Towards a neo-modernist Islam

Fazlur Rahman was one of the most significant Muslim intellectuals in the second half of the twentieth century. This is partly due to his original contribution to a re-thinking of Islamic tradition and classical theological concerns. He initiated a new hermeneutic interpretation of the Qur'an a...

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Published in:Studia theologica
Main Author: Bektovic, Safet 1966-
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Taylor & Francis [2016]
In:Studia theologica
Year: 2016, Volume: 70, Issue: 2, Pages: 160-178
Online Access: Volltext (Resolving-System)
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Summary:Fazlur Rahman was one of the most significant Muslim intellectuals in the second half of the twentieth century. This is partly due to his original contribution to a re-thinking of Islamic tradition and classical theological concerns. He initiated a new hermeneutic interpretation of the Qur'an and a critical analytical study of the Sunnah which has come to inspire a number of modern and contemporary intellectuals (including for instance Nurcholish Majid, Amina Wadud, Mohammad Talbi, Ebrahim Moosa and Abdullah Saeed). His reform ideas, primarily known and discussed within Muslim intellectual circles, became the subject of widespread interest in countries such as Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia and Turkey. Rahman represents a transitional figure between Islamic modernism (from the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century) and "neo-modernism", a term coined by himself and introduced in order to highlight a critical approach to the early reform-thought and to actualize Islam's potential in a present context. Rahman's contributions include works on theology, philosophy, law, ethics, education and many of them are now available in several languages.
ISSN:1502-7791
Contains:Enthalten in: Studia theologica
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1080/0039338X.2016.1253260