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Book Review: “Exploring Islam in a New Light” (author: Abdur Rab) – By Khaleel Mohammed, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, San Diego State University
[The review refers to the original version of the book published in 2008, but its substance applies equally to its second edition published in 2010 (see link below). Accordingly references given in the review relate to the original edition.]
Muslims, as do the adherents of other religions, generally realize that a religion has to come to grips with the changing of times. One of the functions of the mujtahid is precisely to fulfill this role: dealing with matters that are new to the Muslim umma, and have not been dealt with previously. In today’s world, it would seem that for all its youthfulness,...
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