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Islam's personal inner struggles make it tricky for outsiders to appreciate the actors and the problems. the writer sheds mild on those concerns and indicates methods for the foreign group to manage.

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The second stage is . . releasing the lands of the Muslims from the control of their enemies . . The final stage is that of fighting in order to open the path for establishing Allah’s rule in the land of the unbelievers. Similarly, Hizb-ut-Tahrir describes itself as “a political party whose ideology is Islam, so politics is its work and Islam is its ideology . . to restore the Khilafah [the Caliphate]” As concerns governance, “the constitution and canons must be Islamic,” and it cannot be republican.

Has become a symbol of traditionalism and fundamentalism. As such it is politicized and used by anti-Western groups from Turkey to Malaysia and throughout the Arab world. , should refrain from making any references to “the right of women to wear the hijab” as being a simple democratic right. It is more than this, and the hidden message behind hijab is very dangerous. Husbands Allowed to Beat Wives Fundamentalists have no problem with this. In the case of radical fundamentalists, it fits their hierarchical view of society and their ideal of female subordination.

However, while the largest part of the burden of maintaining “public morality” falls on women, who must accept restrictive dress and banishment from public space, fundamentalist men are not entirely exempt. As the Australian fundamentalist Web site Nida’ul Islam recommends, all children should be taught to 22 Civil Democratic Islam: Partners, Resources, and Strategies feel uncomfortable in the presence of the opposite sex and embarrassed about their bodies (Islam, 1998): We should use the Prophet as an example: Abu Said Al Khudri reported that the Prophet was more shy than a virgin in her own room.

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