An Introduction to Islam by Frederick Denny

An Introduction to Islam
  • Title : An Introduction to Islam
  • Author : Frederick Denny
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317347277
  • Pages : 432
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  • Language : English
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An Introduction to Islam, Fourth Edition, provides students with a thorough, unified and topical introduction to the global religious community of Islam. In addition, the author's extensive field work, experience, and scholarship combined with his engaging writing style and passion for the subject also sets his text apart. An Introduction to Islam places Islam within a cultural, political, social, and religious context, and examines its connections with Judeo-Christian morals. Its integration of the doctrinal and devotional elements of Islam enables readers to see how Muslims think and live, engendering understanding and breaking down stereotypes. This text also reviews pre-Islamic history, so readers can see how Islam developed historically.


Introduction to Islam by M. Cherif Bassiouni

Introduction to Islam
  • Title : Introduction to Islam
  • Author : M. Cherif Bassiouni
  • Publisher : Rand McNally
  • ISBN Code : 9780528179006
  • Pages : 72
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  • Language : English
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This book provides non-Muslims with the opportunity to learn about Islam.


Understanding Islam and Muslim Traditions by Tanya Gulevich

Understanding Islam and Muslim Traditions
  • Title : Understanding Islam and Muslim Traditions
  • Author : Tanya Gulevich
  • Publisher : Omnigraphics Incorporated
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 496
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  • Language : English
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Provides a basic overview of Islamic beliefs, traditions, and practices, including history, prayers, the body, food, and holidays.


Books and Written Culture of the Islamic World by Andrew Rippin,Roberto Tottoli

Books and Written Culture of the Islamic World
  • Title : Books and Written Culture of the Islamic World
  • Author : Andrew Rippin,Roberto Tottoli
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • ISBN Code : 9004283757
  • Pages : 424
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  • Language : English
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An international group of twenty-one friends and colleagues join together to explore authors, genres and traditions of the Muslim world reflecting and honouring the contribution of Claude Gilliot to Islamic studies.


An Introduction to Islam by David Waines

An Introduction to Islam
  • Title : An Introduction to Islam
  • Author : David Waines
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521539067
  • Pages : 367
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A revised and updated edition of Waines' wide-ranging account of the history and theology of Islam.


Islam: The Basics by Colin Turner

Islam: The Basics
  • Title : Islam: The Basics
  • Author : Colin Turner
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134296916
  • Pages : 248
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With nearly 1500 rich years of history and culture to its name, Islam is one of the world’s great faiths and, in modern times, the subject of increasingly passionate debate by believers and non-believers alike. Islam: The Basics is a concise and timely introduction to all aspects of Muslim belief and practice. Topics covered include: The Koran and its teachings The life of the Prophet Muhammad Women in Islam Sufism and Shi’ism Islam and the modern world Non-Muslim approaches to Islam Complete with a glossary of terms, pointers to further reading and a chronology of key dates, Islam: The Basics provides an invaluable overview of the history and the contemporary relevance of this always fascinating and important subject.


Muslim Identities by Aaron W. Hughes

Muslim Identities
  • Title : Muslim Identities
  • Author : Aaron W. Hughes
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0231531923
  • Pages : 328
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  • Language : English
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Rather than focus solely on theological concerns, this well-rounded introduction takes an expansive view of Islamic ideology, culture, and tradition, sourcing a range of historical, sociological, and literary perspectives. Neither overly critical nor apologetic, this book reflects the rich diversity of Muslim identities across the centuries and counters the unflattering, superficial portrayals of Islam that are shaping public discourse today. Aaron W. Hughes uniquely traces the development of Islam in relation to historical, intellectual, and cultural influences, enriching his narrative with the findings, debates, and methodologies of related disciplines, such as archaeology, history, and Near Eastern studies. Hughes's work challenges the dominance of traditional terms and concepts in religious studies, recasting religion as a set of social and cultural facts imagined, manipulated, and contested by various actors and groups over time. Making extensive use of contemporary identity theory, Hughes rethinks the teaching of Islam and religions in general and helps facilitate a more critical approach to Muslim sources. For readers seeking a non-theological, unbiased, and richly human portrait of Islam, as well as a strong grasp of Islamic study's major issues and debates, this textbook is a productive, progressive alternative to more classic surveys.


