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Islam Already Has Been Reformed--By Some of Its Sects

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Submitted by Timothy Furnish (United States), Jul 2, 2013 at 15:54

I wholeheartedly agree with Dr. Pipes--I would, in fact, argue (as I have in some of my own articles such as this one: http://hnn.us/articles/83742.html ) that reformed, moderate Islam (which I define, largely agreeing with Dr. Pipes, as Islam that is not Qur'an- and Hadith-literalist) already exists among some sects--notably the Ibadis, Isma'ilis (Sevener Shi'is), Ahmadis, and some Sufi orders.

Dr. Timothy Furnish


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