Khaled Abou El Fadl’s perspective on hadith hermeneutics

Ahmad, Miladu Ahadi, Syamsuddin, Syamsuddin and Sumbulah, Umi (2021) Khaled Abou El Fadl’s perspective on hadith hermeneutics. Religia Jurnal Ilmu-ilmu Keislaman, 24 (2). pp. 157-174. ISSN 1411-1632, 2527-5992

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This article discusses the method of hadith hermeneutics according to Khaled M. Abou El Fadl. El Fadl's academic concern is related to the authoritarianism of fatwas issued by several ulama and fatwa institutions. These fatwas are considered authoritarian and discriminatory towards women, seem rigid, and can’t adapt to the times. This authoritarianism phenomenon appears due to methodological errors in understanding legal texts, and the absence of negotiations between the text, the author, and the reader, each of whom has problems. Therefore, Khaled offers a hermeneutic method that consists of three things: text competence, meaning determination, and the concept of representation in Islam. If these three elements are met, then the fatwas of Islamic law produced by the ulama are authoritative, authoritarian, and discriminatory.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: 22 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies
Divisions: Graduate Schools > Doctoral Programme > Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Islamic Education
Depositing User: Mufid Mufid
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2021 21:56


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