Archive for 'Tag Archives: 'political theory''
Exploring the role of Caliphs & Popes
Sharique Naeem The history of Christian Europe and Caliphate of the Muslim civilization followed distinctive paths. Historians and even average students of history recognize this distinction. The structure of ruling and the role religion played, do [...]
Ghannushi’s Political Paradoxes: the Islamic Secular?
Dr. Abdul Wahid In early March 2012, Rashid al-Ghannushi—the well-known thinker and leader of Ennahda, the political party that fared best in Tunisia’s recent elections—addressed a small audience from Tunisia’s elite at the Centre for the [...]
Whither the Nation-States?
Sharique Naeem The Law of a land governs the relationship of individuals within that Society; therefore, the law is central to any society as it is the yardstick for decisions. In the west, the secular law [...]
Questioning Western Hegemony
These cases show that in fact the secular Western models, which have long claimed to be paradigms of neutrality, are actually becoming more totalitarian in nature due to their inability to cope with alternative ideas and [...]
Realising a Caliphate
A recent piece in the Economist entitled “Dreaming of a Caliphate” investigates how some thinkers are struggling with the concept of Islamic rule in the “modern” age where it appears the only acceptable polity is that [...]