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Freedom of Thought, IJTIHAD, Interpretation, IJMA, Islamization of Knowledge - article collection
Freedom of Thought, IJTIHAD, Interpretation, IJMA, Islamization of Knowledge - article collection
Sunday, January 6,2008 22:59
by Sheila Musaji The American Muslim

A Call to Conscience and a Reminder to the Muslims, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/feature
s/articles/a_call_to_conscience_and_a_reminder_to_the_muslims/

A Forward-looking Ijtihad in the Modern Era, Farzana Hassan-Shahid http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/
articles/a_forward_looking_ijtihad_in_the_modern_era/

Affirmation of Freedom of Expression and Belief in the Quran, Haris Aziz http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/
articles/affirmation_of_freedom_of_expression_and_belief_in_the_quran/

Apostasy - Jamal Badawi http://www.islamicinstitute.ca/community_news_more.php?id=2499_0_7_0_M

Apostasy - Tariq Ramadan http://www.prospect-magazine.co.uk/article_details.php?id=7571

Apostasy - Sh. Tantawi of Al Azhar http://www.sunnah.org/history/Scholars/mashaykh_azhar.htm

Apostasy and Religious Freedom, Louay Safi http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles
/apostasy_and_religious_freedom/

Apostasy, Freedom and Da’wah: Full Disclosure in a Business-like Manner, Mohammad Omar Farooq http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/
apostasy_freedom_and_dawah_full_disclosure_in_a_business_like_manner/

Are Sharia Laws and Human Rights Compatible?, Emran Qureshi and Heba Raouf Ezzat http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/
shariah_are_sharia_laws_and_human_rights_compatible/

Are The Scholars The Same As God Himself?, Dr. Hesham A. Hassaballa http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/
are_the_scholars_the_same_as_god_himself/

BOOK REVIEW:  Reason, Freedom, and Democracy in Islam (Abdolkarim Soroush) - Reforming Religious Knowledge, Asma Barlas http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/
books_reason_freedom_and_democracy_in_islam_by_abdolkarim_soroush_reforming/

The Concept of Freedom in Islam, Mohamed Shahrour http://www.globalwebpost.com/farooqm/study_res/islam/freedom/shahrour_freedom.doc

Concept of Ijtihad in Islam, Asghar Ali Engineer, http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/the_concept_of_ijtihad_in_islam/

Confronting the Evangelical Imperialists, Vijay Prashad http://www.counterpunch.org/prashad11132003.html

Congress threatens to cut off funding to collegiate Mideast Studies departments that refuse to toe the neocon line, Anders Strindberg http://www.amconmag.com/2_2_04/article.html

Development of Ijtihad http://www.hf-fak.uib.no/institutter/smi/paj/Vikor.html

The Development of Ijtihad and Islamic Reform, Knut Vikor, http://www.hf.uib.no/institutter/smi/paj/Vikor.html

The Ethics of Disagreement in Islam, Taha Jabir al `Alwani http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/humanrelations/alalwani_disagreement/

Fatwa: Freedom of Belief & Minority Rights in Muslim Countries, Jamal Badawi and Shaikh Muhammad Nur Abdullah http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/
fatwa_freedom_of_belief_minority_rights_in_muslim_countries/

Free Speech in an Age of Terror, Harvey Silverglate http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion
/oped/articles/2004/06/28/free_speech_in_an_age_of_terror/

Freedom, Tolerance, and the Qur’an Sadullah Khan http://www.islamiccenterofirvine.com/articles.php?action=show&id=421

Freedom as Ideology and Counterfeit Coinage: Why We Must Attend to the Meaning of Words, Jeremy henzell-Thomas http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/freedom_as
_ideology_and_counterfeit_coinage_why_we_must_attend_to_the_meani/

Freedom of Religion in Christian, Buddhist, Sunni, and Shi’a Jurisprudence: The Role of ‘Ilm al ‘Adl, Dr. Robert D. Crane http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/
freedom_of_religion_in_christian_buddhist_sunni_and_shia_jurisprudence_the_/

