Muhammad Shahrur quote

“It is easier to build a skyscraper or a tunnel under the sea than to teach people how to read the book of the Lord with their own eyes. They have been used to reading this book with borrowed eyes for hundreds of years.”

Muhammad Shahrur

I learned about this Syrian scholar from the interminable book A History of Islamic Legal Theories which I am still reading. But I am so close to the close!

Anyway, Muhammad Shahrur is the kind of person people hope will succeed in the long run. He's kind of like a Bultman of Quranic interpretation. People have called his hermeneutics a "Copernican revolution" in reading the Quran.

I have said before that I don't think this sort of program can succeed, even though I hope it will.

[Some of my previous comments on ijtihad are HERE.]


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