Post-Islamism

Post-Islamism is a neologism used to discuss the social trends, ideological changes, religious thoughts, and political perspectives emerging as a result of most contemporary changes in Islamism. In this context, Islamism should be identified as a religious ideology that argues that Sharia is the ltimate political and legal framework, cultural code, and economic structure with an objective to establishing an Islamic State. Post-Islam has been at the centre of many major academic debates about the historical evolution of Islamism. Post-Islamism as a concept was coined by Asef Bayat—an Iranian American political sociologist. However, the theoretical framework of post-Islamism locates its origin in the works of both Bayat and Oliver Roy. There are two major but interrelated articulations of post-Islamism. Roy’s assertion, centred on the contention ...

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