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eBook The Quran and the Secular Mind: A Philosophy of Islam epub
  • ISBN: 0415437830
  • Author: Shabbir Akhtar
  • Genre: Other
  • Subcategory: Humanities
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (2008)
  • Pages: 416 pages
  • ePUB size: 1858 kb
  • FB2 size 1912 kb
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Shabbir Akhtar is a talented, thoughtful, and thorough writer who gives confidence to the committed Muslim reader that he is writing as a conscientious insider.

Shabbir Akhtar is a talented, thoughtful, and thorough writer who gives confidence to the committed Muslim reader that he is writing as a conscientious insider. The Quran and the Secular Mind is the result of decades of intellectual enquiry and could quite possible be referred to for years to come by all those wishing to articulate the best way to understand the Islamic. tradition and its relationship to secular reason; this goes for practicing and non-practicing Mulsims and non-Muslims alike. Amir Dastmalchian, Journal of Shi'a Studies, 2010.

Shabbir Akhtar was born in Pakistan, raised in Bradford in the United . The Quran and the Secular Mind: A Philosophy of Islam, London: Routledge, 2008

Shabbir Akhtar was born in Pakistan, raised in Bradford in the United Kingdom and went to Canada for higher education. Education Publications. The Quran and the Secular Mind: A Philosophy of Islam, London: Routledge, 2008. Islam as Political Religion: The Future of an Imperial Faith, London: Routledge, 2010. The New Testament in Muslim Eyes: Paul's Letter to the Galatians, London: Routledge, 2018.

This book is concerned with the rationality and plausibility of the Muslim faith and the Qur'an, and in particular how they can be. .It also explores how Islam can successfully engage with the challenges posed by secular thinking.

This book is concerned with the rationality and plausibility of the Muslim faith and the Qur'an, and in particular how they can be interrogated and understood through Western analytical philosophy. The Quran and the Secular Mind will be of interest to students and scholars of I This book is concerned with the rationality and plausibility of the Muslim faith and the Qur'an, and in particular how they can be interrogated and understood through Western analytical philosophy.

The erudition underlying this deep-digging analysis and subtle interpretation of Quranic discourse and its significance for present-day Muslims is ironically also the weakness of Shabbir Akhtar’s latest book. Aside from a critical engagement with Islamic scripture, it is also the author’s intention not just to ‘revive among Muslims the tradition of philosophy itself’ (3), but in fact, ‘to establish a philosophy of Islam’ (2). Although Akhtar claims that he is ‘simply a philosopher of religion investigating Islam’s founding text in its confrontation with secular humanism’ (11).

This book is concerned with the rationality and plausibility of the Muslim faith and the Qur'an, and in particular . This component of the self is described in a negative light in the Quran as it strongly urges us to do evil (Akhtar 2008)

This book is concerned with the rationality and plausibility of the Muslim faith and the Qur'an, and in particular how they can be interrogated and understood through Western analytical philosophy. This component of the self is described in a negative light in the Quran as it strongly urges us to do evil (Akhtar 2008). This unhealthy state of the self is in conflict with society and is antisocial, destructive, and out of balance (Ashy 1999 .

Here, Akhtar does have strong points to make from an interesting perspective. The problem is to understand his approach to Islam, at least conceived of as philosophical

Here, Akhtar does have strong points to make from an interesting perspective. The problem is to understand his approach to Islam, at least conceived of as philosophical. He does, for example, tell us that Islamic thought does not recognise the problem of evil as fundamental and dismisses the difficulties over survival of death by airily telling us to assume that the concept is not "flatly incoherent". Would that philosophy were generally as easy as that. By Shabbir Akhtar Routledge 416pp £8. 0 and £2. 9 ISBN 9780415437820 and 437837 Published 30 September 2007. Register to continue.

Introduction Part 1: Quranic Islam and the Secular Mind 1. Locating Islam in the Modern World 2. Human Reason and Divine . Shabbir Akhtar is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. Human Reason and Divine Revelation 3. The Moral Challenge of Secular Humanism Part 2: An Arabic Quran: Assessing its Authority 4. The Book Sent Down 5. The Book as ‘The Frustrater’ 6. The Scope of the Book 7. The Authority of the Book Part 3: A. Quranic Lebenswelt in a Secular Age 8. A Sign is Enough - For the Wise 9. Faith and the Varieties of Rejection 10. Human Nature and the Quran 11. ‘Greater is God!’ Part 4: Conclusions 1.

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It also explores how Islam can successfully engage with the challenges posed by secular thinking. ISBN13: 9780415437837.

This book is concerned with the rationality and plausibility of the Muslim faith and the Qur'an, and in particular how they can be interrogated and understood through Western analytical philosophy. It also explores how Islam can successfully engage with the challenges posed by secular thinking.

The Quran and the Secular Mind will be of interest to students and scholars of Islamic philosophy, philosophy of religion, Middle East studies, and political Islam.

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