Qur'an Liberation and Pluralism

Pages: 280
Subject: Religion: Islam
Imprint: Oneworld

Qur'an Liberation and Pluralism

An Islamic Perspective of Interreligious Solidarity Against Oppression

Farid Esack

This work details how South African Muslims were brought into conflict with the Qu'ran, which denied virtue outside Islam, and so did not allow them to co-operate with other oppressed groups. It reflects on passages from the Qu'ran and provides interpretations which support solidarity for change.
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9781851681211 (5 Dec 1996)
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The Book

The demise of apartheid in South Africa in the 1980s followed an unprecedented unity in struggle against oppression from members of different faith traditions. This work details how South African Muslims were brought into conflict with the Qu'ran, which denied virtue outside Islam, and so did not allow them to co-operate with other oppressed groups. It reflects on passages from the Qu'ran and provides interpretations which support solidarity for change, combining social history, politics and theology.

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Islam
Pages 280
Imprint Oneworld

About the Author

Farid Esack is Senior lecturer in Religion at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, and is an internationally known scholar, speaker and social activist.

Reviews

"This book establishes Esack as one of the few liberation theologians in contemporary Islam."

- Journal of the American Academy of Religion

"This book focuses on the imperative of real, engaged cooperation between groups of various religious backgrounds for the goals of establishing a just society that addresses the central needs of each community.

- Review & Expositor

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