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The Challenge of Pluralism: Paradigms from Muslim Contexts (Exploring Muslim Contexts)

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For a detailed exposition of women building peace in South Asia, see, Rita Manchanda, Women, War and Peace in South Asia: Beyond Victimhood to Agency, New Delhi, Sage Publications, 2001. 17. Rubina Saigol, “Boundaries of Consciousness: Interface Between the Curriculum, Gender and Nationalism”, in Nighat Said Khan et al. (eds), Locating the Self: Perspectives on Women and Multiple Identities, Lahore: ASR, 1994, pp. 43–4. 18. The Star, Weekend Magazine, Dhaka, 26 October 2001, p. 16. 19.

The state- and nation-building process, as pointed out earlier, strengthened the politics of division, inaugurating a refugee status which did not exist hitherto. The political elite of South Asia had failed to evolve a state system which could root its own population within a secure plural system. 7 It is submitted here that civil society initiatives provide us with the necessary tools to build confidence and trust within and across communities in South Asia. Hence civil society may constitute the building blocks for peace and security in the region.

87–9. 8. ), Outside In: On the Margins of the Modern Middle East, London: I. B. Tauris, 2002, pp. 7–30. 9. On the debauchery of judges and dignitaries, see Emile Tyan, Histoire de l’organisation judiciaire en pays de l’Islam, Leiden: Brill, 1960, pp. 293–332. 10. See David Waines, “Abu Zayd al-Balkhi on the nature of forbidden drink: a medieval Islamic controversy”, in Manuela Marin and David Waines (eds), La alimentacion en las culturas Islamicas, Madrid: Agencia Espanola de Cooperacion Internacional, 1994, pp.

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