Progressive Muslims: On Justice, Gender, and Pluralism

Progressive Muslims On Justice Gender and Pluralism Confronting such key contemporary issues as racism justice sexuality and gender this book offers a revealing insight into the real challenges faced by Muslims of both sexes in Western society

  • Title: Progressive Muslims: On Justice, Gender, and Pluralism
  • Author: Omid Safi
  • ISBN: 9781851683161
  • Page: 400
  • Format: Paperback
  • Confronting such key contemporary issues as racism, justice, sexuality, and gender, this book offers a revealing insight into the real challenges faced by Muslims of both sexes in Western society.

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    About “Omid Safi”

    1. Omid Safi

      Omid Safi is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he specializes on Islamic mysticism Sufism , contemporary Islamic thought, and medieval Islamic history He received his PhD from Duke University in 2000 Before coming to UNC, he was an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York Safi is the Chair for the Study of Islam at the American Academy of Religion He is also a member of the advisory board of the Pluralism Project at Harvard University His book The Politics of Knowledge in Premodern Islam, dealing with medieval Islamic history and politics, was published in 2006 His translation and analysis of Rumi s biography is forthcoming from Fons Vitae, and his book Memories of Muhammad will be published in Winter of 2009 by HarperOne Safi has been at the forefront of the progressive Muslim debate His book Progressive Muslims, published in 2003, contains a diverse collection of essays by and about progressive Muslims He was one of the cofounders of the Progressive Muslim Union PMU NA Safi resigned from PMU in 2005, but he continues to support progressive interpretations of Islam outside of PMU.

    323 thoughts on “Progressive Muslims: On Justice, Gender, and Pluralism”

    1. This book is a must for any Queer Muslim, to start off with. The collection of essays are incredible and they helped me find a place within the religion.

    2. "When peace comes to mean the absence of conflict on the one hand, and when conflict with an unjust and racist political order is a moral imperative on the other, then it is not difficult to understand that the better class of human beings are, in fact, deeply committed to disturbing the peace and creating conflict." -- Farid Esack

    3. Some of the essays in this book are astoundingly good. Seriously. The intro by Omid Safi outlines the essential concerns of progressive Islam -- engaging tradition, social justice, gender justice, and pluralism. Farid Esack's essay "In search of progressive Islam beyond 9/11" offers a progressive response to 9/11 and a spot-on critique of the liberal rhetoric about Islam that dominated the media after 9/11, and still does, really. And Ebrahim Moosa's "The debts and burdens of critical Islam" rep [...]

    4. This book came out of discussions post 9/11, which made it all the more interesting to read now - more than a decade later, with ISIS and Donald Trump's xenophobia leading the headlines. Certainly pretty much everything written in these essays still applies, which is pretty disheartening - you'd hope we'd have made some progress. I was most interested in seeing the different methodologies the authors used to deal with Islamic history and theology - I'm not familiar with either, so it was great t [...]

    5. This is a collection of essays by Muslim scholars/activists, and I'm still plugging my way through it. So far from what I've read, I particularly enjoyed engaging with the essays by Khaled Abou El Fadl & Ebrahim Moosa. Those more so than several of the others I've read are focused on the macro view & the need for critical self-analysis by the Muslim community. I'll save the rating until I'm done.

    6. This book makes you rethink everything. It's exciting and amazing. It re-looks the definition of being a Muslim with a progressive outlook and urges the islamic intellectualist movement to shift towards a definition that fits the world we live in. Less dogma more discussion. I loved it!

    7. A collection of writings written by a group of scholars who consider themselves progressive Muslims. As suggested by the topic of the book, issues discussed revolved around justice, gender and pluralism. The ideas brought up need not necessarily be accepted and one does question how well versed some of these scholars truly are with the Qur'an (I'm no expert myself but having read the translation of the Qur'an several times, I wonder how some of the scholars can put forth such flimsy arguments if [...]

    8. This is what a work looks like when written by Islamic academia's equivalent of scientology. Absurd, and without depth, and without much knowledge of Islamic disciplines.

    9. Selections: - Sa'diyya Shaikh: "Transforming Feminisms: Islam, Women, and Gender Justice"- Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle: "Sexuality, Diversity, and Ethics in the Agenda of Progressive Muslims"

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