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Lost in the Sacred: Why the Muslim World Stood Still by Dan Diner
Lost in the Sacred: Why the Muslim World Stood Still

imdad132, March 15, 2011

Dan Diner has written a magnificent book on Islam, the hot topic in today's world. The author traces the history of Islam and compares it with other civilizations, and then point out that the factors hindering the course of modernity and progress in Islamic world, and especially in case of Middle East. I believe the author is bit unaware and at times unjust figuring out the real stumbling block in the advancement of Islam. I think the problem lies with political Islam and it is only because Islam like other religions did not provide any political blueprint to run the affairs of state; while Muslim rulers in the past and even today are fearful of carving out a workable political system, whose basics are laid down in Quran. Also, I understand that Islam as religion is the most modern and up to date religion, yet the most underdeveloped and faltering political system. Islam provided the essence of today's democracy that is the concept of social welfare state, fourteen hundred years ago. But with the passage of time Islamic rulers lost this treasure due to their personal weaknesses and myopic attitude.
With due apologize to the author, I believe that solution to the sorry state of affairs in today's Middle East lies inside the region and any foreign attempt to install development will impede the indigenous awakening and one tyrant will get replaced by another more cruel despot.
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Lost in the Sacred: Why the Muslim World Stood Still by Dan Diner
Lost in the Sacred: Why the Muslim World Stood Still

imdad132, March 15, 2011

Dan Diner has written a magnificent book on Islam, the hot topic in today's world. The author traces the history of Islam and compares it with other civilizations, and then point out that the factors hindering the course of modernity and progress in Islamic world, and especially in case of Middle East. I believe the author is bit unaware and at times unjust figuring out the real stumbling block in the advancement of Islam. I think the problem lies with political Islam and it is only because Islam like other religions did not provide any political blueprint to run the affairs of state; while Muslim rulers in the past and even today are fearful of carving out a workable political system, whose basics are laid down in Quran. Also, I understand that Islam as religion is the most modern and up to date religion, yet the most underdeveloped and faltering political system. Islam provided the essence of today's democracy that is the concept of social welfare state, fourteen hundred years ago. But with the passage of time Islamic rulers lost this treasure due to their personal weaknesses and myopic attitude.
With due apologize to the author, I believe that solution to the sorry state of affairs in today's Middle East lies inside the region and any foreign attempt to install development will impede the indigenous awakening and one tyrant will get replaced by another more cruel despot.
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