Structural Pluralism in Islam: Qur’anic Support

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Structural Pluralism in Islam: Qur’anic Support
Introduction
Many scholars have examined the ways in which Islamic civilizations practiced and encouraged pluralism, not only in the heartlands of Islam but also in places such as Islamic Spain. The roots of such Islamic pluralism have been sought in the Qur’an itself, in Islamic legal theory, and in specific readings of Muslim politics.
The most interesting source through which to frame a theory of Islamic pluralism, and to map its development over the centuries, is the Qur’an itself. Although, in recent years, the Qur’an has come under attack by vociferous critics who seek in it the origin of exclusivist and indeed tyrannical practices in Islam, the Qur’an can also be read as a document...
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.....of the Book, is completely misguided.
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