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Jerusalem, Jerusalem

how the ancient city ignited our modern world

by James Carroll

<p>James Carroll’s urgent, masterly <em>Jerusalem, Jerusalem</em> uncovers the ways in which the city became a transcendent fantasy that ignites religious fervour unlike anywhere else on earth. He shows how the conflicts within this holiest of ...

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Jihad, Radicalism, and the New Atheism

by Mohammad Hassan Khalil

<p>Is Islam fundamentally violent? For influential New Atheists such as Sam Harris, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and Richard Dawkins, the answer is an emphatic yes, largely because of the Islamic doctrine of jihad. According to this view, when al-Qaeda ...

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Jihadi Culture

The Art and Social Practices of Militant Islamists

by Thomas Hegghammer

<p>Al-Qaida and Islamic State continue to captivate the world with their extreme violence. While much attention has been given to the operations and doctrines of jihadi groups, this is the first book to explore their culture. Using a wealth of ...

ISBN: 9781108505642

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Key Islamic Political Thinkers

by John L. Esposito & Emad El-Din Shahin

<p>Islam has become a potent political force around the world since it reemerged in the late 1960's and 1970's as a religio-political alternative to failed nationalist ideologies. In countries throughout the world, individuals and movements have

ISBN: 9780190900373

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Knowledge and Power in the Philosophies of ?amid al-Din Kirmani and Mulla ?adra Shirazi

by Sayeh Meisami

<p>This book is a comparative study of two major Shi?i thinkers ?amid al-Din Kirmani from the Fatimid Egypt and Mulla ?adra from the Safavid Iran, demonstrating the mutual empowerment of discourses on knowledge formation and religio-political ...

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Latino and Muslim in America

Race, Religion, and the Making of a New Minority

by Harold D. Morales

<p><em>Latino and Muslim in America</em> examines how so-called &quot;minority groups&quot; are made, fragmented, and struggle for recognition. The U.S. is poised to become the first nation whose collective minorities outnumber the dominant ...

ISBN: 9780190852627

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Law and Piety in Medieval Islam

by Megan H. Reid

<p>The Ayyubid and Mamluk periods were two of the most intellectually vibrant in Islamic history. Megan H. Reid's book, which traverses three centuries from 1170 to 1500, recovers the stories of medieval men and women who were renowned not only ...

ISBN: 9781107064829

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Law and Revolution

Legitimacy and Constitutionalism After the Arab Spring

by Nimer Sultany

<p>What is the effect of revolutions on legal systems? What role do constitutions play in legitimating regimes? How do constitutions and revolutions converge or clash? Taking the Arab Spring as its case study, this book explores the role of law ...

ISBN: 9780191081521

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Leadership in Islam

Thoughts, Processes and Solutions in Australian Organizations

by Nezar Faris & Mohamad Abdalla

<p>This book examines the concept of leadership from within the Islamic worldview, exploring its meaning and various manifestations through textual evidence from the two primary sources of Islam, The Qur’an and hadith. Using this theoretical ...

ISBN: 9783319664415

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Leaving Faith Behind: The journeys and perspectives of people who have chosen to leave Islam

by Fiyaz Mughal & Aliyah Saleem

<p>Leaving Faith Behind gives voice to women and men who were born into Muslim families and communities, but who have made the decision to leave Islam or to dissent against some of the most significant aspects of Islamic doctrine.</p> <p>• ...

ISBN: 9780232533651

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Lebanon Facing The Arab Uprisings

Constraints and Adaptation

by Rosita Di Peri & Daniel Meier

<p>This book provides an intimate picture of Lebanon, exploring the impacts of the Arab uprisings of 2011 which are deeply affecting Lebanese politics and society. The book examines Lebanon’s current issues and its deep sectarian divisions, as ...

ISBN: 9781352000054

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Lifeworlds of Islam

The Pragmatics of a Religion

by Mohammed A. Bamyeh

<p>How do old ideas continue to appear relevant in a modern world? A sociological approach to Islam allow us to approach an answer to this question. In <em>Lifeworlds of Islam</em>, Mohammed A. Bamyeh shows that Islam has typically operated not ...

ISBN: 9780190942243

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Love's Subtle Magic

An Indian Islamic Literary Tradition, 1379-1545

by Aditya Behl

<p>The encounter between Muslim and Hindu remains one of the defining issues of South Asian society today. It began as early as the 8th century, and the first Muslim kingdom in India, the Sultanate of Delhi, was established at the end of the ...

ISBN: 9780190628826

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Mainstreaming Islam in Indonesia

Television, Identity, and the Middle Class

by Inaya Rakhmani

<p>This cutting edge book considers the question of Islam and commercialisation in Indonesia, a majority Muslim, non-Arab country. Revealing the cultural heterogeneity behind rising Islamism in a democratizing society, it highlights the case of ...

ISBN: 9781137548801

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Mapping the Chinese and Islamic Worlds

Cross-Cultural Exchange in Pre-Modern Asia

by Hyunhee Park

<p>Long before Vasco da Gama rounded the Cape of Good Hope en route to India, the peoples of Africa, the Middle East, and Asia engaged in vigorous cross-cultural exchanges across the Indian Ocean. This book focuses on the years 700 to 1500, a ...

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Martyrdom and Terrorism

Pre-Modern to Contemporary Perspectives

by Dominic Janes & Alex Houen

<p>In recent years, terrorism has become closely associated with martyrdom in the minds of many terrorists and in the view of nations around the world. In Islam, martyrdom is mostly conceived as &quot;bearing witness&quot; to faith and God. ...

ISBN: 9780199376513

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Media Portrayals of Religion and the Secular Sacred

Representation and Change

by Kim Knott & Elizabeth Poole

<p>Is it true that Christianity is being marginalised by the secular media, at the expense of Islam? Are the mass media Islamophobic? Is atheism on the rise in media coverage? Media Portrayals of Religion and the Secular Sacred explores such ...

ISBN: 9781317098799

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Medicine and Morality in Egypt

Gender and Sexuality in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

by Sherry Sayed Gadelrab

<p>In Middle Eastern and Islamic societies, the politics of sexual knowledge is a delicate and often controversial subject. Sherry Sayed Gadelrab focuses on nineteenth and early-twentieth century Egypt, claiming that during this period there was

ISBN: 9780857737724

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Medieval Heresies

Christianity, Judaism, and Islam

by Christine Caldwell Ames

<p>Jews, Christians, and Muslims in the Middle Ages were divided in many ways. But one thing they shared in common was the fear that God was offended by wrong belief. Medieval Heresies: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam is the first comparative ...

ISBN: 9781316287750

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Meta-Science of Tawhid

A Theory of Oneness

by Masudul Alam Choudhury

<p>This book explores the methodological foundation of Islamic thought premised on the cardinal principle of Tawhid, meaning the Oneness of God as the universal law. The consequential methodological worldview arising from the monotheistic unity ...

ISBN: 9783030215583

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