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Critical Currents in Islam Page Editors

Critical Currents in Islam Page Editors

Jadaliyya Launches Critical Currents in Islam (CCI) Page

[Residents of the Yoff neighborhood, Dakar, Senegal on 26 October 2012. Image by Rebecca Blackwell via Associated Press]

Jadaliyya’s Critical Currents in Islam Page engages with a broad range of topics related to Islam as it is interpreted, practiced, and contested in political, cultural, and economic arenas throughout the world. The page is a place for fresh and critical perspectives on many of the issues that have defined internal discussions within Muslim majority societies and a space for highlighting new directions and discussions. Comments and contributions are welcome at ...

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Mohammed Arkoun: A Profile

[Mohammed Arkoun. Image from screenshot of video on Arkoun's YouTube account]

Name: Mohammed Arkoun Date of Birth: 1 February 1928   Date of Death: 14 September 2010 Nationality: Algerian/ French Place of Birth: Taourirt-Mimoun, Algeria Category: Intellectual Profession: Scholar Mohammed Arkoun 1950-1954: After graduating from the Oran high school, Arkoun studied Islamic literature at the University of Algiers. He would go on to graduate with a Master’s from the Sorbonne in Paris in 1956, passing ...

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Critical Currents in Islam Media Roundup (November 12)

[Arabic caligraphy. Image by Neil Hester via Flickr]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating Islam and reflects a wide variety of opinions and approaches. It does not reflect the views of the Critical Currents in Islam Page or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to by Saturday night of every week.] Hegemony Do Muslim Women Need Saving? A critical look by Leila Abu-Lughod at the moral crusade that has justified ...

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