An Introduction to Islam

Author: David Waines
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521539067
Category: History
Page: 367
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A revised and updated edition of Waines' wide-ranging account of the history and theology of Islam.

An Introduction to Islam

Author: Frederick Mathewson Denny
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131835634
Category: Religion
Page: 418
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The author's extensive field work, experience, and scholarship combined with his engaging writing style and passion for the subject sets this text apart. An Introduction to Islam, Third Edition, provides students with a thorough and unified topical introduction to the global religious community of Islam. It places Islam within a cultural, political, social, and religious context and examines its connections with Judeo-Christian morals. The text's integration of the doctrinal and devotional elements of Islam enables students to see how Muslims think and live—engendering understanding and breaking down stereotypes.An Introduction to Islam, Third Editionalso reviews pre-Islamic history so students can see how Islam developed historically.

An Introduction to Islam

Author: Frederick Denny
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317347269
Category: Political Science
Page: 432
View: 7604
An Introduction to Islam, Fourth Edition, provides students with a thorough, unified and topical introduction to the global religious community of Islam. In addition, the author's extensive field work, experience, and scholarship combined with his engaging writing style and passion for the subject also sets his text apart. An Introduction to Islam places Islam within a cultural, political, social, and religious context, and examines its connections with Judeo-Christian morals. Its integration of the doctrinal and devotional elements of Islam enables readers to see how Muslims think and live, engendering understanding and breaking down stereotypes. This text also reviews pre-Islamic history, so readers can see how Islam developed historically.

An Introduction to Islam in the 21st Century

Author: Aminah Beverly McCloud,Scott W. Hibbard,Laith Saud
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118273915
Category: Religion
Page: 352
View: 2704
This engaging introduction to Islam examines its lived reality,its worldwide presence, and the variety of beliefs and practicesencompassed by the religion. The global perspective uniquelycaptures the diversity of Islam expressed throughout differentcountries in the present day. A comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, and global introduction toIslam, covering its history as well as current issues, experiences,and challenges Incorporates key new research on Muslims from a variety ofcountries across Europe, Latin America, Indonesia, and MalaysiaCentral Asia Directly addresses controversial issues, including politicalviolence and ‘terrorism’, anti-western sentiments, andIslamophobia Explores different responses from various Islamic communitiesto globalizing trends Highlights key patterns within Islamic history that shed lightupon the origins and evolution of current movements andthought

An Introduction to Islamic Law

Author: Wael B. Hallaq
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139489305
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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The study of Islamic law can be a forbidding prospect for those entering the field for the first time. Wael Hallaq, a leading scholar and practitioner of Islamic law, guides students through the intricacies of the subject in this absorbing introduction. The first half of the book is devoted to a discussion of Islamic law in its pre-modern natural habitat. The second part explains how the law was transformed and ultimately dismantled during the colonial period. In the final chapters, the author charts recent developments and the struggles of the Islamists to negotiate changes which have seen the law emerge as a primarily textual entity focused on fixed punishments and ritual requirements. The book, which includes a chronology, a glossary of key terms, and lists of further reading, will be the first stop for those who wish to understand the fundamentals of Islamic law, its practices and history.

An introduction to Islamic law

Author: Joseph Schacht
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Religion
Page: 304
View: 6753
This book presents a broad account of the present knowledge of the history and outlines the system of Islamic law. Showing that Islamic law is the key to understanding the essence of one of the great world religions, this book explores how it still influences the laws of contemporary Islamicstates, and is in itself a remarkable manifestation of legal thought.

An Introduction to Islam for Jews

Author: Reuven Firestone
Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
ISBN: 0827610491
Category: Religion
Page: 315
View: 3053
Helping Jews understand Islam--a reasoned and candid view

