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Raised in Syria and educated in Moscow, Shahrur's intellectual profile
influenced by the Syrian political situation of his era as well as Marxism.
Having been studied linguistic and philosophical positivism that can be
traced from Bertrand Russell and Alfred Whitehead to Kant, Fichte and
Hegel, Shahrur believes that Islamic teachings can be reconciled with
modern rational experiences of reality. Proposing the theory of limit he
tried to reinterprate Islamic concept of hudud and a better understanding
of the sacred book through Hermeneutics.