Accommodating Islam into IR: The Case on ‘Nation-State’ by Nassef Manabilang Adiong

By Nassef Manabilang Adiong

Diplomacy and Islam: different views offers the assumption of discovering a center means or universal floor of knowing among our bodies of data conceived from assorted hemispheres of the realm; specifically, diplomacy (IR), a social technology self-discipline conceived within the united kingdom and the USA (the West), and Islam or Islamic reviews which used to be conceived within the Arab global and built in Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia and plenty of non-Arab nations. The e-book is split into major sections; the 1st being normal views from assorted backgrounds or instances bearing on Islam. the second one half particularly examines Turkey, delivering numerous views at the importance of this nation and its democratic event. The contributions integrated during this quantity diversity from discussions at the Islamic veil and its linked stereotypes to an editorial on Islamic feminism. different matters mentioned comprise the problems of Muslim integration, Turkey's diplomacy, and Islam's dating with democracy, as well as a biographical illustration of the present Minister of international Affairs of Turkey, Ahmet Davutoglu, detailing his scholarship and its effect on Turkey's overseas coverage. This edited ebook is a part of the mission-vision of the IR-IS learn Cohort, a web neighborhood drawn to comparative learn among diplomacy and Islamic experiences.

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If this narrow view of veiling is the consistent assumption for the Islamic woman, than an attempt to create a social construct of what it means for women to cover 94 Fatima Merissi (1997, 1991) is often acclaimed the most prominent Muslim feminist. 11. 96 Ibid, 12. 97 Ibid, 17. 32 Chapter One their head, when, in fact, the reality is not one-dimensional. Further, the problem with the aforementioned view is that it reinforces the binary of “us” and “them,” using the notion of difference as a marker to make Islamic culture seem more patriarchal and detrimental to the lives of women, dangerously functioning as an agent of oppressed Muslim women in need of rescue.

Anthropologist Lila Abu Lughod focuses on the relationship between cultural forms and power, the politics of knowledge and representation, and the dynamics in Middle Eastern culture. In viewing her preparatory notes for an interview she was doing with Laura Bush regarding Muslim women in Afghanistan, Abu-Lughod seems to assume ignorance on the part of Western women regarding the conditions of Afghan women. Laura Bush’s plan of action was to send American troops over to Afghanistan and liberate these oppressed women.

63 Islam, therefore, was no longer bound to the ulama but rather was instituted to be the channel for liberation. This new interpretation of Islam, mainly supported by the intellectuals, overcame other revolutionary forms. 221. Ruh Allah Khomeini, Islam and Revolution, tr. 30. 60 Ibid. 61 Ibid. 274. 63 Schulze, A Modern History of the Islamic World. 221. 64 Because the Qur’an and Islam are not limited temporally, Khomeini used Islamic language to validate and authenticate his political persuasions.

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