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Salafism in Jordan

Political Islam in a Quietist Community

by Joas Wagemakers

<p>Since the events of 9/11, Salafism in the Middle East has often been perceived as fixed, rigid and even violent, but this assumption overlooks the quietist ideology that characterises many Salafi movements. Through an exploration of Salafism ...

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Salafism in Lebanon

Local and Transnational Movements

by Zoltan Pall

<p>The past two decades have seen an increasing association between Lebanese Salafism and violence, with less attention being paid to Salafis who focus on peaceful proselytization. In reality, it is these Salafis whose influence has dramatically

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Salafism in Nigeria

Islam, Preaching, and Politics

by Alexander Thurston

<p>The spectre of Boko Haram and its activities in Nigeria dominates both media and academic analysis of Islam in the region. But, as Alexander Thurston argues here, beyond the sensational headlines this group generates, the dynamics of Muslim ...

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Salvation and Hell in Classical Islamic Thought

Can Allah Save Us All?

by Marco Demichelis

<p><em>Salvation and Hell in Classical Islamic Thought</em> uses classical Islamic sources to trace the development of Islamic eschatology during the formative centuries of Islamic intellectual history. Marco Demichelis draws on classical ...

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Saudi Clerics and Shi'a Islam

by Raihan Ismail

<p>The Saudi &quot;ulama&quot; are known for their strong opposition to Shi'a theology, Shi'a communities in Saudi Arabia, and external Shi'a influences such as Iran and Hezbollah. Their potent hostility, combined with the influence of the ...

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Secular Institutions, Islam and Education Policy

France and the U.S. in Comparative Perspective

by P. Mattei & A. Aguilar

<p>Amidst claims of threats to national identities in an era of increasing diversity, should we be worried about the upsurge in religious animosity in the United States, as well as Europe? This book explores how French society is divided along ...

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Secularism and Muslim Democracy in Turkey

by M. Hakan Yavuz

<p>In 2002 the Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP) swept to power in Turkey. Since then it has shied away from a hard-line ideological stance in favour of a more conservative and democratic approach. In this book, M. Hakan Yavuz ...

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Securitizing Islam

Identity and the Search for Security

by Stuart Croft

<p>Securitizing Islam examines the impact of 9/11 on the lives and perceptions of individuals, focusing on the ways in which identities in Britain have been affected in relation to Islam. 'Securitization' describes the processes by which a ...

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Self-Awareness in Islamic Philosophy

Avicenna and Beyond

by Jari Kaukua

<p>This important book investigates the emergence and development of a distinct concept of self-awareness in post-classical, pre-modern Islamic philosophy. Jari Kaukua presents the first extended analysis of Avicenna's arguments on ...

ISBN: 9781316190081

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Sexual Violation in Islamic Law

Substance, Evidence, and Procedure

by Hina Azam

<p>This book provides a detailed analysis of Islamic juristic writings on the topic of rape and argues that classical Islamic jurisprudence contained nuanced, substantially divergent doctrines of sexual violation as a punishable crime. The work ...

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Shared Stories, Rival Tellings

Early Encounters of Jews, Christians, and Muslims

by Robert C. Gregg

<p>Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are considered kindred religions-holding ancestral heritages and monotheistic belief in common-but there are definitive distinctions between these &quot;Abrahamic&quot; peoples. <em>Shared Stories, Rival ...

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Shari'a and Muslim Minorities

The wasati and salafi approaches to fiqh al-aqalliyyat al-Muslima

by Uriya Shavit

<p>Based on a comparative analysis of several hundred religio-juristic treatises and fatwas (religious decisions), Shari'a and Muslim Minorities: The Wasati and Salafi Approaches to Fiqh al-Aqalliyyat al-Muslima offers the most systematic and ...

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Shari'a and Social Engineering

The Implementation of Islamic Law in Contemporary Aceh, Indonesia

by R. Michael Feener

<p>This book seeks to open new lines of discussion about how Islamic law is viewed as a potential tool for programs of social transformation in contemporary Muslim society. It does this through a critical examination of the workings of the state

ISBN: 9780191668074

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Sharia and the Concept of Benefit

The Use and Function of Maslaha in Islamic Jurisprudence

by Abdul Aziz bin Sattam

<p>The idea of maslaha has a rich history in classical legal thought and literature. Conventionally translated into English as 'general benefit' or 'general interest', it has been the subject, over many centuries, of intense argument in Muslim ...

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Shariah Law

by Mohammad Hashim Kamali

Shariah law is a subject that is misunderstood and misrepresented by many in the West. More than simply a system of law, it is concerned with a set of values and rules that are essential to the understanding and practice of Islam. In this ...

ISBN: 9781786071514

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Shi'a Islam in Colonial India

Religion, Community and Sectarianism

by Justin Jones

<p>Interest in Shi'a Islam has increased greatly in recent years, although Shi'ism in the Indian subcontinent has remained largely underexplored. Focusing on the influential Shi'a minority of Lucknow and the United Provinces, a region that was ...

ISBN: 9781139124812

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Shi'i Islam

An Introduction

by Najam Haider

<p>During the formative period of Islam, in the first centuries after Muhammad's death, two particular intellectual traditions emerged, Sunnism and Shi'ism. Sunni Muslims endorsed the historical caliphate, while Shi'i Muslims, supporters of ...

ISBN: 9781316053911

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Shi'i Jurisprudence and Constitution

Revolution in Iran

by Amirhassan Boozari

Substantially about the relation between the concept of constitutionalism and Islamic Law in general and how such relation is specifically reflected in the Shiite jurisprudence, this volume explores the juristic origins of constitutionalism, ...

ISBN: 9780230320895

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Shi'i Reformation in Iran

The Life and Theology of Shari’at Sangelaji

by Ali Rahnema

<p>Shi 'ism caught the attention of the world as Iran experienced her revolution in 1979 and was subsequently cast in the mold of a monolithic discourse of radical political Islam. The spokespersons of Shi'i Islam, in or out of power, have not ...

ISBN: 9781317055327

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Shi’i Sectarianism in the Middle East

Modernisation and the Quest for Islamic Universalism

by Elisheva Machlis

<p>The eruption of violent sectarianism in Iraq following the US invasion in 2003 brought the question of Sunni-Shi'i relations in the country to the forefront of the international public agenda. It also strengthened the popular belief that ...

ISBN: 9780857737786

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