Critical-progressive Muslim thougth : Reflection on its political ramifications

Duderija, A. (2013) Critical-progressive Muslim thougth : Reflection on its political ramifications. The Review of Faith & International Affairs Publication details, 2 (3). pp. 69-79.

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Many of the contemporary political conflicts in Muslim-majority countries are said to pit modern secularists against the “backward” Islamists. However an important stream of contemporary Muslim thought—critical-progressive Muslim thought—refuses to accept either a hegemony of Western secularism or a hegemony of Islamist fundamentalism. Critical-progressive Muslim scholar-activists are reinterpreting the normative teachings of the Muslim worldview and developing a distinctive third-way approach. There are several key political and policy ramifications of this stream of thought, including a robust commitment to religious freedom, but within Islamic terms, not terms dictated by non-Muslim Westerners preoccupied with their own security interests.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Gender Department, University Malaya
Uncontrolled Keywords: Religious freedom; Islam; Shari'a; Qur'an; Modernity; Hegemony; Hermeneutics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Ms. Norhamizah Tamizi
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2014 02:07
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2019 09:21

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