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ERIC Number: EJ1024572
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1744-9642
Islam, Democracy and Education for Non-Violence
Waghid, Yusef
Ethics and Education, v9 n1 p69-78 2014
In this article, I shall attempt to rebuff the view that there is a necessary connection between a monotheistic religion, like Islam, and violence. Rather, I shall argue that the link between Islam and violence is a contingent one, that is, it is neither necessary nor impossible, depending on the reasons offered by a particular Islamic faith community or by individuals who exist on a continuum ranging from jihadist fundamentalists to Muslim reformists (revivalists/moderates). Following such an analysis, I examine an Islamic education for non-violence, in particular what Muslim reformists ought to do to ensure the achievement of such an education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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