Introduction to Islam by Tariq Ramadan

Introduction to Islam
  • Title : Introduction to Islam
  • Author : Tariq Ramadan
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0190467509
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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From one of the most prominent intellectuals in the Muslim world comes a timely new introduction to one of the world's most practiced-and most misunderstood-religions. In frank, unapologetic language, Tariq Ramadan walks readers through Islam and its principles, rituals, diversity, and evolution. Ramadan, known for his efforts to reform and change the understanding of Islam in the West, avoids ideology and idealism, instead attempting to depict the true meaning of Islam for readers who have no previous experience with the religion. The book is therefore focused on defining the basic principles of Islam and offering an overview of the faith's history: from its beginnings in prophetic mission, to the Sunni-Shi'a schism, to the formation of distinct schools of law, theology, philosophy, and mysticism. Perhaps the most misinterpreted aspect of Islam, shariah, literally translated as "the way that leads to a source of water," receives an entire chapter of attention. Ramadan explains the ways in which shariah has been reduced by fundamentalism to a mere criminal code and expands upon its place in the larger Islamic worldview. He then confronts some of the most pressing issues facing Muslims today, including gender equality, religious diversity, and violence. Both sensitive and accessible, Introduction to Islam is a much-needed guide to understanding the role of Islam in the modern world.


The Islamic World by Andrew Rippin

The Islamic World
  • Title : The Islamic World
  • Author : Andrew Rippin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1136803432
  • Pages : 704
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  • Language : English
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The Islamic World is an outstanding guide to Islamic faith and culture in all its geographical and historical diversity. Written by a distinguished international team of scholars, it elucidates the history, philosophy and practice of one of the world's great religious traditions. Its grounding in contemporary scholarship makes it an ideal reference source for students and scholars alike. Edited by Andrew Rippin, a leading scholar of Islam, the volume covers the political, geographical, religious, intellectual, cultural and social worlds of Islam, and offers insight into all aspects of Muslim life including the Qur’an and law, philosophy, science and technology, art, literature, and film and much else. It explores the concept of an ‘Islamic’ world: what makes it distinctive and how uniform is that distinctiveness across Muslim geographical regions and through history?


Muhammad's Mission by Tilman Nagel

Muhammad's Mission
  • Title : Muhammad's Mission
  • Author : Tilman Nagel
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN Code : 3110675072
  • Pages : 338
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Combining vast erudition with a refusal to bow before the political pressures of the day, Muhammad’s Mission: Religion, Politics, and Power at the Birth of Islam by Professor Tilman Nagel, one of the world’s leading authorities on Islam, is an introduction to three inseparable topics: the life of Muhammad (570-632 CE), the composition of the Koran, and the birth of Islam. While accessible to a general audience, it will also be of great interest to specialists, since it is the first English translation of Professor Nagel’s attempt to summarize a lifetime of research on these topics. The Introduction, Chapters 1-2, and Appendix 1 provide essential historical background on the Arab tribal system and Muhammad’s position within that system; the political situation in pre-Islamic Arabia; the history of Mecca; and pre-Islamic Arabian religions. Chapters 3-5 cover the beginnings of the revelations that Muhammad claimed to be receiving from Allah, paying special attention to the influence on Muhammad of the hanifs, a group of pre-Islamic pagan monotheists attested in the earliest Islamic sources. The hanifs claimed to trace their religion back to the putative original monotheism of Abraham, from which they claimed Jews and Christians had deviated by, among other things, abandoning animal sacrifice. Chapter 6 explains how Muhammad’s religious message included a thinly-veiled claim to have the right to political power over Mecca, a claim that exacerbated tensions with his own clan and led eventually to his expulsion from Mecca, as recounted in Chapter 7. Chapters 8-10 describe the impact of the hijra on the evolution of Islam. Seeing himself as the true heir to Abraham and the prophets who followed him, Muhammad would demand allegiance from Jews and Christians, as recounted in Sura 2 and other Medinan suras. He would initiate a war against Mecca, not in self-defense, but in order to gain control over the Kaaba, the central hanif shrine and the new qibla or direction of prayer for the Muslims. The Muslim victory at the Battle of Badr in 624 would help to shape a new ideal of a militarized religiosity in which those who waged war under Muhammad’s command would attain the rank of “true believers,” while those converts who refused to make hijra and to fight for Muhammad were relegated to the lower rank of “mere Muslims,” as Suras 8 and 49 make clear. Muhammad’s war against Mecca alienated many of his Medinan followers, the ansar. The refusal of the Jews to convert to Islam, combined with the close connection of the Jews to the ansar, led Muhammad to make war on the Jews as well as the Meccans. The surrender of Mecca in 630 (Chapter 11) did not lead to the end of war, for the aggressiveness and military success of Muhammad’s movement had made it attractive to a slew of new converts whose desire for booty had to be placated. Sura 9, promulgated near the end of Muhammad’s life, served as a broad declaration of war against polytheists, Jews, and Christians. Chapter 12 describes the evolution of Islam late in Muhammad’s life into a “religious warriors’ movement” that sought to extend the rule of Islam over the entire inhabited world. Chapter 13 covers the final pilgrimage and death of Muhammad, while Chapters 14-20 describe the development of Islamic dogma surrounding the figure of Muhammad and its implications for politics in the Islamic world and interfaith relations with non-Muslims up till the present day. The book concludes with appendices in which Nagel summarizes the state of scholarship regarding the life of Muhammad (Appendix 2) and the tensions between competing varieties of Muslim recollection of Muhammad (Appendix 3). Muhammad’s Mission: Religion, Politics, and Power at the Birth of Islam is an erudite and authoritative guide to events of world-historical importance by a scholar who has spent a lifetime mastering the primary sources documenting the birth of Islam.