Freedom of Thought, Religion or Belief, Laila al-Marayati, http://www.mwlusa.org/presentations/speech_poland.html

Freedom to Change One’s Religion, Dr. Irfan Ahmed Khan http://globalwebpost.com/farooqm/study_res/islam/apostasy/apostasy_irfankhan.html

Freedoms of Expression and Belief, Istiaq Ahmed http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/
articles/freedoms_of_expression_and_belief/

Ijma: Using Reason, Michael mumisa http://www.islam21.net/pages/keyissues/key1-39.htm

Ijtihad, Dr. Ibrahim Syed, http://irfi.org/Islamic%20Articles%20Folder/ijtihad.htm

Ijtihad, Wikipedia Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ijtihad

Importance of Disentangling Culture From Religion, Imad ad Deen Ahmad http://www.minaret.org/culture0.pdf

Islam and Freedom of Thought by Akbar Ahmed and lawrence Rosen,
http://www.islamfortoday.com/akbar04.htm

Islam and Punishment for Apostasy, Asghar Ali Engineer http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/
articles/islam_and_punishment_for_apostasy/

Islam and Religious Freedom, Asghar Ali Engineer http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/islam_and_religious_freedom/

Islam supports freedom of belief http://islamandterrorism.blogspot.com/2007/02/islam-supports-freedom-of-belief.html

Islamization of Knowledge http://www.fact-index.com/i/is/islamization_of_knowledge.html

Leaving Islam Is Not a Capital Crime, M. Cherif Bassiouni http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=10286

Legacy of the Prophet: The Role of Human Rights in Islamic Law, Dr. Robert D. Crane http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features
/articles/shariah_legacy_of_the_prophet_the_role_of_human_rights_in_islamic_law/

Liberals and Takfr, Marc Lynch http://abuaardvark.typepad.com/abuaardvark/2005/11/liberals_and_ta_1.html

No Earthly Penalty for Converts, Imam Farooq Abo-Elzahab. http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060328/NEWS10/603280395/-1/RSS

ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE QUR’ANIC PERSPECTIVE, Riffat Hassan http://www.stichting-isbi.nl/folders/riffat_hassan_on_human_rights_and_the_quranic_perspective.pdf

On the Validity of Ijtihad, Mohamed Fadel, http://www.sunnah.org/fiqh/usul/on_the_validity_of_ijtihad.htm

Permissibility of Taqleed, Sawa al Sawi, http://webpages.marshall.edu/~laher1/taqlid.html

The Politics and Morality of Apostasy, Louay Safi http://aninsight.org/2006/03/politics-and-morality-of-apostasy.html

Principle of Ijtihad http://www.al-islam.org/al-serat/ijtihad.htm

Reforming Religious Knowledge, Asma Barlas, http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_11-2-2003_pg3_4

THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACT, Imad-as-Dean Ahmad, Ph.D.  http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/
the_relgious_freedom_restoration_act/

Rethinking Islam, Ahmed Sultan http://www.islamonline.net/english/Contemporary/2002/10/Article01.shtml

Rethinking Islam, Ziaudin Sardar http://www.islamonline.net/english/Contemporary/2002/06/Article2.shtml

The Right to Religious Conversion: Between Apostasy and Proselytization, A. Rashid Omar http://kroc.nd.edu/ocpapers/op_27_1.pdf

Schisms and Heterodoxy Among Muslims: An Etiological Analysis and Lessons from the Past, Dr. Javeed Akhter, http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/2003may_comments.php?id=262_0_20_0_C

Scholarship, Policy, Debate and Conflict:  Why We Study the Middle East and Why It Matters, Lisa Anderson http://fp.arizona.edu/mesassoc/Bulletin/Pres%20Addresses/Anderson.htm

Sharia and Fiqh: Understanding Ijtihad, Abu Munir Winkel http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/
articles/sharia_and_fiqh_understanding_ijtihad/

