Tabah Papers

This series comprises academic articles rigorously researched within the broad parameters of Tabah Research concerns of approximately 10,000–15,000 words. Articles are published as individual monographs and adhere to international academic publishing standards.

The Exercise of the Islamic Juristic Reasoning by Ascertaining the Ratio Legis

The Exercise of the Islamic Juristic Reasoning by Ascertaining the Ratio Legis

Rights and Duties Pertaining to Kept Animals

Rights and Duties Pertaining to Kept Animals

A case study in Islamic Law and Ethics by Musa Furber.

The Problem of Reductionism in Philosophy of Mind and its Implications for Theism and the Principle of Soul

The Problem of Reductionism in Philosophy of Mind and its Implications for Theism and the Principle of Soul

This essay seeks to delineate points of entry for Muslim theological reasoning into conversations in the field of philosophy of mind.

Obligations to Future Generations: A Shari‘ah Perspective

Obligations to Future Generations: A Shari‘ah Perspective

Actions of an earlier generation affect whether later generations will exist at all as well as the quality and type of life they will have. Discussions concerning the obligations earlier generations owe later generations have proven to be useful when thinking about the environment, economics, sustainability, and other issues.

Living Islam with Purpose

Living Islam with Purpose

This paper offers an operational framework for establishing an authentic expression of indigenous Muslim culture. This framework consists of five operational principles, which are discussed at length and illustrated with examples: trusting reason, respecting dissent, stressing societal obligations, setting priorities, and embracing maxims.

 Muhammad Shahrur&acutes &acuteCargo Cult&acute: A meditation on his underlying conceptual framework

Muhammad Shahrur´s ´Cargo Cult´: A meditation on his underlying conceptual framework

The purpose of this paper is to present an integral critique that explores the underlying conceptual structure of the work of Muhammad Shahrur.

Islamic Discourse: Between the Conclusive and the Variable <span style="font-size: 11px;">[Sh. Abdullah Bin Bayyah]</span>

Islamic Discourse: Between the Conclusive and the Variable [Sh. Abdullah Bin Bayyah]

Perhaps the most looming challenge before Islam today is to be understood. Mis-representation on the part of international media punditry does contribute much to this dilemma, as well as general myopia within the consciousness of Western publics regarding their own "others"; a category within which Islam, more often than not, features as the primary candidate.

The Roman Catholic Church's position on Islam after Vatican II

The Roman Catholic Church's position on Islam after Vatican II

A study and analysis of the philosophy underlying the Catholic Church’s approach to dialogue with non-Catholics and non-Christians. The study includes a presentation of the official Church position on Islam and Muslims following the Second Vatican Council.

A Global Ethic: Its Scope and Limits

A Global Ethic: Its Scope and Limits

Taha Abderrahman, The author holds that a critical window of opportunity remains open for theistic worldviews to collectively provide a program of shared ethics. However, it is his assertion that recent attempts to furnish a set of fundamental criteria, in the name of world religions, have failed to deliver on the promise. Drawing on the richness of Islamic theological systems, the author endeavours to provide both a critical analysis and a corrective prescription.

 
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