Islam and Conflict Resolution investigates and analyzes those aspects of Islam that deal with international law and peaceful resolution of conflict in an attempt to bridge the gap between the Western and Islamic worlds. The authors seek to expose the common ground that exists between the beliefs of Islam and those of the Judeo-Christian religions that influence action in the modern world. Most importantly, they seek to clarify the Muslim belief that conflict is not permanent or unavoidable, pointing out that Islam offers many recommendations for reducing conflict at various levels of personal and interstate relations. The book encourages an intellectual effort on both sides for education that will lead to a definite understanding of each other's world so as to lead to fair treatment in policymaking and journalism as well as an end to hostility between the Muslim and Judeo-Christian worlds.
Ralph H. Salmi teaches in the Department of Political Science at California State University, San Bernardino. Cesar Adib Majul is Professor Emeritus and former Dean at the Institute of Islamic Studies, at the University of the Philippines. George K. Tanham is Consultant and Advisory Trustee of the Rand Corporation.
chapter 1 Preface chapter 2 Introduction chapter 3 The Islamic Paradigm chapter 4 The General Nature and Development of Islamic Law chapter 5 International Islamic Law (siyar) chapter 6 Modern Islamic Thinkers: The Role of Jihad and Siyar in International Affairs chapter 7 Conclusions for the West: Identify Common Vehicles chapter 8 Appendices chapter 9 Glossary chapter 10 Bibliography chapter 11 Index chapter 12 About the Authors