ISLAM, SCIENCE AND RELIGION AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW RELIGIOUS IDENTITIES: A PERSPECTIVE FROM SOUTH AFRICA

S Fakir

Abstract


Islamic worldview construction emanates from essentially two sources: The Quran and the Prophetic tradition referred to as the Sunnah.  This we may regard as a form of direct hermeneutics, in which the holder of faith may receive his/her value orientation through direct interaction with the primary sources.  There is also an indirect hermeneutical tradition and influence which casts a pervasive influence that has its origins from classical exegesis, theology and jurisprudence (such as the tafsir sources) or modern scholarly interpreters and activist intellectuals.


Keywords


Islam; Religion and science; Quran; Sunnah

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/61-0-1513

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