[Abstract Internal Seminar] The Foundation of Norms in Islamic Jurisprudence and Theology by Dr Omar Farahat

Studying Islamic Ethics and Law in Troubled Times

This talk will critically focus on the methodologies and functions of studying classical Islamic law and ethics in today’s university. I will start by outlining a basic discrepancy between the paradigm that such studies tend to assume on the one hand, and the material reality within which they take place on the other hand. Generally speaking, the contemporary study of Islam tends to occur within an outdated paradigm.

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