Hamed ABDEL-SAMAD - translated by Beytolah BINIAZ
It is mainly about the inability of Muslims to adapt and adjust to the new world, the world of information era. ABDEL-SAMAD believes that rigid Islamic world faced with such force of modernity, especially by Internet, that they had become « hysterical » (another term for violence). The author is of the opinion that this world must, sooner or later, mentally give in and accept the reality.
The book is designed for students. It describes the history of democracy and civil society, and the relationship between democracy and civil society in general. It starts from Greek philosophers (Plato and Aristotle) to today’s thought patterns (such as communitarians in the U.S.) about democracy and civil society. But on the other hand, treats the book how the civil societies articulate itself in practice : e.g. by NGOs and various associations. They represent a kind of power of citizens and can act as a mediator between the government and the people.
Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz OHLIG - tranlated by Beytolah BINIAZ
This book is one of the new Islamic researches. It is a historical-critical method of research ; especially the first two centuries of Islamic origin are determining. The new Islamic researchers are of the opinion that Islam was originally a Christian movement. After a long process from this Christian movement has emerged the Islam.