The Islam Book

The Islam Book
Author: DK
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-08-04
ISBN 10: 0744031044
ISBN 13: 9780744031041
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Islam Book Book Review:

This comprehensive, accessible, and authenticated guide to Islam is essential to understanding the world's fastest-growing religion. This essential guide to Islam covers every aspect of the Muslim faith and its history - from the life of the Prophet Muhammad and the teachings of the Koran to Islam in the 21st century. Celebrating the scientific, literary, and artistic achievements of the Islamic Golden Age and the ideas of philosophers and theologians across the centuries, it opens a window on the Islamic world. Clear factual writing offers insight into terms like Sharia law, the Caliphate, and jihad; Sunni and Shia divisions; and Sufi poetry and music. Images of Islamic art, architecture, calligraphy, and historical artefacts illustrate the articles while the Big Ideas' trademark infographics and flowcharts explore and explain the central tenets of Islam, such as prayer, fasting, and pilgrimage. Modern issues such as fundamentalism are discussed in context alongside the work of peaceful traditionalists, modernizers, and women's rights campaigners, among others. Packed with inspiring quotations and bold illustrations, The Islam Book is an invaluable source of information both for members of one of the world's major religions and readers looking for a clear unbiased guide to the meaning of this faith.

The Encyclopaedia Britannica

The Encyclopaedia Britannica
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Alpha Edition
Total Pages: 1036
Release: 2020-12-15
ISBN 10: 9789354307539
ISBN 13: 9354307531
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopaedia Britannica Book Review:

This book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations. So that the book is never forgotten we have represented this book in a print format as the same form as it was originally first published. Hence any marks or annotations seen are left intentionally to preserve its true nature.

What Is Islam

What Is Islam
Author: Shahab Ahmed
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2015-11-17
ISBN 10: 1400873584
ISBN 13: 9781400873586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Is Islam Book Review:

What is Islam? How do we grasp a human and historical phenomenon characterized by such variety and contradiction? What is "Islamic" about Islamic philosophy or Islamic art? Should we speak of Islam or of islams? Should we distinguish the Islamic (the religious) from the Islamicate (the cultural)? Or should we abandon "Islamic" altogether as an analytical term? In What Is Islam?, Shahab Ahmed presents a bold new conceptualization of Islam that challenges dominant understandings grounded in the categories of "religion" and "culture" or those that privilege law and scripture. He argues that these modes of thinking obstruct us from understanding Islam, distorting it, diminishing it, and rendering it incoherent. What Is Islam? formulates a new conceptual language for analyzing Islam. It presents a new paradigm of how Muslims have historically understood divine revelation—one that enables us to understand how and why Muslims through history have embraced values such as exploration, ambiguity, aestheticization, polyvalence, and relativism, as well as practices such as figural art, music, and even wine drinking as Islamic. It also puts forward a new understanding of the historical constitution of Islamic law and its relationship to philosophical ethics and political theory. A book that is certain to provoke debate and significantly alter our understanding of Islam, What Is Islam? reveals how Muslims have historically conceived of and lived with Islam as norms and truths that are at once contradictory yet coherent.

Contesting Islam Constructing Race and Sexuality

Contesting Islam  Constructing Race and Sexuality
Author: Sunera Thobani
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-12-10
ISBN 10: 1350148113
ISBN 13: 9781350148116
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contesting Islam Constructing Race and Sexuality Book Review:

The current political standoffs of the 'War on Terror' illustrate that the interaction within and between the so-called Western and Middle Eastern civilizations is constantly in flux. A recurring theme however is how Islam and Muslims signify the 'Enemy' in the Western socio-cultural imagination and have become the 'Other' against which the West identifies itself. In a unique and insightful blend of critical race, feminist and post-colonial theory, Sunera Thobani examines how Islam is foundational to the formation of Western identity at critical points in its history, including the Crusades, the Reconquista and the colonial period. More specifically, she explores how masculinity and femininity are formed at such pivotal junctures and what role feminism has played in the wars against 'radical' Islam. Exposing these symbiotic relationships, Thobani explores how the return of 'religion' is reworking the racial, gender and sexual politics by which Western society defines itself, and more specifically, defines itself against Islam. Contesting Islam, Constructing Race and Sexuality unpacks conventional as well as unconventional orthodoxies to open up new spaces in how we think about sexual and racial identity in the West and the crucial role that Islam has had and continues to have in its development.

