Islam and Democracy: Perceptions and Misperceptions
Mohammad Omar Farooq
February 28, 2011
The compatibility and convergence between Islam and democracy are hotly debated. There are those who believe that these two are utterly incompatible and those who believe that not only the two are compatible, but also democracy is an essential dimension of Islam. The contending positions about this issue are often based on certain mutual misperceptions, which are discussed in this brief paper.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 8working papers series
Date posted: March 1, 2011 ; Last revised: August 21, 2011
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