Reasoning with God

Reasoning with God

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In light of recent concern over Sharia€™ah, such as proposed laws to prohibit it in the United States and conflict over the role it should play in the new Egyptian constitution, many people are confused about the meaning of Sharia€˜ah in Islam and its role in the world today. In Reasoning with God, renowned Islamic scholar Khaled Abou El Fadl explains not only what Sharia€˜ah really means, but also the way it can revitalize and reengage contemporary Islam. After a prologue that provides an essential overview of Sharia€˜ah, Abou El Fadl explores the moral trajectory of Islam in todaya€™s world. Weaving powerful personal stories with broader global examples, he shows the ways that some interpretations of Islam today have undermined its potential in peace and love. Rather than simply outlining challenges, however, the author provides constructive suggestions about how Muslims can reengage the ethical tradition of their faith through Sharia€˜ah. As the worlda€™s second largest religion, Islam remains an important force on the global stage. Reasoning with God takes readersa€”both Muslim and non-Muslima€”beyond superficial understandings of Sharia€˜ah to a deeper understanding of its meaning and potential.On this subject, see George F. Hourani, Reason and Tradition in Islamic Ethics ( Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985). ... Also see Louay M. Safi, The Challenge of Modernity: The Quest for Authenticity in the Arab World (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, ... (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1968 ); Ruth Mitchell, a€œFamily Law in Algeria before and after the 1404/1984 Family Codeanbsp;...

Title:Reasoning with God
Author:Khaled Abou El Fadl
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2014-10-23


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