Uskonnonvapaudesta koraanikommentaarissa


“Islam ja uskonnollinen suvaitsevaisuus: Uskonnonvapaus Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzīn koraanikommentaarissa” [Islam and Religious Tolerance: Freedom of Religion in Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī’s Qurʾān Commentary], Teologinen Aikakauskirja [Finnish Journal of Theology] 2 (2016), 99–112.


This article is an investigation into the viability of an Islamic concept of religious tolerance. The question is approached by asking how one canonical Sunnī author, the 12th century theologian Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī (d. 1210 CE), interprets those Qurʾānic verses (especially 2:256, but also 4:94 and 10:99) that are commonly introduced in support of arguments for contemporary notions of Islamic tolerance. The somewhat tentative outcome is that Rāzī’s explanation of these verses does provide a systematic basis for religious tolerance.