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I read all his works in Arabic (due to the great interest in the Bosnian war in the Arab World). All his works were translated from Bosnian by an Egyptian professor, and I have to say this book is probably the 2nd most influential book in my life and has the biggest impact in shaping my worldview. It also opened my eyes into an Islamic worldview that is significantly different than the traditional theological worldview. It's very hard to provide an "Islamic Political Theory" without referring to Izetbegovic for modern Islamic political theory. I still want to read it in English though. What I got to know is that The Bosnian book was called "Between East and West" and the translators added "Islam" to the title.

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I realized I accidentally deleted my comment: “Just to add, what is so great that you highlight from Izetbegovic is that Islam is not an existentially nihilistic attitude towards the world, as Christianity can tend to be, which is why, for example, monasticism (rahbaniyya) is prohibited in Islam. It is a middle way attitude of being-in-the-world, embodied and spiritual, but striving towards the next world, the transcendental. This is a huge theme of phenomenology, by the way.”

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Thanks for sharing this. Haven't read the book. Will definitely do so now

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Thanks m8

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Beautiful comment

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