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  •  That would take a jurist to explain... (0+ / 0-)

    impermissable according to the Quoran?

    You need a jurist for that explanation.

    Abou El Fadl writes on that. He has written numerous works... sometimes I think thats all he does. He is at UCLA Law Department.

    there is no central authority

    Well I think the Europe had a big hand in this one. The last central authority was the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and that item is almost 100 years old.

    However, the juristic culture was not a single power it was rooted in the 4 schools (this is Sunni Islam). these schools were privatized institutions that were funded by beautiful endowments. These schools/guilds formed the legislative body.

    After all, the scholars you cite are only adding their interpretations, right?

    The contemporary scholars or historical scholars.

    How can any one person's interpretation of the Quoran be more 'right' than any other person?

    How can one lawyers understanding and explanation of US constitutional law be above another? Are each legits analysis the same or equal or are there superior legits? I apologize but I had to answer a question with a question.

    •  For the Lawyer analogy, there is the (0+ / 0-)

      court that interprets the law, with the Supreme Court being the final arbiter in the US system.

      So who would be the final 'interpreter' within an Islamic court? Who finally decides what Allah intended when he spoke through Mohammed?

      Is that a judge too? What if others say his interpretation is heresy? Who finally judges what the word of god truly is?

      "No his mind is not for rent, to any god or government. Always hopeful yet discontent, he knows changes aren't permanent. But change is." -Neil Peart

      by Boisepoet on Thu Jul 12, 2007 at 01:46:50 PM PDT

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