Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Khaled Abou El Fadl’s Methodology of Reform

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

Law, Tradition, and Resisting the State

image of Journal of Law, Religion and State

Contemporary Islamic legal scholar, Khaled Abou El Fadl, proposes a coherent methodology for the narration of individually formed discourses within the Islamic community against their sublimation by both authoritarian fundamentalism and liberal relativism. In examining his work, this article identifies a tripartite methodology involving a process of de-legitimization for the current hegemonic narrative, a re-presentation of plurality both possible and existent, and an evaluation of this plurality in light of the broader tradition. Abou El Fadl’s work serves as the building block of a political and social form of resistance to the homogenization of identity and meaning within society, which allows for the narration of alternative discourses to those that are currently hegemonic, whether within the state as a whole or within a religious or social tradition. This resistance, brought about through the author’s structural methodology, aims to offer insights for the development of a notion of state-individual negotiation and identity formation.

Affiliations: 1: Department of Religious Studies & Theology, University of Cumbria, Lancaster, United Kingdom,


Full text loading...


Data & Media loading...

Article metrics loading...



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to ToC alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Journal of Law, Religion and State — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation