Debate and Reason

The Islamic world is not a monolith. There are disparate voices within the faith. The schism between Sunnis and Shiites may be the most pronounced to Westerners, but there are other differences. Within fiqh—human understanding of revealed law—there are at least four distinct Sunni schools. Views on jurisprudence can evolve because human effort is considered imperfect.

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Misquoting Muhammad
The Challenge and Choices of Interpreting the Prophet’s Legacy
Jonathan A.C. Brown

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