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An interview with Dr. Rashid Ghannouchi

Malik, Maszlee (2014) An interview with Dr. Rashid Ghannouchi. Kulliyyah Research Bulletin, 5 (2). pp. 1-4. ISSN 0128-8121

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Abstract

Rashid Ghannouchi is the co-founder of the Ennahda Movement (Party) of Tuni- sia, currently the largest political party and part of the country‟s troika ruling coalition. Born in the year 1941, Ghannouchi is globally acknowledged as the party‟s “intellectual leader” and ideologue. He is considered as one of the world‟s leading figures in the area of contemporary Islamic thought. His ideas on the issues of Islam and modernity, democracy and secularism, relations between East and West, among Muslim Women in human rights and civil society have been quoted by Islamists, Muslim intellectuals and activists around the world. He was awarded the Chatham House Prize in 2012 by Prince Andrew, Duke of York, alongside Tunisian president, Moncef Marzouki, for “the successful compromises each achieved during Tunisia‟s democratic transition.” I was invited to Tunisia by al-Ghannouchi‟s office on 20th January 2014, along with other journalists and academics from other Muslim countries, for a special dialogue with him. The discussion focused on many issues but primarily on Islamic political thought, Maqasid al-Shari’ah (higher objectives of Shari‟ah), Arab Spring, democratic transition in Tunisia since 2010 and the achievements of Ennahda Party as the leading political party in Tunisia.

Item Type: Article (other)
Additional Information: 3341/40490
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP173.5 Islam and world politics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP173.6 Islam and the state
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP173.7 Islam and politics
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh
Depositing User: Dr Maszlee Malik
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2015 11:54
Last Modified: 24 May 2018 11:09
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/40490

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