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The Middle Path of Moderation in IslamThe Qur'anic Principle of Wasatiyyah$
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Mohammad Hashim Kamali

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780190226831

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190226831.001.0001

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Islam Between Antiquity and the Modern World

Islam Between Antiquity and the Modern World

(p.210) XXI Islam Between Antiquity and the Modern World
The Middle Path of Moderation in Islam

Mohammad Hashim Kamali

Oxford University Press

This chapter juxtaposes Islam’s historical narrative with its scriptural commitment to moderation, and raises questions as to how Islam has positioned itself in its relationship with other major religions on one hand, and the European Enlightenment, as well as post-Enlightenment, modernity on the other. Clear responses are difficult to ascertain, but the Qur’anic narrative of the Abrahamic Faith, its affirmation of Christianity and Judaism, and its commitment to universality, rationality, unicity (tawhid), and equality all in all signify elements of continuity and a persistent quest for a moderating role in the larger arenas of history and civilization, with countries such as Malaysia, Iran, and Turkey serving as examples.

Keywords:   openness, reason, science, dialogue, modernity, Christianity, Judaism

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