Sheikh Wahbah al-Zuhaili on international relations

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dc.contributor.author Baroudi, Sami E.
dc.contributor.author Behmardi, Vahid
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-20T05:53:20Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-20T05:53:20Z
dc.date.copyright 2016 en_US
dc.date.issued 2018-06-20
dc.identifier.issn 1743-7881 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/8063
dc.description.abstract In recent years, radical and violent Islamist movements – such as al-Qaeda and its offshoot the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria – have seized the spotlight. A corollary of this preoccupation has been the proliferation of studies on the political thought of radical Islamist figures such as Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, Ayman al-Zawahiri and Osama bin-Laden. By contrast, scant attention has been paid to the thought of moderate contemporary Sunni Islamist scholars. This article attempts to rectify this situation by focusing on the international relations discourse of a prominent Syrian Islamist thinker Sheikh Wahbah al-Zuhaili (hereafter Zuhaili). The article examines Zuhaili's views on three central and interrelated topics: (1) the nature and underpinning principles of international relations; (2) war; and (3) the role of international law and international norms and conventions in international relations. By shedding light on Zuhaili's thought and situating it in its proper ideational and historical contexts, the article concludes that radical Islamist ideology is at the periphery of contemporary Islamist conceptualizations of international relations while the epicentre is held by mainstream Islamists whose perspectives on international relations are fairly compatible with prevalent western views, especially those emanating from the Realist school. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Sheikh Wahbah al-Zuhaili on international relations en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle the discourse of a prominent Islamist scholar (1932–2015) en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199329040 en_US
dc.author.department Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Middle Eastern Studies en_US
dc.journal.volume 53 en_US
dc.journal.issue 3 en_US
dc.article.pages 363-385 en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1080/00263206.2016.1263190 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Baroudi, S. E., & Behmardi, V. (2017). Sheikh Wahbah al-Zuhaili on international relations: the discourse of a prominent Islamist scholar (1932–2015). Middle Eastern Studies, 53(3), 363-385. en_US
dc.author.email sbaroudy@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00263206.2016.1263190 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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