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Peace and Conflict Resolution in Islam : Precept and Practice - Abdul Aziz Said

Peace and Conflict Resolution in Islam

Precept and Practice

Paperback Published: 28th June 2001
ISBN: 9780761820079
Number Of Pages: 298

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Peace and Conflict Resolution in Islam steps beyond the limitations of the traditional scholarly framework used to evaluate the politics of Islamic societies, and assembles a selection from the best available English-language writings on a matter of central importance in Islamic precepts: peace (salam) and conflict resolution. The writings present diverse Muslim views on the nature of peace and the processes of conflict resolution, giving expression to a range of syntheses or "paradigms" of Islamic precept and practice, including power politics, world order, nonviolence, and transformation of consciousness and character (Sufism). Attention is given to both the diversity and the underlying points of unity among Islamic perspectives on peace, which accentuate, variously, an absence of war, a presence of justice, and ecological harmony.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Islamic Approaches to Peace and Conflict Resolutionp. 1
Power Politics in Islam: Peace through Coercive Power (Siyasat al-Quwwah)p. 27
Theory of the Statep. 29
Foundations and Purposes of Political Authorityp. 41
The Ottoman Jihad Fatwa of November 11[superscript th], 1914p. 53
World Order in Islam: Peace through the Power of Law and Institution (Islah and Tajdid)p. 57
Islamic Jurisprudence and Modern Needs: The Challenge of Renewalp. 59
Islam as an Ethical Tradition of International Relationsp. 73
Islamic Ethics in International Societyp. 95
Conflict Resolution in Islam: Peace through the Power of Communication (Sulh)p. 121
Conflict Resolution Approaches: Western and Middle Eastern Lessons and Possibilitiesp. 123
An Islamic Model for Political Conflict Resolution: Tahkim (Arbitration)p. 143
Rituals of Reconciliation: Arab-Islamic Perspectivesp. 169
Nonviolence in Islam: Peace through the Power of the Human Spirit (La 'unf)p. 193
The Nonviolent Crescent: Eight Theses on Muslim Nonviolent Actionp. 195
Nonviolence, Ethics, and Character Development in Islamp. 213
Nonviolence in Islam: The Alternative Community Traditionp. 227
Transformation in Islam: Peace through the Power of Love (Tasawwuf)p. 245
Peace in the Sufi Tradition: An Ecology of the Spiritp. 247
The Inner Jihadp. 263
Peace and the Feminine in Islamp. 277
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ISBN: 9780761820079
ISBN-10: 0761820078
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 298
Published: 28th June 2001
Publisher: UNIV PR OF AMER
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 15.34  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.4