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Title:The Politics of Interpretation: The Call of Islam and Ulama Disciplinary Power in South Africa
Author:Jhazbhay, IqbalISNI
Year:2002
Periodical:Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs
Volume:22
Issue:2
Period:October
Pages:457-467
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:Islam
Koran
Religion and Witchcraft
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
politics
tafsir
External link:https://doi.org/10.1080/1360200022000027401
Abstract:This paper examines the South African anti-apartheid organization the Call of Islam. It reflects on the interpretation of the Koran within the South African context of 1984-1994. It looks at the representation of interpretation and the practice of interpretation by the Call of Islam as a contest of visions with existing expressions of Islam. The Call of Islam initiated a new anti-apartheid political expression of Islam in South Africa before 1994. The paper's perspective does not preview interpretation as either the guarantor of peace or the supporter of oppression, but as the displacement of people by other means. The texts of the Call of Islam inscribed a vision of reality, which was generated by those in the Call of Islam who thought and wrote about their subject, for developing a new anti-apartheid Muslim discourse against the State. Bibliogr., notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract].
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