عنوان مقاله [English]
There have been a lot of typologies on Islamic trends. Most of them were from the part of western writers who tried to connect Islamic thoughts to the westerly right and left factions and because of that they couldn’t properly distinguished Islamic trends from western attitudes. They have used labels and titles that are alien to Islamic attitude. Abdullah Saeed and Tariq Ramadan, two Muslim writers, used a different way to express the variety of Islamic religiosities and have tried to provide a precise definition of the Islamic attitude by correcting the deficiencies of western typologies. Through expressing typology of these two writers and by providing examples, instances and necessary reasons as well as comparing these two typologies, this paper intends to criticize them.
The method of this article is a comparative one. Based on the criteria and characteristics of a successful and useful typology, the typologies of Abdullah Saeed and Tariq Ramadan were compared to show their
mistakes, shortcomings and wrong generalizations. Not matching of the most typologies instances with existing realities of Islamic countries, often confuse the audiences, while Saeed and Ramadan, in their typologies, have abandoned these factions or have acceptably distinguished them from the Islamic religiosities