Communities Of The Quran (eBook)
Dialogue, Debate And Diversity In The 21st Century
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What is the nature of the Quran? It might seem a straightforward question, but there is no consensus among modern communities of the Quran, both Muslim and non-Muslim, upon the answer. And why should there be?
On numerous occasions throughout history, Muslims from different legal schools or denominations, as well as Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians and others, have agreed to disagree. The Quranic interpreters, jurists and theologians of medieval Baghdad, Cairo and Cordoba coexisted peacefully in spite of their diverging beliefs. Seeking to revive this ethics of disagreement of Classical Islam, this volume explores the different relationships societies around the world have with the Quran and how our understanding of the text can be shaped by studying the interpretations of others. From LGBT communities to urban African American societies, it represents the true diversity of communities of the Quran in the twenty-first century, and the dialogue and debate that can flow between them.