A Position on the Islamic Concept of Citizenship and Muslim Minorities

Authors

  • Ahmet Akgunduz

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52282/icr.v1i1.17

Abstract

This article offers an individual scholar’s interpretation of the concept of citizenship and Muslim minorities from the perspective of Islamic law. The issues to be discussed are: 1. The classical Islamic legal view of a ‘division’ of the world and its affects on these concepts. Can we put aside these concepts? Are European countries today still to be considered dar al-harb or dar al-kufr or rather dar al-ahd or dar al-aman? 2. What is the meaning of ‘citizenship’ and ‘religious minorities’ in a Muslim territory? 3. Are Muslims permitted to accept ‘residence permits’ and citizenship in non-Muslim countries? And finally 4. Should Muslims who live in European countries be referred to as ‘minorities’ or ‘citizens’?

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Published

2009-12-01

How to Cite

Akgunduz, Ahmet. 2009. “A Position on the Islamic Concept of Citizenship and Muslim Minorities”. ICR Journal 1 (1). https://doi.org/10.52282/icr.v1i1.17.