Philosophy in the Islamic World by Peter Adamson

Philosophy in the Islamic World
  • Title : Philosophy in the Islamic World
  • Author : Peter Adamson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0199683670
  • Pages : 144
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  • Language : English
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In the history of philosophy, few topics are so relevant to today's cultural and political landscape as philosophy in the Islamic world. Yet, this remains one of the lesser-known philosophical traditions. In this Very Short Introduction, Peter Adamson explores the history of philosophy among Muslims, Jews, and Christians living in Islamic lands, from its historical background to thinkers in the twentieth century. Introducing the main philosophical themes of the Islamic world, Adamson integrates ideas from the Islamic and Abrahamic faiths to consider the broad philosophical questions that continue to invite debate: What is the relationship between reason and religious belief? What is the possibility of proving God's existence? What is the nature of knowledge? Drawing on the most recent research in the field, this book challenges the assumption of the cultural decline of philosophy and science in the Islamic world by demonstrating its rich heritage and overlap with other faiths and philosophies. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


Religion and Politics by Jan-Erik Lane,Hamadi Redissi,Riyāḍ Ṣaydāwī

Religion and Politics
  • Title : Religion and Politics
  • Author : Jan-Erik Lane,Hamadi Redissi,Riyāḍ Ṣaydāwī
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN Code : 9780754674184
  • Pages : 336
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  • Language : English
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Offering a timely new appraisal of the political and social impact of Islam, this expanded second edition of Religion and Politics has been fully updated in line with new events. Jan-Erik Lane and Hamadi Redissi look at the underlying social consequences of religious beliefs to account for the political differences between major civilizations of the world against a background of the rise of modern capitalism.


Prophets in the Quran by Brannon M. Wheeler

Prophets in the Quran
  • Title : Prophets in the Quran
  • Author : Brannon M. Wheeler
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • ISBN Code : 9780826449573
  • Pages : 391
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  • Language : English
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What was the name of Noah's son who did not survive the Flood? Why do Pharaoh and Haman build the Tower of Babel? For what reasons does Moses travel to the ends of the Earth? Who is the 'Horned-One' who holds back Gog and Magog until the Day of Judgement? These are some of the questions answered in the oral sources and Quran commentaries on the stories of the prophets as they are understood by Muslims. Designed as an introduction to the Quran with particular emphasis on parallels with Biblical tradition, this book provides a concise but detailed overview of Muslim prophets from Adam to Muhammad. Each of the chapters is organized around a particular prophet, including an English translation of the relevant verses of the Quran and a wide selection of classical, medieval and modern Muslim commentaries on those verses. Quran commentaries include references to Sunni and Shi'i sources from Spain, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. An extensive glossary provides an annotated list of all scholarly transmitters and cited texts with suggestions for further reading.This is an excellent book for undergraduate courses, and students in divinity and seminary programmes. Comparisons between the Quran and Bible, and among Jewish, Christian and Islamic exegesis are highlighted. Oral sources, references adapted from apocryphal and pseudepigraphical works, and inter-religious dialogue are all evident throughout these stories of the prophets. This material shows how the Quran and its interpretation are integral to a fuller and more discerning understanding of the Bible and its place in the history of Western religion.


