“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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Soroush started to criticize the government and began to call for a reinterpretation of Islamic law and for academic and intellectual freedoms that his university reorganization had disregarded in the early s.

Demonstrating that “liberal Islam” is not a contradiction in terms, this anthology presents the translated work of 33 Muslims kjrzman with the separation of church and state, democracy, the condition of women, the rights of minorities, freedom of thought, and the future of human progress.

Liberal Islam: A Sourcebook by Charles Kurzman

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Dilovar Munavvarov rated it really liked it Feb 13, If the first charge is that liberal Islam is ialam, and therefore somehow wrong, the 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: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This kjrzman opposition ignores the tremendous history of cultural borrowings and influences that permeated the supposed border over the centuries.

This can explain why a man like Abu Bakra needed to recall opportune traditions, charlse record being far from satisfactory, as he had refused to take part in the civil war. Thoughtful readers here have access to the alternative voices of 20th-century Muslim intellectual life.

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In one speech, on May 4 at Tehran University, Khatami sounded liberal themes such as: He spoke at mosques and universities and on the radio, always to big audiences. In the words of Subhi Mahmassani Lebanon, born It has been painful for these people to find that dream unfulfilled. Because liberal Islam shares concerns with Western liberalism, critics claim, it must not be a valid interpretation of the religion-if X is Western, it cannot be Islamic.


The Iranian Revolution of raised tremendous hopes among Islamists in Malaysia, Africa, and throughout the Islamic world. The name field is required. Choose your country or region Close. LechnerJohn Boli No preview available – Kurzmwn does an examplary job of selection-the excerpts are both interesting and important-and of finding writings from across the Muslim world.

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Cities and Stability Jeremy Wallace. Covers a wide array of topics from veiling and unveiling, to legal matters, to sects and so on. Western ignorance poses yet another challenge for liberal Islam.

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