Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale
53 | 2017

Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale
53 | 2017

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Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale | 53 | 2017

Golden Mean and Enabling
Some Comments on Selected Arabic and Islamic Contemporary Sources

Ida Zilio-Grandi
ORCID 0000-0002-8152-9314 
Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia
idazg@unive.it

DOI 10.14277/2385-3042/AnnOr-53-17-1

Submitted 10 Nov 2016
Accepted 07 Mar 2017

Abstract

Islamic culture, from its earliest foundational texts, has demonstrated an aversion to all forms of excess, going hand in hand with an appreciation of the Golden Mean. This latter concept has recently come to occupy a central place in the concerns of scholars and commentators of the Islamic and of the Western world. The present paper aims at making its own small contribution to the issue, examining the work of two major symposia held in the Saudi cities of Mecca (2003) and Riyadh (2004) in response to the events of 9/11: we will attempt to highlight the relationship linking the Koranic ideal of wasaṭiyya or the Golden Mean with the concepts of facilitating and enabling (yusrtaysīr).

Keywords
Wasaṭiyya. Golden Mean. Tolerance. Islam. Salafism.

Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License 

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Zilio-Grandi Ida

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Golden Mean and Enabling

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Journal Article

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it

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http://doi.org/10.14277/2385-3042/AnnOr-53-17-1

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Islamic culture, from its earliest foundational texts, has demonstrated an aversion to all forms of excess, going hand in hand with an appreciation of the Golden Mean. This latter concept has recently come to occupy a central place in the concerns of scholars and commentators of the Islamic and of the Western world. The present paper aims at making its own small contribution to the issue, examining the work of two major symposia held in the Saudi cities of Mecca (2003) and Riyadh (2004) in response to the events of 9/11: we will attempt to highlight the relationship linking the Koranic ideal of wasaṭiyya or the Golden Mean with the concepts of facilitating and enabling (yusrtaysīr).

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Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale

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Vol. 53 | Num. 1 | Giugno 2017

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Edizioni Ca’ Foscari - Digital Publishing

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None

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2016-11-10

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2017-03-07

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1125-3789

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2385-3042

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Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution alone

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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Wasaṭiyya

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Golden Mean

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Tolerance

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Islam

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Salafism

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