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The Cambridge Companion to American Islam

by Juliane Hammer & Omid Safi

<p>The Cambridge Companion to American Islam offers a scholarly overview of the state of research on American Muslims and American Islam. The book presents the reader with a comprehensive discussion of the debates, challenges and opportunities ...

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The Cambridge Companion to Classical Islamic Theology

by Tim Winter

<p>This series of critical reflections on the evolution and major themes of pre-modern Muslim theology begins with the revelation of the Koran, and extends to the beginnings of modernity in the eighteenth century. The significance of Islamic ...

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The Cambridge Companion to Miracles

by Graham H. Twelftree

<p>The miracle stories of the founders and saints of the major world religions have much in common. Written by international experts, this Companion provides an authoritative and comparative study of miracles in not only Hinduism, Islam, ...

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The Cambridge Companion to Muhammad

by Jonathan E. Brockopp

<p>As the Messenger of God, Muhammad stands at the heart of the Islamic religion, revered by Muslims throughout the world. The Cambridge Companion to Muhammad comprises a collection of essays by some of the most accomplished scholars in the ...

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The Cambridge Companion to Sufism

by Lloyd Ridgeon

<p>Sufism, the mystical or aesthetic doctrine in Islam, has occupied a very specific place in the Islamic tradition, with its own history, literature and devotional practices. Its development began in the seventh century and spread throughout ...

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The Canonization of Islamic Law

A Social and Intellectual History

by Ahmed El Shamsy

<p>The Canonization of Islamic Law tells the story of the birth of classical Islamic law in the eighth and ninth centuries CE. It shows how an oral normative tradition embedded in communal practice was transformed into a systematic legal science

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The Church in the Early Modern Age

by C. Scott Dixon

<p>The years 1450-1650 were a momentous period for the development of Christianity. They witnessed the age of Reformation and Counter-Reformation: perhaps the most important era for the shaping of the faith since its foundation. C Scott Dixon ...

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The Contemporary Islamic Governed State

A Reconceptualization

by Joseph J. Kaminski

<p>This book offers a normative reconceptualization of a modern Islamic governed state. First, Joseph Kaminski surveys the historical context of the trajectory of Islamic thought, and offers a unique discursive framework for reconceptualizing an

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The Daily Lives of Muslims

Islam and Public Confrontation in Contemporary Europe

by Nilüfer Göle

<p>For many in the West, Islam has become a byword for terrorism. From 9/11 to the Paris attacks, our headlines are dominated by images of violence and extremism. Now, as the Western world struggles to cope with the refugee crisis, there is a ...

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The Day Begins at Sunset

Perceptions of Time in the Islamic World

by Barbara Freyer Stowasser

<p>The vision of Time in the Qur'an is that of a divine gift created for the benefit of humankind. Night and day, and the twelve lunar months of the year, are 'appointed times for the believing people'. Reading the sky for the prayers of the ...

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The Fatimid Caliphate

Diversity of Traditions

by Farhad Daftary & Shainool Jiwa

<p>The Fatimids ruled much of the Mediterranean world for over two centuries. From the conquest of Ifriqiya in 909 to defeat at the hands of Saladin in 1171, the Fatimid caliphate governed a broad area stretching, at its peak, from the Red Sea ...

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The Fatimids

1 - The Rise of a Muslim Empire

by Shainool Jiwa

<p>Emerging from a period of long seclusion, in the year 909 the leader of the burgeoning community of Ismaili Shi'i Muslims was declared the first Fatimid Imam-caliph. Abd Allah al-Mahdi founded the only sustained Shi'i dynasty (909–1171) to ...

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The Foundation of Norms in Islamic Jurisprudence and Theology

by Omar Farahat

<p>In this book, Omar Farahat presents a new way of understanding the work of classical Islamic theologians and legal theorists who maintained that divine revelation is necessary for the knowledge of the norms and values of human actions. ...

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The Future of Interfaith Dialogue

Muslim-Christian Encounters through A Common Word

by Yazid Said & Lejla Demiri

<p>A Common Word Between Us and You (ACW) is an open letter, dated 13 October 2007, from leaders of the Islamic religion to those of the Christian religion. It calls for peace between Muslims and Christians and seeks common ground and ...

ISBN: 9781108619141

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The Good Muslim

Reflections on Classical Islamic Law and Theology

by Mona Siddiqui

<p>In this thought-provoking book, Mona Siddiqui reflects upon key themes in Islamic law and theology. These themes, which range through discussions about friendship, divorce, drunkenness, love, slavery and ritual slaughter, offer fascinating ...

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The Gülen Movement

Transformative Social Change

by Salih Cingillioglu

<p>This book presents findings from research into one of the world's most influential Islamic movements, the Gülen Movement, from the perspective of social transformation through adult education. At the core of research questions lies how the ...

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The Hajj

Pilgrimage in Islam

by Eric Tagliacozzo & Shawkat M. Toorawa

<p>Every year hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from all over the world converge on Mecca and its precincts to perform the rituals associated with the Hajj and have been doing so since the seventh century. In this volume, scholars from a range ...

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The History of Islam

Revelation, Reconstruction or Both?

by Terence Lovat & Amir Moghadam

<p>This book applies philosophical and critical textual scholarship to the traditional Islamic narrative in an attempt to distinguish between its historical and interpretive elements. It allows the narrative to be preserved with due respect for ...

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The Holy City of Medina

Sacred Space in Early Islamic Arabia

by Harry Munt

<p>This is the first book-length study of the emergence of Medina, in modern Saudi Arabia, as a widely venerated sacred space and holy city over the course of the first three Islamic centuries (the seventh to ninth centuries CE). This was a ...

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The Imperatives of Progressive Islam

by Adis Duderija

<p>With the proliferation of transnational Muslim networks over the last two decades, the religious authority of traditionally educated Muslim scholars, the uluma, has come under increasing scrutiny and disruption. These networks have provided a

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