The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World by John L. Esposito

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World
  • Title : The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World
  • Author : John L. Esposito
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  • Pages : 466
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  • Language : English
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Islam by Bernard Ellis Lewis,Buntzie Ellis Churchill

Islam
  • Title : Islam
  • Author : Bernard Ellis Lewis,Buntzie Ellis Churchill
  • Publisher : Pearson Prentice Hall
  • ISBN Code : 9780132716062
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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Praise for Bernard Lewis "For newcomers to the subject[el]Bernard Lewis is the man." TIME Magazine “The doyen of Middle Eastern studies." The New York Times “No one writes about Muslim history with greater authority, or intelligence, or literary charm.” British historian Hugh Trevor-Roper “Bernard Lewis has no living rival in his field.” Al Ahram, Cairo (the most influential Arab world newspaper) "When it comes to Islamic studies, Bernard Lewis is the father of us all. With brilliance, integrity, and extraordinary mastery of languages and sources, he has led the way for[el]investigators seeking to understand the Muslim world." National Review "Bernard Lewis combines profound depth of scholarship with encyclopedic knowledge of the Middle East and, above all, readability." Daily Telegraph (London) "Lewis speaks with authority in prose marked by lucidity, elegance, wit and force." Newsday (New York) "Lewis' style is lucid, his approach, objective." Philadelphia Inquirer "Lewis writes with unsurpassed erudition and grace." Washington Times An objective, easy-to-read introduction to Islam by Bernard Lewis, one of the West’s leading experts on Islam For many people, Islam remains a mystery. Here Bernard Lewis and Buntzie Ellis Churchill examine Islam: what its adherents believe and how their religion has shaped them, their rich and diverse cultures, and their politics over more than 14 centuries. Considered one of the West’s leading experts on Islam, Lewis, with Churchill, has written an illuminating introduction for those who want to understand the faith and the global challenges it confronts and presents. Whatever your political, personal, or religious views, this book will help you understand Islam’s reality. Lewis and Churchill answer questions such as... • How does Islam differ from Judaism and Christianity? • What are the pillars of the Islamic faith? • What does Islam really say about peace and jihad? • How does the faith regard non-Muslims? • What are the differences between Sunni and Shi’a? • What does Islam teach about the position of women in society? • What does Islam say about free enterprise and profit? • What caused the rise of radical Islam? • What are the problems facing Muslims in the U.S. and Europe and what are the challenges posed by those minorities?


An Introduction to Islam in the 21st Century by Aminah Beverly McCloud,Scott W. Hibbard,Laith Saud

An Introduction to Islam in the 21st Century
  • Title : An Introduction to Islam in the 21st Century
  • Author : Aminah Beverly McCloud,Scott W. Hibbard,Laith Saud
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1118273915
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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This engaging introduction to Islam examines its lived reality,its worldwide presence, and the variety of beliefs and practicesencompassed by the religion. The global perspective uniquelycaptures the diversity of Islam expressed throughout differentcountries in the present day. A comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, and global introduction toIslam, covering its history as well as current issues, experiences,and challenges Incorporates key new research on Muslims from a variety ofcountries across Europe, Latin America, Indonesia, and MalaysiaCentral Asia Directly addresses controversial issues, including politicalviolence and ‘terrorism’, anti-western sentiments, andIslamophobia Explores different responses from various Islamic communitiesto globalizing trends Highlights key patterns within Islamic history that shed lightupon the origins and evolution of current movements andthought


A New Introduction to Islam by Daniel W. Brown

A New Introduction to Islam
  • Title : A New Introduction to Islam
  • Author : Daniel W. Brown
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1444357727
  • Pages : 360
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  • Language : English
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The second edition of this student-friendly textbook explores the origins, major features and lasting influence of the Islamic tradition. Traces the development of Muslim beliefs and practices against the background of social and cultural contexts extending from North Africa to South and Southeast Asia Fully revised for the second edition, with completely new opening and closing chapters considering key issues facing Islam in the 21st century Focuses greater attention on everyday practices, the role of women in Muslim societies, and offers additional material on Islam in America Includes detailed chronologies, tables summarizing key information, useful maps and diagrams, and many more illustrations


The Muslim World League Journal by Muslim World League

The Muslim World League Journal
  • Title : The Muslim World League Journal
  • Author : Muslim World League
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  • Pages : N.A
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Traditions and encounters by Jerry H. Bentley,Herbert F. Ziegler

Traditions and encounters
  • Title : Traditions and encounters
  • Author : Jerry H. Bentley,Herbert F. Ziegler
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780072489972
  • Pages : 1169
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  • Language : English
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Muslims by Andrew Rippin

Muslims
  • Title : Muslims
  • Author : Andrew Rippin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 113427436X
  • Pages : 384
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This concise and authoritative guide provides a complete survey of Islamic history and thought from its formative period to the present day. It examines the unique elements which have combined to form Islam, in particular the Qu'ran and the influence of Muhammad, and traces the ways in which these sources have interacted historically to create Muslim theology and law, as well as the alternative visions of Islam found in Shi'ism and Sufism. Combining core source materials with coverage of current scholarship and of recent events in the Islamic world, Andrew Rippin introduces this hugely diverse and widespread religion in a succinct, challenging and refreshing way. Using a distinctive critical approach which promotes engagement with key issues, from fundamentalism and women's rights to problems of identity and modernity, it is ideal for students seeking to understand Muslims and their faith. The improved and expanded third edition now contains brand new sections on twenty-first century developments, from the Taliban to Jihad and Al Qaeda, and includes updated references throughout.


