Tuesday, 6 July 2010
"One of the greatest difficulties I encounter as a teacher of Islamic Law is to get law students, since I teach at a Law School, to apply normal legal critical reasoning to the doctrines of Islamic Law that they are learning. Whenever 'Islam' is invoked it is as if you find students immediately, instantaneously lose about 20-30 IQs, where it is not just what they understand that is dumbed down but they seek what is dumbed down! They actively create what is dumbed down. At an even larger scale, at a social scale we embrace what is dumbed down and reject what is layered and sophisticated.”
Professor Khaled Abou El Fadl
Omar and Azmeralda Alfi Professor of Law, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl is one of the world’s leading authorities on Islamic law and Islam, and a prominent scholar in the field of human rights.