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The Challenge of Pluralism: Paradigms from Muslim Contexts

Abdou Filali-Ansary and Sikeena Karmali Ahmed


Current popular and academic discussions make certain assumptions regarding Islam and its lack of compatibility with pluralism. Some notable liberal thinkers have even argued that pluralism itself is inherently antithetical to Islam. This volume addresses these assumptions by bringing clarity to some of their key suppositions and conjectures. It seeks to go beyond the parameters of political correctness by engaging in a dialogue that refutes these postulations in a direct, frontal debate. In this volume scholars from around the world explore notions of pluralism, discussing the broad spectrum ... More

Keywords: Islam, political correctness, secularism, multiculturalism, democracy, globalization, civil society

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780748639694
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639694.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Abdou Filali-Ansary, author

Sikeena Karmali Ahmed, author