Voices of Islam


A series of interviews with Muslims that offers a fascinating look at the many diverse voices that comprise the Islamic religion.
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A series of interviews with Muslims that offers a fascinating look at the many diverse voices that comprise the Islamic religion.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781851680955
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
  • Publication date: 5/12/1995
  • Pages: 220

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Authority and Community: Revelation, the Qur'an and the Foundations of Islam
Attitudes to Islam 13
Community and Peace 16
No Compulsion in Religion 18
The Qur'an, Tradition and Law 20
Caliphs and Authority: Sunni and Shia 22
Decrees and Interpretations 26
The Five Pillars 30
The Seven Articles of Faith 31
The Permitted and the Forbidden 33
Fundamentals, Fundamentalism and Interpretation 34
The Recovery of Islam 38
Ch. 2 The Interpretation of the Qur'an and Issues of Judgement: Interest, Theft, Adultery and Homosexuality
Interpretations of the Qur'an 43
Interpretations of Sharia 50
Banking and Interest 52
Penalties for Theft and Adultery 56
Homosexuality 59
How Do Judgements and Interpretations Change? 63
Ch. 3 Muslims and Non-Muslims: The State and Holy War, Other Religions, Apostasy and Treason
Muslim Communities and the Islamic State 70
The Conversion of the Non-Muslim World 79
The Domain of Islam and the Domain of War 81
Holy War 84
The Protected People of the Book 89
The Status of Christians 92
The Status of Hindus 97
The Penalty for Apostasy from Islam 100
The Satanic Verses 105
The Status of the Baba'is and the Ahmadiyya 113
The Nature of Human Nature 116
Ch. 4 The Nature of Women and Their Status
Women and Men 119
The Role of Women 120
The 'Veil' 122
The Authority of Men 124
The Beating of Wives 128
Polygamy 131
Divorce 133
The Rights of Women 134
Ch. 5 Education and Freedom of Enquiry
The Aims and Absolutes of Education 137
Education and the Qur'an 139
The Scope of Islamic Education 142
Values in Education 144
Muslim Schools? 146
The Separation of Boys and Girls 148
Secular World-View and Islam 150
Adam and Eve and Evolution 152
The Self-Education of Muslims and the Recovery of Islam 157
The Hostages and Islam 159
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