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The Qur’an and its Custodians

Jihadist Fundamentalism is re-opening the debate on the Islamic Scriptures’ Interpretation

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The Conflict of Interpretations, Michele Brignone





Reading the Qur’an in the Twenty-first Century, Abdullah Saeed

Sharia, a Divine Path Constructed by Men, Mohammed Hocine Benkheira

The Imams Who Make the Book Speak, Mathieu Terrier

The Mysticism That Lies Beyond the Letter, Denis Gril

Does the Qur’an Contradict Itself?, Michel Cuypers

Salafi Source Readings between al-Qaeda and the Isis, Joas Wagemakers

When Science Reads the Qur’an, Chiara Pellegrino

The Sayings of the Prophet and the Fortunes of Salafism, Roberto Tottoli

The Caliphate is not a Matter of Faith, Ridwan Al-Sayyid

The Paradox of Political Islam, Leïla Babès





A Guide to Reading the Qur’an, Texts by Jalāl al-Dīn al-Suyūtī

“Life in the Shade of the Qur’an”, Writings by Ridā, Qutb, and Abū Zayd





The Indonesian Alternative, Rolla Scolari





The West Censors While Muslim Directors Explore, Emma Neri

To Destroy Monuments is to Destroy a People, Rolla Scolari

From “Paper State” to “Islamic State”, Editorial staff

Jihadism: the Last Totalitarianism of the Twentieth Century, Chiara Pellegrino

When Believers Became Muslims, Martino Diez

The Conflict Between Modern Reason and Theological Reason, Michele Brignone




Year 12 No. 23 July 2016


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 and Associazione Milano Interpreti

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