This is recent because even in secular teaching they didn't have critical thinking 30-50yrs ago, you just accepted what your professor said. [/quote]
You keep referring to "Critical Thinking" like it's the answer to the mysteries of the universe. Every post on this forum is in one way or another a result of critical thinking. In fact, all "mistakes" are results of critical thinking too. If it's a fact then it doesn't involve any critical thinking. Science requires critical thinking to unlock answers beyond the general scope of the human perspective. How would "All praises are for Allah" require critical thinking?
Then we reach verses with differences of opinions (as well as Ahadeeth) which have research and studies of critical thinking and deep analysis from the most powerful scholars and masters in the field from the true Salaf-as-Saliheen. So I cannot understand your obsession with critical thinking.
The issue is how do we carry out the teachings of the Quran and sunnah in a world which is vastly different from the time of the Prophet SAW.[/quote]
Simple, Loading Qur'aan Verse
And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allah (i.e. this Quran), and be not divided among yourselves, and remember Allah's Favour on you, for you were enemies one to another but He joined your hearts together, so that, by His Grace, you became brethren (in Islamic Faith), and you were on the brink of a pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus Allah makes His Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.,) clear to you, that you may be guided.
[quote]We are living in a world where the notion of a tribe system doesn't exist anymore and the patriarchal family dynamic has vanished in the "modern world" yet majority of the interpretations of the teachings by the great historical scholars lived in a world, where the social context was same as 1500yrs ago and you can see it in their texts. It's only been in the last 50yrs that it's changed and the internet has made the change happen exponentially faster. .
The sad fact is you'll never see people who disagree with modernist give up their cars and travel on a camel or reject modern medical treatment for ancient almost torture like treatment.
This is biggest mis-representation of progressive scholars and Muslims. Will I choose to travel in a car or a camel? A car. Will I choose a car or a skate board? A car. Will I choose a car or plane to travel 2000 miles? A plane. So I chose a plane over the car, does that make me a modernist or practical?
Will I choose to keep my bottoms above the ankle or below if wearing a blazer at a business meeting? I will not compromise my Deen. Modernists have made Musical instruments "Halal", they have made the Hijab "optional", some Arabs have made certain types of Alcohol like Beer permissible with "critical thinking" arguments.
[quote="Imam of Haram Shaikh Saud Al-Shuraim"]Brethren in Islaam! Non-Muslims shall never be pleased with Muslims until they abandon their religion and their Divine Law or at least make a lot of compromise that will leave nothing left of Islaam but its name only. ‘Umar came to the Messenger of Allaah with a book he got from some people of the Scripture and started reading it. The Messenger of Allaah got annoyed and said,
"I have brought unto you a pure and clean religion. Do not ask people of the Book anything lest they tell you the truth which you may deny and tell you a lie which you may believe. By Him in Whose hand is my soul, if (Prophet) Moosa were to be alive now, he would have no option but to follow me."