By Ali A. Allawi
Islam as a faith is principal to the lives of over one thousand million humans, yet its outer expression as a particular civilization has been present process a huge quandary. Buffeted by means of strong opposed currents, Islamic civilization this present day is a shadow of its former self. the main worrying and probably deadly of those currents—the imperial growth of the West into Muslim lands and the blast of modernity that observed it—are now compounded via a 3rd titanic wave, globalization.
These forces have more and more verified Islam and Islamic civilization for validity, adaptability, and the facility to carry directly to the loyalty of Muslims, says Ali A. Allawi in his provocative new publication. whereas the religion has proved resilient within the face of those demanding situations, different facets of Islamic civilization have atrophied or died, Allawi contends, and Islamic civilization is now present process its final crisis.
The publication explores how Islamic civilization started to resolve less than colonial rule, as its associations, legislation, and economies have been frequently changed through insufficient glossy equivalents. Allawi additionally examines the backlash expressed during the expanding religiosity of Muslim societies and the mind-blowing upward push of political Islam and its terrorist offshoots. Assessing the prestige of every of the construction blocks of Islamic civilization, the writer concludes that Islamic civilization can't live to tell the tale with out the very important spirituality that underpinned it long ago. He identifies a key set of rules for relocating ahead, rules that might shock a few and anger others, but essentially has to be considered.