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dc.contributor.authorSaeed, A
dc.date.available2014-05-22T02:21:19Z
dc.date.issued2008-01-01
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dc.identifier.citationSaeed, A. (2008). Some reflections on the Contextualist approach to ethico-legal texts of the Quran. BULLETIN OF THE SCHOOL OF ORIENTAL AND AFRICAN STUDIES-UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, 71 (2), pp.221-237. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0041977X08000517.
dc.identifier.issn0041-977X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/31027
dc.description.abstractAbstract A “contextualist” reading of the Quran is becoming increasingly popular, particularly among those Muslims referred to as “progressive-ijtihadis”. One of the primary concerns of this reading is that in order to understand and interpret the ethico-legal content of the Quran and relate that content to the changing needs and circumstances of Muslims today, it is important to approach the text at different levels, giving a high degree of emphasis to the socio-historical context of the text. In the classical tafsīr this emphasis on socio-historical context was not considered important, particularly in the interpretation of the ethico-legal texts, despite the frequent use of asbāb al-nuzūl literature. In this paper, I will explore how progressive-ijtihadis are adopting a contextualist reading of ethico-legal texts of the Quran. To illustrate this, I will use one or two such texts (verses) and their interpretations by the progressive-ijtihadis and will seek to demonstrate the contours of this approach, and highlight some of the challenges this approach is facing.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherCAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS
dc.subjectReligion and Religious Studies
dc.titleSome reflections on the Contextualist approach to ethico-legal texts of the Quran
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0041977X08000517
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Reviewed
melbourne.affiliationThe University of Melbourne
melbourne.affiliation.departmentAsia Institute
melbourne.source.titleBulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London)
melbourne.source.volume71
melbourne.source.issue2
melbourne.source.pages221-237
dc.description.pagestart219
melbourne.publicationid102422
melbourne.elementsid301627
melbourne.contributor.authorSaeed, Abdullah
melbourne.internal.ingestnoteAbstract bulk upload (2017-07-24)
dc.identifier.eissn1474-0699
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