Islam and Good Governance

A Political Philosophy of Ihsan

Authors: Khan, Muqtedar

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  • -Develops a systematic political philosophy based on Sufism/Islamic mysticism and the concept of Ihsan
  • -Proposes an alternate vision of Islamic politics to that advanced by Islamists and radicals
  • -Deconstructs the orthodox model of Islamic polity as one whose goal is to implement the shariah
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This book advances an Islamic political philosophy based on the concept of Ihsan, which means to do beautiful things. The author moves beyond the dominant model of Islamic governance advanced by modern day Islamists. The political philosophy of Ihsan privileges process over structure, deeds over identity, love over law and mercy and forgiveness over retribution. The work invites Muslims to move away from thinking about the form of Islamic government and to strive to create a self-critical society that defends national virtue and generates institutions and practices that provide good governance. 


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M. A. Muqtedar Khan is Professor at the University of Delaware, USA. He is a scholar of Islamic Thought, Governance and International Relations.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Quest for a Political Philosophy of Ihsan

    Pages 1-8

    Khan, M. A. Muqtedar

  • The Loss of Ihsan

    Pages 9-42

    Khan, M. A. Muqtedar

  • Islam as Identity: After a Century of Islamic Revivalism

    Pages 43-76

    Khan, M. A. Muqtedar

  • Ihsan: Classical and Contemporary Understanding

    Pages 77-102

    Khan, M. A. Muqtedar

  • Unveiling Ihsan: From Cosmic View to Worldview

    Pages 103-159

    Khan, M. A. Muqtedar

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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55718-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-71814-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Islam and Good Governance
Book Subtitle
A Political Philosophy of Ihsan
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54832-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-54832-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55718-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-71814-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 278
Number of Illustrations
82 b/w illustrations
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