Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Is Liberalism Islamic?: An Interview with Mustafa Akyol

Limits the Powers of the State……

Can you explain what you mean by liberalism?

By liberalism, I mean a political and economic system which limits the powers of the state, and gives individuals, and their voluntary associations, the freedom to shape their destinies. I think liberty has been a value throughout history, but liberalism became a full-fledged ideology in the modern age, for the modern state threatened liberty in unprecedented levels.

I also think that today liberalism presents the best medium for Muslims to live Islam in the various ways that they understand it.

Is Liberalism Islamic?: An Interview with Mustafa Akyol | Politics | Religion Dispatches

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