Islam: Global Issues, Challenges and Perspectives of the 21st Century


Doreen Peters (Editor)

Series: Religion and Spirituality
BISAC: REL037000

This book reviews global issues, challenges and perspectives of the 21st century. Chapter One focuses on recent history and contemporary political issues to explain the ongoing conflicts in Iraq. Chapter Two aims to find out the answers on how Islamic economics system will shape the future global economy. Chapter Three discusses Islam and essentialism. Chapter Four focuses on challenges and perspectives of teaching Muslim religious education in the 21st century. Chapter Five explores how Muslims have themselves become a burden to the religion of Islam in the 21st century as a result of their intransigent on issues and the belief that the only way to be a Muslim is to live in the 7th century of the earlier period of Islam. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Politics or Piety? Problematising the Sunni-Shi’a Schism in Iraq
Damian Doyle and Tristan Dunning (Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (the Middle East and Central Asia), The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, and others)

Chapter 2. Between Free Market and State Capitalism: How Islamic Economics System Shape the Future Global Economy?
Abdul Ghafar Ismail (Islamic Research and Training Institute, Islamic Development Bank, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and others)

Chapter 3. Islam and Essentialism: A Critical Examination of Dabashi’s use of Vattimo’s Il Pensiero Debole
Matthew Edward Harris (Staffordshire University and Warminster School, UK)

Chapter 4. Challenges and Perspectives of Teaching Muslim Religious Education in the 21st Century
Adil Mamodaly (Montreal, Canada)

Chapter 5. Muslims Burdening Islam: Some Perspectives on the Challenges of Muslims and Islam in the 21st Century
Musa Yusuf Owoyemi (Centre for General Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, University Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia)


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