Free Speech and Critique of Religion in Contemporary Islam

Book Section (Chapter)

While the Qur'an and the practical tradition of the Prophet strongly support freedom of expression and critique of religion, serious obstacles to the realization of freedom of expression and critique of religion are not easily deniable in the hadiths, conventional Islamic sciences, and the lived experiences of Muslims throughout the history. There is no red line or any restrictions for a scholarly critique of Islam in academic circles, while for the mass audience, there are restrictions that will not shake the faith of people due to weak public information.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kadivar, M

Cited Editors

  • Takim, L

Published Date

  • 2022

Volume / Issue

  • 3 /

Book Title

  • Free Speech, Scholarly Critique, and the Limits of Expression in Islam


  • 6

Start / End Page

  • 131 - 151

Published By

Place of Publication

  • Birmingham, U.K.


  • 21

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 978-1-915550-01-9