Forbidding Wrong in Islam: An Introduction

Forbidding Wrong in Islam: An Introduction

by Michael Cook
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521829135

ISBN-13: 9780521829137

Pub. Date: 05/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Michael Cook's classic study, Commanding Right and Forbidding Wrong in Islamic Thought (Cambridge, 2001), reflected upon the Islamic injunction to forbid wrongdoing. This book is a short, accessible survey of the same material. Using Islamic history to illustrate his argument, Cook unravels the complexities of the subject by demonstrating how the past informs the…  See more details below

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Michael Cook's classic study, Commanding Right and Forbidding Wrong in Islamic Thought (Cambridge, 2001), reflected upon the Islamic injunction to forbid wrongdoing. This book is a short, accessible survey of the same material. Using Islamic history to illustrate his argument, Cook unravels the complexities of the subject by demonstrating how the past informs the present. At the book's core is an important message about the values of Islamic traditions and their relevance in the modern world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521829137
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Series:
Themes in Islamic History Series, #3
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Map
1Introduction1
2The elements of the duty of forbidding wrong11
3How is wrong to be forbidden?27
4When is one unable to forbid wrong?45
5What about privacy?57
6The state as an agent of forbidding wrong65
7The state as an agent of wrongdoing73
8Is anyone against forbidding wrong?83
9What was forbidding wrong like in practice?97
10What has changed for the Sunnis in modern times?111
11What has changed for the Imamis in modern times?131
12Do non-Islamic cultures have similiar values?147
13Do we have similar value?163
Index173

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