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  Islam - New World Encyclopedia
Muslims hold that Islam is essentially the same belief as that of all the messengers sent by God to mankind since Adam, with the Qur'an the definitive scripture or revelation of the Muslim faith codifying the final revelation of God.
Within a century of his death, an Islamic state stretched from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to central Asia in the east which, however, was soon torn by civil wars (fitnas).
This movement does not aim to challenge the fundamentals of Islam; rather, it seeks to clear away misinterpretations and to free the way for the renewal of the previous status of the Islamic world as a center of modern thought and freedom.
www.newworldencyclopedia.org /entry/Islam   (9453 words)

  
  Liberal movements within Islam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Liberals generally claim that they are returning to the principles of the early Muslim community and to the ethical and pluralistic intent of their scripture.
Liberal Muslims also tend to oppose the idea of jihad as armed struggle, and tend to prefer ideals such as non-violence.
Liberal Muslims tend to be skeptical about the validity of Islamization of knowledge (including Islamic economics, Islamic science, Islamic history and Islamic philosophy) as separate from mainstream fields of inquiry.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Liberal_Islam   (2746 words)

  
 Islam
Islam (Arabic: الإسلام; al-'islām) is a monotheistic religion based upon the teachings of Muhammad, a 7th century Arab religious and political figure.
Islam is the second largest religion in many European countries, such as France, which has the largest Muslim population in Western Europe, and the United Kingdom.
This movement does not aim to challenge the fundamentals of Islam; rather, it seeks to clear away misinterpretations and to free the way for the renewal of the previous status of the Islamic world as a centre of modern thought and freedom.
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 Islam
Muslims hold that Islam is the same belief as that of all the messengers sent by God to humanity since Adam, with the Qur'an, the text used by all sects of the Muslim faith, codifying the final revelation of God.
Ibadhism is distinguished from Shiism by its belief that the Imam (Leader) should be chosen solely on the basis of his faith, not on the basis of descent, and from Sunnism in its rejection of Uthman and Ali and strong emphasis on the need to depose unjust rulers.
Although the most prominent movement in Islam in recent times has been fundamentalist Islamism, there are a number of liberal movements within Islam, which seek alternative ways to align the Islamic faith with contemporary questions.
articles.gourt.com /en/Islam   (4508 words)

  
 Islam
Unlike Christianity, Islam has not undergone any period of reformation; however, that is essentially the goal of various liberal movements within Islam.
Islam has two primary branches of belief, based largely on a historical disagreement over the succession of authority after Muhammad's death; these are known as Sunnite and Shi'ite.
Although the dominant movement in Islam in recent times has been religious fundamentalism, there are a number of liberal movements within Islam which seek alternative ways to reconcile the Islamic faith with the modern world.
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 Islam : IsLam   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Islam is an Abrahamic, monotheistic religion founded in the 7th century based on the religious text known as the Quran.
Islam assigns Jews and Christians (and certain other, much smaller, religions) the status of people of the Book on the basis of their monotheism, and their beliefs about God and the world.
This movement doesn't aim to challenge the fundamentals of Islam; rather, it seeks to clear away misinterpretations and to free the way for the renewal of the previous status of the Islamic world as a center of modern thought and freedom.
www.explainthat.info /is/islam.html   (4668 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Islam Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Islam has three primary branches of belief, based largely on a historical disagreement over the succession of authority after Muhammad's death; these are known as Sunni, Shi'ite, and Khariji.
Islam teaches that God may reveal His will to mankind through an angel; such recipients of revelation are known as prophets.
Like the other Abrahamic religions, Islam teaches the bodily resurrection of the dead, the fulfillment of a divine plan for creation, and the immortality of the human soul; the righteous are rewarded with the pleasures of Jannah (Heaven or the garden of Paradise), while the unrighteous are punished in Jahannam (a fiery Hell).
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 Islam   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This is formally done by reciting shahada the statement of belief of Islam which a person cannot be classed a It is enough to believe and say you are a Muslim and behave in manner befitting a Muslim to be accepted the community of Islam.
Although the dominant movement in Islam in times has been religious fundamentalism there are a number of liberal movements within Islam which seek alternative ways to reconcile Islamic faith with the modern world.
This movement does not aim to challenge fundamentals of Islam; rather it seeks to away misinterpretations and to free the way the renewal of the previous status of Islamic world as a center of modern and freedom.
www.freeglossary.com /Islam   (4047 words)

