Faith and Power: The Politics of Islam

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Vintage Books, 1982 - Religion - 432 pages
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Traces the history of Islam and examines its manifestations in modern Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Iran, and Russia

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history of political Islam since the death of the Prophet, indicates that Islam was always a political or religious dimension's authority. So That, we know that the conflics in Moslem's Countries especially in Middle East Countries are not finish yet. We know that political interest is always be a goal of Muslems elites. Even in Moslem's Countries wich based on democracy system like in Indonesia, Syiria, Egyot, Lebanon, Tunisia, Malaysia, Yemen, ext. Although there is democratic system implemented in those countries, but, the phenomena appearents relaity of democratic utopia. Or we can said Democracy without Democrat. (by Dr (candidat) H. Muhammad Shobri Lc. MA, Lecturer in Sekolah Tinggi Agama Islam Indonesia and student of Doctoral Program in Islamic State University Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta) 

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Contents

Acknowledgements page
13
The Peoples of Islam page 267
26
Traditional Muslim Attitudes to Political Power
31
Copyright

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Mortimer is Honorary Professor at Warwick University and Foreign Affairs Editor at the Financial Times.

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