Islam and pluralism within the West: A collection of essays

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Abstract

Islam in the West is anchored in Western multicultural reality. Today, it is indispensable to understand the remarkable pluralistic legacy of Islam as a religion and culture and its contribution in the modern and a broader pluralistic and cosmopolitan world. The book analyses and synthesizes socio-historical aspects, and charts an orientation in respecting Islamic virtues and cultural religious diversity, making a distinction against misinterpretations. By exploring the eternal values and the concepts of knowledge in Islam, the book plays a part in knowing more deeply about Islamic pluralism and improving interfaith understanding, highlighting also the significance of the Golden Rule. The book provides a visionary Muslim reflection on several contemporary topics advocating peace, tolerance and social cohesion in societies. It offers views about the significance of knowledge and spiritual flexibility which we need nowadays and in the future. It renders observations of relevance, cosmopolitanism in particular, for an intellectually orientated audience, various cultural communities, Muslims and non-Muslims alike in the West. Responding timely to the various issues, it fills the gap in current literature and sometimes ineffective debates. The value of this book derives from the message it conveys, the virtues it illuminates and the direction it determines.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationVictoria
PublisherOneworld
Number of pages264
ISBN (Print)9780958010344
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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