Conversations with History: Islam with Tariq Ramadan

Tariq Ramadan takes an interesting syncretistic view of what should constitute an adaptation of the meaning of Islamic scripture in a world heavily influenced by the 18th century enlightenment in the west. However, the vast majority of Muslim scholars will consider his views as an innovation of misguidance (bida’atu dalal). and i doubt very much that he will get much traction for his ideas in current Islamic theological circles despite his protestations to the contrary.

His comments on the meaning of the sharia’ are misleading. There is a great deal of consensus among Muslim jurists as to what the sharia’ is and that consensus has been well codified since the 9th century. C.E