The Desacralisation of Power in Islam

  title={The Desacralisation of Power in Islam},
  author={A-H Carney},
  journal={Religion, State \& Society},
  pages={203 - 219}
  • A-H Carney
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • Religion, State & Society
As Islamic ‘revivalist’ groups have spread in numbers and influence throughout the world the belief that Islam is a political religion has become entrenched amongst Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Islam’s totalising ethical system is seen to find its ultimate expression in the ideal of religion as political praxis, where Islam’s implementation is incomplete so long as spiritual and temporal authority are not united in a single state and authority is given to none other than God. This view… Expand
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