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Democracy according to Islam

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Published by Dorrance Pub. Co. in Pittsburgh, Pa .
Written in English


  • Islam and state.,
  • Democracy -- Religious aspects -- Islam.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Niaz Faizi Kabuli.
LC ClassificationsJC49 .K24 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvii, 182 p. ;
Number of Pages182
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1127488M
ISBN 100805935452
LC Control Number94070946

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