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Silenced

How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedom Worldwide

by Paul Marshall & Nina Shea

<p>Blasphemy accusations in the Muslim world are increasingly used as key tools by authoritarian governments and extremist forces to acquire and consolidate their power. These charges, which draw on disputed interpretations of Islamic law and ...

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Social Capital and Risk Sharing

An Islamic Finance Paradigm

by Adam Ng, Abbas Mirakhor & Mansor H. Ibrahim

One of the few books to view social capital from a religious perspective, <SPAN style="FONT-STYLE: italic">Social Capital and Risk Sharing</SPAN> fills an important gap in finance literature. It presents a vision of a socio-economic framework ...

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Social Protection in Islamic Law

Theoretical Perspective

by Ayten Erol

<p>This book presents conceptual framework and fundamental principles of social protection in Islamic Law. According to Islamic law, the right to live is a primary human right. This right, granted by God, begins with the right of people to come ...

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Spiritual Quest

Reflections on Quranic Prayer According to the Teachings of Imam Ali

by Reza Shah-Kazemi

<p>The Qur?an is the sacramental foundation of prayer in Islam. Its inspirational power is perpetually renewed through being recited and meditated upon by Muslims on a daily basis throughout their lives. This succinct monograph provides a unique

ISBN: 9780857735287

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State, Nationalism, and Islamization

Historical Analysis of Turkey and Pakistan

by Raja M. Ali Saleem

<p>This book argues that Islam’s role in state nationalism is the best predictor of the Islamization of government using two most different cases: Turkey, which was an aggressively secular country until recently, and Pakistan, a country that is ...

ISBN: 9783319540061

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Sufi Narratives of Intimacy: Ibn 'Arabi, Gender, and Sexuality

by Sa'diyya Shaikh

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Sufis and Saints' Bodies: Mysticism, Corporeality, and Sacred Power in Islam

by Scott Kugle

ISBN: 9780807857892

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Sufis, Salafis and Islamists

The Contested Ground of British Islamic Activism

by Sadek Hamid

<p>British Muslim activism has evolved constantly in recent decades. What have been its main groups and how do their leaders compete to attract followers? Which social and religious ideas from abroad are most influential? In this groundbreaking ...

ISBN: 9780857729156

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Sufism and Early Islamic Piety

Personal and Communal Dynamics

by Arin Salamah-Qudsi

<p>Sufism and Early Islamic Piety: Personal and Communal Dynamics offers a new story about the formative period of Sufism. Through a fresh reading of diverse Sufi and non-Sufi sources, Arin Salamah-Qudsi reveals the complexity of personal and ...

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Temptations of Power

Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East

by Shadi Hamid

<p>In 1989, Francis Fukuyama famously announced the &quot;end of history.&quot; The Berlin Wall had fallen; liberal democracy had won out. But what of illiberal democracy--the idea that popular majorities, working through the democratic process,

ISBN: 9780199314072

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The 'Metaphysica' of Avicenna (ibn Si¯na¯)

A critical translation-commentary and analysis of the fundamental arguments in Avicenna's 'Metaphysica' in the 'Da¯nish Na¯ma-i 'ala¯'i¯' ('The Book of Scientific Knowledge')

by Parviz Morewedge

<p>In this book, first published in 1973, Professor Parviz Morewedge, an expert on Islamic philosophy and mysticism, provides a critical exposition of one text of ibn Sina (Avicenna), the great Persian philosopher who lived from 980 to 1037. The

ISBN: 9781317366102

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The 1820 Russian Survey of the Khanate of Shirvan

A Primary Source on the Demography and Economy of an Iranian Province prior to its Annexation by Russia

by George A. Bournoutian

<p>Shirvan, today mainly part of Azerbaijan, existed as an autonomous khanate, under Iranian influence, until 1820, when under pressure from Russia, the khan fled to Iran, and Shirvan was immediately annexed along with two neighbouring khanates.

ISBN: 9781909724815

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The Albanian Bektashi

History and Culture of a Dervish Order in the Balkans

by Robert Elsie

<p>The Bektashi dervish order is a Sufi Alevite sect found in Anatolia and the Balkans with a strong presence in Albania. In this, his final book, Robert Elsie analyses the Albanian Bektashi and considers their role in the country's history and ...

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The Antichrist and Armageddon

by Danyal Nicholson

<p style="text-align:justify;margin-top:10px;">Danyal Nicholson was born in a Christian family and he grew up around religious clerics and pastors. He attended Church on a weekly basis. He later studied world religions and had particular ...

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The Arab World and Iran

A Turbulent Region in Transition

by Amin Saikal

<p>This volume focuses on interpreting the changing domestic and regional dynamics in the Arab world and Iran. Its chapters discuss an array of countries, events, actors, and issues - from an examination of the Arab Spring and the Tunisian ...

ISBN: 9781137559661

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The Battle for British Islam

Reclaiming Muslim Identity from Extremism

by Sara Khan & Tony McMahon

<p>An important book from a tireless campaigner' Mishal Husain 'Sara Khan is a fearless and principled voice in the struggle for the soul of Islam. Everyone who cares about combatting prejudice should read her, befriend her and fight alongside ...

ISBN: 9780863561641

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The Bible and the Qur'an

Biblical Figures in the Islamic Tradition

by John Kaltner & Dr Younus Mirza

<p>The Bible and the Qur'an provides an overview of all the figures and groups who are mentioned in both the Bible and the Qur'an. Principal focus centres on the similarities and differences between the presentations of these characters in the ...

ISBN: 9780567666031

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The Bloomsbury Reader on Islam in the West

by Edward E. Curtis

<p>For more than a millennium, Islam has been a vital part of Western civilization. Today, however, it is sometimes assumed that Islam is a foreign element inside the West, and even that Islam and the West are doomed to be in perpetual conflict.

ISBN: 9781474245388

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The Boko Haram Insurgence In Nigeria

Perspectives from Within

by Edlyne Eze Anugwom

<p>This book focuses on the Boko Haram insurgence in Nigeria, and provides information on the origin and growth of the sect, antecedent and historical factors behind the insurgence, assessing a variety of socio-political drivers. The structure, ...

ISBN: 9783319969596

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The Caliphate

by Hugh Kennedy

<p><strong>What is a caliphate? Who can be caliph? And how are contemporary ideologues such as ISIS reviving - and abusing - the term today?</strong></p> <p>In the first modern account of a subject of critical importance today, acclaimed ...

ISBN: 9780141981413

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