THE MUSLIM SPEAKS

THE MUSLIM SPEAKS

Islamic Thought and Sources

THE MUSLIM SPEAKS

Author(s): Khurram Hussain

Reviewed by: Imran H Khan Suddahazai

 

Review

Khurram Hussain’s The Muslim Speaks is an intriguing and original contribution to the discussion on Islam in the Western secularist world by further reinforcing the relationship between the Freirean ‘oppressor’ and the ‘oppressed’. The book is arranged in five main chapters with an introductory section that positions the work within the broad area of critical Muslim studies, whilst the concluding chapter reformulates classical rhetoric on reform and renewal to call for a reinvigoration of Islamic thought by giving it impetus, meaning and relevance through politicising it to address real world concerns. For Hussain it would appear that Islam must be perceived as an internal, as opposed to an external, dialogue within the discourse of the West.


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