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Perceptions of Self, Power, & Gender Among Muslim Women

Narratives from a Rural Community in Bangladesh

by Sarwar Alam

<p>This book analyzes perceptions of self, power, agency, and gender of Muslim women in a rural community of Bangladesh. Rural women’s limited power and agency has been subsumed within the male dominated Islamic discourses on gender. However, ...

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Philosophers, Sufis, and Caliphs

Politics and Authority from Cordoba to Cairo and Baghdad

by Ali Humayun Akhtar

<p>What was the relationship between government and religion in Middle Eastern history? In a world of caliphs, sultans, and judges, who exercised political and religious authority? In this book, Ali Humayun Akhtar investigates debates about ...

ISBN: 9781316856970

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Piety and Politics

Islamism in Contemporary Malaysia

by Joseph Chinyong Liow

<p>Malaysia, home to some twenty million Muslims, is often held up as a model of a pro-Western Islamic nation. The government of Malaysia, in search of Western investment, does its best to perpetuate this view. But this isn't the whole story. ...

ISBN: 9780190452094

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Politicizing Islam

The Islamic Revival in France and India

by Z. Fareen Parvez

<p>Home to the largest Muslim minorities in Western Europe and Asia, France and India are both grappling with crises of secularism. In <em>Politicizing Islam</em>, Fareen Parvez offers an in-depth look at how Muslims have responded to these ...

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Politics, Law, and Community in Islamic Thought

The Taymiyyan Moment

by Professor Ovamir Anjum

<p>This revisionist account of the history of Islamic political thought from the early to the late medieval period focuses on Ibn Taymiyya, one of the most brilliant theologians of his day. This original study demonstrates how his influence shed

ISBN: 9781139334327

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Poverty and Wealth in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

by Nathan R. Kollar & Muhammad Shafiq

<p>This book gathers scholars from the three major monotheistic religions to discuss the issue of poverty and wealth from the varied perspectives of each tradition. It provides a cadre of values inherent to the sacred texts of Jews, Christians, ...

ISBN: 9781349948505

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Prayer in Islamic Thought and Practice

by Marion Holmes Katz

<p>The five daily prayers (Salat) that constitute the second pillar of Islam deeply pervade the everyday life of observant Muslims. Until now, however, no general study has analyzed the rules governing Salat, the historical dimensions of its ...

ISBN: 9781107357211

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Pride, Faith, and Fear

Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa

by Charlotte A. Quinn & Frederick Quinn

<p>While nearly one in every five people in the world today is Muslim, Islam is spreading most rapidly in Sub-Saharan Africa, where one in three Africans today practices a form of Islam. Sub-Saharan Africa is today home to over 150 million ...

ISBN: 9780190281687

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Proceedings of the 3rd International Halal Conference (INHAC 2016)

by Nurhidayah Muhammad Hashim, Nur Nafhatun Md Shariff, Siti Fatahiah Mahamood & others

<p>This book contains selected papers which were presented at the 3rd International Halal Conference (INHAC 2016), organized by the Academy of Contemporary Islamic Studies (ACIS), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Shah Alam, Malaysia. It ...

ISBN: 9789811072574

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Progressive Muslims

On Justice, Gender, and Pluralism

by Omid Safi

Developed in response to the events of September 11 2001, these 14 articles from prominent Muslim thinkers offer a provocative reassessment of Islam's relationship with the modern world. Confronting issues such as racism, justice, sexuality and ...

ISBN: 9781780740545

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Prophecy, Piety, and Profits

A Conceptual and Comparative History of Islamic Economic Thought

by Ayman Reda

<p>This book examines, in greater depth than the existing literature, the history of Islamic economic thought. It seeks to introduce Islamic views to debates surrounding critical economic concepts, such as scarcity, wealth, poverty, charity, ...

ISBN: 9781137568250

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Qur'an of the Oppressed

Liberation Theology and Gender Justice in Islam

by Shadaab Rahemtulla

<p>This study analyses the commentaries of four Muslim intellectuals who have turned to scripture as a liberating text to confront an array of problems, from patriarchy, racism, and empire to poverty and interreligious communal violence. Shadaab

ISBN: 9780192516503

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Qur'an, The

by Tarif Khalidi

<b><i>'Had We sent down this Qur'an upon a mountain, You would have seen it humbled, Shattered from the fear of God'</i></b> Considered in Islam to be the infallible word of God, the Qur'an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad by the archangel

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Qur'an, The

by Tarif Khalidi

Considered in Islam to be the infallible word of God, The Qur'an was revealed to the prophet Muhammad by the archangel Gabriel in a series of divine revelations over many years after his first vision in the cave. In 114 chapters, or surahs, it ...

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Qur'anic Hermeneutics

Between Science, History, and the Bible

by Abdulla Galadari

<p><strong>This book is open access and available on www.bloomsburycollections.com.</strong></p> <p><em>Qur'anic Hermeneutics</em> argues for the importance of understanding the polysemous nature of the words in the Qur'an and outlines a new ...

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Qur’anic Guidance for Good Governance

A Contemporary Perspective

by Abdullah al-Ahsan & Stephen B. Young

<p>This book is a study of religious principles of good governance in our contemporary societies. Historically, religion has provided guidance for organizing societies. In modern times, however, religious ideas have been marginalized in social ...

ISBN: 9783319578736

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Rabi‘a from Narrative to Myth

The Many Faces of Islam's Most Famous Woman Saint, Rabi‘a al-‘Adawiyya

by Rkia Elaroui Cornell

<p>Rabi‘a al-‘Adawiyya is a figure of myth. Certainly a woman by this name was born in Basra, Iraq, in the eighth century, but her life remains recorded only in legends, stories, poems and hagiographies. The various depictions of her – as a ...

ISBN: 9781786075222

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Radical Islam and the Revival of Medieval Theology

by Daniel Lav

<p>With a scope that bridges the gap between the study of classical Islam and the modern Middle East, this book uncovers a profound theological dimension in contemporary Islamic radicalism and explores the continued relevance of medieval ...

ISBN: 9781139234405

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Radicalism and Political Reform in the Islamic and Western Worlds

by Kai Hafez

<p>Over the last decade, political Islam has been denounced in the Western media and in the surrounding literature as a terrorist or fascist movement that is entirely at odds with Western democratic ideology. Kai Hafez's book overturns these ...

ISBN: 9780511848735

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Rails Across North America

A Pictorial Journey Across the USA

by David Cable

<p>The Railways of the USA have a great following, both in the United States where there are large numbers of rail fans and increasingly in Britain/Europe, where there are enthusiasts who visit and model North American railroads.</p> ...

ISBN: 9781473858329

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