Islam and Good Governance has been selected as one of the Best Political Philosophy Books of All time.
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Islam and Good Governance Wins Award
Dr. Muqtedar Khan’s new book, Islam and Good Governance: A Political Philosophy of Ihsan (Palgrave, 2019), has been recognized with an award for excellence for his contribution to Islamic political philosophy. The award was given by the American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin, a foundation that promotes excellence in education in India. For over thirty years, since 1987, AFMI under the leadership of Dr. A. S. Nakadar has been promoting education and scholarship in India.
Islam and Good Governance offers an alternate pathway for Islamic polity and governance. Based on the Islamic mystical concept of Ihsan, understood as doing beautiful things, the book constructs a new political philosophy of good governance.
Information about the book:
- Buy it at Amazon.com
- Details about the Lecture Tour. See if the Author is in your neighborhood (On hold due to Covid19).
Media Interviews, Videos and Podcasts about the book:
“A Self-Critical Society based on Ihsan,” Paper presented at the Fourth Symposium on Philanthropy and Civil Society at Indiana University (IUPUI), Nov. 12, 2020. Click to watch video.
“Can Islam provide the anti-dote to Racism in North America” Inited public lecture given to University of Alberta and Edmonton Community on October 7, 2020. Click for video.
How can we bring Ihsan (beauty and ethics) to our politics? With award winning Canadian Journalist Nazim Baksh on the Caribbean Muslim Network https://youtu.be/bA79eR-Hkic July 05, 2020.
The Bel-Adhan, Arab American TV Show, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Mar 05, 2020.
“The intellectual contributions of Indian Muslims,” podcast of lecture given to AFMI, September 28th, 2019.
“Contemporary Challenges and Ihsan,” Video of the lecture given at ASJA, the biggest mosque in Trinidad, October 3, 2019.
“Islam and Good Governance,” Lecture at Al Waleed Center, Georgetown University, November 20, 2019.
“Good Governance and the Problem of Islamism,” Conversation with Dr. Bokhari on Lodestar, Dec. 2019.
“If ISIS and Al Qaeda are not Islam then What is Islam?” University of Delaware Video, Dec 20, 2019.
Articles about the Book
Muqtedar Khan, “Muslims need an alternate political paradigm,” Informed Comment, May 05, 2019.
Muqtedar Khan, “Islam in politics does not have to be shariah or extremism,” The News Journal, May 09, 2019.
Articka Casini, “Identity and Islam: UD Professor seeks to reframe religious narrative, The UDaily, September 10, 2019.
Muqtedar Khan, “Islam and Four Essential Freedoms,” The Maydan, August 28, 2019.
Muqtedar Khan, “Live life as if you have made eye contact with God,” Islamic Horizons, January 2020.
Reviews of the Book in Academic Journals
Review in Insight Turkey by Murat Ulgul, Winter 2020.
Review in Journal of Contemporary Religion by Katherine Bullock, January 2020.
Review in Islam and Civilizational Renewal by Shawkat Ahmad Dar, Dec, 2020.
Review in Reorient: Journal of Critical Muslim Studies, by Sumeyye Sakarya, Studies, December 2019.
Reviews of the Book in Media
Review in Greater Kashmir by Tauseef Ahmad Parray, “Ihsan as the Basis of “Good Governance”, March 05, 2020.
Invited Lectures on the Book
“Values as a key Component of Good Governance: The Islamic Case” The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, at Georgetown University, November 23, 2020. Click here to watch the video.
“Ihsan and Indian Muslims,” US India Policy Institute, Keynote Lecture, Baltimore, MD, November 2nd, 2019.
“Doing Beautiful Things (Ihsan) to inspire the soul” St. Andrews High School, Middle Town, DE, October 23rd, 2019.
“Islam and the Politics of Governance,” Creative Associates, Bethesda, MD, October 16, 2019.
“Islam and Good Governance,” Al Waleed Center, Georgetown University, October 9th, 2019.
“Challenges Muslims face and Ihsan,” Lecture given to the Anjuman Sunnat Al Jamaat (ASJA), National Association of Muslims of Trinidad, October 03, 2019.
“Ihsan and Political Philosophy,” Al-Azhar Islamic Foundation, Chicago, IL, September 14, 2019.
“Islam and Good Governance,” ISPI and Civic Association, Chicago, IL, September 15, 2019.
“Ihsan and Good Governance,” American Islamic College, Chicago, IL, September 16, 2019.
“Ihsan and the Contributions of Indian Muslims,” presentation made at the Annual convention of AFMI, Columbus, Ohio, September 28, 2019.
“Worship-Prayer and Ihsan,” Sermon given to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster, August 18, 2019.
“Ihsan and Governance,” Lecture at the Annual Banquet of ICCL, Lancaster, PA, May 22, 2019.
Academic Conference Presentations from the Book after the book’s Publication
“A Self-Critical Society based on Ihsan”, Paper presented at the Fourth Annual Symposium on Muslim Philanthropy and Civil Society, November 12, 2020 at Indiana University (IUPUI). Click here to watch a video of the paper presentation.
“Islamic Political Philosophy: A Critical Genealogy” Paper presented at the APSA Annual Convention, September 12, 2020. Click here to see a video recording of the paper presentation.
Islam and Good Governance has been selected as one of the Best Political Philosophy Books of All time. Click the Medal below for more details.