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|Laying Down the Shariah Law: Democracy or Theocracy?|
|Date||Sunday February 10|
|Time||5:00 PM - 7:00 PM|
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Part of the Islamic Awareness Series 2008 @ Stanford
THE JIHAD TO REFORM: THE STRUGGLE TO DEFINE OUR FAITH
Laying Down the Shariah Law: Democracy or Theocracy?
Dr. Sherman Jackson
Sunday February 10, 2008
Dr. Sherman Jackson, professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Michigan, will discuss whether Shari'ah (the Islamic legal system and code of conduct and religious practice), is compatible at all with Western values such as pluralism, democracy, secularism, and human rights. As the Muslim world sees an increasing rise in Islamic activism and fidelity to Islamic scripture, a critical assessment of the theoretical and practical implications of such fidelity is of paramount importance. This discourse concerning the basics, significance, and role of Islamic legal theory, and its relation to the values of modernity, is one that can no longer be ignored.