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The Meaning Of The Glorious Quran

by Marmaduke Pickthall

<p>The Meaning Of The Glorious Qur'an is an explanatory translation of the Qur'an by Marmaduke Pickthall. In 1928, Pickthall took a two-year sabbatical to complete his translation, a work that he considered the summit of his achievement. ...

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The Naked Blogger of Cairo

by Marwan M. Kraidy

<p>Across the Arab world, protesters voiced dissent through slogans, graffiti, puppetry, videos, and satire that called for the overthrow of dictatorial regimes. Investigating what drives people to risk everything to express themselves in ...

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The Perils of Joy: Contesting Mulid Festivals in Contemporary Egypt

by Schielke, Samuli

Mulids, festivals in honor of Muslim "friends of God," have been part of Muslim religious and cultural life for close to a thousand years. While many Egyptians see mulids as an expression of joy and love for the Prophet Muhammad and his family, ...

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The Perplexity of a Muslim Woman

Over Inheritance, Marriage, and Homosexuality

by Olfa Youssef

<p>Using the methodology of modern scholars in the fields of Arabic lexicography, linguistics, and psychoanalysis, Tunisian feminist scholar Olfa Youssef investigates the rulings about inheritance, marriage, and homosexuality in the Qur’anic ...

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The Phoenix Mosque and the Persians of Medieval Hangzhou

by Qing Chen, Florence Hodous & Alexander Morton

<p>In the early 1250s, Möngke Khan, grandson and successor of the mighty Mongol emperor, Genghis Khan, sent out his younger brothers Qubilai and Hulegu to consolidate his power. Hulegu was welcomed into Iran while his older brother, Qubilai, ...

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The Political Aesthetics of ISIS and Italian Futurism

by Thorsten Botz-Bornstein

<p>Through empirical analysis and theoretical reflection, this book shows that the aesthetics and politics of the Islamic State is “futurist.” ISIS overcomes postmodern pessimism and joins the modern, techno-oriented, and optimistic attitude ...

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The Qur'an in Context

A Christian Exploration

by Mark Robert Anderson

<p><em>The Qur'an in Context**The Qur'an in Context</em></p> ...

ISBN: 9780830893430

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The Shi'ites of Lebanon

Modernism, Communism, and Hizbullah's Islamists

by Rula Jurdi Abisaab & Malek Abisaab

<p>The complex history of Lebanese Shi‘ites has traditionally been portrayed as rooted in religious and sectarian forces. The Abisaabs uncover a more nuanced account in which colonialism, the modern state, social class, and provincial politics ...

ISBN: 9780815653011

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The State of Islam: Culture and Cold War Politics in Pakistan

by Toor, Saadia

Studies Pakistan through the lens of the Cold War and the War on Terror and sheds light on the processes behind the rise of militant Islam. ...

ISBN: 9781849646093

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Tradition and Islamic Learning

Singapore Students in the Al-Azhar University

by Norshahril Saat

<p>The Al-Azhar University remains the top destination for Southeast Asian students pursuing an Islamic studies degree. The university, built in the last millennium, has been able to withstand competition from modern universities across the ...

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Twelve Infallible Men

by Matthew Pierce

<p>In the tenth century Shi?a scholars assembled accounts of twelve imams’ lives, portraying them as miracle workers who were betrayed. These biographies invoked shared cultural memories, shaped communal responses and ritual practices of ...

ISBN: 9780674969100

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Understanding Africa

The Stories of Culture and Change

by A. H. M. Zehadul Karim

<p>This book, Understanding Africa, is a compilation of a number of articles explaining the analytical stories of culture change in the African continent. A few articles of this book have been presented in draft form at an international ...

ISBN: 9781482881929

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Understanding Muslim Chaplaincy

by Sophie Gilliat-Ray & Mansur Ali

<p>Understanding Muslim Chaplaincy provides a lens through which to explore critical questions relating to contemporary religion in public life, and the institutionalisation of Islam in particular. Providing a rich description of the personnel, ...

ISBN: 9781317004714

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What Is Moderate Islam?

by Navras Jaat Aafreedi, Anonymous, Aziz Baloch & others

<p>Radical Islam is a major affliction of the contemporary world. Each year, radical Islamists carry out terrorist attacks that result in a massive death toll, almost all involving noncombatants and innocents. Estimates of how many Muslims could

ISBN: 9781498537421

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What is the Sharia?

by Baudouin Dupret

<p>In the West, &quot;sharia&quot; often calls to mind antiquated laws founded upon gender discrimination and barbaric punishments. In the East, for some it means the ideal standards by which Muslims strive to live; for others, it is the ...

ISBN: 9781787380912

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With Stones in Our Hands

Writings on Muslims, Racism, and Empire

by Sohail Daulatzai & Junaid Rana

<p><strong>Bringing together scholars and activists, <em>With Stones in Our Hands</em> confronts the rampant anti-Muslim racism and imperialism across the globe today</strong></p> <p>After September 11, 2001, the global War on Terror has made ...

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Women, Islam, and Abbasid Identity

by Nadia Maria El Cheikh

<p>When the Abbasids overthrew the Umayyads in 750 CE and ushered in Islam’s Golden Age, ideas about gender and sexuality were central to the process by which the caliphate achieved self-definition and articulated its systems of power and ...

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Young British Muslims

Between Rhetoric and Realities

by Sadek Hamid

<p>Young British Muslims continue to generate strong interest in public discourse. However, much of this interest is framed in negative terms that tends to associate them with criminality, religious extremism or terrorism. Focusing instead on ...

ISBN: 9781134789627

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Zionism in Arab Discourses

by Uriya Shavit & Ofir Winter

<p><em>Zionism in Arab discourses</em> presents a ground-breaking study of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Through analyses of hundreds of texts written by Arab Islamists and liberals from the late-nineteenth century to the 'Arab Spring', the book ...

ISBN: 9781784998141

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