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Encyclopedia > Qur'anic literalism

Ibn Baz was a follower of the Muslim scholars Muhammad ibn Abd al Wahhab and Ibn Taymiyya; he belonged to that current of Muslim thought sometimes called Salafism and sometimes called Wahabbism. Salafis believe that the Qur'an should not be interpreted allegorically. If the Qur'an says that God has a hand, then God has a hand. If the Qur'an says that the sun courses over the earth, then the sun courses over the earth. Salafis believe in Quranic literalism, just as some Christians believe in Biblical literalism. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab al-Tamimi (1703 C.E. – 1792 C.E.) (Arabic:محمد بن عبد الوهاب التميمى) was an Arab theologian born in the Najd, in present-day Saudi Arabia and the most famous scholar of the movement within Islam known as the Wahhabi movement. ... Abu al-Abbas Taqi al-Din Ahmad ibn Abd al-Salaam ibn Abdullah ibn Taymiya al-Harrani, was a jurist, reformer, preacher, scholar, exegete of Islam. ... A Salafi (Arabic سلفي lit. ... Wahhabism (sometimes spelled Wahabbism or Wahabism) is a movement of Islam named after Muhammad ibn Abd al Wahhab (1703–1792). ... The Quran (Arabic: al-qurān, literally the recitation; also called Al Qurān Al KarÄ«m or The Noble Quran; or transliterated Quran, Koran, and less commonly Alcoran) is the holy book of Islam. ... Biblical inerrancy is the view that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and is in every detail infallible and without error. ...

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RELS14 Glossary (4033 words)
In Islam, tilawa is ritual recitation of the Quran.
Literally, a tenth part, usually with reference to prescribed or voluntary contributions to one's religious community.
In the Quran, "Torah" is the main term by which Jewish scripture is identified.
New Kharijism (5983 words)
The Khawârij altered the interpretation of the Qur'an and Sunna, on the strength of which they declared it lawful to kill and take the property of Muslims as may now be seen in their modern counterparts, namely, a sect in the Hijaz called Wahhabis.4
Yet, uglier still is the further consequence of violence at the societal level wreaked by extremists on the Muslims of Syria, Egypt, Algeria, Afghanistan, Daghistan, Chechnya, and within the Indian Subcontinent.
14 Nuh Keller: < Literalism and the Attributes of Allah >
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