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Beyond Jihad

The Pacifist Tradition in West African Islam

by Lamin Sanneh

<p>Over the course of the last 1400 years, Islam has grown from a small band of followers on the Arabian peninsula into a global religion of over a billion believers. How did this happen? The usual answer is that Islam spread by the ...

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Beyond Shariati

Modernity, Cosmopolitanism, and Islam in Iranian Political Thought

by Siavash Saffari

<p>Ali Shariati (1933–77) has been called by many the 'ideologue of the Iranian Revolution'. An inspiration to many of the revolutionary generation, Shariati's combination of Islamic political thought and Left-leaning ideology continues to ...

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Black Mecca

The African Muslims of Harlem

by Zain Abdullah

<p>The changes to U.S. immigration law that were instituted in 1965 have led to an influx of West African immigrants to New York, creating an enclave Harlem residents now call ''Little Africa.'' These immigrants are immediately recognizable as ...

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Black Morocco

A History of Slavery, Race, and Islam

by Professor Chouki El Hamel

<p>Black Morocco: A History of Slavery, Race, and Islam chronicles the experiences, identity and achievements of enslaved black people in Morocco from the sixteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth century. Chouki El Hamel argues that ...

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Black Muslim Religion in the Nation of Islam, 1960-1975

by Edward E. Curtis

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Bombay Islam

The Religious Economy of the West Indian Ocean, 1840–1915

by Nile Green

<p>As a thriving port city, nineteenth-century Bombay attracted migrants from across India and beyond. Nile Green's Bombay Islam traces the ties between industrialization, imperialism and the production of religion to show how Muslim migration ...

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Carved in Stone, Etched in Memory

Death, Tombstones and Commemoration in Bosnian Islam since c.1500

by Professor Amila Buturovic

<p>Despite the recent history of violence and destruction, Bosnia-Herzegovina holds a positive place in history, marked by a continuous interweaving of different religious cultures. The most expansive period in that regard is the Ottoman rule ...

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Christian Encounters with Iran

Engaging Muslim Thinkers after the Revolution

by Sasan Tavassoli

<p>The interface between the current Shi'ite landscape and Christian thinking is of the greatest significance for the shifting political and religious dynamics of the Middle East. Sasan Tavassoli here examines Iranian Shi'ite thinkers' ...

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Christian Martyrdom and Political Violence

A Comparative Theology with Judaism and Islam

by Rubén Rosario Rodríguez

<p>In recent years, martyrdom and political violence have been conflated in the public imagination. Rubén Rosario Rodríguez argues that martyr narratives deserve consideration as resources for resisting political violence in contemporary ...

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Christianity in Fifteenth-Century Iraq

by Thomas A. Carlson

<p>Christians in fifteenth-century Iraq and al-Jazira were socially and culturally home in the Middle East, practicing their distinctive religion despite political instability. This insightful book challenges the normative Eurocentrism of ...

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Civil Disobedience in Islam

A Contemporary Debate

by Muhammad Haniff Hassan

<p>This book addresses contemporary debates on civil disobedience in Islam within the rich Sunni tradition, especially during the height of the non-violent people revolution in various Arab countries, popularly known as the Arab Spring. It ...

ISBN: 9789811032714

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Coercion and Responsibility in Islam

A Study in Ethics and Law

by Mairaj U. Syed

<p>In Coercion and Responsibility in Islam, Mairaj Syed explores how classical Muslim theologians and jurists from four intellectual traditions argue about the thorny issues that coercion raises about responsibility for one's action. This is ...

ISBN: 9780191093098

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Constructing a Religiously Ideal ',Believer', and ',Woman', in Islam

Neo-traditional Salafi and Progressive Muslims' Methods of Interpretation

by A. Duderija

<p>In this comprehensive study, Adis Duderija examines how Neo Traditional Salafi thought (NTS) and progressive Muslims interpret the normative concepts of 'Believer' and 'Muslim Woman' in contemporary Islam</p> ...

ISBN: 9780230337862

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Contemporary Muslim-Christian Encounters

Developments, Diversity and Dialogues

by Paul Hedges

<p><em>Contemporary Muslim-Christian Encounters: Developments, Diversity and Dialogues</em> addresses the key issues in the present day global encounter between Christians and Muslims. Divided into two parts, the first examines theoretical ...

ISBN: 9781472588555

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Contending Visions of the Middle East

The History and Politics of Orientalism

by Zachary Lockman

<p>Zachary Lockman's informed and thoughtful history of European Orientalism and US Middle East studies, the 'clash of civilizations' debate and America's involvement in the region has become a highly recommended and widely used text since its ...

ISBN: 9780511849343

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Conversion in Late Antiquity: Christianity, Islam, and Beyond

Papers from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar, University of Oxford, 2009-2010

by Dr Arietta Papaconstantinou, Dr Daniel L Schwartz & Dr Neil McLynn

<p>The papers in this volume were presented at a Mellon-Sawyer Seminar held at the University of Oxford in 2009-2010, which sought to investigate side by side the two important movements of conversion that frame late antiquity: to Christianity ...

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Converting to Islam

Understanding the Experiences of White American Females

by Amy Melissa Guimond

<p>This text aims to discover the shared lived experiences of white American female converts to Islam in post- 9/11 America. It explores the increasingly hostile social climate faced by Muslim Americans, as well as the spiritual, social, ...

ISBN: 9783319542508

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Corinth in Late Antiquity

A Greek, Roman and Christian City

by Amelia R. Brown

<p>Late antique Corinth was on the frontline of the radical political, economic and religious transformations that swept across the Mediterranean world from the second to sixth centuries CE. A strategic merchant city, it became a hugely ...

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Cosmic Anger: Abdus Salam - The First Muslim Nobel Scientist

by Gordon Fraser

<p>This book presents a biography of Abdus Salam, the first Muslim to win a Nobel Prize for Science (Physics 1979), who was nevertheless excommunicated and branded as a heretic in his own country. His achievements are often overlooked, even ...

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Critical Issues and Challenges in Islamic Economics and Finance Development

by Velid Efendic, Fikret Hadžic & Hylmun Izhar

<p>This book explores contemporary issues and trends facing Islamic banks, businesses and economies as presented at the International Conference of Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance. The authors leverage current empirical research and ...

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