One of the most contentious and recent human rights issues in Muslim countries during and after the Arab spring is the issue of women’s rights. This book aims at protecting and enhancing women’s rights on the ground of Islam through advocating modern re-interpretive approach from females’ perspective in order to challenge traditional interpretations of Islamic principles. This book seeks (i) to argue that cultural relativism is the most serious problem which faces women’s rights in Islamic societies. This is so as Islamic cultural relativism (in this case, religion) is misused and misinterprets Islam in patriarchal ways to legitimize the violation and the denial of women's rights through the language of religion. This book seeks also, (ii) to show that Islam is not oppressive to women but it’s the patriarchal interpretations of Islam and also does not contradict international women’s rights. For support my arguments, certain case-studies such as marriage, child custody, and gender equality in Jordan are taken as living examples of the status of women's rights. That is so as to show the problematic nature of patriarchal interpretation of Islam.
This work argues that da`wah is the technical term for propagation in Islam by clarifying its concept especially in relation to the origin and development of Islam in Lagos. It further establishes the story of Islamic development in Lagos through the media, the pulpit, education and new waves of Islamic propagation. It juxtaposes the history of Islam in the pre-colonial Lagos and post-colonial Lagos underscoring the roles played by colonialism and Christianity.
In the face of increasingly evident religiously driven conflicts around the globe, a necessity arises to understand the nature of such conflicts. This necessity emerges not only from pure scientific curiosity but also from practical concerns regarding the crucial question of how to manage and resolve these conflicts. This study is an attempt to explore such issues by focusing on political Islam in the Middle East. Three cases are examined, Turkey, Egypt, and Algeria, where political Islam has challenged, sometimes quite seriously, the secular state structure. Even though a three-case study is not sufficient enough to reach generable results, many policy implications, nevertheless, can be drawn from the study in terms of more effectively managing the religious challenge in the twenty-first century.
Index V contains the cumulative index to the Terrorism: Commentary on Security Documents series from volume 121 to volume 140, and adds to earlier index volumes to ensure comprehensive searchability within the series. Five different index formats are included in this one comprehensive index volume, featuring indices by subject, title, name, and year.
A comparative study of two profoundly influential Islamic scholars that have helped define the image of Islam in the modern era. These figures have created a polarizing atmosphere of both reverence and disdain as a lingering legacy of their scholarship. The discourse around Islam to this day, in the form of jihad and jahiliyyah have been altered by the hands of Sayyid Qutb and Muhammad Ibn Abd Al-Wahhab.
First to Arrive – State and Local Responses to Terrorism
This research has been conducted to determine agenda-setting function of mass media on the issue of "war on terror" in Pakistan. How do media portray war on terror and how the audience perceives it, was the objective of the study. After finding the approach of the media and audience on “war on terror”, results of media approach were matched with that of public opinion to determine a relationship. The research found a positive relationship between media’s and audience agenda on war on terror. Effects of agenda setting of Urdu Daily have found more strongly than that of the English Daily. Media and Audience agenda has been assessed based on categories i.e. policy of Pakistan government, militants, terrorism and the US role.
Muhammad and the Believers – At the Origins of Islam
First to Arrive – State and Local Responses to Terrorism
In cyber cimes and cyber terrorism, the act of crime is committed in many ways and based on its targets, the type and title of attacks can be various. For instance, if the crime is committed by agents or foreign power against banking system of a nation, then it is labeled as cyber warfare. Moreover, if the side effects of attacks are not just limited to cyber space then it is entitled information warfare. However, the threat of cyber terrorism has grabbed the attention of the mass media (Furnelb & Warren, 1999).
The objective of this comprehensive study of human rights in Islam, is to present that ideal image developed by Islam for human rights, illustrate how Islam has respected and guaranteed these rights, and woman's rights status all of this is to be put into comparison with international declarations, treaties and conventions of human rights and actual applications of these rights. The international community and organizations including the United Nations concern them selves with various issues such as freedom, justice, democracy, human rights, security, peace society, environment, economics and development. but as human rights constitute a common factor among these issues. i have chosen to discuss this topics. Human rights in the context of Islamic sharia , significance of this topic, from Islamic perspective of view. From the fact that bring is the one who is the center of all things. If granted these basic rights and freedoms, people would tend to settle down, endeavor to progress and stop fighting their governments.
Boko Haram desire to redeem non-Muslims from perdition, liberate Muslims from persecution, protect Islam from criticism, and revenge perceived acts of injustices against Muslims. The group has embarked on this aim by allotting blame, vilifying the enemy-Other, pressing for a holy war, encouraging martyrdom, and alluding to an apocalypse. Boko Haram’s audience is made to believe that Allah has assigned Boko Haram the task to liberate and restore an Islamic haven in Nigeria. Therefore, opposition from the Nigerian government or Western forces is constructed as actions of opposition, thus killing members of the opposition becomes a celestial and noble cause. This juxtaposition serves to encourage the violent Jihad which leaders of Boko Haram claims Allah assigned them to lead in the first place. As a result of this cyclical communication, media houses, the Nigerian government, Christians, and Western ideals become the symbolic evil, against which Muslims, sympathizers and would-be-recruits must unite. By locking Islam against the Nigerian government, Western ideals and Christianity in a characteristically hostile manner, Boko Haram attempts to preclude any real solution.