“Liberal Islam” is not a contradiction in terms; it is a thriving tradition and editor Charles Kurzman discusses the history of the liberal tradition in Islam and. Liberal Islam: A Sourcebook By Charles Kurzman. May 15, Muslim liberalism is a thriving tradition more than a century old and undergoing a revival within. Liberal Islam has 34 ratings and 2 reviews. Sofia said: Absolutely fantastic sourcebook, providing a concise introduction to the fantastic works of numer.

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Return to Book Page. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Their preoccupation with issues which are not of capital importance has made them uncompromising not only in inter-religious dialogue but also in inter-Islamic dialogue.


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Liberal Islam: A Sourcebook By Charles Kurzman

We created you from a single pair of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other, not that ye may despise each other. If the first charge is that liberap Islam is inauthentic, and therefore somehow wrong, lberal second charge argues that liberal Islam should not be tolerated whether or not it is wrong.

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Humayun Kabir India, argues that the precedent of the early period of Islam does not apply automatically to later periods: Hindu nationalist party in India, to ethnic authenticity movements such libeeral tribal hostilities that have resulted in gruesome massacres in central Africa. User lists Similar Items. Yet even this staunch supporter of the Islamic Republic eventually had his doubts. Emon, Matthew Levering, and David Novak.


By islm late s he came to realize that the Islamic Republic was not ushering in a new era of justice and righteousness. Overview Description Reviews and Awards.

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Details Additional Physical Format: If Allah had willed, He would have made you one community…. Mohamed Talbi Tunisia, born quotes Sura 5, Verse Cities and Stability Jeremy Wallace. Paperbackpages.

In an analytical introduction, editor Charles Kurzman discusses the history of the liberal tradition in Islam and identifies the main currents in liberal Islamic thought.