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Studying the Qur'an in the Muslim Academy

Majid Daneshgar

Abstract

This book sheds light on how the study of Islam in the Muslim lands become an exercise in politics and pious apologetics. It also displays the way modern critical historical approach to the Qurʾān is under threat across the world. The author shows the combination of traditional practices, sectarian rivalry, prejudice and outdated attitudes—reflexive censorship, mutual systemic exclusion by Sunni and Shi‘i traditions of each other’s points of view along with lack of interest in work done outside the Middle East and a fixation on a narrow and flawed interpretation of Orientalism, Edward W. Said’ ... More

Keywords: The Qurʾān, Islamic studies, Qurʾān studies, Islamization of science, Muslim academic contexts, the Muslim academy, critical reading of religion, Orientalism, Orientalists, Edward W. Said

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190067540
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190067540.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Majid Daneshgar, author
Research Associate, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg