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el-Sisi and ahl al-Qur'an

Reader comment on item: Is Sisi Islam's Long-Awaited Reformer?

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jan 20, 2015 at 13:13

Dr. Pipes

I share your very healthy skepticism about el-Sisi's speech.

However, I do believe most Egyptians, el-Sisi included, realized that the MB and Morsi's little foray in politics was a disaster. So it seems to me that what he is really saying is no more than wishful thinking and that the problem is not really Islam or the Qur'an or the medieval books of Islam but the problem was the MB. Which is far from the truth. The MB was a symptom and Islam is really the problem

As for Ahmad Subhy Mansour of Ahl al-Qur'an he was interviewed by the very popular Brother Rachid recently during a visit to the US by Mansour and here are the two interviews


And here is the second interview


Brother Rachid and with great easy was able to leave the claims of Mansour and Ahl al-Qur'an in tatters after all how can Muslims pray when the Qur'an is silent about how and when to pray. And how about male or female circumcision as the Qur'an is silent about both of them. And how can one undertstand what the Qur'an is really saying, which is indeed a major problem, without reading al-Mufasereen and al-Sira and al-Ahadith and without these medieval literary sources there will be no battle of Badr or even the Hijra. And the point here is loud and clear: The Qur'an is text with no context (see Peters)

The fact that Mansour wanted to explain his ideas on a Christian TV channel was more evidence that ahl al-Qur'an (also al-Qur'an Faqat) is a very marginal movement at least for now


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