Approaches to the Quran in Contemporary Indonesia

Hardcover | November 23, 2005

EditorAbdullah Saeed

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This compilation presents, for the first time, a range of essays in English by Muslim intellectuals exploring a variety of approaches to the Qur'an in contemporary Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country. The eleven essays comefrom established and emerging scholars and address topics such as new methods of approaching the Qur'an, Islamic law reform, human rights, inter-faith relations, the struggle by women for equal rights, and the use or misuse of Qur'anic symbols. They reflect the interests and approaches of a newgeneration of Indonesian Muslim scholars who seek guidance from the religious texts within a contemporary context. The writings represent a creative effort to project new ideas and to affirm that Islam and the Qur'an are in a broad sense compatible with the aspirations of Indonesian Muslimstoday.

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This compilation presents, for the first time, a range of essays in English by Muslim intellectuals exploring a variety of approaches to the Qur'an in contemporary Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country. The eleven essays comefrom established and emerging scholars and a...

Abdullah Saeed is an Associate Professor and Head, Arabic and Islamic Studies, Melbourne Institute of Asian Languages and Societies, University of Melbourne.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.09 inPublished:November 23, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Abdullah Saeed interpretation and the Indonesian context: Introduction: the Qur'an, interpretation and the Indonesian context2. Anthony H. Johns: Qur'anic exegesis in the Malay world with particular reference to Indonesia3. Dawam Rahardjo: The methodology of Itafsir and access to the Qur'an4. M. Amin Abdullah: Il-Ta'wil al-'ilmi: towards a transformation of the interpretation paradigm for holy texts5. Taufik Adnan Amal and Samsu Rizal Panggabean: A contextual approach to the Qur'an6. Milhan Yusuf: Hamka's method in interpreting legal verses of the Qur'an7. Kusmana and Muhammadiyah Amin: Purposive exegesis: a study of Quraish Shihab's thematic interpretation of the Qur'an 8. Ratno Lukito: Sacred and profane law in the Indonesian context: the case of the bequest vase9. Ro'fah Mudzakir: The Indonesian Muslim women's movement and the issue of polygamy: the Aisyiyah interpretation of Qur'an 4:3 and 4:12910. Lies Marcoes-Natsir: Abortion and the Qur'an: need for reinterpretation in Indonesia?11. Masdar Farid Mas'udi: Zakat, an ethicalconcept of taxation and the state: a reinterpretation of the third pillar of Islam12. Nurcholish Madjid: Interpreting the Qur'anic principle of pluralism and peace13. The use and abuse of Qur'anic verses in contemporary Indonesian politics. Azyumardi Azra: 14. Controversy around H.B. Jassin: a study of his Al-Quranu'l Karim Bacaan Mulia and al-Qur'an al-Karim Berwajah Puisi. Yusuf Rahman: