Islamic Critical Theory

Islamic critical theory is a philosophical approach that challenges hegemonic views and knowledge of secular society that marginalizes and contradicts Islamic tradition. Islamic critical theory is grounded within critical theory, which aims to emancipate, empower, and transform oppressed populations. Critical theory achieves these aims through critical analysis and the promotion of actions that liberate individuals and societies from oppressive thoughts and behaviors. The concept of critical theory was developed by Frankfurt School philosophers Max Horkheimer, Theodor Adorno, and Herbert Marcuse in the early 20th century. Since then, the use of critical theory as a philosophical framework has expanded and can also be found in critical race theory, feminism, postcolonial discourse, and critical pedagogy.

Theorectical frameworks based on critical theory provide an opportunity to question the framing ...

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