Al-Shura : the Qur'anic principle of consultation / Ahmad al-Raysuni ; original edition translated from Arabic by Nancy Roberts ; abridged by Alison Lake. [print]

By: Raysuni, Ahmad, 1953- [author]Contributor(s): Roberts, Nancy N [tran] | Lake, Alison [ctb] | International Institute of Islamic ThoughtMaterial type: TextTextSeries: IIIT books-in-brief series: Publisher: Herndon, Virginia ; Richmond, Surrey : International Institute of Islamic Thought, [(c)2012Description: 23 pages ; 23 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781565645844; 1565645847Other title: Shura | Qur'anic principle of consultationSubject(s): Islamic countries | Islamic sociology | Islam and politics | Representative government and representation -- Islamic countries | Islam -- Customs and practicesLOC classification: BP173.25.A474 2012BP173.25.L192.A474 2012COPYRIGHT NOT covered - Click this link to request copyright permission: Summary: Muslims remain largely unaware of the importance and value of the Qur'anic principle of al-Shura (mutual consultation) and the significant role it can play in the advancement and reform of Muslim society. In this work, the author attempts to introduce and examine key meanings and practices of al-Shura, trace its historical evolution, and explore ways in which the principle can be introduced, institutionalized and applied in Muslim societies. There is no doubt that al-Shura has been sidelined throughout the Muslim world and the reasons for this are both historically and politically complex. According to the author, although much has been written on the subject, in reality it has been at best ineffectively applied and at worst heedlessly ignored. Even today it is a hotly contested issue. As al-Shura is increasingly associated with democratic participation in a decision-making process, debate has ignited with critics challenging the notion of equating the principle with western notions of democracy, with others claiming that the principle allows for a meaning that breaks the grip of centralized power. These and other issues are investigated with careful scholarship. Al-Raysuni concludes that al-Shura should be adopted as a way of life for all Muslims to protect their interests and as a vital tool for reconstruction and reform. In doing so he addresses the subject from some intriguing new angles, giving insight into areas hitherto little, if at all, examined. https://www.amazon.com/Book-Brief-Al-Shura-Principle-Consultation/dp/1565645847/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=9781565645844&qid=1593462600&sr=8-1
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Abridged edition the author's original, Al-Shura: the Qur'anic principle of consultation, a tool for reconstruction and reform, published 2011.

Muslims remain largely unaware of the importance and value of the Qur'anic principle of al-Shura (mutual consultation) and the significant role it can play in the advancement and reform of Muslim society. In this work, the author attempts to introduce and examine key meanings and practices of al-Shura, trace its historical evolution, and explore ways in which the principle can be introduced, institutionalized and applied in Muslim societies. There is no doubt that al-Shura has been sidelined throughout the Muslim world and the reasons for this are both historically and politically complex. According to the author, although much has been written on the subject, in reality it has been at best ineffectively applied and at worst heedlessly ignored. Even today it is a hotly contested issue. As al-Shura is increasingly associated with democratic participation in a decision-making process, debate has ignited with critics challenging the notion of equating the principle with western notions of democracy, with others claiming that the principle allows for a meaning that breaks the grip of centralized power. These and other issues are investigated with careful scholarship. Al-Raysuni concludes that al-Shura should be adopted as a way of life for all Muslims to protect their interests and as a vital tool for reconstruction and reform. In doing so he addresses the subject from some intriguing new angles, giving insight into areas hitherto little, if at all, examined.

https://www.amazon.com/Book-Brief-Al-Shura-Principle-Consultation/dp/1565645847/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=9781565645844&qid=1593462600&sr=8-1

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