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Critical Muslim 1

The Arabs are Alive

by Ziauddin Sardar & Robin Yassin-Kassab

<p>In the inaugural issue of Critical Muslim: Ziauddin Sardar tries to understand the significance of what just happened in the Middle East, Robin Yassin-Kassab spends some quality time in Tahrir Square, Ashur Shamis dodges the bullets of ...

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Critical Muslim 2

The Idea of Islam

by Ziauddin Sardar & Robin Yassin-Kassab

<p>Ziauddin Sardar argues why Islamic reform is necessary, Bruce Lawrence sees Muslim cosmopolitanism as the future, Parvez Manzoor declares jihad on the idea of 'the political', Samia Rahman gets to the root of Muslim misogyny, Michael Muhammad

ISBN: 9781849043793

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Critical Muslim 3

Fear and Loathing

by Ziauddin Sardar & Robin Yassin-Kassab

<p>AbdelWahab El-Affendi on Islamophobia and Orientalism in the age of liberal paranoia, Arun Kundnani on English Defense League and the rise of the far right in Europe, Vinay Lal on Hindus who love Hitler, Gordon Steffey on Christian ...

ISBN: 9781849043809

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Critical Muslim 4

Pakistan

by Ziauddin Sardar & Robin Yassin-Kassab

<p>Ziauddin Sardar questions the question mark that is always placed in front of Pakistan, Robin Yassin-Kassab asks why Pakistan has not imploded, Taimur Khan breaks bread with the gangsters and bookies of Karachi, Muhammad Idrees Ahmad revisits

ISBN: 9781849043816

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Critical Muslim 5

Love and Death

by Ziauddin Sardar & Robin Yassin-Kassab

<p>Aamer Hussein takes love to its logical conclusion, Robert Irwin traces the origins of the ghazal (love lyric), Christopher Shackle recites epic Panjabi poems of sacred love and lyrical death, Imranali Panjwani mourns the massacre of Karbala,

ISBN: 9781849043823

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Defining Islamic Statehood

Measuring and Indexing Contemporary Muslim States

by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

<p>This groundbreaking book offers in-depth analysis of the modern Islamic state, applying a quantitative measurement of how Muslim majority nations meet the definition. Content for the book was developed through extensive debate among a panel ...

ISBN: 9781137446824

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Defining Islamic Statehood

Measuring and Indexing Contemporary Muslim States

by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

What is the real definition of an Islamic state? How do the majority of Muslims govern themselves? How much do Muslims and non-Muslims really understand about the elements of an Islamic state? How can a true Islamic state function in a modern ...

ISBN: 9781137446831

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Demystifying the Caliphate

Historical Memory and Contemporary Contexts

by Madawi Al-Rasheed, Marat Shterin & Carool Kersten

<p>In Western popular imagination, the Caliphate often conjures up an array of negative images, while rallies organised in support of resurrecting the Caliphate are treated with a mixture of apprehension and disdain, as if they were the first ...

ISBN: 9780190257408

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Domestic Violence and the Islamic Tradition

by Ayesha S. Chaudhry

<p>Modern scholars of most major religious traditions, who seek gender egalitarian interpretations of their scriptural texts, confront a common dilemma: how can they produce interpretations that are at once egalitarian and authoritative, within ...

ISBN: 9780191669903

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Doubt in Islamic Law

A History of Legal Maxims, Interpretation, and Islamic Criminal Law

by Intisar A. Rabb

<p>This book considers an important and largely neglected area of Islamic law by exploring how medieval Muslim jurists resolved criminal cases that could not be proven beyond a doubt, calling into question a controversial popular notion about ...

ISBN: 9781316189863

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Dreams and Visions in the World of Islam

A History of Muslim Dreaming and Foreknowing

by Elizabeth Sirriyeh

<p>People in Western societies have long been interested in their dreams and what they mean. However, few non-Muslims in the West are likely to seek interpretation of those dreams to help them make life-changing decisions. In the Islamic world ...

ISBN: 9780857738202

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Empire and Power in the Reign of Süleyman

Narrating the Sixteenth-Century Ottoman World

by Kaya Sahin

<p>Kaya Sahin's book offers a revisionist reading of Ottoman history during the reign of Süleyman the Magnificent (1520–66). By examining the life and works of a bureaucrat, Celalzade Mustafa, Sahin argues that the empire was built as part of ...

ISBN: 9781139611305

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Encountering Islam on the First Crusade

by Nicholas Morton

<p>The First Crusade (1095–9) has often been characterised as a head-to-head confrontation between the forces of Christianity and Islam. For many, it is the campaign that created a lasting rupture between these two faiths. Nevertheless, is such ...

ISBN: 9781316719220

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Engaging Islam from a Christian Perspective

by Bonnie Evans-Hills & Michael Rusk

<p>Is it possible to bridge two faiths, to cross through myriad cultures, and to seek to understand some of today’s great global crises from the viewpoint of the other? With an estimated 5 million Muslims in the United States, Islam is a faith ...

ISBN: 9781454191476

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Engaging with Bediuzzaman Said Nursi

A Model of Interfaith Dialogue

by Ian S. Markham

<p>Too often interfaith dialogue is generic and unfocused. Often it involves 'liberals' from each tradition coming together to criticize the 'conservatives' in their own traditions. This book provides a model for interfaith dialogue that ...

ISBN: 9781317143376

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Enoch from Antiquity to the Middle Ages, Volume I

Sources From Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

by John Reeves & Annette Yoshiko Reed

<p>Across the ancient and medieval literature of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, one finds references to the antediluvian sage Enoch. Both the Book of the Watchers and the Astronomical Book were long known from their Ethiopic versions, which ...

ISBN: 9780192540201

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Entangled Pieties

Muslim-Christian Relations and Gendered Sociality in Java, Indonesia

by En-Chieh Chao

<p>This book explores the social life of Muslim women and Christian minorities amid Islamic and Christian movements in urban Java, Indonesia. Drawing on anthropological perspectives and 14 months of participant observation between 2009 and 2013 ...

ISBN: 9783319484204

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Epistemology of the Quran

Elements of a Virtue Approach to Knowledge and Understanding

by M. Ashraf Adeel

<p>This book examines all verses of the Quran involving knowledge related concepts. It begins with the argument that an analysis of the Quranic concept of ignorance points to epistemic virtues that can pave our way towards gaining knowledge ...

ISBN: 9783030175580

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Ethnographies of Islam: Ritual Performances and Everyday Practices

by Baudouin Dupret, Thomas Pierret, Paulo G. Pinto & others

This volume explores the ways in which ethnography can create a greater understanding of Islam in particular social contexts. It does so by advancing a pluralistic use of ethnography in research about Islam in anthropology and the other social ...

ISBN: 9780748654796

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Exploring the Qur'an

Context and Impact

by Muhammad Abdel Haleem

<p>The teachings, style and impact of the Qur'an have always been matters of controversy, among both Muslims and non-Muslims. But in a modern context of intercultural sensitivity, what the Qur'an says and means are perhaps more urgent questions ...

ISBN: 9781786721655

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