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Author Kamali, Mohammad Hashim, author.

Title The middle path of moderation in Islam : the Qur'ānic principle of wasaṭiyyah / Mohammad Hashim Kamali ; foreword by Tiriq Ramadan
Published New York : Oxford University Press, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 320 pages)
Series Religion and Global Politics
Religion and global politics.
Contents Definition and scope of wasatiyyah -- Review of the source evidence -- A round-up of modern opinion -- Hallmarks of extremism -- Manifestations of wasatiyyah -- Identification of wasatiyyah -- Institutional developments -- Thematic perspectives -- Moderation and justice -- Moderation in religiosity -- The moderating role of ikhtilaf (reasoned disagreement) -- Between spirituality and legalism: the moderating influence of sufism -- Harm (darar) must be eliminated -- Forbearance, bringing ease and removing hardship -- Environmental imbalance -- Financial imbalance, extravagance and waste -- Moderation in jihad -- Character and lifestyle -- Wasatiyyah and women's rights -- Wasatiyyah and globalisation -- Islam between antiquity and the modern world -- Continuity and change: an analysis of tajdid and islah (renewal and reform) in Islam
Summary This study begins with a conceptual analysis of wasaṭiyyah, its meaning, definition, scope, and manifestations. This is followed by a review of the source evidence in the Qur'an and hadith, and then a round-up of modern opinion on wasaṭiyyah. The hallmarks of wasaṭiyyah and those of extremism, identification of wasaṭiyyah, its manifestations, and institutional developments on wasaṭiyyah are also discussed
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 13, 2015)
Subject Moderation -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
RELIGION -- Islam -- General.
Moderation -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780190226848