Progressive Islam as Islamic Liberation Theology

Author: Dr. Adis Duderija

Summary / Excerpt: “The article discusses progressive Islam as a form of Islamic liberation theology. It’s started by an overview of the major themes, values and ideals of Progressive Muslims’ Weltanschauung. This is followed by a brief description of the delineating features of progressive Muslim theology. Next, discussion on the reasons why some prominent progressive Muslim scholars consider Islamic liberation theology to be an imperative for Muslim living in the 21st century. Finally, discussion on aspects of the scholarship of Hassan Hanafi (b.1935) as an example parexcellence of a progressive Muslim scholar as a liberation theologian.”