Category Archives: Islam & Democracy

Evangelical Islamophobia as American as Apple Pie | Politics | Religion Dispatches

Evangelical Islamophobia as American as Apple Pie | Politics | Religion Dispatches.

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Historicism, Reform and Revelation

Salam Professor Moosa, I would be grateful if you can answer some of my questions. As a freelance columnist I write on issues of human rights, democracy, secularism and liberalism. Many a times however even though I share the same … Continue reading

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Sharia, Theology and Modernity

Reza Ismail wrote: “I would like to pose the following question to you Prof: In Islam’s encounter with modernity it is faced with a plethora of non-standard contexts onto which Shar`i positions need to be established.  In one response approach, … Continue reading

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Immanent Frame: Civil Religion and Beyond

(A blog post I wrote for the Immanent Frame) Robert Bellah’s idea of civil religion, captured in his now famous essay “Civil Religion in America,” can in a moment of naïveté not only be seductive, but could almost pass as … Continue reading

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Ebrahim Moosa on Islam and Liberal Democracy

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Abdullahi An-Na’im, Sherman Jackson, Ebrahim Moosa and John Esposito on Islam and Liberal Democracy

A Panel I was on at Georgetown’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs Continue reading

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