Modern Muslim Intellectuals and the Qur'an

Modern Muslim Intellectuals and the Qur'an

by Suha Taji-Farouki
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0197200028

ISBN-13: 9780197200025

Pub. Date: 07/28/2004

Publisher: Published in association with the Institute of Ismaili Studies

The essays in this volume examine ten Muslim intellectuals from the Arab world, Iran, Turkey, Indonesia, Pakistan, the USA, and Europe. These thinkers employ contemporary critical methods to interpret the Qur'an, arriving at conclusions that challenge those of earlier Muslim interpretation, and are critical of political Islam and progressive in orientation. The

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The essays in this volume examine ten Muslim intellectuals from the Arab world, Iran, Turkey, Indonesia, Pakistan, the USA, and Europe. These thinkers employ contemporary critical methods to interpret the Qur'an, arriving at conclusions that challenge those of earlier Muslim interpretation, and are critical of political Islam and progressive in orientation. The volume offers a framework for understanding their work, and responses to this among Muslim and Western audiences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780197200025
Publisher:
Published in association with the Institute of Ismaili Studies
Publication date:
07/28/2004
Series:
Qur'anic Studies Series , #1
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors     xi
Introduction   Suha Taji-Farouki     1
Fazlur Rahman: a framework for interpreting the ethico-legal content of the Qur'an   Abdullah Saeed     37
Nurcholish Madjid and the interpretation of the Qur'an: religious pluralism and tolerance   Anthony H. Johns   Abdullah Saeed     67
Amina Wadud's hermeneutics of the Qur'an: women rereading sacred texts   Asma Barlas     97
Mohammed Arkoun: towards a radical rethinking of Islamic thought   Ursula Gunther     125
From revelation to interpretation: Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd and the literary study of the Qur'an   Navid Kermani     169
Post-revolutionary Islamic modernity in Iran: the intersubjective hermeneutics of Mohamad Mojtahed Shabestari   Farzin Vahdat     193
Mohamed Talbi on understanding the Qur'an   Ronald L. Nettler     225
Huseyin Atay's approach to understanding the Qur'an   Osman Tastan     241
'The form is permanent, but the content moves': the Qur'anic text and its interpretation(s) in Mohamad Shahrour's al-Kitab wal-Qur'an   Andreas Christmann     263
Modern intellectuals, Islam, and the Qur'an: the example of Sadiq Nayhum   Suha Taji-Farouki     297
Index     333

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