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Reason and TraditionEclipse of Reasoning in IslamLeslie TerebessyPreface......................................................................................2Absence of Perspective............................................................5Elephants in the Room............................................................5Rejection of Reason...................................................................................7Problematic Traditions.............................................................................9Islamization of Knowledge.....................................................................10Recommendations..................................................................................10Is the Shariah Relevant?...........................................................................11Issues of the Ummah..............................................................................13Methodology.............................................................................................14Purpose of Revelation.............................................................................14Primary Role of Ijtihad...........................................................................15Two Kinds of Studies..............................................................................16Ijtihad and Taqlid....................................................................................17Flexibility of Ijtihad..................................................................................18Intellectual Crisis?.....................................................................................18Shutting the Gates to Ijtihad..................................................................19True Meaning of Ijtihad..........................................................................20Workable Solutions Are Required........................................................22Aims...........................................................................................................22
2PrefaceThe treatments of taqlid and ijtihad by present-day jurists, witha few exceptions, is remarkable for what they neglect rather thanfor what they address. For example, Taha Jabir Alwani’sexploration of taqlid is based to a significant extent precisely onwhat it seeks to explore: an uncritical acceptance of tradition. Inthe 2005 treatment of this theme, he remains trapped by taqlid.1There is a reluctance to evaluate tradition. Is it because he holds

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Spring
Professor
Jone
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Islam, Qur an

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