Have you ever asked yourselves why contemporary Muslim thinkers who are usually credited with being “Muslim intellectuals” would hardly fit the analytical criteria for such label?
This academic searched for a sound analytical concept of “intellectual”.
He highlighted relevant
sociological and philosophical deliberations but found that both of their notions differ to such an extent that their
applicability to academic pursuit must be doubted. He still pursued a possible framework for an analytically meaningful
concept of “Muslim intellectual”.
He presents a substantiated plea for bringing about conceptual clarity to the notion
of “Muslim intellectual”, which the frequent and highly ideologically
charged public usage of this term seems to distort.