Liberal and Progressive Muslim movements – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Liberal movements within Islam involve professed Muslims who have produced a considerable body of liberal thought on the re-interpretation and reform of Islamic understanding and practice.Their work is sometimes characterized as “progressive Islam” (Arabic: الإسلام التقدمي‎‎ al-Islām at-taqaddumī ), some regard progressive Islam and liberal Islam as two distinct movements.The methodologies of liberal or progressive Islam rest on the interpretation and re-interpretation of traditional Islamic scripture (the Quran) and other texts (such as the Hadith), a process called ijtihad

Liberal Muslim intellectuals who have focused on religious
reform include Muhammad Ali, Sayyid al-Qimni, Irshad
Manji, Nasr Abu Zayd, Khalil Abdel-Karim, Abdolkarim
Soroush, Mohammed Arkoun, Mohammed Shahrour, Ahmed Subhy
Mansour, Edip Yuksel, Gamal al-Banna, Abdullahi Ahmed An-
Na’im, Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri,Javed Ahmad Ghamidi,
Ahmed Al-Gubbanchi, Mahmoud Mohammed Taha, and Faraj Foda.
Taha was hanged in 1985 under the sharia regime of Jaafar
al-Nimeiri and Foda was assassinated in 1992 by al-
Gama’a al-Islamiyya.
Some liberal Muslims see themselves as returning to the
principles of the early Ummah and to a claimed ethical and
pluralistic intent of the Quran. They distance
themselves from some traditional and less liberal
interpretations of Islamic law which they regard as
culturally based and without universal applicability. The
reform movement uses monotheism (tawhid) “as an organizing
principle for human society and the basis of religious
knowledge, history, metaphysics, aesthetics, and ethics,
as well as social, economic and world order”.
Ijtihad, Human rights, Feminism, Secularism, Tolerance and non-violence, Reliance on secular scholarship >>> via Liberal and Progressive Muslim movements – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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