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A Sociology of Prayer

by Dr Rebecca Catto & Professor Linda Woodhead

<p>Prayer is a central aspect of religion. Even amongst those who have abandoned organized religion levels of prayer remain high. Yet the most basic questions remain unaddressed: What exactly is prayer? How does it vary? Why do people pray and ...

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Abraham or Aristotle? First Millennium Empires and Exegetical Traditions

An Inaugural Lecture by the Sultan Qaboos Professor of Abrahamic Faiths Given in the University of Cambridge, 4 December 2013

by Garth Fowden

<p>Judaism, Christianity and Islam - the three scriptural monotheisms, still often studied separately - are here intertwined within a historical frame. The approach outlined in this lecture pivots around the Qur'an as it emerged in ...

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Absolute Reality in the Qur'an

by Masudul Alam Choudhury

<p>This book studies the absolute reality of the Qur’an, which is signified by the struggle of truth against falsehood in the framework of monotheistic unity of knowledge and the unified world-system induced by the consilience of knowledge. In ...

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Ahmadi and Christian Socio-Political Responses to Pakistan’s Blasphemy Laws

A Comparison, Contrast and Critique with Special Reference to the Christian Church in Pakistan

by Qaiser Julius

<p>The roots of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws can be traced back to the British colonial rule in India, but their harsher clauses were added to the Pakistan Penal Code during a wave of intense Islamization in the 1980s. Everyone in Pakistan is ...

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Aisha al-Bauniyya

A Life in Praise of Love

by Th. Emil Homerin

<p>Aisha al-Ba’uniyya (c.1456–1517) was one of the greatest women mystics in Islamic history. A Sufi master and an Arab poet, her religious writings were extensive by any standard and extraordinary for her time. In medieval Islam a number of ...

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Al-Ghazali's Philosophical Theology

by Frank Griffel

<p>The Muslim thinker al-Ghazali (d. 1111) was one of the most influential theologians and philosophers of Islam and has been considered an authority in both Western and Islamic philosophical traditions. Born in northeastern Iran, he held the ...

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Amplifying Islam in the European Soundscape

Religious Pluralism and Secularism in the Netherlands

by Pooyan Tamimi Arab

<p>Public manifestations of Islam remain fiercely contested across the Global West. Studies to date have focused on the visual presence of Islam – the construction of mosques or the veiling of Muslim women. <em>Amplifying Islam in the European ...

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An Introduction to Islamic Law

by Wael B. Hallaq

<p>The study of Islamic law can be a forbidding prospect for those entering the field for the first time. Wael Hallaq, a leading scholar and practitioner of Islamic law, guides students through the intricacies of the subject in this absorbing ...

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An Introduction to Said Nursi

Life, Thought, and Writings

by Ian S. Markham & Suendam Birinci Pirim

<p>Contemporary Islamic thinkers are often studied sociologically rather than as theologians. There are many accessible introductions to Christian theologians, but very few such studies of Islamic thinkers. This book, and this series, seeks to ...

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An Islamic Worldview from Turkey

Religion in a Modern, Secular and Democratic State

by Mualla Selçuk, Halis Albayrak & John Valk

<p>This book is a journey into the heart of an Islamic worldview.  It asks challenging questions of far-reaching consequence, addressing matters such as the Qur’an and revelation; rituals and symbols embraced; nature of God, of humans, and of ...

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Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe

A Shared Story?

by James Renton & Ben Gidley

<p>This is the first book to examine the relationship between European antisemitism and Islamophobia from the Crusades until the twenty-first century in the principal flashpoints of the two racisms. With case studies ranging from the Balkans to ...

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Arab Subcultures

Transformations in Theory and Practice

by Tarik Sabry & Layal Ftouni

<p>What is 'Arab' about Arab subcultures? This is the first book to set out to delineate different ways of studying and theorising Arab subcultural groups and practices, including film, graffiti, music, live art performances, Arab techies and ...

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Attar and the Persian Sufi Tradition

The Art of Spiritual Flight

by L. Lewisohn & C. Shackle

<p>Farid al-Din Attar (d. 1221) was the principal Muslim religious poet of the second half of the twelfth century. Best known for his masterpiece Mantiq al-tayr, or The Conference of Birds, his verse is still considered to be the finest example ...

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Avicenna

His Life and Works

by Soheil M. Afnan

<p>This book, first published in 1958, examines the life and works of Avicenna, one of the most provocative figures in the history of thought in the East. It shows him in the right historical perspective, as the product of the impact of Greek ...

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Avicenna's Allegory on the Soul

An Ismaili Interpretation

by Wilferd Madelung

<p>The Persian philosopher Ibn Sina (d. 1037), known in Europe as Avicenna, was arguably the greatest master of Aristotelian thought in the Muslim world. The symbolical 'Poem on the Soul' (Qasidat al-nafs), which portrays all earthly human souls

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Becoming Arab

Creole Histories and Modern Identity in the Malay World

by Sumit K. Mandal

<p>Sumit K. Mandal uncovers the hybridity and transregional connections underlying modern Asian identities. By considering Arabs in the Malay world under European rule, Becoming Arab explores how a long history of inter-Asian interaction was ...

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Believing Women' in Islam

Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur'an

by Asma Barlas

<p>Does Islam call for the oppression of women? The subjugation of women in many Muslim countries is often used as evidence of this, while many Muslims read the Qur’an in ways that seem to justify sexual oppression and inequality. In this ...

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Beyond Feminism and Islamism

Gender and Equality in North Africa

by Doris H. Gray

<p>Are women in North Africa and the Middle East 'feminist'? Or is being a Muslim incompatible with feminism? Is there such a thing as 'Islamic feminism'? Through interviews with Moroccan activists and jurists - both male and female - and by ...

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Beyond Hybridity and Fundamentalism

Emerging Muslim Identity in Globalized India

by Tabassum Ruhi Khan

<p>The question of identity and especially its formation among youth, has received significant academic attention as our worlds become intricately and unpredictably connected through satellite televisions, mobile telephones, Internet and social ...

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Beyond Islam

A New Understanding of the Middle East

by Sami Zubaida

<p>In this magisterial work, Sami Zubaida draws on a distinguished career's worth of experience trying to understand the region to address the fundamental question in Middle East studies: what is the Middle East? He argues, controversially, that

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