Islam and Democracy: Fear of the Modern World

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Index
Abbasids, 33, 35, 36, 37, 73
Abraham, 124, 125
Abu Talib, 98
Abu Zahra, 34
ʿadala (justice), 29, 68, 165
ʿadil (just), 25
Adonis, 151
ahl al-hadith, 36, 39
ahl al-kitab, 99, 125
ʿajam (non-Arabs), 98
ʿAjradi sect, 76-77
Algeria, 56, 68, 69, 154, 157, 158-9, 161, 164, 187
ʿAli Ibn Abi Talib, 27, 28, 29, 117
Almoravids, 155-6
ʿAmara, Muhammad, 38
American films, 69
Amin, Ahmad, 156
Amnesty International, 69, 70
ʿaql (reason), 18, 26, 32, 33, 35, 42, 89, 90, 100, 150, 181
Arab Human Rights Organization, 69-70, 180
Arabian Nights, 5, 13, 17, 21, 51
Arabsat, 142
Arms imports, 43-4, 169-70
Armstrong, Neil, 145
asala (authenticity), 81
ʿAshmawi, Qadi, 29
al-Assad, Hafiz, 64
Attali, Jacques, 141
Attar, Farid al-Din, 171-4
ʿazma (crisis), 46, 56
Badr, Liana, 162
Baghdad, 5, 6-7, 10, 20, 81, 102, 140, 141, 151, 154
Bakr, Salwa, 162
al-baʿth (resurrection), 127-8, 133
batil (error), 81, 86, 136
al-Battani, 36
Berlin Wall, 3, 4, 146
Bourguiba, Habib, 64, 65
Buddhism, 45, 111
al-Bukhari, 95
Bush, George, 71-2, 102, 106, 107, 109, 112, 164, 166
Cairo, 108, 131, 154
Calendar, 128-9, 135-40, 143-5
Caliph, 23, 24, 40
Campbell, Joseph, 145-6
Ceaucescu, Nicolae and Elena, 3
Charlemagne, 142

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page v
  • Contents vii
  • Introduction the Gulf War: Fear and Its Boundaries 1
  • Part I - A Mutilated Modernity 11
  • 1 - Fear of the Foreign West 13
  • 2 - Fear of the Imam 22
  • 3 - Fear of Democracy 42
  • 4 - The United Nations Charter 60
  • 5 - The Koran 75
  • Part II - Sacred Concepts and Profane Anxieties 83
  • 6 - Fear of Freedom of Thought 85
  • 7 - Fear of Individualism 104
  • 8 - Fear of the Past 114
  • 9 - Fear of the Present 130
  • 10 - Women's Song: Destination Freedom 149
  • Conclusion the Simorgh is Us! 172
  • Notes 175
  • Index 191
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