Approaches to the Qur'an in Contemporary Indonesia

Author: 
Prof. Abdullah Saeed
Publication Date: 
2006
Publisher: 
Oxford University press in association with The Institute of Ismaili Studies
ISBN: 
978-0197200018
Indonesia is the world's most populous Muslim country, but much of its scholarly work on Islam is not available to a wider readership. This volume brings together a wide range of Muslim intellectuals, from traditionalists to modernists, and makes their varied approaches to the Qur’an accessible to an English-speaking audience for the first time. Topics covered range from textual interpretation and religious pluralism to debates on polygamy within the Indonesian Muslim women’s movement and the use of Qur’anic verses in contemporary Indonesian politics.