n Journal for Islamic Studies - Mohammed Arkoun : in memoriam

Volume 30, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0257-7062



Muhammad Arkoun, cultural border-crosser and pioneer in critical Islamic Studies and new Islamic readings, died in Paris at age 82 on 14 September 2010. A central figure in contemporary Islamic conscioussness has left the stage. A significant voice has faded. His was a voice that challenged all peers - regardless of their faith - to a shift in perspective, opening the door to the Unthought, and to long-overdue questions.

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