Jadidism is a Sunni movement that was an attempt by Central Asian Islamic scholars, 100 years ago, to recreate a revitalized Islam compatible with the modern world.

... It was called "Jadidism," advocating a new ("jadid"), flexible, and dynamic Islam. Instead of treating the words of Mohammed as sacred petrified fossils, the Jadidists considered them as guides to the future, asking themselves not what Mohammed said centuries ago in the context of his day, but what he would say now if Allah brought him back to earth today. The Jadidists wanted Islam to embrace and flourish in the modern world. Tragically, the Jadidists were crushed by the Soviets in the 1920s. ...

Source: "Challenge and Response", Wheeler September 12, 2001 Freedom Research Foundation.

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