The State of Social Progress of Islamic Societies

Social, Economic, Political, and Ideological Challenges

  • Habib Tiliouine
  • Richard J. Estes

Part of the International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life book series (IHQL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlv
  2. The Islamic World in Historical Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ahmed Renima, Habib Tiliouine, Richard J. Estes
      Pages 25-52
    3. Richard J. Estes, Habib Tiliouine
      Pages 69-106
  3. The State of Development in the Islamic World: Muslims in Predominately Muslim Societies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Olutoyin Mejiuni, Bolaji Olukemi Bateye
      Pages 137-158
    3. Ali Paya, Hossein Raghfar, Abbas Abdi, Daryoush Mohammad Poor, Marjan Fadavi-Ardekani
      Pages 211-235
    4. Abdullah Karatay, Emre Erdoğan, Pınar Uyan Semerci, Serra Müderrisoğlu
      Pages 237-265
    5. Nooraini Othman, Khairul Azmi Mohamad
      Pages 267-282
    6. Moonis Ahmar
      Pages 283-302
  4. The State of Development in the Islamic World: Muslims in Predominately Non-Muslim Societies

  5. Contemporary Challenges Facing the Islamic World

  6. Palestine and the Search for Restoration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 503-503
  7. Islamic Conflict Within and Between Itself and Its Global Neighbors

  8. Epilogue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 643-643
    2. Habib Tiliouine, Richard J. Estes
      Pages 645-651
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 653-682

About this book


This handbook addresses the historical background of the Islamic world and reviews its basic past intellectual achievements. It studies social progress of these regions and sub-regions in comparison with other parts of the world. It uses large data sets and well established statistically weighted Indexes in order to assess the nature and pace of the multiple facets of social change in member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The handbook extensively discusses the main challenges confronting the Islamic nations in the social, economic, political, and ideological fields. 

Though it is recognizable that social change in the Islamic World is generally positive, it remains highly variable in pace and there is room to speed it up to the benefit of millions of deprived Muslim people. Hence, the book studies the different propositions and programs of action, such as the United Nations’ Millennium Development Campaign and the OIC’s Ten-Year Programme of Action to present an integrated and comprehensive agenda of action to help improve the situation in the Islamic World.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Habib Tiliouine
    • 1
  • Richard J. Estes
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Social SciencesUniversity of Oran2OranAlgeria
  2. 2.School of Social Policy and PracticeUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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