Islam and the Victorians: Nineteenth Century Perceptions of by Shahin Kuli Khan Khattak

By Shahin Kuli Khan Khattak

This ebook brings to existence Victorian Britain's conceptions and misconceptions of the Muslim global utilizing a radical research of various cultural resources of the interval. She discovers the existing illustration of Muslims and Islam within the significant spheres of British effect - India and the Ottoman Empire - was once strengthened through reoccurring subject matters: via literature and leisure the general public observed "the Mahomedan" because the "noble savage", a conception bolstered via trip writing and fiction of the "exotic east" and the "Arabian Nights".

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Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our by James Carroll

By James Carroll

James Carroll’s pressing, masterly Jerusalem, Jerusalem uncovers the ways that the traditional urban turned a transcendent fable that ignites non secular fervor in contrast to at any place else on the earth. That fervor animates American historical past up to it does the center East, within the current as deeply as within the past.

In Carroll’s provocative analyzing of the deep prior, the Bible got here into being as an act of resistance to the violence that threatened Jerusalem from the beginning. Centuries later, holy wars burned apocalyptic Jerusalem into the Western brain, sparking expressly non secular clash between Jews, Christians, and Muslims. the warmth stretched from Richard the Lionheart to box Marshal Edmund Allenby, whose global battle I conquest of town relit the fuse for a struggle that also rages.

Carroll’s impressive bounce is to teach how, as Christopher Columbus was once dispatched from the Crusades-obsessed Knights Templar’s final outpost in Iberia, the hot international too used to be powerfully formed via the millennial obsessions of town on a Hill — from Governor Winthrop to Abraham Lincoln to Woodrow Wilson to Ronald Reagan. Heavenly Jerusalem defines the yankee mind's eye — and continually, the earthly urban smolders. Jerusalem fever, inextricably tied to Christian fervor, is the lethal — unnamed — 3rd celebration to the Israeli-Palestinian wars. figuring out Jerusalem fever is the main that unlocks global background, and the analysis that provides us our greatest likelihood to reimagine peace.

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The Idea of Women in Fundamentalist Islam by Lamia Rustum Shehadeh

By Lamia Rustum Shehadeh

Lamia Rustum Shehadeh analyzes the writings and political practices of the 9 Islamic ideologues of the 20th century who masterminded the resurgence of Islamic fundamentalism to illustrate that their constant emphasis at the subordinate prestige of girls constitutes a automobile for reaching political strength. because the simply learn that compiles and reviews the gender thought of the most important Islamic fundamentalists, The thought of girls in Fundamentalist Islam offers a unifying concept elucidating their stand on women's position in society and the centrality of girls of their politically perfect Muslim society.

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The Fatimids and Their Successors in Yaman: The History of by Ayman Fu'ad Sayyid

By Ayman Fu'ad Sayyid

The Uyun al-akhbar is the main entire textual content through an Ismaili writer at the historical past of the Ismaili group, from its origins as much as Idris ‘Imad al-Din’s personal time within the fifteenth century. The 7th quantity, edited the following for the 1st time, including a precis English translation, bargains particularly with the interval of the 3 Fatimid caliphs, al-Mustansir, al-Musta’li, and al-Amir, as well as the Tayyibi Ismaili group in Yemen.

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An Oral-Formulaic Study of the Qur'an by Andrew G. Bannister

By Andrew G. Bannister

The Qur’an makes vast use of older non secular fabric, tales, and traditions that predate the origins of Islam, and there has lengthy been a fierce debate approximately how this fabric came upon its approach into the Qur’an. This specified booklet argues that this debate has principally been characterised through a failure to completely enjoy the Qur’an as a predominately oral product.

Using leading edge automated linguistic research, this learn demonstrates that the Qur’an screens some of the symptoms of oral composition which have been present in different conventional literature. while one then combines those automated effects with different clues to the Qur’an’s origins (such because the demonstrably oral tradition that either predated and preceded the Qur’an, in addition to the “folk reminiscence” within the Islamic culture that Muhammad was once an oral performer) those a number of strains of proof converge and aspect to the belief that enormous parts of the Qur’an must be understood as being developed reside, in oral performance.

Combining old, linguistic, and statistical research, a lot of it made attainable for the 1st time as a result of new automatic instruments constructed particularly for this publication, Bannister argues that the results of orality have lengthy been missed in reports of the Qur’an. by way of moving the Islamic scripture firmly again into an oral context, one earnings either a clean appreciation of the Qur’an by itself phrases, in addition to a clean knowing of ways Muhammad used early non secular traditions, retelling outdated stories afresh for a brand new audience.

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Malik and Medina: Islamic Legal Reasoning in the Formative by Umar F. Abd-Allah

By Umar F. Abd-Allah

This e-book stories the criminal reasoning of Mālik ibn Anas (d. 179 H./795 C.E.) within the Muwaṭṭa' and Mudawwana. even though targeting Mālik, the publication offers a huge comparative research of criminal reasoning within the first 3 centuries of Islam. It reexamines the position of thought of opinion (ra'y), dissent, and felony ḥadīths and demanding situations the paradigm that Muslim jurists eventually concurred on a "four-source" (Qurʾān, sunna, consensus, and analogy) concept of legislation. as an alternative, Mālik and Medina emphasizes that the 4 Sunnī colleges of legislations (madhāhib) emerged through the formative interval as designated, constant, but principally unstated felony methodologies and many times maintained their independence and continuity over the following millennium.

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Islam and Modernity: Transformation of an Intellectual by Fazlur Rahman

By Fazlur Rahman

As Professor Fazlur Rahman exhibits within the most up-to-date of a sequence of vital contributions to Islamic highbrow background, the attribute difficulties of the Muslim modernists—the variation to the desires of the modern scenario of a holy booklet which attracts its particular examples from the stipulations of the 7th century and earlier—are in no way new. . . . In Professor Rahman's view the highbrow and hence the social improvement of Islam has been impeded and distorted through interrelated error. the 1st was once dedicated through those that, in studying the Koran, didn't realize the diversities among common ideas and particular responses to 'concrete and specific ancient situations.' . . . This very stress gave upward thrust to the second one significant mistakes, that of the secularists. through instructing and analyzing the Koran in this kind of manner as to confess of no switch or improvement, the dogmatists had created a scenario within which Muslim societies, confronted with the principal have to teach their humans for all times within the sleek global, have been compelled to make a painful and self-defeating choice—either to desert Koranic Islam, or to show their backs at the glossy world.—Bernard Lewis, long island assessment of Books"In this paintings, Professor Fazlur Rahman offers a certainly formidable blueprint for the transformation of the highbrow culture of Islam: theology, ethics, philosophy and jurisprudence. Over the voices advocating a go back to Islam or the reestablishment of the Sharia, the advisor for motion, he astutely and soberly asks: What and which Islam? extra importantly, how does one get to 'normative' Islam? the writer counsels, and passionately demonstrates, that for Islam to be really what Muslims declare it to be—comprehensive in scope and efficacious for each age and place—Muslim students and educationists needs to reevaluate their technique and hermeneutics. In spelling out the mandatory and sound technique, he's instantly brave, severe and profound."—Wadi Z. Haddad, American-Arab Affairs

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