Islamic Democracy sometimes also referred as Faisalism, is a confessional political ideology which defends the modernisation of Islamic societies by blending the principles of Islam with representative democracy. Islamic Democracy always refused to be an ethnically Arab political ideology due to not all Arabs is Moslem. Islamic Democracy refuses all religious radicalism. In fact there are historical reasons for such position. Islam democrats see on Islamic radicalism an enemy. Islamic Democracy is often compared with Christian Democracy. Christian Democracy refuse such comparison as they consider Islamic Democracy as too religiously minded, too Islamic and too state guided. On the other hand Christian Democrats recognise that this ideology was a strong qualitative step on terms of democracy among Muslim countries.
DR P QURESHI
Dr. P Quereshi, retired Professor having specialization in affairs of south and southeast Asian countries taught the subject for 40 years in several institutions on various capacity. He received his MasterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s and PhD Degree in Political Science and is at present and to his credit he has the privileged of supervision of more than 24 research and M.Phil. scholars.
Preface V 1. Islamic Democracy: An Introduction -- Pg. 1 2. Islam and Civil Society: A Historical Analysis-- Pg. 23 3. The Political Framework of Islam -- Pg. 73 4. Democracy in Islamic Political Thought -- Pg. 81 5. Islamic Democracy and the Christian Model -- Pg. 141 6. Islamic law on Democracy -- Pg. 171 7. The Problem of Democracy in the Muslim World -- Pg. 183 8. Islam and Modernity -- Pg. 199 Bibliography -- Pg. 233 Index -- Pg. 237