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Andishe-Novin-E-Dini 2020, 16(63): 53-72 Back to browse issues page
Critical explanation and analysis of authoritarian Islam
Abdul Hussein Khosropanah1, Hesamuddin Mo'meni Shahraki2, Mohammad Hasan Salehi Hafshjani3
1- Professor Institute of Islamic Culture and Thought
2- Phd University of Qom
3- Phd student Payame Noor University
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Dr. Abdul Karim Soroush, on the subject of the relationship between religion and power, is of the view that Islam is a violent religion and the God of Islam is a powerful and violent ruler. He has introduced the Qur'an as a frightening letter and Muhammad as an armed mystic and a power-hungry and authoritarian prophet. Soroush also called the prophetic government a violent and authoritarian government; Thus, according to him to champion the political and governmental imitation of the prophetic government in today's world is a blunder and dangerous, for it would lead to the formation of authoritarian and violent governments. The authors of the paper attempts to examine his account from two intra-religious and extra-religious perspectives. In dealing with this problem, the authors of the research paper have applied analytical-critical method. The research findings show that some of the claims made by Dr. Soroush are weak and baseless, including that; Soroush has chosen a special interpretation of history, that is, the structure of the authoritarian Muhammad, and has looked at historical Islam only through this lens. Moreover, contrary to his claim, the Qur'an is a collection of good news and warnings, and many verses in it signify love, mercy and affection.
Abdul Karim Soroush, Authoritarian Islam, Prophet of Islam, Prophetic Government, Comprehensive Moderate Islam.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: کلام جدید
Received: 2017/01/20 | Accepted: 2021/03/15 | Published: 2021/03/15 | ePublished: 2021/03/15
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Khosropanah A H, Mo'meni Shahraki H, Salehi Hafshjani M H. Critical explanation and analysis of authoritarian Islam. Andishe-Novin-E-Dini. 2020; 16 (63) :53-72
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Volume 16, Issue 63 (winter 2020) Back to browse issues page
فصلنامه علمی اندیشه نوین دینی A Research Quarterly in Islamic Theology (kalam) and Religious Studies
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