What Is Popularly Known As The Sharia Law Of Islam Is Actually The Cumulative Rulings Of Muslim Jurists With A Tag Of Islam, And Not Any Immutable Word Of God Or The Laws Of The Qur’an
By Muhammad Yunus, New Age Islam
06 June, 2014
(Co-author (Jointly with Ashfaque Ullah Syed), Essential Message of Islam, Amana Publications, USA, 2009)
This is an abridged and focused version of the following exhaustive article on the theme and is aimed at the Muslim jurists in India to remind them of their responsibility to work towards a much needed reform of the Muslim Personal Law, which in many respects stands in contradiction to the Qur’anic message (based on historic critical, gender neutral reading) and on the others inconsistent with the gender dynamics and economic realities of this era and India’s acclaimed inclusive society.