Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Ankara School of Islam

I first read about Ijtihad in an article by Cak Nur.

It looks like scholars in Ankara are picking up the torch.

"This is kind of akin to the Christian Reformation. Not exactly the same, but... it's changing the theological foundations of [the] religion"

4 comments:

tere616 said...

Hm ... it's about time to see Hadits from that perspective. Even in Indonesia, Cak Nur, also see that from the history, the era when Mohammad said the rule.

Changing the theological foundation of the religion ? Well, I am not the expert, but it's about time to have reformation.

triesti said...

I was going to blog this.. but got side tracked. I am glad they are going something about it.. it's long over due.

Btw, I didnt see it mentioned in Indonesian papers.. maybe I missed it.

Mark Orford said...

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:)

johnorford said...

well i suppose it's mainly a turkey-centric thing. but hey it's coming from the makers of the original sharia law, so maybe it'll catch on :)