Traditions & Encounters by Jerry H. Bentley,Herbert F. Ziegler

Traditions & Encounters
  • Title : Traditions & Encounters
  • Author : Jerry H. Bentley,Herbert F. Ziegler
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  • ISBN Code : 9780072998276
  • Pages : 1167
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"On the basis of a superficial inspection, Traditions & Encounters might look similar to several other textbooks that survey the world's past. Like other books, for example, Traditions & Encounters examines the historical development of societies in Asia, Europe, Africa, the Americas, and Oceania. Yet Traditions & Encounters differs from other works in two particularly important ways. First, it relies on a pair of prominent themes to bring a global perspective to the study of world history: it traces the historical development of individual societies in all world regions, and it also focuses attention systematically on interactions between peoples of different societies. Second, it organizes the human past into seven eras that represent distinct and coherent periods of global historical development"--Preface (Page xvi).


Introduction to Japan's Economic and Political Relations with the Middle East in the Inter-war Period by Hiroshi Shimizu

Introduction to Japan's Economic and Political Relations with the Middle East in the Inter-war Period
  • Title : Introduction to Japan's Economic and Political Relations with the Middle East in the Inter-war Period
  • Author : Hiroshi Shimizu
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  • Pages : 94
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Seven Doors to Islam by John Renard

Seven Doors to Islam
  • Title : Seven Doors to Islam
  • Author : John Renard
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780520917477
  • Pages : 317
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Seven Doors to Islam reveals the religious worldview and spiritual tradition of the world's one billion Muslims. Spanning the breadth of Islamic civilization from Morocco to Indonesia, this book demonstrates how Muslims have used the literary and visual arts in all their richness and diversity to communicate religious values. Each of the seven chapters opens a "door" that leads progressively closer to the very heart of Islam, from the foundational revelation in the Qur'an to the transcendent experience of the Sufi mystics. However, unlike most studies of Islam, which see spirituality as the concern of a minority of mystical seekers, Seven Doors demonstrates its central role in every aspect of the Islamic tradition.


Political Islam and Global Media by Noha Mellor,Khalil Rinnawi

Political Islam and Global Media
  • Title : Political Islam and Global Media
  • Author : Noha Mellor,Khalil Rinnawi
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317267095
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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The development of new and social networking sites, as well as the growth of transnational Arab television, has triggered a debate about the rise in transnational political and religious identification, as individuals and groups negotiate this new triad of media, religion and culture. This book examines the implications of new media on the rise of political Islam and on Islamic religious identity in the Arab Middle East and North Africa, as well as among Muslim Arab Diasporas. Undoubtedly, the process of globalization, especially in the field of media and ICTs, challenges the cultural and religious systems, particularly in terms of identity formation. Across the world, Arab Muslims have embraced new media not only as a source of information but also as a source of guidance and fatwas, thereby transforming Muslim practices and rituals. This volume brings together chapters from a range of specialists working in the field, presenting a variety of case studies on new media, identity formation and political Islam in Muslim communities both within and beyond the MENA region. Offering new insight into the influence of media exposure on national, political, and cultural boundaries of the Islamic identity, this book is a valuable resource for students and scholars of Middle Eastern politics, specifically political Islam and political communication.


The Oxford History of Islam by John L. Esposito

The Oxford History of Islam
  • Title : The Oxford History of Islam
  • Author : John L. Esposito
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199880417
  • Pages : 768
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Lavishly illustrated with over 300 pictures, including more than 200 in full color, The Oxford History of Islam offers the most wide-ranging and authoritative account available of the second largest--and fastest growing--religion in the world. John L. Esposito, Editor-in-Chief of the four-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, has gathered together sixteen leading scholars, both Muslim and non-Muslim, to examine the origins and historical development of Islam--its faith, community, institutions, sciences, and arts. Beginning in the pre-Islamic Arab world, the chapters range from the story of Muhammad and his Companions, to the development of Islamic religion and culture and the empires that grew from it, to the influence that Islam has on today's world. The book covers a wide array of subjects, casting light on topics such as the historical encounter of Islam and Christianity, the role of Islam in the Mughal and Ottoman empires, the growth of Islam in Southeast Asia, China, and Africa, the political, economic, and religious challenges of European imperialism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and Islamic communities in the modern Western world. In addition, the book offers excellent articles on Islamic religion, art and architecture, and sciences as well as bibliographies. Events in the contemporary world have led to an explosion of interest and scholarly work on Islam. Written for the general reader but also appealing to specialists, The Oxford History of Islam offers the best of that recent scholarship, presented in a readable style and complemented by a rich variety of illustrations.


