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The Middle Path of Moderation in IslamThe Qur'anic Principle of Wasatiyyah$
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Mohammad Hashim Kamali

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780190226831

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190226831.001.0001

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Hallmarks and Types of Extremism

Hallmarks and Types of Extremism

(p.36) V Hallmarks and Types of Extremism
The Middle Path of Moderation in Islam

Mohammad Hashim Kamali

Oxford University Press

This chapter begins with a conceptual characterization of extremism and then outlines its principal indicators and types, such as the fanatic pursuit of one particular view. The extremist tends to be self-righteous, power-hungry, willing to inflict harm and hardship on others, and also inclined to confusing the essential with that which is subsidiary and negligible. The chapter then reviews and differentiates certain varieties of extremism from one another and illustrates them with relevant examples. There are references in this connection to Arab Spring, ISIS, Boko Haram, and Charlie Hebdo. Towards its conclusion, the chapter highlights a potential solution in decreasing the draw of extremism in the Muslim world. This solution includes efforts toward poverty eradication, job creation, and protection of the rights and dignity of all citizens.

Keywords:   terrorism, faith, disbelief, fanaticism, Kharijites, Shia, Qur’an, Qaradawi

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