There is a fight for the hearts and minds of Muslims unfolding around the Islamic global. The clash pits Muslims who help pluralism and democracy opposed to others who insist such associations are antithetical to Islam. With a few 1.3 billion humans around the globe professing Islam, the end result of this contest is bound to be one of many defining political occasions of the twenty-first century.

Bringing jointly twelve attractive essays by way of prime experts targeting person international locations, this pioneering publication examines the social origins of civil-democratic Islam, its long term clients, its implications for the West, and its classes for our knowing of faith and politics in smooth times.

Although depicted by way of its rivals because the made from political rules "made within the West" civil-democratic Islam represents an indigenous politics that seeks to construct a particular Islamic modernity. In nations like Turkey, Iran, Malaysia, and Indonesia, it has develop into an incredible political strength. in different places its effect is clear in efforts to plot Islamic grounds for women's rights, spiritual tolerance, and democratic citizenship. all over the place it has generated fierce resistance from non secular conservatives. studying this high-stakes conflict, Remaking Muslim Politics breaks new flooring within the comparative examine of Islam and democracy. The individuals are Bahman Baktiari, Thomas Barfield, John R. Bowen, Dale F. Eickelman, Robert W. Hefner, Peter Mandaville, Augustus Richard Norton, Gwenn Okruhlik, Michael G. Peletz, Diane Singerman, Jenny B. White, and Muhammad Qasim Zaman.

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