The Good Muslim and Religious Freedom

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Showing the Mona Siddiqui on Western Views of Shari'a Law and Their Impact on Religious Freedom Video

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May 31, 2013
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Berkley Center Third Floor Conference Room Map

The complexities and challenges of religious freedom in contemporary Islam find many of their roots in the development of Islamic law and theology during the Middle Ages, a fact largely unknown to the general public. In her book The Good Muslim: Reflections on Classical Islamic Law and Theology (2012), Mona Siddiqui, professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies at the University of Edinburgh and associate scholar at the Religious Freedom Project, attempts to fill this void. The book explores a wide range of topics from divorce, slavery, and perspectives on evil, to virtue and friendship within both sharia and medieval Islamic philosophy.
Siddiqui discussed these themes with Charles Butterworth, renowned Islamic Studies scholar and professor emeritus of Political Philosophy at the University of Maryland. Karen Rupprecht, Religious Freedom Project research assistant, served as moderator.

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The Good Muslim: Reflections on Classical Islamic Law and Theology

In The Good Muslim: Reflections on Classical Islamic Law and Theology, RFP scholar Mona Siddiqui explores key themes in Islamic law and theology that continue to be relevant in the modern world. Her topics for reflection range from discussions about…