By Nassef Manabilang Adiong
Diplomacy and Islam: various views provides the assumption of discovering a center manner or universal flooring of realizing among our bodies of data conceived from assorted hemispheres of the area; particularly, diplomacy (IR), a social technology self-discipline conceived within the united kingdom and the USA (the West), and Islam or Islamic experiences which used to be conceived within the Arab global and constructed in Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia and plenty of non-Arab international locations. The e-book is split into major sections; the 1st being normal views from diverse backgrounds or circumstances referring to Islam. the second one half particularly examines Turkey, supplying a number of views at the importance of this nation and its democratic adventure. The contributions integrated during this quantity diversity from discussions at the Islamic veil and its linked stereotypes to an editorial on Islamic feminism. different topics mentioned comprise the problems of Muslim integration, Turkey's diplomacy, and Islam's dating with democracy, as well as a biographical illustration of the present Minister of international Affairs of Turkey, Ahmet Davutoglu, detailing his scholarship and its impression on Turkey's international coverage. This edited booklet is a part of the mission-vision of the IR-IS study Cohort, a web group drawn to comparative study among diplomacy and Islamic reports.
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K. Atatürk Government made a series of reforms on legal, educational and sociological orders in order to form a new state, and the most important reform became the abolishment of definition of the “religion of state” from the constitution in 1928, which should be considered as a huge progress on the way of laicization. Eventually in 1937, the article ended up with its final version that defines Turkey as a laic, democratic and social republic. Herewith, the newborn republic possessed a westernized characteristic both with regulations and this final description, while society has its own cultural and religious traditions.
75 Concepts such as majority rule, social contract, and representation were taken into account and bound with Islamic principles. Khomeini expressed uncompromising abruptness the restoration of the constitution. , based on the approval of laws in accordance with the opinion of the majority. ”77 Furthermore, The body of Islamic laws that exist in the Qur’an and the Sunna has been accepted by the Muslims and recognized by them as worthy of obedience. This consent and acceptance facilitates the task of government and makes 73 Keddie, 240.
95 As the symbolic value of the veil became prominent in political movements, it simultaneously was contested, and arguments formed two poles: those who regard the Western woman as superior, and those who criticize secular reforms. ”96 Contrastingly the Islamic “traditional” position suggested that these symbols were often associated with old regimes and ways of life, and only after these regimes were overthrown could a new version of Islam and tradition become politically potent. ”97 The assumption, as presented in the above paragraph, assumes the veil covers a woman’s true self, forming a kind of uniformity through which individual differences disappear.
Accommodating Islam into IR: The Case on ‘Nation-State’ by Nassef Manabilang Adiong