By Mohammed el-Nawawy, Sahar Khamis
This booklet analyzes the discourses and deliberations within the dialogue boards of 3 of the main visited Islamic web pages. In doing so, it explores the aptitude influence of the Islamic public sphere, and the re-configuration of the ‘virtual umma’ (Islamic group) on-line, at the construction of a number of identities and resistances, which occur themselves via numerous Islamic websites, generating various levels of consensus, divergence, and negotiation in a number of contexts and throughout diversified discourses. The e-book additionally investigates the level to which those Islamic web pages have supplied a venue for Muslims to freely have interaction in bright deliberations and optimistic discussions between themselves, in addition to with ‘Others’, i.e., non-Muslims, approximately a variety of political, fiscal, spiritual and social concerns.
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Once the community expanded to span several continents, the procedure proved inadequate. ”115 The vagueness surrounding the concept of shura and the lack of formal political institutions or structures through which it can be practiced led Muslim theoreticians, according to Tareq and Jacqueline Isamel (1985), to search for a solution. ”116 They indicate that at the beginning the only ones qualified to belong to this category were the religious leaders who exhibited a high degree of knowledge and justice.
28 In Habermas’ opinion, that helped keep the public sphere homogeneous and intact rather than fragmented. This ideal public sphere is not a physical sphere. “It is a metaphorical term that is used to describe the virtual space . . ”30 This means that the normative standards of public discourse do not favor one form of dialogue over another as long as there is a rational-critical deliberation focused on matters of common concern to the participants. 32 According to Habermas, unlike the small-scale intellectual journals that allowed for meaningful exchanges of opinions and debates, the mass media failed to enrich the public critical discussions because they have ended the demarcation between the public and the private spheres, which was necessary for preserving the intellectual quality of the public sphere.
It is also important to highlight the fact that we were selective in choosing the analyzed threads from the three websites under study, as well as choosing the most important and meaningful parts of each thread, which best represent the thrust of the main arguments in the thread, the multiple views expressed in it, and the general tone of the discussion. This selectivity was mandatory due to the massive magnitude of the threads on the three websites under study, as well as the length of some of the threads.