The Genius of Islam

The Genius of Islam
Author: Bryn Barnard
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2013-04-24
ISBN 10: 0449814947
ISBN 13: 9780449814949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Genius of Islam Book Review:

The Middle Ages were a period of tremendous cultural and scientific advancement in the Islamic Empire—ideas and inventions that shaped our world. Did you know that: • The numbers you use every day (Arabic numerals!) are a Muslim invention? • The marching band you hear at football games has its roots in the Middle East? • You are drinking orange juice at breakfast today thanks to Islamic farming innovations? • The modern city's skyline was made possible by Islamic architecture? The Muslim world has often been a bridge between East and West, but many of Islam's crucial innovations are hidden within the folds of history. In this important book, Bryn Barnard uses short, engaging text and gorgeous full-color artwork to bring Islam's contributions gloriously to life. Chockful of information and pictures, and eminently browsable, The Genius of Islam is the definitive guide to a fascinating topic.

Conference of the Books

Conference of the Books
Author: Khaled Abou El Fadl
Publsiher: University Press of Amer
Total Pages: 419
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015049672317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conference of the Books Book Review:

Abou El Fadl (Islamic law, UCLA School of Law) wrote the 62 brief essays here over the course of five years. Through a combination of musings and critical reflections on classical Muslim authors, he both traces Muslim intellectual history and also confronts questions of ethics, faith, law, politics, culture, and modern identity. He ranges over many facets of Islam in the contemporary world, exploring censorship, political oppression, terrorism, the veil and the treatment of women, marriage, parental rights, the dynamics between law and morality, the character of the prophet Muhammad, and other topics. About half the essays first appeared in The minaret magazine. c. Book News Inc.

Routledge Handbook on Early Islam

Routledge Handbook on Early Islam
Author: Herbert Berg
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2017-08-10
ISBN 10: 1317589203
ISBN 13: 9781317589204
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook on Early Islam Book Review:

The formative period of Islam remains highly contested. From the beginning of modern scholarship on this formative period, scholars have questioned traditional Muslim accounts on early Islam. The scholarly fixation is mirrored by sectarian groups and movements within Islam, most of which trace their origins to this period. Moreover, contemporary movements from Salafists to modernists continue to point to Islam’s origins to justify their positions. This Handbook provides a definitive overview of early Islam and how this period was understood and deployed by later Muslims. It is split into four main parts, the first of which explores the debates and positions on the critical texts and figures of early Islam. The second part turns to the communities that identified their origins with the Qurʾān and Muḥammad. In addition to the development of Muslim identities and polities, of particular focus is the relationship with groups outside or movements inside of the umma (the collective community of Muslims). The third part looks beyond what happened from the 7th to the 9th centuries CE and explores what that period, the events, figures, and texts have meant for Muslims in the past and what they mean for Muslims today. Not all Muslims or scholars are willing to merely reinterpret early Islam and its sources, though; some are willing to jettison parts, or even all, of the edifice that has been constructed over almost a millennium and a half. The Handbook therefore concludes with discussions of re-imaginations and revisions of early Islam and its sources. Almost every major debate in the study of Islam and among Muslims looks to the formative period of Islam. The wide range of contributions from many of the leading academic experts on the subject therefore means that this book will be a valuable resource for all students and scholars of Islamic studies, as well as for anyone with an interest in early Islam.

Blaming Islam

Blaming Islam
Author: John R. Bowen
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2012-03-02
ISBN 10: 0262301105
ISBN 13: 9780262301107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blaming Islam Book Review:

Why fears about Muslim integration into Western society—propagated opportunistically by some on the right—misread history and misunderstand multiculturalism. In the United States and in Europe, politicians, activists, and even some scholars argue that Islam is incompatible with Western values and that we put ourselves at risk if we believe that Muslim immigrants can integrate into our society. Norway's Anders Behring Breivik took this argument to its extreme and murderous conclusion in July 2011. Meanwhile in the United States, state legislatures' efforts to ban the practice of Islamic law, or sharia, are gathering steam—despite a notable lack of evidence that sharia poses any real threat. In Blaming Islam, John Bowen uncovers the myths about Islam and Muslim integration into Western society, with a focus on the histories, policy, and rhetoric associated with Muslim immigration in Europe, the British experiment with sharia law for Muslim domestic disputes, and the claims of European and American writers that Islam threatens the West. Most important, he shows how exaggerated fears about Muslims misread history, misunderstand multiculturalism's aims, and reveal the opportunism of right wing parties who draw populist support by blaming Islam.

