Abdul Gafur(1*),

(1) Mahasiswa Program Doktor UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang
(*) Corresponding Author


Islam Progressive is a new term in contemporary Islamic studies that has been used by academics and activists for several years to label Islamic understandings and actions that fight for the enforcement of humanist values, such as civil society development, democracy, justice, gender equality, defense of the oppressed and pluralism. Included in this is the concept offered by Abdullah Saeed in his thoughts on Islam. He offered an idea that the Islamic teachings written in the Qur'an should not be interpreted textually but could be interpreted contextually in accordance with the times as long as they did not deviate from the core of Islamic faith. In interpreting the verses of the Qur'an, it is done by finding the world of texts, studying and analyzing the Qur'an with a linguistic or textualist approach, linking the Qur'an with the socio-historical context when the Qur'an was revealed and linking it with current context and interpret the verse. So that the teachings of Islam can later be received by the people wherever and whenever, or in the term shahih li kulli zamaan wa al-makaan.


Abdullah Saeed, Islam Progressive

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