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Islam och Västvärlden: En komparativ studie rörande möjligheten till en förening mellan Sayyid Qutb och Tariq Ramadans olika syn på samhällsstrukturen och den västerländska liberala demokratin
Kristianstad University, School of Education and Environment.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Islam and the West : A Comparative Study Regarding the Possibility of Unity Between Sayyid Qutb's and Tariq Ramadan's Different Views on Social Structure and the Philosophy of Western Liberal Democracy (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this comparative study is to investigate if the views of Sayyid Qutb and Tariq Ramadan regarding social structure and religion are possible to unite with western liberal democracy. The basis of the study is the problematizing approaches written by Qutb and Ramadan regarding the possible unity between Islam and democracy. These problematizing approaches are then tested on the political philosophy of liberalism to see if a unity is possible.

The result showed that Qutb's view did not meet the criteria of democracy, which wasn't surprising due to his negative views on the system. However, Ramadan's reformist view on Muslim identity did unite with the views of liberal democracy, though questions regarding the possibility of creating and preserving a European Muslim identity in the secular society were immediately brought to attention.

The importance in Qutb's view is social equality, unity and submission to God and the importance of Ramadan's view is to create and preserve a European Muslim identity and adapt to the society where you live and participate as a citizen. Qutb's view will not tolerate diversity and one is to keep or convert to the Muslim faith. Ramadan's view however, adapts to the existing social structure.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 57 p.
Keyword [en]
Islam, democracy, liberalism, Europe, Muslim identity, Tariq Ramadan, Sayyid Qutb, social structure
Keyword [sv]
Islam, demokrati, liberalism, Europa, muslimsk identitet, Tariq Ramadan, Sayyid Qutb, samhällsstruktur
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-12078OAI: diva2:722663
Educational program
Teacher Education
Available from: 2014-06-17 Created: 2014-06-09 Last updated: 2014-06-17Bibliographically approved

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