The Qur'an, Morality and Critical Reason: The Essential Muhammad Shahrur

The Qur an Morality and Critical Reason The Essential Muhammad Shahrur This book presents the work and ideas of the Syrian writer Muhammad Shahrur to the English speaking world Shahrur is at the moment the most innovative intellectual thinker in the Arab Middle East Ofte

  • Title: The Qur'an, Morality and Critical Reason: The Essential Muhammad Shahrur
  • Author: Andreas Christmann Muhammad Shuhrur Dale F. Eickelman
  • ISBN: 9789004171039
  • Page: 357
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This book presents the work and ideas of the Syrian writer Muhammad Shahrur to the English speaking world Shahrur is at the moment the most innovative intellectual thinker in the Arab Middle East Often described as the Martin Luther of Islam, he offers a liberal, progressive reading of Islam that aims to counter the influences of religious fundamentalism and radical poliThis book presents the work and ideas of the Syrian writer Muhammad Shahrur to the English speaking world Shahrur is at the moment the most innovative intellectual thinker in the Arab Middle East Often described as the Martin Luther of Islam, he offers a liberal, progressive reading of Islam that aims to counter the influences of religious fundamentalism and radical politics Shahrur s innovative interpretation of the Qur an offers groundbreaking new ideas, based on his conviction that centuries of historical Islam, including scholarship in the traditional Islamic religious sciences, have obscured or even obliterated the Qur an s progressive and revolutionary message That message is one that has endured through each period of human history in which Islam has existed, encouraging Muslims to apply the most contemporary perspective available to interpret the Qur an s meaning.

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    1 thought on “The Qur'an, Morality and Critical Reason: The Essential Muhammad Shahrur”

    1. I highly recommend this book. Dr. Shahrur is a challenging writer, and his viewpoints allude to Contemporary times, arguing for Islam's responsive nature. He applied hermeneutics and back and forth interpretive tools, taking into consideration historical contexts accompanying each verse. I think that for this time, my thoughts on this book could not be summarized on just a few descriptive sentences, but this radical reinterpretation of the Qur'an and its most often misconstrued messages could re [...]

    2. Sharour, like all of Islam's greatest thinkers, is ahead of his time, and yet sadly despite the need for voices like his to be given ear and raised and pushed into the forefront, they are silenced, quashed, and accused of heresy (only truly by either those who haven't read the book or those who have a stake in maintaining the status quo). He makes an excellent point in this book about synonymity in the Quran; pointing out that in regular use of the Arabic language one has to pay attention as to [...]

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