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Teaching Module: The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State

Author: Noah Feldman
December 10, 2008

This module features teaching notes by Noah Feldman, author of The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State, along with other resources to supplement the text. This CFR book provides a sweeping history of the traditional Islamic constitution--its noble beginnings, its downfall, and the renewed promise it could hold for Muslims and Westerners alike.

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Why Shariah?

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Millions of Muslims think Shariah means the rule of law. Noah Feldman examines whether they could be right.