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Separation Of Church And State

 Dr. Jaafar Sheikh Idris  Separation of church and state is widely accepted in the West and thus has become a globally political thought. Historically, the idea emerged as a practical strategy for dealing with issues related to the Christians and … Continue reading

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Shoora and Democracy: A conceptual analysis

Shoora and Democracy: A conceptual analysis  Dr. Jaafar Sheikh Idris  What is shoora?  Shoora  comes from an Arabic word shara whose origi­nal meaning,  according to classical Arabic dictionaries was to extract honey from hives.  The  word then  ac­quired secondary meanings  all of which are … Continue reading

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The Islamic Fundamentalism of the Wahhabi Movement

Dr.  Jaafar Sheikh Idris 1995 Introduction The word  “fundamentalist” was originally used, as is well known, to describe an American Protestant movement which is said to have arisen out of the millenarian movement[1] of the 19th century, and which came into … Continue reading

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