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Defining Islamic Statehood

Measuring and Indexing Contemporary Muslim States


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
      Pages 1-14
  3. Defining an Islamic State and Rule of Law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
      Pages 17-35
    3. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
      Pages 36-44
    4. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
      Pages 62-81
  4. Developing an Index of Measuring Nations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
      Pages 85-92
    3. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
      Pages 93-112
  5. Sharia Index Project Scholars Speak on Key Challengs in Islamic Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
      Pages 171-199
    3. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
      Pages 200-273
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 274-318

About this book


This groundbreaking book offers in-depth analysis of the modern Islamic state, applying a quantitative measurement of how Muslim majority nations meet the definition. Content for the book was developed through extensive debate among a panel of distinguished Sunni and Shia Muslim scholars over seven years.


Islam Shariah Maqasid Religion Muslim Governance Affect Governance government human rights international relations law media politics sociology thought

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.The Cordoba InitiativeUSA

About the authors

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is the founder and chairman of the Cordoba Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving relations between Muslims and non-Muslims and promoting moderation. For over twenty-five years he was the imam of Masjid al-Farah in New York City. He has been ranked among the '100 Most Influential People of the World' by TIME magazine, 'Top 100 Global Thinkers' by Foreign Policy, and 'Top 50 Arabs' by The Middle East Magazine.

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