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6 - Apostasy and Freedom of Religion

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 March 2023

Lloyd Ridgeon
Affiliation:
University of Glasgow
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Freedom of expression and freedom of belief have been burning issues in the Islamic Republic because they give an indication of the extent of support the has regime enjoyed. As a champion of reason and freedom Qābel instructed his readers to examine how sacred scripture dealt with the issues. In particular he focused on the issue of unbelief (kofr), and he argued that the original meaning was restircted, whereas it had been vastly expanded in subsequent years. His espousal of freedom of belief and expression endorsed freedom for non-Muslims, including atheists. He also discussed contentious issues suh as insulting the Prophet, and concluded that terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda were no better than those in the West who defame the Prophet with “satirical” cartoons.

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Ahmad Qābel and Contemporary Islamic Thought
Rational Shariah in Twenty-First-Century Iran
, pp. 158 - 179
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2023

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