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Historical roots of extremist and radical Islamist thinking

Ushama, Thameem (2017) Historical roots of extremist and radical Islamist thinking. Intellectual Discourse, 25 (Special issue). pp. 527-551. ISSN 0128-4878

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Abstract

This study analyses the historical evolution of contemporary Muslimcontroversies over the historical roots of extremism by applying qualitativecontent analysis to relevant Qur’ānic verses, prophetic traditions and offeringsfrom early schools of Islamic thought. The study begins by defi ning Arabicterm ghulūw with regard to religious extremism and then briefl y introducesmanifestations of the phenomenon from the days of Prophet Nūḥ (A.S.) toJewish and Christian enthusiasts. The paper discusses impacts of extremistthinking on early Muslims with a focus on Kharijite and Muᶜtazilite schoolsand other related sects. In addition, a discussion of the misuse of certain termsand related legal rulings addresses fi ve matters of importance: [1] matterssignifi ed by specifi c appellations, errant legal rulings and consequences; [2]extremist doctrines; [3] extremist religious discourses; [4] rebuttal of errantdoctrines; and [5] implications of extremist designations and rulings.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 309/60524
Uncontrolled Keywords: extremism, Kharijite, Muᶜtazilite, radicalism, roots, extremisme Kharijite, Muᶜtazilite, radikalisme, asal-usul
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP173.5 Islam and world politics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion
Depositing User: Prof.Dr Thameem Ushama
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2018 16:54
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2018 23:10
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/60524

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