Anatomy of Dissent in Islamic Societies: Ibadism, Rebellion, by A. Souaiaia

By A. Souaiaia

Anatomy of Dissent in Islam is an interdisciplinary examine of political and criminal dissent in Islamic civilization from the 7th century on. (7th century). utilizing Ibadism as a case learn, this paintings explores the occasions and teachings that formed legitimacy and uprising, orthodoxy and sectarianism, and legislations and tradition in Islamic societies.

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In Islamic law as well, a Muslim should not endanger his own life or the life of others. The sharī’ah is found in the space between these rulings. If a Muslim finds himself in the middle of nowhere with no food except a dead pig, the sharī’ah dictates Governance in Arab and Islamic Societies 21 that he should eat the meat of the dead pig and drink its fluids if that is what it takes to survive. That is the sharī’ah in relation to Islamic law and jurisprudence. It is not either; it is the sum of all the parts.

28 Anatomy of Dissent in Islamic Societies 50. If any dispute or controversy likely to cause trouble should arise, it must be referred to God and to Muhammad the Messenger of God. 51. God is on the side of what is nearest to uprightness and kindness in this document. 52. Quraysh and its helpers shall not be given protection. 53. The contracting parties are bound to help one another against any attack on Yathrib. If they are called to make peace and maintain it, they must do so; and if they make a similar demand on the Muslims, it must be carried out except in the case of a war.

10 In fact, for most Islamic political movements, religion and politics are inseparable in Islamic societies and attempting to separate them will divorce society from Islam altogether. Such divergent opinions actually result from a lack of specificity in the research rather than from scientific examination of the evidence. In other words, their definitions, questions, and hypotheses were not sufficiently specific to allow the authors to produce definitive answers. To begin with, the meaning and function of law and religion are conflated in the writings of many scholars of Islamic studies.

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