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By Amina Wadud

During this enticing learn, Dr Amina Wadud, an Afro-American Muslim herself, introduces the feminist stream in Islam and delves into its demanding situations, its textual foundations within the Qur'an and its achievements. starting along with her personal position within the attempt for higher justice for girls in Islam, Wadud is going on take on a couple of pertinent concerns, together with the kingdom of Muslim women's reports as a self-discipline in mainstream academia and the position of Muslim girls within the household area

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6. Islam is whatever any Muslim does, no matter how extreme or how mainstream. 7. Islam is a reflection of the primary sources: Qur’an and sunnah. What’s in a Name? 17 8. Islam is the most recent descendent of the three Abrahamic faiths. 9. Islam means following the shari‘ah, usually said without distinction from fiqh, historical jurisprudence. ) 10. Islam is culture. 11. Islam is used to delineate one of many cultures, with the notable exclusion of Western cultures. 12. Islam is the history, culture, esthetics, and the political, intellectual, and spiritual developments of Muslims.

From the multiple parameters of these understandings of “Islam,” the discussions with diverse presumptions, the social-cultural climate, and the positions of authority, others could be accused of heresy, deviance, or even blasphemy or kufr (unbelief or infidelity to Islam). Meanwhile, if one intends to work from “an Islamic perspective,” he or she does not want to forfeit Islamic legitimacy. ” So as Muslims learn about developments in Islamic thought, either for themselves as believers or as potential and actual What’s in a Name?

God is not only one. God is indivisible. By means of indivisibility God acts upon all creation to bring peace, harmony, and unity. That which emanates from Allah participates in this unity. Ultimate separation between creature (self) and Creator (Allah) is an illusion. Separation between one person and another is literal, but metaphorically or internally an illusion, causing prejudice. Allah is one and in our true state of surrender we are all at one with Allah. Obviously, human preoccupation with their materiality keeps them from realizing, acting upon, and constructing systems to reflect their essential unity.

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