Islam and Contemporary Civilisation: Evolving Ideas, Transforming Relations
Islam and Contemporary Civilisation examines the most complex debates within Islam today and dilemmas in its relations with Western civilisation. The book provides a concise but comprehensive introduction to the Islamic religion and modern developments in Muslim thought. It proceeds to tackle questions of Islamic law, human rights, democracy, jihad, and the Israel-Palestine conflict in the context of Islam-West relations. In confronting these challenging issues, the book develops an approach to Islamic thought and scriptural interpretation that has far-reaching implications for advancing mutual understanding and finding common ground between the Muslim world and the West.