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Alishba Khaliq, (2016)
The following study uses the literary framework of the implied reader developed by Wolfgang Iser (1972) to examine how the text of the twelfth chapter of the Qur’ān uses literary techniques to affect and instruct its implied audience. The focus here is on the literary techniques employed in the text, the effects they can have on a hypothetical audience and the potential responses that they invite from this audience. READ MORE
Dione Rupert, (2016)
This paper demonstrates the philosophy underlying Western human rights and Islam are able to co-exist. This is completed by questioning the theoretical concept of natural rights against the classical concept of Islamic law. Along with the value of human dignity in both Western human rights and the Quran. Following which, the modern Western concept of human security is evaluated in its role together with human rights. READ MORE
Cathy Jane Harrison, (2013)
The focus of this paper lies in an examination of the possibility of websites choosing specific English translations of the Qur’an that best express their individual views on Islam. The specific focus is the diverse translations of Qur’an 4:34, and it is argued that they exist as parallel discourses between their translators and readers, in effect each representing a unique ‘Qur’an 4:34’ to their English users. READ MORE
Reihaneh Haghbin, (2016)
In this research the problem of Muslimniss is articulated and a solution to it is suggested. The problem of Muslimness is, simply put, who is Muslim? The exclusive and inclusive theologies of Muslimness will be surveyed and then it will be suggested that the process-oriented concept of belief rather than a product-oriented concept and a minimal definition of Muslimness (Muslims is the one who considers oneself as Muslim) might be a cogent solution to the problem of Muslimness. READ MORE
Michael Arnold, (2014)
The focus of this research is the conceptualization of religious minorities in Islamic thought, the relationship of ‘human rights’ to religious freedom and pluralism, and the features of the Islam – human rights discourse as they relate to religious liberty and minority rights and explores the potential of an alternative to the human rights approach to pluralism and religious freedom based on Islamic universalism identified in the dissertation as ‘overlapping sacred spaces’. READ MORE