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 Denny
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317347277
Category: Political Science
Page: 432
View: 7556
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 Islamic law

Author: Joseph Schacht
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Religion
Page: 304
View: 5730
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 Islamic Law

Author: Wael B. Hallaq
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139489305
Category: Law
Page: N.A
View: 1387
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.

Saison in Mekka

Geschichte einer Pilgerfahrt
Author: Abdellah Hammoudi
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406557521
Page: 310
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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: 7892
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

Muslim Identities

An Introduction to Islam
Author: Aaron W. Hughes
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231531923
Category: Religion
Page: 328
View: 1752
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.

The Heart of the Qur'an

An Introduction to Islamic Spirituality
Author: Lex Hixon
Publisher: Quest Books
ISBN: 0835630528
Category: Religion
Page: 270
View: 4696
"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.

An Introduction to Islam

Author: Gerhard Endress
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231065818
Category: Islam
Page: 294
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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: 4947
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 Islamic Culture

Author: Syedur Rahman
Publisher: N.A
Category: Islamic civilization
Page: 135
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Introduction to Islamic Cosmological Doctrines, An

Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438414196
Category: Philosophy
Page: 322
View: 2649
This is the only book to deal with classical Islamic cosmology as it was formulated by the Ikhwan al-S'afa al Biruni and Ibn Sina during the tenth and eleventh centuries. These figures influenced all the later centuries of Islamic history and in fact created the cosmological framework within which all later scientific activity in the Islamic world was carried out--the enduring image of the cosmos within which Muslims have lived during the past millennium. Nasr writes from within the Islamic tradition and demonstrates how, based on the teachings of the Quran and the Prophet, the figures treated in this work integrated elements drawn from various ancient schools of philosophy and the sciences. This book is unique in its treatment of classical Islamic cosmology as seen from within the Islamic world-view and provides a key for understanding of traditional Islamic thought. -- Back cover.

An Introduction to Islamic Finance

Author: Taqi Usmani
Publisher: Arham Shamsi
Page: 246
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An introduction to the sociology of Islam

Author: Reuben Levy,Herbert Spencer
Publisher: N.A
Category: Civilization, Islamic
Page: 836
View: 4306

An Introduction to Islam for Jews

Author: Reuven Firestone
Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
ISBN: 0827610491
Category: Religion
Page: 315
View: 7120
Helping Jews understand Islam--a reasoned and candid view

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

Author: Miller,Roland E.
Publisher: Orient Blackswan
ISBN: 9788125018513
Page: 429
View: 3161
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.

Universal Science: An Introduction to Islamic Metaphysics

Author: Mahdī Ḥāʾirī Yazdī
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004343113
Category: Religion
Page: 216
View: 1926
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.

An introduction to Islamic economics

Author: Muhammad Akram Khan
Publisher: International Institute of Islamic Thought
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 153
View: 4267


auf den Spuren des Propheten
Author: Tariq Ramadan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783424350203
Page: 283
View: 5895


An Introduction for Christians
Author: Paul Varo Martinson
Publisher: Augsburg Books
ISBN: 9781451415742
Category: Religion
Page: 264
View: 5192
Christians of all denominations will find reliable and up-to-date information on Islam and its relationship to Christianity in this carefully researched and clearly written guide. Ideal for both individual and group study use, it provides an excellent and informative introduction to the subject.