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Who Speaks for Muslims?

The West is looking for a single interlocutor, but authority in Islam is decentralized

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LEADER

 

In Search of a Leader, Martino Diez

 

 

FOCUS

 

The Qur’an as a Political Programme, Asma Afsaruddin

How the Shi‘ite Clergy Entered Politics, Rainer Brunner

The Sufis’ Soft Power, Souad al-Hakim

Fatwas as a Weapon against Fanaticism, Ridwan Al-Sayyid

Does al-Azhar Speak for All Sunnis?, Michele Brignone

The Unpublished Text on Islam’s Reform, Salah Fadl

Saudi Ulama, Guardians of Change, Raihan Ismail

Muslim Authority meets Europe. And Changes, Abdessamad Belhaj

 

DOCUMENTS

 

The Twelve “Keepers” of the Qur’an, Martino Diez

The Imam as Divine Proof, Passages from al-Kulaynī

Theology-Fiction: Prophesying the Umma to Come, Martino Diez

The Erosion of Sharia, Passages by al-Juwaynī

“Unmasking the Peddlers of Illusions about the Afterlife”, Pope Francis

 

 

REPORTAGE

 

Wanted: a German Islam, Rolla Scolari

 

 

BOOK REVIEWS

 

The Third Way of the Qur’anic Jesus, Rolla Scolari

The Caliphate’s Metamorphosis, Chiara Pellegrino

The ‘Alawis’ Forgotten Past, Martino Diez

Salafism: the History of a Misunderstanding, Rocio Daga Portillo

If Global Doesn’t Rhyme with Universal, Michele Brignone

If a Comedy Explains More than a Theological Conference Does, Emma Neri

 

COLOPHON

Year 13 No. 25 September 2017

 

 

Editor-in-chief
Rolla Scolari

Scientific Editor
Martino Diez 

Managing Editor
Michele Brignone

Editorial staff
Chiara Pellegrino

 

Editorial Consultants
Rifaat Bader - Marco Bardazzi - Bernardo Cervellera - Camille Eid - Rafic Greiche - Claudio Lurati

Graphic Design and Layout 
Massimiliano Frangi

English translation
Catharine de Rienzo - Costanza Raimondi

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