Shia influence on Modernists

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El Tahawy

Shia influence on Modernists
« on: December 18, 2020, 05:37:42 PM »

Here is an article by a modernist Islamic studies scholar. Sadly, the article is an attack on Umar Ibn Khattab (RA), who is blamed for the Rajm stoning 7ad punishment. Furthermore, the article accuses him of holding women in low regard and for instituting the Rajm punishment on his own, as an innovation from the Prophet's (PBUH) sunnah.

Ironically, the Shia also adopt this punishment, which you would think would dispel this argument.

What is distressing, is that the Shia practice of reviling the Companions, is now found its way to modernist scholars who try to blame what they see as the problematic aspects of Islam on the Companions. It appears the modernists are attracted to the Shia approach to Islam, as a sort of alternative narrative.

I hope someone who is knowledgeable can respond to this and inform us if the sources cited in this article are authentic or not.


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