  
 Islam   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Islam (Arabic: "submission (to God)") is a monotheistic faith and the world's second-largest religion.
In Arabic, Islam means "submission" and is described as a Din, meaning "way of life" and/or "religion." Etymologically, it is derived from the same root as, for example, Salam meaning "peace" (also a common salutation).
There are two schools of thought in Islam regarding Judaism and Christianity: those that assert that all three religions worship the same God, and those that assert that Judaism and Christianity are corruptions of the True message of God.
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 Ireland Information Guide , Irish, Counties, Facts, Statistics, Tourism, Culture, How
Islam has three primary branches of belief, based largely on a historical disagreement over the succession of authority after Muhammad's death; these are known as Sunni, Shi'ite, and Khariji.
Islam teaches that God may reveal His will to mankind through an angel; such recipients of revelation are known as prophets.
Although the dominant movement in Islam in recent times has been religious fundamentalism, there are a number of liberal movements within Islam which seek alternative ways to reconcile the Islamic faith with the modern world.
www.irelandinformationguide.com /Islam   (4157 words)

  
 Islam - Gurupedia
Islam teaches that God may reveal His will to mankind though an angel; such recipients of revelation are known as prophets.
The religion of Islam brought by Muhammad began in the Hejaz region of present-day Saudi Arabia in about 610 CE, and according to [3] it now comprises 1.3 billion believers, 23% of the world's population, with approximately 7 million believers in the USA and Canada.
Jihad is the "sixth pillar of Islam." Some Ismaili groups consider "Allegiance to the Imam" to be the so-called sixth pillar of Islam.
www.gurupedia.com /i/is/islam.htm   (3870 words)

  
 Islam
Muslims hold that Islam is essentially the same belief as that of all the messengers sent by God to mankind since Adam, with the Qur'ān (the one definitive text of the Muslim faith) codifying the final revelation of God.
Islam has three primary branches of belief, based largely on a historical disagreement over the succession of authority after Muhammad's death; these are known as Sunni, Shi'ite and Kharijite (Word Sunni, Shi'a, and Kharijite do not appear anywhere in Qu'ran).
The word Islam that Mohammad took for his religion was used and distorted by Islamo-Fascists who taught that Islam was a religion that had spread by the sword, by war and terror.
abcworld.net /Islam.html   (3539 words)

  
 Robin Wright "Islam and Liberal Democracy: Two Visions Of Reformation"
Islam is not lacking in tenets and practices that are compatible with pluralism.
Politicized Islam is not a monolith; its spectrum is broad.
The stirrings of reform within Islam today should not be compared too closely with the Christian Reformation of almost five hundred years ago.
www.mtholyoke.edu /acad/intrel/rwright.htm   (4104 words)

  
 Important.ca. Islam Religion In The Modern World
Liberals generally claim that they are returning to the principals of the early Muslim community, arguing that the Medievalists have diverged from true Islam through their focus on the literal word rather than the ethical intent of scripture
Liberal Muslims tend to be skeptical about the validity of Islamization of knowledge (including Islamic economics, Islamic science and Islamic philosophy) as separate from mainstream fields of enquiry.
Liberals are also less likely to treat narratives of Adam, Noah, Abraham, Jesus and other prophets of Islam in the Qur'an as historical fact, viewing them instead as moral stories meant to reinforce the ethical message of Islam.
www.important.ca /islam_in_the_modern_world.html   (1305 words)

  
 Islam: al islam   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Islam is an abstract nominal derived from this root, and literally means "submission to 'The God' (Arabic:Allah)".
Muslims hold that Islam is the same belief as that of all the messengers sent by God to humanity since Adam, with the Qur'an, the text used by all sects of the Muslim faith, codifying the final revelation of God.
Most Islamist ideologies hold that Islam is not only a religion, but also a political system that governs the legal, economic and social imperatives of the state according to interpretations of Islamic Law.
winelib.com /wiki/Islam   (5229 words)

