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Islam Today in Modern West Modern Exegesis Approach of Fazlur Rahman and Tariq Ramadan about Jihad

  • Chusnul Chotimah Bimbo UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta

Abstract

This paper discusses the issues of radicalism that have reappeared in the public sphere nowadays. The discussion will focus on how the interpretation of jihad term according to Fazlur Rahman and Tariq Ramadan. They are among two modern reformers whose minds are heavily focused on the social, economic and political issues of Muslims in the West. The discussion in this paper will be done by examining the thoughts of these two figures about jihad spread across their various writings. As a contemporary reformist Muslim leader, Rahman and Ramadan have done many interpretations of the Qur'an by adapting to the social context of society when the interpretation was made, namely Europe. Their Qur'anic interpretations and their thoughts-whether directly or indirectly-reflect on the circumstances and challenges facing Muslims in Europe today. This paper contributes to the discussion of the meaning of jihad and various attempts at interpretation of the term. In addition, this paper will at least provide an overview of how the face of Islam in the West in the modern era as it is today.

Keywords: Islam minority, jihad, Fazlur Rahman, Tariq Ramadan, contextual interpretation

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2018-11-17
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Chotimah Bimbo, C. (2018). Islam Today in Modern West Modern Exegesis Approach of Fazlur Rahman and Tariq Ramadan about Jihad. Ulumuna, 22(2). Retrieved from https://ulumuna.or.id/index.php/ujis/article/view/289
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