Islam and Humanity: Consequences of a Contemporary Reading
First Authorized English Translation of Al-Islam wa-l-Insan. With a foreword by Dale F. Eickelman
Translation: George Stergios
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„EXPLAIN THE QUR’AN BY THE QUR’AN“
Shahrour’s reading of the Qur’an is “modern” in that he directly engages the reader. He argues that we must act as if “the Prophet just died and informed us of this book” and interpret his message anew.
The reader must actively interpret the meaning of the Qur’an. The Prophet Muhammad conveyed the last of God’s revelations; now, writes Shahrour, humankind is on its own to perfect itself and adapt to modern conditions.
His first book as an Islamic thinker "Al-Islam wa-l-Kitab" was an instant bestseller and one of the most discussed books in the whole Arab world. It remains banned in many Arab countries.
“Islam and Humanity“ won the 2017 Sheikh Zayed Book Award in the category “Contribution to the Development of Nations,” an indication of its continuing relevance to contemporary issues.
(from the foreword by Dale F. Eickelman)