Posts tagged "fiqh"
The Reformation Will Be Televised: On ISIS,  Religious Authority and the Allure of Textual Simplicity

The Reformation Will Be Televised: On ISIS, Religious Authority and the Allure of Textual Simplicity

The religious fundamentalism of ISIS is not evidence that Islam needs a Reformation, but that one has already occurred by Suzanne Schneider.

“Traditional” and Reformist Practices: Advanced Islamic Education in Northern Nigeria

This post is the third in a series on Muslim schooling in Northern Nigeria. The first post gave an overview of the series, and the second discussed Qur’anic schools. by Alex Thurston In Nigeria, advanced Islamic education--the step following one's basic instruction in the Qur'an--takes various forms. Here, I'll examine the traditional settings for advanced...