Taqlid: Blind Adherence or Rational Acceptance, Abdul Aziz Sachedina, http://www.people.virginia.edu/~aas/article/article5.htm

Taqlid: Meaning and Reality http://www.al-islam.org/beliefs/practices/taqlid.html

Two theories of ijtihad, M.S. Muqtedar Khan http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/two_theories_of_ijtihad/

Unity and Diversity: Islamic Perspective, Dr Muzzamil Siddiqi http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/
unity_and_diversity_islamic_perspective/

Universal Islamic Declaration of Human Rights http://www.alhewar.com/ISLAMDECL.html

War on Academic Freedom, Christine McNeil http://www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20021125&c=1&s=mcneil

Who Decides Right or Wrong?, Tariq Ramadan http://www.islamicity.com/articles/Articles.asp?ref=IC0306-2000

Who Will Guard the ‘Guardians of the Faith’, Dr. Farish Noor, http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/2002march_comments.php?id=153_0_5_0_C

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There is a new web site Apostasy and Islam at http://apostasyandislam.blogspot.com/ 3/31/07

RESOURCES (collections of articles and references)

Muslim Voices Against Extremism and Terrorism
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Part I Fatwas
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Part II Statements by Organizations
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Part III Statements and Articles by Individuals
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Part IV A Few Quotes
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Part V The Muslim Majority Who Don’t Get Publicity
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Selective Hearing of Muslim Voices Against Extremism
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Sunni Shia Resource - collection of articles

ISLAMOPHOBIA
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Polls, statistics, and surveys relating to Islam and Muslims - updated 3/18/07
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Resources for Responses to Islamophobia and Allegations Against Islam and Muslims - updated 3/10/07
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Claim That All Terrorists are Muslims Ignores History - updated 3/25/07
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Alarming Statements 1 - 2000 and before
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Alarming Statements 2 - 2001-2005
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Alarming Statements 3 - 2006-2007 - updated 3/31/07
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Prejudice, Racist, or Violent Incidents at MOSQUES - updated 3/22/07
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Incidents, hate crimes
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MEDIA, Propoganda & Perception - updated 3/28/07
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Cleared, falsely accused, not guilty, innocent - updated 3/28/07

GENERAL RESOURCES
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American Muslim Community - Authority, Leadership, Community building
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America’s Image (How Others See Us)
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Art, Architecture, Muslic, Calligraphy, Poetry
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Civil Rights and the Patriot Act
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Clash/Dialogue of Civilizations - Orientalism
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Democracy and Political Order
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Debates
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Double Standards, Corruption, and Secrecy - updated 3/24/07
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Educating About Islam
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Environment and Ecology in Islam - updated 3/31/07
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Evangelizing Muslims and Jews, the New Crusade
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Freedom of Thought, IJTIHAD, Interpretation, IJMA, Islamization of Knowledge
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Globalization
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Gender Issues
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Greater Middle East Initiative
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Hirabah - Jihad - Terrorism - Violence - Just War - Crusades
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Humor and Satire
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In Memorium
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Iraq War
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Islam in America
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Interfaith Dialogue Issues
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Justice (Social & Economic) and Human Rights
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LABELS -Moderate-Liberal-Secular-Progressive-Fundamentalist-Militant-Reconstructionist-Wahabi-Salafi
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Minorities, Multiculturalism, Pluralism, Diversity, MUSLIM MINORITY COMMUNITIES
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Neo-Cons, Right Wing
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Oil and Politics - updated 3/24/07
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Palestine and Israel
- Qur’an and Hadith
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Resources for New Muslims - NEW 3/23/07
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Rumors, Conspiracy Theories, Urban Legends, Hoaxes
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Religion Building updated 3/28/07
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Religious Extremism, Religious Right
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Refugees
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Religious Heroism, the Real Jihad
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Separation of Church and State
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Secularism - Modernity - Nationalism
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Shariah, Fiqh, Islamic Law
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Spirituality - Spiritual Worldview - Philosophy - Sufism
- War on Terror


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