Commanding Right and Forbidding Wrong in Islamic Thought

Commanding Right and Forbidding Wrong in Islamic Thought

by Michael Cook
     
 

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ISBN-10: 052113093X

ISBN-13: 9780521130936

Pub. Date: 02/11/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

What duty do we have to stop others from doing wrong? The question is intelligible in almost any culture, but few seek to answer it in a rigorous fashion. The most striking exception is found in the Islamic tradition where "commanding right and forbidding wrong" is a central moral tenet. Michael Cook's comprehensive and compelling analysis represents the first

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What duty do we have to stop others from doing wrong? The question is intelligible in almost any culture, but few seek to answer it in a rigorous fashion. The most striking exception is found in the Islamic tradition where "commanding right and forbidding wrong" is a central moral tenet. Michael Cook's comprehensive and compelling analysis represents the first sustained attempt to chart the history of Islamic reflection on this obligation and to explain its relevance for politics and ideology in the contemporary Islamic world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521130936
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/11/2010
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
724
Sales rank:
1,270,720
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction: 1. The goldsmith of Marw; 2. Koran and Koranic exegesis; 3. Tradition; 4. Biographical literature about early Muslims; Part II. The Hanbalites: 5. Ibn Hanbal; 6. The Hanbalites of Baghdad; 7. The Hanbalites of Damascus; 8. The Hanbalites of Najd; Part III. The Mu'tazilities and Shi'ites: 9. The Mu'tazilites; 10. The Zaydis; 11. The Imamis; Part IV. Other Sects and Schools: 12. The Hanafis; 13. The Shafi'ites; 14. The Malikis; 15. The Ibadis; 16. Ghazzali; 17. Classical Islam in retrospect; Part V. Beyond Classical Islam: 18. Modern Islamic developments; 19. Origins and comparisons; 20. Conclusion.

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