Ebrahim Moosa and Postmodernism: Some Close Resemblances and Implications

Muhammad Yusra Ahmad Hulaimi, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)


This article is aimed at cursory discussion on the structure of the thoughts of Ebrahim Moosa and its implications on the doctrinal aspects of Islam. More precisely, it studies Moosa’s interpretation of Islam. In exploring his thoughts, this article shall focus on some aspects of Moosa’s thoughts, notably: metaphysics, anthropology and exegesis, and conclude that Moosa’s ethos of interpretation and representation of Islam is, with some concern, postmodern. Also, it will conclude with some remarks on the de-essentialising implications of such a postmodern approach on the understanding of Islam’s essence. Lastly, his thoughts can be characteristically categorised as being (post) colonialistic in its insistence on interpreting Islam based not on its own worldview and vocabularies.


Ebrahim Moosa, postmodernism, Islam, dihlīz, essence

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