Nothing New Under the Sun

An Introduction to Islam
Author: Paul Culp
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 1581129785
Category: Religion
Page: 224
View: 507
Islam draws more attention to itself with each passing day, but surprisingly few people know much about it, even in government, the media, education, and the Church. Nothing New Under the Sun is an accessible, up-to-date study of Islam s past and present, with an acute analysis of its core logic and what that logic might mean for the future. Islam is a religion not just of scripture and tradition but also of community consensus, and it is not comprehensible without an examination of how that consensus is formed and the direction it is likely to take. Islam s relationship to the West must also be understood in light of the contemporary Western religious climate - specifically the American one - which is failing badly as an alternative to the Islamist model. Nothing New Under the Sun draws on the author s experience among Muslims in the US and abroad, while discussing key topics such as the rift between Sunnis and Shi ites, the significance of jihad, Sufi mysticism, the roots and development of political Islam, women s issues, and the Muslim view of the end of the world. Readers new to Islam will gain basic familiarity with it and become acquainted with more advanced topics, while those more familiar with Islam may benefit from a unique analysis of Islam s essential character and its place in the contemporary world.

The Heart of the Qur'an

An Introduction to Islamic Spirituality
Author: Lex Hixon
Publisher: Quest Books
ISBN: 0835630528
Category: Religion
Page: 270
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"Neither as Christians or Jews, nor simply as intellectually responsible individuals," says Hixon, "have members of Western civilization been sensitively educated or even accurately informed about Islam." As tensions between America and the Middle East grow, we should promote cross-cultural understanding, not violence. This new edition, with a new foreword and commentary by Neil Douglas-Klotz, allows the reader to drink from the illuminating fountain of the Holy Qur’an—the foundation of Islamic culture. First published in 1988, Hixon’s poetic meditations on over nine-hundred passages from the Qur’an show that they are not relics from the past but exist in a timeless present, communicating as vividly as when they were first uttered. Through clear and accessible language, Hixon illustrates how the teachings of Islam can be applied to contemporary everyday life issues such as love, relationships, justice, work, and self-knowledge. In addition to the selections themselves, the book contains readable, lively introductions to the tradition of Islam, its basic precepts, and what it says about other religions. As the first such work in English to be written by a Muslim, The Heart of the Qur’an continues to show that Islam is among the great wisdom traditions of humanity.

Muslim Identities

An Introduction to Islam
Author: Aaron W. Hughes
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231531923
Category: Religion
Page: 328
View: 1549
Rather than focus solely on theological concerns, this well-rounded introduction takes an expansive view of Islamic ideology, culture, and tradition, sourcing a range of historical, sociological, and literary perspectives. Neither overly critical nor apologetic, this book reflects the rich diversity of Muslim identities across the centuries and counters the unflattering, superficial portrayals of Islam that are shaping public discourse today. Aaron W. Hughes uniquely traces the development of Islam in relation to historical, intellectual, and cultural influences, enriching his narrative with the findings, debates, and methodologies of related disciplines, such as archaeology, history, and Near Eastern studies. Hughes's work challenges the dominance of traditional terms and concepts in religious studies, recasting religion as a set of social and cultural facts imagined, manipulated, and contested by various actors and groups over time. Making extensive use of contemporary identity theory, Hughes rethinks the teaching of Islam and religions in general and helps facilitate a more critical approach to Muslim sources. For readers seeking a non-theological, unbiased, and richly human portrait of Islam, as well as a strong grasp of Islamic study's major issues and debates, this textbook is a productive, progressive alternative to more classic surveys.

Children of Abraham

An Introduction to Islam for Jews
Author: Khalid Duran,Abdelwahab Hechiche
Publisher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.
ISBN: 9780881257243
Category: Religion
Page: 326
View: 3996
This groundbreaking book, developed with a grant from the Harriet and Robert Heilbrunn Institute for Interreligious Understanding of the American Jewish Committee, is a stepping stone to dialogue. Descended from a common ancestor, Jews and Muslims share a special relationship and practice religions that exhibit remarkable moral and theological resemblance. But most Jews know little about Islam. Professor Khalid Duran presents the majesty of Islam, its history and culture, but neither ignores nor rationalizes its more problematic aspects. His book offers an insightful and forthright treatment of the varieties of Muslim fundamentalism, Islamism and Jihadism. It offers a candid analysis of the status of women in Muslim belief and practice, as well as an unsentimental assessment of the historical treatment of minorities in Islamic societies. A publication of the Harriet and Robert Heilbrunn Institute for International Interreligious Understanding of the American Jewish Committee.

