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Islam and the Foundations of Political Power: Ali Abdel Razek

Islam and the Foundations of Political Power:

Ali Abdel Razek

Published October 1st 2013
ISBN : 9780748689835
Paperback
144 pages
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Egypt, 1925: the Muslim world is in turmoil over Mustapha Kamal Ataturks proposal to abolish the caliphate in Turkey. The debate over Islam and politics re-ignites as traditional political systems dissolve under pressure from European powers andMoreEgypt, 1925: the Muslim world is in turmoil over Mustapha Kamal Ataturks proposal to abolish the caliphate in Turkey. The debate over Islam and politics re-ignites as traditional political systems dissolve under pressure from European powers and most Muslim countries lose their sovereignty.Into this debate enters Ali Abdel Razek, a religious cleric trained at Al-Azhar University, arguing in favour of secularism in his essay Islam and the Foundations of Political Power, translated here and published in paperback for the first time.Scholarly features includeA substantial introduction that places the essay in its context and explains its impactAn appendix of Razeks sources with full publication detailsExplanatory notes beside Razeks original footnotesAdditional notes about particular people, events or vocabulary that may be unfamiliar to modern readers