Jumbling up of disciplines

I was reading through this attempt by Ali Eteraz to outline how Islamic theology can be consistent with evolution, noting that theology and jurisprudence are separate disciplines.

In that piece, Eteraz linked to an earlier piece which also criticised the Dhummies for their misunderstanding of this fact: that juruspridence and theology are separate disciplines. But I wonder in what way contemporary Muslims have also contributed to this?

Consider the way in which “Islamic knowledge” has been reduced to citing verses of the Qur’an and hadith material — as if that alone makes an argument (and such people ignore the subtle and implicit extra-textual argumentation they involve themselves in by choosing verse A over verse B).

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1 Response to “Jumbling up of disciplines”


  1. 1 dawood July 25, 2007 at 7:00 am

    Especially when the likes of Hasan Butt mention that “Islamic theology is the problem”… I didn’t think arguing over if the attributes of God were co-eternal with him, or aspects of His Action, the place of the Kursi and so on could cause that many problems. 😉


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