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Relationship between Islam and democracy in Dr. Mahathir Mohamad’s thought


Jaf, Dana Nawzar Ali (2014) Relationship between Islam and democracy in Dr. Mahathir Mohamad’s thought. Masters thesis, Universiti Putra Malaysia.


The purpose of this thesis is to determine, analyze and evaluate Dr. Mahathir Mohamad’s worldview on Islam, Islam’s role in public life and Islam’s relationship with democracy. This study has adopted a qualitative research design. Content analysis and interview are used as the main data collection methods. The study has academic significance as a contribution to the knowledge in the field of Islam and democracy debate. It also has practical significance for policy makers by presenting ideas of a Muslim statesman on matters related to religion and governance. This study has identified a scheme, good governance, in which Dr. Mahathir brings Islam and democracy together. Democracy defined as the process of choosing leaders through elections is a tool by which good citizens elect good governors, and Islam provides the systems of values which guarantees emergence of good citizens, governors and regulations.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subject: Democracy - Religious aspects - Islam
Call Number: FEM 2014 38
Chairman Supervisor: Professor Zaid Ahmad, PhD
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
Depositing User: Haridan Mohd Jais
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2018 07:04
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2018 07:04
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/60459
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