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FARUKI, Kemal A. The Evolution of Islamic Constitutional Theory and Practice from 610 to 1926. Karachi – Dacca : National Publishing House Ltd., AH 1391 / 1971 CE. Pp (4),vii-vii,(2),ix-x,-299,(1), Index. 8vo, brown cloth,gilt lettering to spine. “Unique in its scope and the treatment of its sub ject, this book presents an objective historical analysis of how the Islamic concept of state evolved in the main centres of the Muslim world from thedawn of Islam in 610 to the end of the caliphate and the two Congresses of 1926. Giving a concise but lucid description of the development of Islamic constitutional theory the author shows how theory and practice have been c onstantly and intimately connected in terms of mutual cause and effect-a fact which has not always been fully appreciated. For the specialist, this work places the mass of historical detail in an orderly perspective; and for others, it offers an eminently readable account of the essential elements of Islamic constitutional history. While paying full attention to regional variations-particularly of more recent times-the study also identifies the common themes which together characterize both the unity and the diversity of Muslim constitutional experience. It is also because of these basic factors of identity that the author speaks in terms of one evolving concept of state or constitutional theory, rather than of a series of concepts and theories. The book provides an indispensable basis for any attempt to discern the significance of present factors in the political life of Muslim nations in terms of past Islamic experience and thinking. This is all the more important in that recent trends and events in the Muslim world generally have been subject to the kind of constant flux and sudden change that have often made the past seem irrelevant and the future un-fathomable. Pointing out that God has given human beings the responsibility of being his vicegerents on earth, the author concludes: This is the trust and that is the responsibility from which we cannot escape and for which we shall be held-individually and collectively-accountable on the Day of Reckoning. For it is we. the living generation of the khalaf, who are God's khulafa1." An elaborate glossary and two comprehensive indexes (of persons and general) at the end of the book great facilitate its use as a basic work of reference.” (from the dj). Contents : Part I. The Heroic Age. 1. Pre-Islamic Arabia (to 610). 2. The Prophet Muhammad (610-632). 3. The Rashidun Era (632-661). Part II. The Classical Age. 4. The Umayyad Era (661-750). 5. The Early 'Abbasid Era (750-ca. 950). 6. The Late 'Abbasid Era (ca. 950-1258). Part III. The Post-Classical Age. 7. The Interregnum (1258-ca. 1500). 8. The Ottoman and Mughal Era(ca. 1500-1700). Part IV. The Age of Change. 9. Pre-Western Change (ca. 17 00-1800). 10. Post-Western Change: First Phase (ca. 1800-1850). 11. Post-Western Change: Second Phase (ca. 1850-1922). Part V. Caliphate and SharI'a. 12. The End of the Caliphate (1922-1926). 13. The Prospects for Shari'a (after 1926). A couple of leaves improperly trimmed, penned name, else very good in spine-sunned, chipped, unclipped dustjacket. 125.00
Title: Evolution of Islamic Constitutional Theory and Practice from 610 to 1926.
Publisher: National Publishing House Ltd., Karachi / Dacca , 1971,:
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