Islamic ecumenism redefined : a Hungarian muslim leader’s "reformed sharia" for everyday muslims and Europe

Belhaj, Abdessamad and Speidl, Bianka: Islamic ecumenism redefined : a Hungarian muslim leader’s "reformed sharia" for everyday muslims and Europe. In: Religion, culture, society, (5). pp. 26-42. (2018)

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Abstract

This paper explores the idea of a reformed sharia and its potential for redefining ecumenism and engagement with everyday Islam in Europe. It builds its argument on interviews conducted with the founder of the Hungarian Muslim community Balázs Mihálffy. He promotes an ambitious reform project of Islamic law, in his 2428-page Quran commentary, and throughout his life trajectory of ecumenism and work on sharia. Mihálffy’s understanding of sharia as a solution to the predicaments of Islam and Europe, which comes at a critical time, is presented and analyzed here in both its resources and limits. We also examine his sharia claim in the current debates of the anthropology of Islam in Europe, the context of Islam in Hungary and the reception of sharia-claims by European lawyers and institutions.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Religion, culture, society
Date: 2018
Volume: 5
ISSN: 1416-7972
Page Range: pp. 26-42
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ökumenizmus, Muszlimok - Magyarország, Vallásszociológia, Vallástudomány
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 41-42. és a lábjegyzetekben ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 06. Humanities
06. Humanities > 06.03. Philosophy, ethics and religion
06. Humanities > 06.03. Philosophy, ethics and religion > 06.03.04. Religious studies
Date Deposited: 2020. Jun. 04. 12:26
Last Modified: 2020. Jun. 04. 12:26
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/69195

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