Yaaddan Xiinxalaa fi Shaakalliiwwan Warraaqsota Islaamota Ammayyaa Jalaa Dhokatan (Missing Dimensions in Contemporary Islamic Movements) Despite the distinct buzz of activity in the area of Islamic action and theory within the Muslim world and elsewhere, many “Islamic” movements and pronouncements fall short of the Islamic ideal. Many of them indeed go against the very spirit of Islam, and do the faith a considerable damage in the sight of Allah and man. This is due to a gross misunderstanding acquired over centuries of Muslim intellectual lethargy and indifference to changing realities. The present paper traces the unfortunate growth of such tendencies in the distant and near past, but emphasizes the contemporary scene, which it examines (and tries to put right) with incisive clarity and candor, along with an unerring commitment to the vibrancy and universality of Islam. Taha Jabir Al-Alwani: He is a graduate of Al-Azhar University and an internationally known scholar and expert in the fields of Islamic legal theory, jurisprudence (fiqh), and usul al-fiqh. He is President of The Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences (GSISS), USA; President of The Fiqh Council of North America; Member of the OIC Islamic Fiqh Academy; and former President of The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), USA. He is also the author of numerous works including: “Source Methodology in Islamic Jurisprudence”, “Towards a Fiqh for Minorities”; “The Ethics of Disagreement in Islam”; “Ijtihad”; and “The Qur’an and the Sunnah: The Time-Space Factor” (2005).
Paperback: DF-E-TrBs-18/36 eBook: 979-8-89193-008-7 / Open Access Pages: 137 pages Date of Publication: 2018