Tag Archive: Wahhabism

Meet America’s Foremost Advocate of Islamic Pluralism Stephen Schwartz heads the Center for Islamic Pluralism and is the author of several books on Islam and Saudi sponsorship of Wahhabist extremism by Elliot Friedland

Clarion Project April 12, 2016 Note: Biographical Information and Illustrations included at the Clarion website with this interview may be accessed by clicking the “Clarion Project” link above.] 1. Clarion Project: What first drew you to Islam? Stephen Schwartz: Paradoxically,…
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The Significance of Tasawwuf [Sufism] in Light of Contemporary Global Issues And the Methodology for its Promotion by Stephen Suleyman Schwartz

CIP March 17, 2016 Transmitted to the International Sufi Conference New Delhi, India, 17-20 March 2016, Hosted by the World Sufi Forum [In the author’s absence, on account of illness. Please remember me in your duas.] Bismillah ir-rahman ir-rahim, Distinguished…
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Reasoning with God. Reclaiming Shari’ah in the Modern Age by Khaled Abou El Fadl Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 2014. 556 pp. $50. Reviewed by Stephen Schwartz

Middle East Quarterly Spring 2016 Abou El Fadl, a professor of Islamic law at the University of California, Los Angeles, has produced a dense and wordy work that amounts to an encyclopedia of evasion. Endorsed by international Islamist “rock star”…
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In Saudi Arabia’s Local Elections, (Some) Women Vote and Win by Irfan Al-Alawi and Stephen Schwartz

The Weekly Standard Blog December 14, 2015 On Saturday, December 12, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia held local elections. Polling covered 343 constituencies, according to the Jidda-based Arab News. It was the third recent Saudi municipal balloting, following votes in…
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