  
 Sharia - Exampleproblems
Mainstream Islam distinguishes between fiqh, which means 'understanding of details' and refers to the inferences drawn by scholars, and sharia, which refers to the principles that lie behind the fiqh.
Such killings take place within the Muslim communities around the Mediterranean as well as in the Punjab, India,[6] non-Muslim parts of West Africa, and in Central America; while in Indonesia, the world's largest Islamic country, the status of the practice is unknown.
The stated reason for honor killings is the belief that the woman had caused the clan or family to lose honor by her alleged sexual activity and therefore deserved to be killed.
www.exampleproblems.com /wiki/index.php/Sharia   (3541 words)

  
 Islam - Enpsychlopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Followers of Islam, known as Muslims, believe that God (Allāh in Arabic) revealed his divine word directly to humanity through many earlier prophets, and that Muhammad was the final prophet of Islam.
The basic tenet of Islam is found in the shahādatān ("two testimonies"): lā ilāhā illā-llāhu; muhammadu-r-rasūlu-llāhi — "There is no god but God (Allah) and Muhammad is the messenger of God (Allah)." A person who truly believes in the meaning of these words is a Muslim.
Islam and Islamic political power have revived in the 20th century.
www.enpsychlopedia.com /psypsych/Islam   (5568 words)

  
 Important.ca. Islam, Islamic Religion, History and Philosophy
In Arabic, Islam means "submission" and is described as a Din, meaning "way of life" and/or "religion." Etymologically, it is derived from the same root as, for example, Salam meaning "peace" (also a common salutation).
Unlike Christianity, Islam has not undergone any period of reformation; however, that is essentially the goal of various liberal movements within Islam.
Islam has two primary branches of belief, based largely on a historical disagreement over the succession of authority after Muhammad's death; these are known as Sunnite and Shi'ite.
www.important.ca /islam_world_religion.html   (337 words)

  
 Liberal theology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Liberal theology refers to any theology informed by social liberalism and/or social progressivism, especially:
Liberal Christianity, a general term for liberal movement(s) within Christianity
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Liberal_theology   (93 words)

  
 LIBERAL ISLAM: PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES
Iran was to be the showpiece of the Islamist movement.
During the elections of late 1991 and early 1992, the liberal wing was in the ascendant; its leaders were setting the group's policy, its candidates were running for office, and it stood a great chance of actually coming to power.
The result was that the liberals within the Islamic movement were thoroughly discredited for having proposed an effort to win within the rules of democracy.
www.biu.ac.il /SOC/besa/meria/journal/1999/issue3/jv3n3a2.html   (3568 words)

  
 Homepage for Liberal Islam
Liberals generally claim that they are returning to the principals of the early Muslim community, arguing that the traditionalist or the fundamentalist have diverged from true Islam through their focus on the literal word rather than the ethical intent of scripture and are usually secularist in nature.
Rand also recommended US Government to confront and oppose the fundamentalists by (among others) challenging their interpretation of Islam and expose inaccuracies, demonstrate their inability to rule, to achieve positive development of their countries and communities, and encourage divisions among fundamentalists.
Di akhir zaman ini terdapat banyak gerakan Islam Liberal (juga disebut sebagai 'penafsiran-semula Islam', 'Islam Progresif').
www.geocities.com /liberal_islam   (618 words)

  
 Liberal Islam: A Source-Book
"Liberal Islam" is not a contradiction in terms; it is a thriving tradition and undergoing a revival within the last generation.
This anthology presents the work of 32 prominent Muslims who are share parallel concerns with Western liberalism: separation of church and state, democracy, the rights of women and minorities, freedom of thought, and human progress.
Although the West has largely ignored the liberal tradition within Islam, many of these authors are well-known in their own countries as advocates of democracy and tolerance.
www.unc.edu /~kurzman/LiberalIslam.htm   (569 words)

  
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Islam is not as diverse as Ian Buruma maintains in his answer to Pascal Bruckner.
Are my propositions right or wrong?" To the accusation that she addresses herself primarily to white liberals, Hirsi Ali counters that it's important to address them because they need to overcome the self-censoring effects of post-colonial guilt.
Both parties want a liberal society where autonomous citizens live peacefully side by side, but the slightest political provocation is enough to unleash an intellectual Kulturkampf.
signandsight.com /features/1167.html   (2758 words)

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