Philosophy and Science in the Islamic World by C. A. Qadir

Philosophy and Science in the Islamic World
  • Title : Philosophy and Science in the Islamic World
  • Author : C. A. Qadir
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780415830829
  • Pages : 232
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The basis of Muslim philosophy and science is the instruction buried in the Quran. At an early date this tradition was enlarged and strengthened by the infiltration into Muslim culture of Greek philosophy and science through the translation of Greek classics by Muslims. The Indian tradition of thought also made its contribution to this intellectual leaven. This book traces the development and interaction of these strands in Muslim thinking. The author is concerned to show both how philosophy and science are related to specifically religious thought, and how they have made distinctive contributions to method and discovery. The impact of secularisation on the Muslim world puts these traditions under considerable strain, and it is interesting to define how far this pressure is a productive and fertile one. The current century has seen a Renaissance of Muslim science and philosophy; this book sets the new achievements clearly against their historical background. First published in 1988.


Ibn Khaldûn's Philosophy of History by Muhsin Mahdi

Ibn Khaldûn's Philosophy of History
  • Title : Ibn Khaldûn's Philosophy of History
  • Author : Muhsin Mahdi
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317366352
  • Pages : 323
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This book, first published in 1957, is the study of 14th-century Arab historian Ibn Khaldun, who founded a special science to consider history and culture, based on the philosophy of Plato and Aristotle and their Muslim followers. In no other field has the revolt of modern Western thought against traditional philosophy been so far-reaching in its consequences as in the field of history. Ibn Khaldun realized that history is more immediately related to action than political philosophy because it studies the actual state of man and society. He found that the ancients had not made history the object of an independent science, and thought it was important to fill this gap. A factual acquaintance with the conclusions of Ibn Khaldun’s reflections on history is not the same as the full comprehension of their theoretical significance. When these fundamental questions are answered, it becomes possible to pose the specific question of the relation of Ibn Khaldun’s philosophy of history, or his new science of culture, to other practical sciences and, particularly, to the art of history. After an exposition of the major trends of Islamic historiography, part of this book attempts to answer this question through the analysis of the method and intention of the sections of the ‘History’ where Ibn Khaldun himself examines the works of major Muslim historians, shows the necessity of the new science of culture, and distinguishes it from other practical sciences.


The Near and Middle East: an Introduction to History and Bibliography by Roderic H. Davison

The Near and Middle East: an Introduction to History and Bibliography
  • Title : The Near and Middle East: an Introduction to History and Bibliography
  • Author : Roderic H. Davison
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 48
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A New Introduction to Islam by Daniel W. Brown

A New Introduction to Islam
  • Title : A New Introduction to Islam
  • Author : Daniel W. Brown
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1444357727
  • Pages : 360
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  • Language : English
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The second edition of this student-friendly textbook explores the origins, major features and lasting influence of the Islamic tradition. Traces the development of Muslim beliefs and practices against the background of social and cultural contexts extending from North Africa to South and Southeast Asia Fully revised for the second edition, with completely new opening and closing chapters considering key issues facing Islam in the 21st century Focuses greater attention on everyday practices, the role of women in Muslim societies, and offers additional material on Islam in America Includes detailed chronologies, tables summarizing key information, useful maps and diagrams, and many more illustrations


Islamic Political Thought by Gerhard Bowering

Islamic Political Thought
  • Title : Islamic Political Thought
  • Author : Gerhard Bowering
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0691164827
  • Pages : 304
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  • Language : English
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In sixteen concise chapters on key topics, this book provides a rich, authoritative, and up-to-date introduction to Islamic political thought from the birth of Islam to today, presenting essential background and context for understanding contemporary politics in the Islamic world and beyond. Selected from the acclaimed Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought, and focusing on the origins, development, and contemporary importance of Islamic political ideas and related subjects, each chapter offers a sophisticated yet accessible introduction to its topic. Written by leading specialists and incorporating the latest scholarship, the alphabetically arranged chapters cover the topics of authority, the caliphate, fundamentalism, government, jihad, knowledge, minorities, modernity, Muhammad, pluralism and tolerance, the Qur'an, revival and reform, shariʿa (sacred law), traditional political thought, ‘ulama' (religious scholars), and women. Read separately or together, these chapters provide an indispensable resource for students, journalists, policymakers, and anyone else seeking an informed perspective on the complex intersection of Islam and politics. The contributors are Gerhard Bowering, Ayesha S. Chaudhry, Patricia Crone, Roxanne Euben, Yohanan Friedmann, Paul L. Heck, Roy Jackson, Wadad Kadi, John Kelsay, Gudrun Krämer, Ebrahim Moosa, Armando Salvatore, Aram A. Shahin, Emad El-Din Shahin, Devin J. Stewart, SherAli Tareen, and Muhammad Qasim Zaman. A new afterword discusses the essays in relation to contemporary political developments.