An Introduction to the Religion and History of Islam

Author: Ikenga R. A. Ozigboh
Publisher: Fourth Dimention Publishing Company Limited
Category: Religion
Page: 166
View: 7484
This book provides an account of the origins, development and character of Islam as a religion, civilisation and form of society, and instrument of power. It covers the spread of Islam from Morocco through sub-Saharan Africa to Afghanistan and from Turkey through inner Asia and Indo-Pakistan to the East Indies over a time period from the sixth century AD until the second half of the twentieth century. It includes a study of the prophet Muhammad, a study of the basic principles of Islam, a survey of the classical age and the Calliphal State and the emergence of Islamic sects and schools of law. The latter part of the book studies globally the 500 years of the middle period of Islamic history and its politics, Islam in modern times, and concludes with a historical profile of Islam in Nigeria from its inception in the eleventh century until the present. The author is a historian at the Univerity of Nigeria and a cultural Christian. The work is based on fact and is essentially historcal in interpretation. It intends to be scholarly in content but manageable for the general reader, and particularly pertinent and informative in the context of Nigeria and existing anxieties between Christianity and Islam.

An Introduction to Islamic Finance

Author: Taqi Usmani
Publisher: Arham Shamsi
Page: 246
View: 1390

Universal Science: An Introduction to Islamic Metaphysics

Author: Mahdī Ḥāʾirī Yazdī
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004343113
Category: Religion
Page: 216
View: 5237
The Universal Science (ʿIlm-i kullī) by Mahdī Ḥaʾiri Yazdī is a concise and authoritative introduction to the fundamental discussions in Islamic metaphysics. This short work offers an accessible, lucid, and deeply learned, guide through the ‘living tradition’ of Shīʿī philosophy.

Muslim Friends: Their Faith And Feeling: An Introduction To Islam

Author: Miller,Roland E.
Publisher: Orient Blackswan
ISBN: 9788125018513
Page: 429
View: 8951
The primary purpose of this book, says the author, is to enable non-Muslims to understand Islam more easily, and to help foster friendly relations between Muslims and non-Muslims. This book, while academically sound, is written for the general public and aims to make the Islamic reality more accessible to them by presenting Islam imaginatively from a Muslim perspective.

An Introduction to Islamic Faith and Thought

Author: Ali Ünal
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781597842105
Category: Religion
Page: 268
View: 6091
The "How to Live as a Muslim" series is an essential guide for anyone who seeks to acquire an accurate knowledge of Islam, as it elucidates all the facets of Islam with precise brevity in three volumes: An Introduction to Islamic Faith and Thought, Living in the Shade of Islam, and Living the Ethics and Morality of Islam, respectively. The first volume of the series delves into the heart of the matter, presenting clearly the fundamentals and different aspects of Islamic faith. It makes an effort to peel away the layers of what we think we know about Islam to reveal what Islam says about itself, and to explain the pillars of the Islamic faith. It discusses Islam's worldview, how we fit into it, and what God expects of us. It explains why Prophets were sent to guide us to the truth, why the Qur'an is the best guide for this journey, and how and why God equipped us to make this journey. Also examined in detail are the Resurrection and the Afterlife, Divine Destiny, eschatology, death and the spirit after death, and the invisible realm of existence.

An introduction to Islamic economics

Author: Muhammad Akram Khan
Publisher: International Institute of Islamic Thought
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 153
View: 2719

An introduction to the sociology of Islam

Author: Reuben Levy,Herbert Spencer
Publisher: N.A
Category: Civilization, Islamic
Page: 836
View: 6735

An Introduction to Islam

Author: Gerhard Endress
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231065818
Category: Islam
Page: 294
View: 4727

An Introduction to Islamic Jurisprudence

Author: Daniel (Ghasem) Akbari
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1524669105
Category: Education
Page: 104
View: 3949
What is Sharia? What does Islam teach? To what extent do ordinary Muslims know about and understand Islamic rules? How can one learn sharia in a simple, accurate way? How do Muslim scholars derive Sharia rules? The objective of the present book is to be a study course for law students who want to learn how to perform Islamic legal reasoning. The goal is to simplify the material to the point where students who are not professional Islamic scholars can, nevertheless, discuss and analyze sharia.