Interreligious cooperation in the Qur'an: Farid Esack's hermeneutical perspective

Soleh, Achmad Khudori ORCID: (2010) Interreligious cooperation in the Qur'an: Farid Esack's hermeneutical perspective. Jurnal Penelitian Keislaman, 6 (2). pp. 247-266. ISSN 1829-6491

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Hermeneutic method developed by Farid Esack is a method of interpretation that not only starts in the text to the context but at the same time also in the context (praxis) to the text. That is, the results of reading to the context is confirmed to the text and then applied to the praxis. Therefore, Esack’s hermeneutic has more value than others. In addition, Esack’s hermeneutic presents the keys of interpretation that have been determined, that is taqwa, tawhid, al-nas, al-mustadh'afûn fi al-ard, adl and qisth, and jihad, so it will give guarantee to not fall in wild interpretation. Applied his hermeneutical method, Esack concludes that the cooperation among adherents of religions, non-Muslim and Muslims, is not prohibited but rather encouraged. This is based on the understanding of the verses relating to issues of religious plurality, the verses of affinity, and the story of Moses and the Israelites exodus from Egypt. In those three groups of verses, al-Quran explicitly and implicitly appreciates and accepts the truth in other religions, so that Muslims and non-Muslims cooperation and interreligious cooperation should be constructed on the basis of this theological consciousness.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Farid Esack, affinity, hermeneutic, liberation theology, interreligious cooperation
Subjects: 22 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 2203 Philosophy
22 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies
Divisions: Faculty of Psychology
Depositing User: Dr Achmad Khudori Soleh
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2022 11:12


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