Islam

Islam
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1974
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015057071501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Islam

Islam
Author: Marjorie Kelly
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 321
Release: 1984
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105081628948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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What the Qur an Meant

What the Qur an Meant
Author: Garry Wills
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN 10: 1101981032
ISBN 13: 9781101981030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What the Qur an Meant Book Review:

America’s leading religious scholar and public intellectual introduces lay readers to the Qur’an with a measured, powerful reading of the ancient text Garry Wills has spent a lifetime thinking and writing about Christianity. In What the Qur’an Meant, Wills invites readers to join him as he embarks on a timely and necessary reconsideration of the Qur’an, leading us through perplexing passages with insight and erudition. What does the Qur’an actually say about veiling women? Does it justify religious war? There was a time when ordinary Americans did not have to know much about Islam. That is no longer the case. We blundered into the longest war in our history without knowing basic facts about the Islamic civilization with which we were dealing. We are constantly fed false information about Islam—claims that it is essentially a religion of violence, that its sacred book is a handbook for terrorists. There is no way to assess these claims unless we have at least some knowledge of the Qur’an. In this book Wills, as a non-Muslim with an open mind, reads the Qur’an with sympathy but with rigor, trying to discover why other non-Muslims—such as Pope Francis—find it an inspiring book, worthy to guide people down through the centuries. There are many traditions that add to and distort and blunt the actual words of the text. What Wills does resembles the work of art restorers who clean away accumulated layers of dust to find the original meaning. He compares the Qur’an with other sacred books, the Old Testament and the New Testament, to show many parallels between them. There are also parallel difficulties of interpretation, which call for patient exploration—and which offer some thrills of discovery. What the Qur’an Meant is the opening of a conversation on one of the world’s most practiced religions.

Islam

Islam
Author: Abdulkader Tayob
Publsiher: Oneworld Publications Limited
Total Pages: 178
Release: 1999-07
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105110243685
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam Book Review:

This is a much-needed, concise and innovative introduction to the religion of Islam. Abdulkader Tayob's unique approach takes the reader on a symbolic voyage of discovery around a mosque, from the minaret to the minbar (pulpit). He uses these immediate and tangible structures to introduce teachings, practices, values and issues central to this rich and fascinating world faith, including: -- prayer, worship and pilgrimage -- gender and community -- technology and religion -- challenges and opportunities in the 21st century. This is a thought-provoking and accessible exploration of the key elements of Islam for students, Muslims seeking a new perspective on their faith, and all those interested in the study of religion in the world today.

Meeting Islam

Meeting Islam
Author: George Dardess
Publsiher: Paraclete Press (MA)
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PSU:000058194454
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meeting Islam Book Review:

Islam's key facts, chief concepts, and practices are shared through the author's own failings and successes in a guide that explores the rewards and dangers of venturing outside the boundaries of one's faith. Original.

The House of Islam

The House of Islam
Author: Ed Husain
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-06-19
ISBN 10: 1632866412
ISBN 13: 9781632866417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The House of Islam Book Review:

