The islamic realism of Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi (1926–) and Sayyid Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah (1935–2010)

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dc.contributor.author Baroudi, Sami E.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-20T06:05:22Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-20T06:05:22Z
dc.date.copyright 2016 en_US
dc.date.issued 2018-06-20
dc.identifier.issn 1469-3542 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/8064
dc.description.abstract The article sheds light on the core realist assumptions—regarding international anarchy, the centrality of power to international relations and human nature—that underpin the international relations perspectives of two leading contemporary Islamist thinkers, Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi (1926–) and the late Sayyid Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah (1935–2010). It further asserts that the law of mutual restraining—which Qaradawi and Fadlallah derive from the Qur’an—bears a major affinity to realism’s balance of power principle. It argues that Qaradawi and Fadlallah articulate a non-western variant of realism that this article refers to as Islamic realism. After defining Islamic realism, the article compares it to four strands of realism: structural, neoclassical, classical and Christian realism. The conclusion suggests that realism should not be viewed as exclusively a product of European experiences and western ‘secular’ thought, but as a mode of theorizing about international relations that transcends cultural boundaries. In addition, it underscores the links between religion and realism, calling for research into the likely sources of realism in the three Abrahamic religions. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title The islamic realism of Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi (1926–) and Sayyid Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah (1935–2010) en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published 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 British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies en_US
dc.journal.volume 43 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.article.pages 94-114 en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1080/13530194.2015.1067159 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Baroudi, S. E. (2016). The Islamic Realism of Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi (1926–) and Sayyid Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah (1935–2010). British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 43(1), 94-114. 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/10.1080/13530194.2015.1067159 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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