Author: Shaykh Taha Jabir al-Alwani
Publisher: International Institute of Islamic Thought IIIT (2006 CE, 1426 AH)
Pages: 301 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
This collection of papers presents a reformist project calling upon Muslim intellectuals and scholars everywhere to comprehend the vast breadth and depth of the crisis engulfing Muslim thought today and the necessity of solving this crisis to enable the Ummah to experience a revival and fulfill its role among the nations of the world. The reader will find a variety of articles dealing with this intellectual crisis, these include a chapter on ijtihadís role and history, important since our intellectual problems cannot be solved without the scholarsí use of independent reasoning and creativity. Another discusses imitation (taqlid) calling upon Muslim scholars and intellectuals to abandon imitation and to stop favoring the past over the present when trying to solve modern problems. Another looks at human rights.