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Radical Reform: Islamic Ethics and Liberation

Tariq Ramadan


This book tackles head-on the rulings of Islamic jurists that make Islam seem incompatible with modern, scientifically, and technologically advanced, democratic societies. The book argues that it is crucial to find theoretical and practical solutions that will enable Western Muslims to remain faithful to Islamic ethics while fully living within their societies and their time. It notes that Muslim scholars often refer to the notion of ijtihâd (critical and renewed reading of the foundational texts) as the only way for Muslims to take up these modern challenges. But, the book argues, in practice ... More

Keywords: Islamic jurists, Western Muslims, Islamic ethics, ijtihâd, Islamic law, Islamic thought

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195331714
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331714.001.0001


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