“Ed Husain has become one of the most vital Muslim voices in the world. The House of Islam could very well be his magnum opus.” -Reza Aslan, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Zealot “This should be compulsory reading.” -Peter Frankopan, author of the international bestseller The Silk Roads Today, Islam is to many in the West an alien force, with Muslims held in suspicion. Failure to grasp the inner workings of religion and geopolitics has haunted American foreign policy for decades and has been decisive in the new administration's controversial orders. The intricacies and shadings must be understood by the West not only to build a stronger, more harmonious relationship between the two cultures, but also for greater accuracy in predictions as to how current crises, such as the growth of ISIS, will develop and from where the next might emerge. The House of Islam addresses key questions and points of disconnection. What are the roots of the conflict between Sunni and Shi'a Muslims that is engulfing Pakistan and the Middle East? Does the Koran encourage the killing of infidels? The book thoughtfully explores the events and issues that have come from and contributed to the broadening gulf between Islam and the West, from the United States' overthrow of Iran's first democratically elected leader to the emergence of ISIS, from the declaration of a fatwa on Salman Rushdie to the attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo. Authoritative and engaging, Ed Husain leads us clearly and carefully through the nuances of Islam and its people, taking us back to basics to contend that the Muslim world need not be a stranger to the West, nor our enemy, but our peaceable allies.

Islam

Islam
Author: Imran Aijaz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9781138910225
ISBN 13: 1138910228
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam Book Review:

Islam as a religion and a way of life guides millions of people around the world and has a significant impact on worldly affairs. To many Muslims, however, a philosophical understanding or assessment of Islamic belief is seen as a feeble and religiously inappropriate attempt to understand matters that are beyond rational comprehension. Islam: A Contemporary Philosophical Investigation explores this issue in detail, by guiding readers through a careful study of the relationship between faith and reason in Islam. In particular, it pays close attention to religious objections to philosophizing about Islam, arguments for and against Islamic belief, and the rationality of Islamic belief in light of contemporary philosophical issues, such as problems of religious diversity, evil and religious doubt. This text is ideal for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students seeking an objective, philosophical introduction to Islam, a subject of increasing interest in classrooms around the world.

The Imperatives of Progressive Islam

The Imperatives of Progressive Islam
Author: Adis Duderija
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-02-03
ISBN 10: 1315438836
ISBN 13: 9781315438832
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Imperatives of Progressive Islam Book Review:

With the proliferation of transnational Muslim networks over the last two decades, the religious authority of traditionally educated Muslim scholars, the uluma, has come under increasing scrutiny and disruption. These networks have provided a public space for multiple perspectives on Islam to be voiced, allowing "progressive" Islamic worldviews to flourish alongside more (neo)traditional outlooks. This book brings together the scholarship of leading progressive Muslim scholars, incorporating issues pertaining to politics, jurisprudence, ethics, theology, epistemology, gender and hermeneutics in the Islamic tradition. It provides a comprehensive discussion of the normative imperatives behind a progressive Muslim thought, as well as outlining its various values and aims. Presenting this emerging and distinctive school of Islamic thought in an engaging and scholarly manner, this is essential reading for any academic interested in contemporary religious thought and the development of modern Islam.

Islam and Islamic Science

Islam and Islamic Science
Author: Frank H. Heppner
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 100
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCBK:C063811311
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Militant Islam in Southeast Asia

Militant Islam in Southeast Asia
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015067581093
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Islam in Brunei

Islam in Brunei
Author: Abdul Aziz bin Awang Juned (Pehin Tuan Imam Dato Paduka Seri Setia Haji Awang.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCBK:C105085984
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The History of Islam in Africa

The History of Islam in Africa
Author: Nehemia Levtzion,Randall Lee Pouwels
Publsiher: James Currey
Total Pages: 591
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015042471550
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of Islam in Africa Book Review:

Annotation. The history of the Islamic faith on the continent of Africa spans fourteen centuries. For the first time in a single volume, The History of Islam in Africa presents a detailed historic mapping of the cultural, political, geographic, and religious past of this significant presence on a continent-wide scale. Bringing together two dozen leading scholars, this comprehensive work treats the historical development of the religion in each major region and examines its effects.Without assuming prior knowledge of the subject on the part of its readers, The History of Islam in Africa is broken down into discrete areas, each devoted to a particular place or theme and each written by experts in that particular arena. The introductory chapters examine the principal "gateways" from abroad through which Islam traditionally has influenced Africans. The following two parts present overviews of Islamic history in West Africa and the Sudanic zone, and in subequatorial Africa. In the final section, the authors discuss important themes that have had an impact on Muslim communities in Africa.Designed as both a reference and a text, The History of Islam in Africa will be an essential tool for libraries, scholars, and students of this growing field.