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IslamQA: On Muhammad Shahrur

Do you have opinion on Muhammmad Shahrur and his work, who just recently passed.

Unfortunately I have yet to study Shahrur’s works, therefore I cannot give any detailed opinion on him. Some of his views, such as that on the Quran having to be interpreted according to changing social realities, sound sensible. But I do not know how far he goes in this view. And as far as I am aware he did not offer a reliable framework for making sense of the relationship between the Quran and hadith, and for judging hadiths using better methods. I believe that my method of hadith criticism solves most of the problems that have troubled modernist Islamic intellectuals about traditional Islamic scholarship. For more on this method please see: Probablistic Hadith Verification: Combining the Science of Hadith with Legal Theory

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