Islam Conception Test
Since the terror attacks of 2001, a debate has persisted over the distinction between Islamists and moderate Muslims, a distinction popularized by the 43rd American president George W. Bush and the former American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Though central, this distinction has always been an amorphous and under-researched one, leading some left-wing pundits to claim that radical Muslims are just a tiny minority, ruining the perception of Islam for hundreds of millions of peaceful Muslims, while leaving certain right-wing pundits free to claim that secular, moderate Muslims do not actually exist. This test aims to gauge your conception of Islam by confronting you with commonplace points of contention between Islamists and moderate Muslims.
For each of the following items, indicate your level of agreement.
Question 1 of 36
Teachers who change the evident or literal meaning of Islamic verses to metaphorical or 'inner' ones are corrupting the essence of Islam.
The CT-Islam-ICTI© is the property of IDR Labs International. It was directly inspired by the writings of Islamists as well as reformist movements within Islam.
The CT-Islam-ICTI© is the first test of its kind; a test designed to measure the respondent's political, philosophical and theological conception of Islam that many prominent politicians, researchers, and scholars have held to be central to the problems that we see between Islam and the West, as well as between different factions within Islam today.
Although the present test relies strongly of the writings of prominent politicians, researchers, and Muslim theologians, the test should to be taken to be their words, or to constitute definitive teachings on the matter of Islam. Indeed, according to a wealth of Muslim scholars, it is even forbidden in Islam to take partial reproductions of Islamic verses as the definitive expressions, laws, or injunctions of the religion. The statements reproduced here are therefore rendered for polling and testing purposes only. Likewise, they do not represent the views of all Muslims; only of specific factors and movements within the Muslim world.
The authors of this online personality test are certified in the use of multiple personality tests and have worked professionally with politics and personality testing. Though the CT-Islam-ICTI© is professionally-designed, and intended for earnestly measuring the respondent's philosophical, political, and theological conception of Islam, the results are provided "as-is", and should not be construed as providing professional or certified advice of any kind. For more on our online personality, political, and religious tests, please consult our Terms of Service.