What’s Needed Radical Reforms in Islam

Jacob Thomas

Consultant on Middle Eastern affair/ Columnist

6 Responses

  1. ronyvo says:

    Islam cannot be reformed. Because that means the Koran has to be abolished. If the Koran is abolished Islam will cease to be existed. AND THIS IS A VERY WELCOME ACT.
    The world will be peaceful without this satanic system ISLAM.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Dear Sammy

    Can you prove that the Quran is the word of a divine being by quoting some divine verses from it?

    You will find that the Quran is pure evil and from Muhammad who created it to satisfy his own wishes and desires. As stated by his child wife, Aisha.

    “Aisha reported. ‘I feel that your Lord hastens in fulfilling your wishes and desires.’” (Sahih al-Bukhari 4788)

  3. Jon MC says:

    I’m always amused when people speak of “radical Islam” or of a “radical reformation of Islam”.
    the word radical means “to the root” and as Walter has said here, quoting Qureshi and as Mark Durie has said elsewhere a “radical – i.e. to the root – reformation” of Islam gets you ISIL, al-Qaeda, Wahhab etc.
    Be careful what you wish for!

    Today, the growing orthodoxy within Islam worldwide is that “radical reformation” – a return to the roots of Islam and it is, in part, the recovery of the ancient supremacist and supercessionist dogmas that were severely challenged by the European colonial era that handed Islam its first world-wide reverses in history and thereby called that dogma into question in the minds of some, but by no means all, Islamic thinkers.
    With the retreat of the “colonialist west” its continual pandering to and appeasement of the “Islamists” (that is orthodox Muslims) it should come as no surprise that orthodoxy is once more regaining ground as the “moderate” challenge to orthodoxy looks ever more threadbare.

  4. sammy says:

    You cannot reform something which is viewed as the literal, eternal words of a divine being, which Islam is, to do so is futile.

    Those who have tried, have been despatched heavenwards forthwith.

  5. Walter Sieruk says:

    On the topic of a reformation within Islam, a very different yet possible valid and true view on this had been explain by the Christian, Nabeel Qureshi ,who was in the past was a Muslim .He wrote in his book which is entitled ANSWERING JIHAD wrote about the suggestion “that Islam needs a reformation .What they may not realize is that radical Islam is the Islamic reformation. This might sound shocking, but consider: Just as the Protestant Reformation was an attempt to raze centuries of Catholic tradition and return to the canonical text, so radical Islam is an attempt to raze centuries of traditions of various schools of Islamic thought and return to the canonical text of the Quran and Muhammad’s life. This desire to return to the original form of Islam can be seen not only in the words of Sayyid Qutb, but also in his method. He focused almost entirely on references to the Quran. it is true also of the Muslim Brotherhood and ISIS today, whose publications and proclamations are punctuated by references to the Quran and Hadith literature. Radical Muslim organizations are explicit in their aim to reform Islam.” page 75. Further on pages 79,80 the author makes his case clear by writing that “Radical Islam is the Islamic reformation . The endeavor to modernize Islam and make it relevant to the twenty -first century is called progressive Islam. Progressive Muslim thought leaders, though few in number and limited in influence are present and are working to recreate Islam’s religious framework from within. Indeed, that is what it would take for Islam to become devoted to peace – not reformation but reimagination. “

  6. Walter Sieruk says:

    The above article leads to the topic of the terms “Radical Muslim” and “Islamic extremist” in contrast to the term “Moderate Muslim” are actually Western terms and not that well known in the Islamic Middle East. This is because what In the Islamic mindset in the Muslim Middle East as well as in Indonesia and other Muslim controlled country what the non-Muslims of the Western nations view as “radical and “extremist” the Muslims of those places in the world see as “Normal” and even Devout and committed to the Cause of Islam”. Likewise they view those who Westerns see as “Moderate Muslims” those of the Islamic worldview and non-devout and non –committed Muslims. The violent jihadists even see them as “hypocrites.” Therefore, this explains the jihadist chant of those jihad-minded Muslims in different Islamic terror organizations. When they chant out loud “Death to infidels and hypocrites.” Meaning Death to people who and not Muslims and people who are non- jihadist Muslims.