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dc.contributor.authorKhan, M. A Muqtedaren_US
dc.contributor.editorSimkins, Ronald A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-26T18:11:38Z
dc.date.available2014-11-26T18:11:38Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.citationKhan, M. A Muqtedar. (2014), What is Enlightenment? An Islamic Perspective. Journal of Religion & Society, 16.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1522-5658en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/64538
dc.description.abstractThis essay draws on Immanuel Kant's concept of enlightenment as an escape from self- imposed ignorance and argues that a similar concept of enlightenment can be understood within the Muslim context as escape from self-imposed jahiliyyah, which is understood as fear to exercise reason publicly. The article advocates for ijtihad, is critical of Taqlid, and invokes Islamic sources to invest confidence in contemporary use of reason for interpreting Islam.en_US
dc.publisherRabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe journal is open-access and freely allows users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of all published material for personal or academic purposes.en_US
dc.titleWhat is Enlightenment? An Islamic Perspectiveen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.rights.holderRabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton Universityen_US
dc.description.volume16en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraskaen_US
dc.title.workJournal of Religion & Societyen_US


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