The Penguin Dictionary Of Islam

Author by : Azim Nanji
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Publisher by : Penguin UK
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Description : Islam today is a truly global faith, yet it remains somewhat of an enigma to many of us. Each and every day our newspapers are saturated with references to Islam; Quran, Taliban, Hijab, Fatwa, Allah, Sunni, Jihad, Shia, the list goes on. But how much do we really understand? Are we, in fact, misunderstanding? The Penguin Dictionary of Islam provides complete, impartial answers. It includes extensive coverage of the historical formations of the worldwide Muslim community and highlights key modern Muslim figures and events. Understanding Islam is vital to understanding our world and this text is the definitive authority, designed for both general and academic readers.


Dictionary Of Islamic Architecture

Author by : Andrew Petersen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : This dictionary provides a range of artistic, archaeological, cultural, technical and biographical data for the entire geographical and chronological spread of Islamic architecture.


Islam

Author by : Roger M. A. Allen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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Description : Gathers fifteen essays on Islam, covering its orgins, its divisions and their doctrines, mosques, Islamic government, and its relation to women, Judaism, Christianity, and the United States.


Islam A Very Short Introduction

Author by : Malise Ruthven
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Publisher by : OUP Oxford
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Description : Islam features widely in the news, often in its most militant versions, but few people in the non-Muslim world really understand the nature of Islam. Malise Ruthven's Very Short Introduction contains essential insights into issues such as why Islam has such major divisions between movements such as the Shi'ites, the Sunnis, and the Wahhabis, and the central importance of the Shar'ia (Islamic law) in Islamic life. It also offers fresh perspectives on contemporary questions: Why is the greatest 'Jihad' (holy war) now against the enemies of Islam, rather than the struggle against evil? Can women find fulfilment in Islamic societies? How must Islam adapt as it confronts the modern world? In this new edition, Ruthven brings the text up-to-date by reflecting upon some of the most significant changes in the Muslim world in recent years; from the emergence of al-Qaeda and the attacks on New York and Washington on 9/11 and the ensuing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, to the uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa. Ruthven includes new material surrounding the concept of a globalized Islam, bringing into question the effects of economic globalization, the effect of international events in Middle Eastern countries, the issues surrounding Islam and democracy, and the reception and perception of Islam in the West. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


Ismailism And Islam In Modern South Asia

Author by : Soumen Mukherjee
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : This book explores the evolution of a Shia Ismaili identity and crucial aspects of the historical forces that conditioned the development of the Muslim modern in late colonial South Asia. It traces the legal process that, since the 1860s, recast a Shia Imami identity for the Ismailis, and explicates the public career of Imam Aga Khan III amid heightened religious internationalism since the late nineteenth century, the age of 'religious internationals'. It sheds light and elaborates on the enduring legacies of questions such as the Aga's understanding of colonial modernity, his ideas of India, restructured modalities of community governance and the evolution of Imamate-sponsored institutions, key strands in scholarship that characterized the development of the Muslim and Shia Ismaili modern, and Muslim universality vis-...-vis denominational particularities that often transcended the remits of the modular nation and state structure.


Civilisations In Conflict

Author by : J. Andrew Kirk
Languange : en
Publisher by : OCMS
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Historical Dictionary Of The Ismailis

Author by : Farhad Daftary
Languange : en
Publisher by : Scarecrow Press
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Description : The Ismaili Muslims, who belong to the Shia branch of Islam, live in over 25 different countries around the world, mainly in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Their history has typically been linked to the history of the various countries in which they live, but the worldwide community is united under Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual leader and 49th Imam of the Ismaili Muslims. Few fields of Islamic studies have witnessed as drastic a change as Ismaili studies, due in part to the recent discovery of numerous historical texts, and author Farhad Daftary makes extensive use of these new sources in the Historical Dictionary of the Ismailis. This comprehensive new reference work is the first of its kind on the Ismailis and presents a summary of the findings of modern scholarship on the Ismaili Shia Muslims and different facets of their heritage. The dictionary covers all phases of Ismaili history as well as the main doctrines of the community. It includes an introductory chapter, which provides a broad historical survey of the Ismailis, followed by alphabetical entries on all major aspects of the community, such as key figures, institutions, traditions, and doctrines. It also contains a chronology, genealogical tables, a glossary, and a substantial bibliography. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Ismailis."


