Constructing a Religiously Ideal "Believer" and "Woman" in Islam: Neo-traditional Salafi and…

Hardcover | September 15, 2011

byAdis Duderija

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Who or what is a religiously ideal Believer and Woman in Islam? This book identifies, compares, and contrasts how two contemporary Muslim groups here termed Neo-Traditional Salafis and progressive Muslims interpret the Qur’an and Sunna in order to construct what each considers to be a religiously ideal concept of a ‘Believer’ and ‘Woman’ in Islam. This is the first work which systematically focuses on identifying and explaining which interpretational mechanisms are responsible for the often very different interpretations of these two concepts.

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Who or what is a religiously ideal Believer and Woman in Islam? This book identifies, compares, and contrasts how two contemporary Muslim groups here termed Neo-Traditional Salafis and progressive Muslims interpret the Qur’an and Sunna in order to construct what each considers to be a religiously ideal concept of a ‘Believer’ and ‘Woma...

Adis Duderija is currently a Research Associate at the Centre for Muslim States and Societies, University of Western Australia, Perth. He has published numerous articles on Islam in different academic journals such as Arab Law Quarterly, Hawwa-Journal of the Women of the Middle East and the Islamic World, Islam and Christian-Muslim Re...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.59 × 5.68 × 0.88 inPublished:September 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230120571

ISBN - 13:9780230120570

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Genealogy of Debates on the Relative Status and the Authenticity of the Various Sources of Legal Authority in the Sunni Islamic Tradition * Neo-Traditional Salafism: Its Main Proponents and Its Manhaj * The Delineating Features of Pre-Modern Embedded Manahij and Their Interpretational Implications * NTS 'Believer' and 'Muslim Woman' Concepts * Progressive Muslims-Conceptualising and Engaging the Islamic Tradition * Progressive Muslims' Model of Interpretation (Manhaj) and Their Interpretational Implications * Progressive Muslims' 'Believer' and 'Muslim Woman' Concepts

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'Adis Duderija has comprehensively captured some of the most recent debates in modern Islamic thought on how foundational religious texts are interpreted. In doing so, he has not only rendered a major service to scholarship but he has also distilled the kinds of life-worlds a variety of contemporary Muslim interpreters foster. He is to be commended for this work that will no doubt spark robust debate.' - Ebrahim Moosa, Professor of Religion & Islamic Studies, Department of Religion, Duke University 'At best, conceptions of the 'ideal' Muslim woman can be inspirational and, at worst, ideological straight-jackets for both real women and for understanding Islam.Adis Duderija does a fine job of exploring the tensions within and between different ideal types and their implications for Muslim women and, let's face it, for men as well.' - Asma Barlas, Professor and Director, Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, Ithaca College 'This new study by the gifted young scholar, Adis Duderija, substantially raises the bar for all future studies dealing with the issues of fundamentalism, traditionalism, reformism, and authenticity and progress in Muslim thought.' - Khaled Abou El Fadl, Omar and Azmeralda Alfi Professor of Law, Chair of Islamic Studies Program, UCLA School of Law