New Directions in Islamic Thought: Exploring Reform and by Kari Vogt,Lena Larsen,Christian Moe

By Kari Vogt,Lena Larsen,Christian Moe

How are Muslims to reconcile their ideals with the imperatives and pressures of the fashionable international? How may still they deal with the strain among their roles as inner most voters and their spiritual affiliations and identities? This groundbreaking quantity exhibits in what methods popular Muslim intellectuals have themselves tried to bridge the distance through reformulating conventional Islamic notions in a fashion that's constant with modern understandings of equality, justice and pluralism. The participants to the booklet research the culture that they search to reform on the subject of the human rights ethic of the fashionable global. the recent wave of Islamic considering which they symbolize emerges as multi-stranded instead of outlined through a unmarried pattern or doctrine.

subject matters lined contain a deconstruction of patriarchal interpretations of the Qur'an; the differences among common and context-specific elements of scriptural injunctions; a re-contextualisation of Shari'a legislations; and a critique of non secular jurisprudence, rather the place this impinges on questions of sexuality and gender. outdated texts are re-interpreted throughout the lived occasions of actual buyers, and which provides complete rein to the Muslim highbrow background in its entirety. the result's an integral portrayal of revolutionary Islamic inspiration within the twenty-first century, in an effort to be a useful source for college kids and students of faith, ethics, politics and heart East reviews, in addition to policymakers in those fields.

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