Understanding Sharia

Author by : Raficq S. Abdulla
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : I.B.Tauris in association with the Institute of Ismaili Studies Sharia has been a source of misunderstanding and misconception in both the Muslim and non-Muslim worlds. Understanding Sharia: Islamic Law in a Globalised World sets out to explore the reality of sharia, contextualising its development in the early centuries of Islam and showing how it evolved in line with historical and social circumstances. The authors, Raficq S. Abdulla and Mohamed M. Keshavjee, both British-trained lawyers, argue that sharia and the positive law flowing from it, known as fiqh, have never been an exclusive legal system or a fixed set of beliefs. In addition to tracing the history of sharia, the book offers a critique concerning its status today. Sharia is examined with regard to particular issues that are of paramount importance in the contemporary world, such as human rights; criminal penalties, including those dealing with apostasy, blasphemy and adultery, commercial transactions, and bio-medical ethics, amongst other subjects. The authors show that sharia is a legal system underpinned by ethical principles that are open to change in different circumstances and contexts, notwithstanding the claims for `transcendental permanence' made by Islamists. This book encourages new thinking about the history of sharia and its role in the modern world.


The Penguin Dictionary Of Judaism

Author by : Nicholas De Lange
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin UK
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Description : The Penguin Dictionary of Judaism is a remarkable feat of Reference scholarship by renowned Cambridge professor and translator, Nicholas de Lange. With an approachable A-Z format the book covers everything from Jewish traditions and biographical entries on key historical figures to theology, religious law and practice, and the history of Jewish thought. Each entry is presented with clarity, precision and authority. With extensive cross-referencing and invaluable additional material such as a chronology of Judaism and the Jewish calendar, this is an essential companion for students of Jewish studies, Hebrew, Religion and Theology plus anyone with a general interest in this rich religion.


The Penguin Dictionary Of Religion In India

Author by : Roshen Dalal
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin Global
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Description : In India, The Birthplace Of Some Of The World'S Major Faiths And Home To Many More, Religion Is A Way Of Life, Existing As Much In Temples, Mosques, Churches And Wayside Shrines As It Does In Social Laws, Cultural Practices And The Political Arena. Bringing This Complex And Fascinating Subject Into Easy Access Through Essential Facts And Figures, Clear, Concise Definitions And Up-To-Date Information On Recent Religio-Political Developments, The Penguin Dictionary Of Religion In India Is The First Single-Volume Dictionary To Provide A Comprehensive Account Of Every Major Religion Practised In The Country Today. From Somnatha Temple And Babri Masjid To Golden Temple And Akali Movement ; From Shariat And Eucharist To Shabbat And Nirvana ; From Dalai Lama And Adi Shankaracharya To Osho And Art Of Living This Meticulously Researched Work Of Reference Covers A Vast Range Of Topics, Placing Each Faith In Its Historical Context And Tracing Its Evolution From Its Inception Up To The Present.


Muslims And American Popular Culture 2 Volumes

Author by : Anne R. Richards
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : Offering readers an engaging, accessible, and balanced account of the contributions of American Muslims to the contemporary United States, this important book serves to clarify misrepresentations and misunderstandings regarding Muslim Americans and Islam. • Identifies the contributions of Muslims to American fiction, poetry, music, food, architecture, and other cultural forms to document the breadth of their contributions • Highlights the ways in which Muslims have been, and continue to be, routinely depicted negatively in American literature, film, and religious discourse, and documents the potential effects that such depictions can have on individual Muslims and their communities • Offers readers useful tools that allow them to apply a critical eye to the representations of Muslims in the news


Anthropomorphism In Islam

Author by : Livnat Holtzman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Edinburgh University Press
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Description : Through a close, contextualized, and interdisciplinary reading in Hadith compilations, theological treatises, and historical sources, this book offers an evaluation and understanding of the traditionalistic endeavours to define anthropomorphism in the most crucial and indeed most formative period of Islamic thought.


