Presenter: Iftekhar Hussain
This course will explore the historical development of statecraft in Muslim societies and how source text, textual interpretation and real-politick have influenced the course of that development. We will review a brief history of the Islamic State first before delving into the birth and development of Islamic Law. The decline of the practice of Islamic Law will be explored next; this will be followed by studying the rise of political Islam as a consequence. Finally, current experiments with constitutional reform will be investigated in their Sunni and Shi’i manifestations.
The length of this seminar is customizable upon request.
- A Brief History of the Islamic State
- The Birth and Decline of Islamic Law
- The Rise of Islamism
- Sunni vs. Shii experience with Constitutional Reform
- Understanding the Rise of ISIS