Irshad Manji





Irshad Manji


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Irshad Manji (born 1968) is a Canadian Muslim feminist, author, journalist, and activist. Manji is Director of the Moral Courage Project at New York University. The Moral Courage Project will teach young leaders to speak truth to power in their own communities. She is a well-known critic of radical Islam and orthodox interpretations of the Qur'an. The New York Times has described her as "Osama bin Laden's worst nightmare". Manji advocates a revival of critical thinking, known as ijtihad in Islamic tradition. To that end, she has launched Project Ijtihad, an international charitable organization dedicated to creating a network of Muslims interested in a liberal reform of Islam.

Manji's first book, The Trouble with Islam Today, has been publis
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The Trouble With Islam Toda...

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Allah, Liberty and Love: Th...

3.49 avg rating — 243 ratings — published 2011 — 17 editions
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“قانون الشريعة: بعدما قيل لهم أن الشريعة تجسد المثل الاسلامية العلياافترض غالبية المسلمين أن الشريعة مقدسة...يكتب ضياء الدين ساردار "ان القسم الأعظم من الشريعة ما هو الا الرأي الفقهي لفقهاء كلاسيكيين هذا هو السبب في أنه كلما فرضت الشريعة خارج سياق الزمن الذي وضعت فيه تكتسب المجتمعات الاسلامية احساسا قروسطيا.هذا هو ما نشهده في السعودية، ايران، السودان، افغانستان”
Irshad Manji, The Trouble With Islam Today: A Muslim's Call for Reform in Her Faith

“rabbit hole of relativism.”
Irshad Manji, Allah, Liberty, and Love: A Path to Reconciliation

“Muslims need to wake up. They also need to start drinking wine, embrace any and all homoerotic tendencies, write some poetry and for the most part free themselves from the fundamentalist chains they have created (for themselves and everyone else!). The Muslim world will only be free when bars fill the streets and women show off their natural, feminine beauty. Muslims need to grow up and stop expecting everyone to be mindless sheep before a 1,400-year-old oral tradition. Nakedness will free Dar-el-Islam!”
Irshad Manji, Allah, Liberty, and Love: A Path to Reconciliation

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