Worth an objective reading
The Qur’an is conspicuously lacking any call to create a caliphate or enforce a formulaic religion.
This, naturally, is at odds with what the main sects of Islam assume.
As I use the word, Quranite means:
one who regards the Qur’an as a complete and perfect revelation from God
one who employs his intellect and personal conscience in understanding and applying
A question I get all the time
Am I a Muslim?
I’ll try to be brief.
While I believe that the Qur’an is from God and preserved (as per the Traditionalist’s position) I do not believe that
My view of the Qur’an
I believe that the Qur’an (the original text free of diacritic marks and other accretions) is from God. I am persuaded on the basis of evidence that he has protected
ḥadīth in a few words
My thoughts on the ḥadīth literature, in a nutshell, are as follows:
The Qur’an itself claims to be from God and complete. If this is true, there is no good reason to