In Search of Equal Justice (al-'adl bis-sawiyya) The Development of "musawat" in the Political and Religious Language of Islamic Countries: The Development of “musāwāt” in the Political and Religious Language of Islamic Countries

Ghazaleh Faridzadeh

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In the last century and a half, modern legal ideas and institutions have more or less found their way into traditional Muslim societies. The translation and transmission of foreign ideas, notions, and concepts into the Islamic context brought about a crisis, which has led to the evaluation of a field of discourse over modernity. The current paper seeks to explain the modifications of the legal language and concepts within the constitutional experience of the Islamic world during the igth and zoth centuries, by reference to Reinhart Koselleck's "space of experience" and the "horizon of expectation". For this purpose, the essay deals with the development of the modern concept of "equality" and some related notions, such as "justice" and "fairness", with a focus on selected source texts in Arabic, Persian, and Ottoman-Turkish.

Seiten (von - bis)125-154
FachzeitschriftInterdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - Juli 2021

ÖFOS 2012

  • 505014 Rechtsgeschichte
  • 603117 Rechtsphilosophie