#MiddleGroundPodcast: Islam In-Depth – “The Moral World Of The Qur’an” December 15th 2018

I continue the reading of M. A. Draz’s ‘The Moral World of the Qur’an’ by discussing the two enemies of morality:

  1. the pursuit of impetuous desire
  2. blind conformity

He also asks the question: “Can guidance come but not obligation?”

 

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“In short, we want what we cannot possibly have on the terms that we want it” — #JamesDavisonHunter, ‘#TheDeathOfCharacter’

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Postmodernism and the Muslim Today

In discussing the topic of postmodernism today with a colleague we arrived at a conclusion that the main opposition to polygyny in today’s postmodern world—including from Muslims—is rooted in the notion that (a) polygyny is a right that men exclusively enjoy and (b) that men may enjoy that right unabashedly (that is, having legitimate sexual relationships with another woman).

The reason we touched on polygyny, a marital practice very few Muslims enjoin, is because of its “controversial” status in the minds of those who claim Islam to be a misogynistic religion. A claim now held by many Muslims who’ve been infected with postmodern sensibilities and methods of interpretation.

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