Comment by Jim Campbell
September 2, 2021
As a Christian, and student of Islam for many years trying to find out about what makes the followers tick, I found this short article to be easily understood and on the money.
The title is an argument that begins with the supposition that Islam, considering that it is both a political system and a religion, is far too complex to mean only one thing to all of those who embrace it.
(Islam) holds many meanings to many different people; it is as heterogeneous as are the people who follow it — so says Edward Said, a Columbia University professor.
There is some uniformity, of course, in prayer and ritual, but among some, there are only five pillars of faith, while others observe six (adding Jihad).
Not all Moslems…
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