Islamic And Caste Knowledge Practices Among Haalpulaaren In Senegal

Author by : Dilley Roy Dilley
Languange : en
Publisher by : Edinburgh University Press
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Description : This book examines in historical perspective the hitherto little-studied relationship between Islam and caste among the Haalpulaaren of Senegal. The Islamic uprising of the 1770s, which established a class of Islamic clerics in positions of authority in the Senegal river valley, had long-term consequences for the social relations between clerics and caste groups. The book examines how at different historical junctures attempts were made to negotiate the equalitarian claims of a universalist faith with the expression of social differentiation lying at the heart of caste inequality. While the existing literature focuses on those who established Islam within the region, this present work provides insights into how marginalised artisans, poets and musicians understood themselves and how they responded to a faith which had become the cornerstone of social prestige and status. It analyses the knowledge practices of clerics and of specialised craft groups, arguing that they are crucial for our understanding of social and cultural distinction. This involves a synthesis of historical sources and ethnography, and provides an innovative approach to the study of religious identity and specialist practitioners.


Recent Reference Books In Religion

Author by : William M. Johnston
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Introduction To Islam And The Islamic World

Author by : Various
Languange : en
Publisher by : OUP Oxford
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Description : Combining key titles from both Oxford's Very Short Introductions and Oxford World's Classics series, this collection includes an assortment of books that will enlighten your understanding of Islam. Containing A Very Short Introduction to The Koran, Islamic History, and Islam, plus one of the bestselling versions of the Qur'an, these books provide insight into the religious, historical, and political ideas surrounding the world of Islam. Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects - from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary Theory to History, and Archaeology to the Bible. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume in this series provides trenchant and provocative, yet always balanced and complete, discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field.


A Comparative Study Of Islamic Finance In Australia And The Uk

Author by : Imran Lum
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This book provides valuable insights into the practical challenges faced by the nascent Islamic finance industry and compares the Australian experience to developments in the UK. It contributes to a greater understanding of how Muslims living as a minority in Australia and the UK negotiate Islamic doctrine in secular societies by focusing on one aspect of this negotiation, namely the prohibition of ribā. There is little debate in the Islamic tradition on the prohibition of ribā. The differences, however, lie in the interpretation of ribā and the question of how Muslims live in a society that is heavily reliant on interest and conventional banking, yet at the same time adhere to Islamic guidelines. Through the words of religious leaders, Muslim professionals and university students, Imran Lum provides real accounts of how Muslims in Australia and the UK practically deal with conventional banking and finance products such as home loans, savings accounts and credit cards. He also explores Muslim attitudes towards Islamic finance and queries whether religion is the sole determining factor when it comes to its uptake. Drawing on his own unique experience as a practitioner responsible for growing an Islamic business in a conventional bank, Lum provides a firsthand account of the complexities associated with structuring Islamic finance products that are not only sharia compliant but also competitive in a non-Muslim jurisdiction. Using ṣukūk bonds as a case study, he highlights the tangible and non-tangible barriers to product development, such as tax and regulatory requirements and the rise of Islamophobia. Combining academic and industry experience, Lum unpacks the relationship of Islamic finance with Muslim identity construction in the West and how certain modalities of religiosity can lead to an uptake of Islamic finance, while others can lead toits rejection.


Arabic Picture Dictionary Goodword

Author by : Saniyasnain Khan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Goodword Books
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The Penguin Dictionary Of Decorative Arts

Author by : John Fleming
Languange : en
Publisher by : London : Allen Lane
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Description : Encyclopedisch overzicht van de kunstnijverheid van de Middeleeuwen tot de 20e eeuw.