Europe and the Islamic World by John Victor Tolan,Gilles Veinstein,Henry Laurens,Jane Marie Todd

Europe and the Islamic World
  • Title : Europe and the Islamic World
  • Author : John Victor Tolan,Gilles Veinstein,Henry Laurens,Jane Marie Todd
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0691147051
  • Pages : 478
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Focuses on the historical common ground that the Islamic and Western worlds share.


Religion and State by L. Carl. Brown

Religion and State
  • Title : Religion and State
  • Author : L. Carl. Brown
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0231529376
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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If Westerners know a single Islamic term, it is likely to be jihad, the Arabic word for "holy war." The image of Islam as an inherently aggressive and xenophobic religion has long prevailed in the West and can at times appear to be substantiated by current events. L. Carl Brown challenges this conventional wisdom with a fascinating historical overview of the relationship between religious and political life in the Muslim world ranging from Islam's early centuries to the present day. Religion and State examines the commonplace notion—held by both radical Muslim ideologues and various Western observers alike—that in Islam there is no separation between religion and politics. By placing this assertion in a broad historical context, the book reveals both the continuities between premodern and modern Islamic political thought as well as the distinctive dimensions of modern Muslim experiences. Brown shows that both the modern-day fundamentalists and their critics have it wrong when they posit an eternally militant, unchanging Islam outside of history. "They are conflating theology and history. They are confusing the oughtand the is," he writes. As the historical record shows, mainstream Muslim political thought in premodern times tended toward political quietism. Brown maintains that we can better understand present-day politics among Muslims by accepting the reality of their historical diversity while at the same time seeking to identify what may be distinctive in Muslim thought and action. In order to illuminate the distinguishing characteristics of Islam in relation to politics, Brown compares this religion with its two Semitic sisters, Judaism and Christianity, drawing striking comparisons between Islam today and Christianity during the Reformation. With a wealth of evidence, he recreates a tradition of Islamic diversity every bit as rich as that of Judaism and Christianity.


Islamic Counselling by G. Hussein Rassool

Islamic Counselling
  • Title : Islamic Counselling
  • Author : G. Hussein Rassool
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317441249
  • Pages : 296
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  • Language : English
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Islamic counselling is a form of counselling which incorporates spirituality into the therapeutic process. Until now there has been little material available on the subject with no one agreed definition of Islamic counselling and what it involves. There has also been a rapidly growing population of Muslims in Western societies with a corresponding rise in need of psychological and counselling services. Islamic Counselling: An Introduction to theory and practice presents a basic understanding of Islamic counselling for counsellors and Islamic counsellors, and provides an understanding of counselling approaches congruent with Islamic beliefs and practices from a faith-based perspective. The book is designed as an introduction for counsellors, its goal is to inform the reader about how the diverse roles of the Islamic counsellor fit together in a comprehensive way and to provide the guidelines that can be potentially integrated into a theoretical framework for use. The book is divided into two parts. Section one: Context and Background, and Section two: Assessment, Models and Intervention Strategies. Islamic Counselling encompasses both current theory, research and an awareness of the practice implications in delivering appropriate and effective counselling interventions with Muslim clients. It will be essential reading for both professionals and students alike.


Islam and the Orientalist World-system by Khaldoun Samman,Mazhar Al-Zo'by

Islam and the Orientalist World-system
  • Title : Islam and the Orientalist World-system
  • Author : Khaldoun Samman,Mazhar Al-Zo'by
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317257316
  • Pages : 246
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  • Language : English
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Featuring Immanuel Wallerstein, Joseph Massad, Marnia Lazreg, and other well-known and emerging new authors, this book seeks a more accurate understanding of Islam and Islamic societies' role and relations to global cultural and economic realities. The book confronts a trend today of analyzing Islam as a "cultural system" that stands outside of, and even predates, modernity. The authors see this trend as part of a racist discourse unaware of the realities of contemporary Islam. Islamic societies today are products of the world capitalist system and cannot be understood as being separate from its forces. The authors offer a more carefully constructed and richer portrait of Islamic societies today and forcefully challenge the belief that Islam is not part of, nor much affected by, the modern world-system.


Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures: Methodologies, paradigms and sources by Julie Peteet

Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures: Methodologies, paradigms and sources
  • Title : Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures: Methodologies, paradigms and sources
  • Author : Julie Peteet
  • Publisher : Encyclopedia of Women & Islami
  • ISBN Code : 9789004113800
  • Pages : 682
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Focuses on women and the civilizations and societies in which Islam has played a historic role. Surveys all facets of life (society, economy, politics, religion, the arts, popular culture, sports, health, science, medicine, environment, and so forth) of women in these societies.


Islam and Asia by Chiara Formichi

Islam and Asia
  • Title : Islam and Asia
  • Author : Chiara Formichi
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107106125
  • Pages : 337
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An accessible, transregional exploration of how Islam and Asia have shaped each other's histories, societies and cultures from the seventh century to today.


The Church in the Shadow of the Mosque by Sidney H. Griffith

The Church in the Shadow of the Mosque
  • Title : The Church in the Shadow of the Mosque
  • Author : Sidney H. Griffith
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1400834023
  • Pages : 240
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  • Language : English
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Amid so much twenty-first-century talk of a "Christian-Muslim divide"--and the attendant controversy in some Western countries over policies toward minority Muslim communities--a historical fact has gone unnoticed: for more than four hundred years beginning in the mid-seventh century, some 50 percent of the world's Christians lived and worshipped under Muslim rule. Just who were the Christians in the Arabic-speaking milieu of Mohammed and the Qur'an? The Church in the Shadow of the Mosque is the first book-length discussion in English of the cultural and intellectual life of such Christians indigenous to the Islamic world. Sidney Griffith offers an engaging overview of their initial reactions to the religious challenges they faced, the development of a new mode of presenting Christian doctrine as liturgical texts in their own languages gave way to Arabic, the Christian role in the philosophical life of early Baghdad, and the maturing of distinctive Oriental Christian denominations in this context. Offering a fuller understanding of the rise of Islam in its early years from the perspective of contemporary non-Muslims, this book reminds us that there is much to learn from the works of people who seriously engaged Muslims in their own world so long ago. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.


Criminal Law in Islam and the Muslim World by Tahir Mahmood

Criminal Law in Islam and the Muslim World
  • Title : Criminal Law in Islam and the Muslim World
  • Author : Tahir Mahmood
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 504
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  • Language : English
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Islam Today by Akbar S. Ahmed

Islam Today
  • Title : Islam Today
  • Author : Akbar S. Ahmed
  • Publisher : I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN Code : 0857713809
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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Although there are over one billion Muslims in the world, and over 10 million in the West, most discussion of Islam is based on clichés or outright prejudice. This lively and compelling book sets out to bridge the gulfs of misunderstanding. Islam, argues Akbar Ahmed, does not mean the subordination of women, contempt for other religions, opposition to the modern world or ‘barbaric punishments’ for petty crime. But outsiders can understand the realities of Islamic tradition only by explaining its sources. _Islam Today_ starts with the life of the Prophet Muhammad and the Qur’an’s five pillars which govern the beliefs and behaviour of Muslims everywhere. In both historical and political terms, the great Ottoman, Safavid and Mughal empires have deeply marked the successor states in Turkey, Iran, Pakistan and India. Ahmed's highly accessible text is an ideal introduction for non-Muslims and Muslims alike interested in the issues facing and raised by the Muslim world.


Muslims and Crusaders by Niall Christie

Muslims and Crusaders
  • Title : Muslims and Crusaders
  • Author : Niall Christie
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317682793
  • Pages : 196
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  • Language : English
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Muslims and Crusaders supplements and counterbalances the numerous books that tell the story of the crusading period from the European point of view, enabling readers to achieve a broader and more complete perspective on the period. It presents the Crusades from the perspective of those against whom they were waged, the Muslim peoples of the Levant. The book introduces the reader to the most significant issues that affected their responses to the European crusaders, and their descendants who would go on to live in the Latin Christian states that were created in the region. This book combines chronological narrative, discussion of important areas of scholarly enquiry and evidence from primary sources to give a well-rounded survey of the period. It considers not only the military meetings between Muslims and the Crusaders, but also the personal, political, diplomatic and trade interactions that took place between Muslims and Franks away from the battlefield. Through the use of a wide range of translated primary source documents, including chronicles, dynastic histories, religious and legal texts and poetry, the people of the time are able to speak to us in their own voices.