Modern Muslim Intellectuals and the Qur'an

Modern Muslim Intellectuals and the Qur'an

by Suha Taji-Farouki
     
 


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

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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 who employ contemporary critical methods to interpret the Qur'an, arriving at conclusions which challenge those of earlier Muslim interpretation, and which 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:
9780197200032
Publisher:
Published in association with the Institute of Ismaili Studies
Publication date:
04/13/2006
Series:
Qur'anic Studies Series, #1
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
1Introduction1
2Fazlur Rahman : a framework for interpreting the ethico-legal content of the Qur'an37
3Nurcholish Madjid and the interpretation of the Qur'an : religious pluralism and tolerance67
4Amina Wadud's hermeneutics of the Qur'an : women rereading sacred texts97
5Mohammed Arkoun : towards a radical rethinking of Islamic thought125
6From revelation to interpretation : Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd and the literary study of the Qur'an169
7Post-revolutionary Islamic modernity in Iran : the intersubjective hermeneutics of Mohamad Mojtahed Shabestari193
8Mohamed Talbi on understanding the Qur'an225
9Huseyin Atay's approach to understanding the Qur'an241
10'The form is permanent, but the content moves' : the Qur'anic text and its interpretation(s) in Mohamad Shahrour's al-Kitab wal-Qur'an263
11Modern intellectuals, Islam, and the Qur'an : the example of Sadiq Nayhum297
Index333

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