The Sherman Jackson Reader: Literalism Part 4

The following are a few notes to the audio lecture, The Sherman Jackson Reader: Literalism Part 4. The Sherman Jackson Reader is a class Imam Marc teaches every Saturday morning after Fajr prayer at Middle Ground.

On the topic of juristic induction and textual empiricism:

The way that Islam has typically been taught is if there’s a hadith, or a textual source, it is the solution to everything, and I must continue to bang my head against the wall until I can make it (the textual source) do what I want it to do.

We tend to look at textual sources as the solution to a problem versus a solution to the problem.

Link to the article here.