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Islamic Fundamentalism: An Introduction, 3rd Edition

An Introduction, Third Edition

by Lawrence Davidson

<p>Given the volatile nature of relations between the Middle East and the Western world, many Westerners, particularly Americans, have a skewed view of what comprises Islamic fundamentalism. Many wonder, are these beliefs based in religious ...

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Islamic Law in Practice

Volume III

by Mashood A. Baderin

<p>Islamic law influences the lives of Muslims today as aspects of the law are applied as part of State law in different forms in many areas of the world. This volume provides a much needed collection of articles that explore the complexities ...

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Islamic Legal Theory

Volume I

by Mashood A. Baderin

<p>Islamic legal theory (usÅ«l al-fiqh) is literally regarded as ’the roots of the law’ whilst Islamic jurists consider it to be the basis of Islamic jurisprudence and thus an essential aspect of Islamic law. This volume addresses the sources, ...

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Islamic Modernities in Southeast Asia

Exploring Indonesian Popular and Visual Culture

by Leonie Schmidt

<p>What does it mean to be a modern Muslim today? In contemporary discourse Islam and modernity are often presented as each other’s opposites in media and popular culture.</p> <p>Southeast Asia has a large Muslim population, especially in ...

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Islamic Myths and Memories

Mediators of Globalization

by Itzchak Weismann, Mark Sedgwick & Ulrika Mårtensson

<p>Islamic myths and collective memory are very much alive in today’s localized struggles for identity, and are deployed in the ongoing construction of worldwide cultural networks. This book brings the theoretical perspectives of myth-making and

ISBN: 9781317112204

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Islamic Post-Traditionalism in Indonesia

by Rumadi

<p>Islamic Post-Traditionalism in Indonesia offers a unique assessment of the development of the phenomenon of Islamic post-traditionalism using Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), the largest mass Islamic organization in Indonesia (and the world) as a case ...

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Islamophobia and Racism in America

by Erik Love

<p>Choice Top Book of 2017</p> <p><strong>Confronting and combating Islamophobia in America.</strong></p> <p>Islamophobia has long been a part of the problem of racism in the United States, and it has only gotten worse in the wake of shocking ...

ISBN: 9781479864829

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Kabul in Winter

Life Without Peace in Afghanistan

by Ann Jones

<p><strong>A sharp and arresting people's-eye view of real life in Afghanistan after the Taliban</strong></p> <p>Soon after the bombing of Kabul ceased, award-winning journalist and women's rights activist Ann Jones set out for the shattered ...

ISBN: 9781466827653

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Knowledge and Practice in Mayotte

Local Discourses of Islam, Sorcery and Spirit Possession

by Michael Lambek

<p>On the East African island of Mayotte, Islam co-exists with two other systems of understanding and interpreting the world around its inhabitants: cosmology and spirit-mediumship. In a witty, evocative style accessible to both the specialist ...

ISBN: 9781442638617

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Koranic Allusions

The Biblical, Qumranian, and Pre-Islamic Background to the Koran

by Ibn Warraq

<p><strong>For anyone with an interest in the early history of Islam, this erudite anthology will prove to be informative and enlightening.</strong></p> <p>Scholars have long known that the text of the Koran shows evidence of many influences ...

ISBN: 9781616147600

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Loyal Enemies

British Converts to Islam 1850-1950

by Jamie Gilham

<p><em>Loyal Enemies</em> uncovers the history of the earliest British converts to Islam who lived their lives freely as Muslims on British soil, from the 1850s to the 1950s. Drawing on original archival research, it reveals that people from ...

ISBN: 9780190257477

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Maximizing Social Impact Through Waqf Solutions

by Hussein Elasrag

<p>Waqf, as an important Islamic institution that underlies economic development, has been effectively utilized since the early Madinah period to inspire economic growth and expansion. The benefits it provided encompassed economic, commerce, ...

ISBN: 6610000112371

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Media Portrayals of Religion and the Secular Sacred

Representation and Change

by Kim Knott & Elizabeth Poole

<p>Is it true that Christianity is being marginalised by the secular media, at the expense of Islam? Are the mass media Islamophobic? Is atheism on the rise in media coverage? Media Portrayals of Religion and the Secular Sacred explores such ...

ISBN: 9781317098799

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Medina in Birmingham, Najaf in Brent

Inside British Islam

by Innes Bowen

<p>Muslim intellectuals may try to define something called British Islam, but the truth is that as the Muslim community of Britain has grown in size and religiosity, so too has the opportunity to found and run mosques which divide along ethnic ...

ISBN: 9781849045308

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Minority Religions and Fraud

In Good Faith

by Amanda van Eck Duymaer van Twist

<p>Analysing both fraud and religion as social constructs with different functions and meanings attributed to them, this book raises issues that are central to debates about the limits of religious toleration in diverse societies, and the ...

ISBN: 9781317095736

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Modern Muslim Theology

Engaging God and the World with Faith and Imagination

by Martin Nguyen

<p>This book aims to bring Muslim theology into the present day. Rather than a purely academic pursuit, <em>Modern Muslim Theology</em> argues that theology is a creative process and discusses how the Islamic tradition can help contemporary ...

ISBN: 9781538115015

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Modernity, Sexuality, and Ideology in Iran: The Life and Legacy of a Popular Female Artist

by Talattof, Kamran

In Iran, since the mid-nineteenth century, one issue has been a common concern: how should Iran become modern? More than a century of struggle for or against modernity has constituted much of the social, political, and cultural history of the ...

ISBN: 9780815651390

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Moving In and Out of Islam

by Karin van Nieuwkerk

<p>Embracing a new religion, or leaving one’s faith, usually constitutes a significant milestone in a person’s life. While a number of scholars have examined the reasons why people convert to Islam, few have investigated why people leave the ...

ISBN: 9781477317501

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Muslim Democratic Parties in the Middle East

Economy and Politics of Islamist Moderation

by A. Kadir Yildirim

<p>A.Kadir Yildirim and other scholars have used the term &quot;Muslim Democrat&quot; to describe moderate Islamist political parties, suggesting a parallel with Christian Democratic parties in Europe. These parties (MDPs) are marked by their ...

ISBN: 9780253023292

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Muslim Laws in India

Contemporary Issues & Challenges

by Partha Pratim Mitra

<p>The book is being brought into existence as a text book for under-graduate and post-graduate students of law as well as with a view to help enthusiastic students of Muslim Family Law as a reference book. In India, Muslim population has ...

ISBN: 9789383793761

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