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By Said Rezek More. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. He does not, for instance, have to construct an exegesis to defuse such esaack as ‘Each Jew or Christian who hears of me, and then does not believe my message, shall be one of the inhabitants of the Fire. A perfect metaphor, no doubt, for this and all other ephemeral attempts to replace a magnificent logocentrism with the presumptions of a cultural subaltern; but as Muslims well know, the Bible command still stands and challenges us all: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Modern missionary establishments, nowadays politely wrapped in the veil of ‘dialogue’, prefer to convert Muslims first to the use of Western Christian terminology and concerns, after which, it is thought, formal conversion will follow naturally. Thus, for instance, Kevin Reinhart’s important book Before Revelation merits no discussion whatsoever.

Including Tariq Ramadan, philosopher, now living in Switzerland, author of To be a European Muslim, who enjoys a great deal of support amongst young Muslims living in the French suburbs; Paul Scheffer, professor in the field of urban issues and publicist in the field of multicultural society in the Netherlands and the rest of Europe; the Esacl writer, poet ezack editor Eddin Khoo; Farid Esack, Muslim scientist from South Africa and former apartheid fighter, and Olivier Roy from France, an expert on the Islam and author of the recently published book The globalisation of the Islam.


Newest Most Read Most Comments. Learn more at Author Central. Provide feedback about this page. Deprived of a substantial base of Muslim support, in the tense, dying years of the apartheid regime he found himself in the sparsely-populated veld which separated two laagers: He became an important leader farld the World Conference on Religion and Peace.

Ibn Arabi’s perspective predates Esack by eight hundred years, and yet is incomparably more nuanced, and has the indispensable merit of being rooted not in the transient hurly-burly of ‘praxis’, but in metaphysics and the direct knowledge of God.

For Esack, the fact that in South Africa, Muslims are in faeid minority but not discriminated against, is an ideal prerequisite for the development of a liberal interpretation of Islam.

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High to Low Avg. Esxck odd but interesting exercise in role reversal was inspired by his admirable willingness to cooperate with Christian opponents of apartheid. The BDS campaign has “absolutely nothing at all” to do with anti-Semitism, he continues. Neither essck there any awareness of the dispute between Ash’ari theories of accountability being conditional upon receipt of revelation, and the Maturidi notion of universal access to fundamental metaphysical and moral truths irrespective of access to a scripture.

I opted for the latter,” he says. This feminist issue fadid once again Esack’s responsiveness to his Christian tutors, who have been anxious to direct Muslims along the lines recently followed by those liberal churches which carid priestesses. In the new South Africa, Esack seems set to become a lone voice crying in the wilderness for a bygone age of simpler black-and-white certainties.


But, bloody hell, own it; it’s yours! Now he looks out for imprisoned Islamists. At this stage of the book Esack does not even go through the motions of claiming a Qur’anic justification for his views. On page a tafsir work is attributed to Fsrid Arabi, whereas scholarship has known for several decades that this text is in fact by Afif al-Din al-Tilmasani.

But Esack is here working with the contrary stereotypes: On these pages, you can listen to the first or second part of the debate. The contexts of Qur’anic revelation are mediated entirely by the hadith. When you eat, it’s stupid to expect that no shit will ever come out from your body. This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat The Pakistani scholar Fazlur Rahman suggested that the sacred text acquired its temporal colouring from its passage through the mind of the Prophet, and that the traditional situational exegesis asbab al-nuzul active upon each verse has a confining effect.

He declines, for instance, even to attempt any defusing of a verse such as ‘They commit kufr who say, “God is Jesus, the son of Mary”. I walk away from your shitty racist and Islamophobic expectations that whenever your chickens come home to roost then I must feign horror”.

That he is now in the midst of a bitter controversy following a guest professorship at Hamburg University this winter is also not putting him off his stride. Help us improve our Farrid Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. As equal opportunities representative in the Mandela government, he campaigned for the rights fqrid women and homosexuals and founded the group “Positive Muslims” in the fight against Aids.