Progressive Muslims: on justice, gender and pluralism

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Oneworld, 2003 - Political Science - 351 pages
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A probing, frank, and intellectually refreshing testament to the capacity of Islam for renewal, change, and growth, these articles from fifteen Muslim scholars and activists address the challenging and complex issues that confront Muslims today. Avoiding fundamentalist and apologetic approaches, the book concentrates on the key areas of debate in progressive Islamic thought. With further contributions on subjects as diverse and controversial as the alienation of Muslim youth; Islamic law, marriage, and feminism; and the role of democracy in Islam, this volume will prove thought-provoking for all those interested in the challenges of justice and pluralism facing the Muslim world as it confronts the twenty-first century. Book jacket.

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A Who's who of Progressive Muslim scholars, primarily teaching at institutions in North America and South Africa (one Malaysian, one person at American University of Beirut). No European Muslims are ... Read full review

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Some of the essays in this book are astoundingly good. Seriously. The intro by Omid Safi outlines the essential concerns of progressive Islam -- engaging tradition, social justice, gender justice, and ... Read full review

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Omid Safi, Ph.D., is professor of Islamic studies at the

Omid Safi, Ph.D., is professor of Islamic studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he specialiUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he specializes in Islamic mysticism (Sufism), contemporary Islamic thouzes in Islamic mysticism (Sufism), contemporary Islamic thought, and medieval Islamic history. He is also the author of ght, and medieval Islamic history. He is also the author of "The Politics of Knowledge in Premodern Islam" and the edito"The Politics of Knowledge in Premodern Islam" and the editor of "Progressive Muslims". r of "Progressive Muslims".

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