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Reinterpreting the Quran

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Submitted by Moderate Muslim (Bangladesh), Apr 18, 2007 at 02:27

I am a moderate Muslim. I believe I can provide the theoretical framework based on the Quran that not only supports coexistence of Islam with liberal human values, but also provides a basis for absorbing liberal human values within Islam.

I agree with the need for Moderate Muslim networks, but in my opinion the theoretical work on reinterpreting the Quran is more important. It is much easier to interpret classical Islam as being opposed to modernity and liberal human values. Muslim scholars like Maududi and Qutb as well as secular individuals such as Ibn Warraq have established this. I believe my theoretical work could be a counter point to the work of Sayyid Qutb and Maududi. I would appreciate an opportunity of further discussion with Mr Daniel Pipes through email.

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