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What is an example of how a contextualist scholar applies the Qur'an in different ways according to context?

A Najib, Contextual Qur'an Interpretation: The Study on the Concept of "Hierarchy of Values" Abdullah Saeed, J. Islamic Studies and Culture, 2016, pp. 89-94 (URL; pdf) writes: The contextualist, as ...
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What does “to pay respect to a non-moslem” mean, and does it express unbelief?

This question is motivated by the snippet: The more miscellaneous expressions of unbelief may be illustrated by the following examples: ... to pay respect to a non-moslem ... -- page 4 of Peters ...
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In what ways can the message of Islam be distorted?

From NewMuslims.com: ...those for whom the message of Islam did not reach, or it may have reached them but was distorted, or they did not hear about Prophet Muhammad, may Allah praise him. They ...
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How do Islam followers justify religion over logic?

Assuming Islam followers believe that they are truly reading/following the word of Muhammad and not a collection of fictional works/stories. Assuming it is accurate to assume that every Muslim in the ...
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Is Mohammed Taheri-Azar's statement about the Quran accurate?

In a widely-publicized letter, a University of North Carolina graduate with degrees in philosophy and psychology, Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar explained: ... Due to the killing of believing men ...
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Has any scholar/mufti responded to Answering Islam's webpage “The Dilemma of Jihad Doctrine”? [closed]

Jihad in Islam has been widely misinterpreted. I tired of answering my fellow friends and colleagues on what is right and what is wrong. They take out quranic verses out of context and asks me "How ...
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Is Qur'an 22:39-40 permission only for self-defense, or also permission for retribution?

From the Arberry English translation Leave is given to those who fight because they were wronged...who were expelled from their habitations without right... I have always understood this as ...
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A friend asked me about “the hate speech of Islam”; how should I reply?

He actually sent me a message with this content: The Islam is clearly hate speech, have a look at these parts: Believers are loved by God, whereas infidels are hated to the extent that they ...
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Does Islam have a concept of “innocent lives”? What qualifies?

In the Guardian article Australia's imams council denies grand mufti justified Paris attacks, a press release by the Australian National Imams Council said in part There is no justification for the ...
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How should Quran 9:29 be interpreted? “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day…”

Quran 9:29 says: Sahih International: Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not ...