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2587a83389 His scholarship has defined the stakes in the Middle East today. News & World Report. Terrorists use it to justify their crimes. A Council on Foreign Relations Book.. His scholarship has defined the stakes in the Middle East today. He shows how executive power was balanced by the scholars who interpreted and administered the shari'a, and how this balance of power was finally destroyed by the tragically incomplete reforms of the modern era. "In a short but masterful exposition, The Fall and Rise of The Islamic State, Noah Feldman seeks to answer a question that puzzles most Western observers: Why do so many Muslims demand the 'restoration' of a legal system that most Occidentals associate with 'medieval' punishments such as amputation for theft and stoning for sexual transgressions?"--Malise Ruthven, New York Review of Books. The result has been the unchecked executive dominance that now distorts politics in so many Muslim states.
Feldman argues that a modern Islamic state could provide political and legal justice to today's Muslims, but only if new institutions emerge that restore this constitutional balance of power. Terrorists use it to justify their crimes. "In a short, incisive and elegant book, [Feldman] lays out for the non-specialist reader some of the forms that Islamic rule has taken over the centuries, while also stressing the differences between today's politican Islam and previous forms of Islamic administration."--The Economist. Perhaps no other Western writer has more deeply probed the bitter struggle in the Muslim world between the forces of religion and law and those of violence and lawlessness as Noah Feldman. Another Princeton book authored or coauthored by Noah Feldman:. Perhaps no other Western writer has more deeply probed the bitter struggle in the Muslim world between the forces of religion and law and those of violence and lawlessness as Noah Feldman. "A thoughtful meditation on the history, ideals, and revival of sharia--the divine law governing Muslim society. In a new introduction, Feldman discusses developments in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, and other Muslim-majority countries since the Arab Spring and describes how Islamists must meet the challenge of balance if the new Islamic states are to succeed. Introduction 1 PART I: What Went Right? 17 PART II: Decline and Fall 57 PART III: The Rise of the New Islamic State 103 Conclusion 147 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 153 NOTES 155 INDEX 177.