July 6, 2010

"Nasr Abu Zayd is a heroic figure, a scholar who has risked everything to restore the traditions of intellectual inquiry and tolerance that for so long characterized Islamic culture."

The Egyptian scholar, who wrote that the Koran is "a collection of discourses" and that there is no "pure Islam," has died at the age of 66.

5 comments:

traditionalguy said...

Egyptian brain power to the rescue. The Egyptians are one of the people Arabs conquered Under the Sword, but they are still capable of intelligent thought, unlike Arabians.

Oxbay said...

The Muslim world needs more people like Zayd. May they increase and multiply.

PatCA said...

And a natural death at that!

David said...

You may be in the wrong business when dying at 66 of natural causes is a pleasant surprise.

PatCA said...

David,
I should have said...natural as opposed to by fatwa.