Islam In The African American Experience

Author by : Richard Brent Turner
Languange : en
Publisher by : Indiana University Press
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Description : The involvement of African Americans with Islam reaches back to the earliest days of the African presence in North America. This book explores these roots in the Middle East, West Africa and antebellum America.


Text And Trauma

Author by : Ian Richard Netton
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : An essay in literary criticism with a difference, addressing the nature of blasphemy and using selected novels by Salman Rushdie, Najib Mahfuz and Nikos Kazantzakis as case studies.


Choice

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Mission Is A Must

Author by : Frans Wijsen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rodopi
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Description : From the contents: Leo Meulenberg: The Epistle to Diognetus - an open dialogue. - Jan Rietveld: The conversion of a missionary: reflections on the life of Martin of Nantes (1638-1714). - Arnulf Camps: The evolution, involution and revolution of the concept and reality of mission and evangelization. - Jan A.B. Jongeneel: The challenge of a multicultural and multireligious Europe. - Jan van Lin: Correlational model for interfaith prayer meetings.


Islam And The Ahmadiyya Jama At

Author by : Simon Ross Valentine
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hurst Publishers
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Description : This book is the first scholarly appraisal of the teachings, beliefs and lifestyle of the Ahmaddiya Jama'at, an Islamic reform group founded in nineteenth-century India that has millions of follows worldwide. To the great annoyance of other Muslims, the Ahmadis claim that other prophets followed the Prophet Muhammad, a controversial belief that has led to their fierce persecution, especially in South Asia, where the government has declared them to be non-Muslims.The author also explores other major claims of the Ahmadis, among them that Jesus, instead of dying on the cross, as Christians believe, or ascending into heaven as mainstream Muslims teach, escaped from the Romans and finally settled and died in Srinagar, the capital of Kashmir, where his alleged tomb is located. Following an account of the life of Ghulam Mirza Ahmad, the movement's founder, Valentine discusses the history of the Ahmadis, their proselytisation strategies, the role of mosques and madrasas, the position of women and the Ahmadis' doctrines of peaceful jihad.


Land Of Enki In The Islamic

Author by : Insoll
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Penguin Handbook Of The World S Living Religions

Author by : John R. Hinnells
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin UK
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Description : The definitive guide to our world's religions. Comprehensive and authoritative, The Penguin Handbook of the World's Living Religions is compiled by a team of international scholars. This in-depth survey of active religions, fully updated to include modern developments and the most recent scholarship, now features chapters on twenty-first-century America, Britain, Canada, and Australia. Ranging across the globe, contributors explain the sources and history of today's religious systems, from Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, and Islam, to regional groups in Africa, China, and Japan. Readers will find a wealth of detail on doctrines, practices, rites of passage, rituals, and the role of gender in modern faiths.


The Koran

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Publisher by : Penguin
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Description : N. J. Dawood’s masterful translation of The Koran in a fully revised edition The Koran is universally accepted by Muslims to be the infallible word of God as first revealed to the prophet Muhammad by the angel Gabriel nearly fourteen hundred years ago. Its 114 chapters recount the narratives and rules of conduct central to Islamic belief, and together they form one of the world’s most influential prophetic works and a literary masterpiece in its own right. This newly revised edition of N. J. Dawood’s classic translation is also available in a larger edition with the original Arabic in parallel text. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.


American Journal Of Islamic Social Sciences 30 2

Author by : Yusef Waghid and Nuraan Davids
Languange : en
Publisher by : International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)
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Description : The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS), established in 1984, is a quarterly, double blind peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal, published by the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), and distributed worldwide. The journal showcases a wide variety of scholarly research on all facets of Islam and the Muslim world including subjects such as anthropology, history, philosophy and metaphysics, politics, psychology, religious law, and traditional Islam.