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Islam in need of reformation

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Submitted by Concerned Buddhist (Lithuania), Sep 20, 2007 at 06:13

Islam nowadays is obviously in need of a reformation.

In one respect, the task that the Islamic Reformation should accomplish is similar to that which was done by the Protestant Reformation - the reduction of the involvment of the religion in the social or political sphere.

In another respect, it is quite the opposite - it should definitely do away with the principles of scripturalism(the Scripture as sole authority) and literalism(taking literal meaning as preferred or the only way of interpretation) in interpreting Islamic scriptures. It maybe should bring back the tradition of the certain sort of deconstructive reading of Quran which was already present in works of Ibn Arabi in XIII century.


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