Democracy and the Future of Political Islam
Dec 7, 2013 - Events
Ever since Francis Fukuyama predicted the clash of civilizations that would dominate global politics, political Islam has been a central point of discussion. While there were various interpretations of what Political Islam mean, the fact remains that Islam is generally seen as ad-deen wad-dawlah – religion and state. And the recent Arab Spring has brought forth the debate on whether it was a struggle to establish God’s kingdom on earth or simply an Islamic awakening in favour of new political arrangements that embody both democratic pluralism and a reinvigorated sense of Islamic identity and culture.