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The fall and rise of the Islamic state / Noah Feldman

Moten, Abdul Rashid (2009) The fall and rise of the Islamic state / Noah Feldman. Intellectual Discourse, 17 (1). pp. 107-122. ISSN 0128-4878

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When empires and government systems fall, they hardly resurface.Few people are worried about a resurgence of monarchy or communism. However, the governing system i.e. the Islamic state(also democracy), which “died” in 1924 has regained popularity amongst Muslims. How does one explain this puzzle especially to the Western policy makers who are alarmed by the growing clamour for a return to sharÊÑah in the Muslim world? Noah Feldman, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, provides an answer by arguing that misgoverned Muslims yearn for a return to a rule of law, the sharÊÑah, “a just legal system, one that administers the law fairly” ensuring justice to all as exemplified during the golden days of Islam.

Item Type: Article (Book Review)
Additional Information: 1667/12709
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic state
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Political Science
Depositing User: Miss Siti Masyitah Abu Bakar
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2011 09:07
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2012 13:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/12709

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