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- NYU Press 2013; US$ 79.00
Muhsin is one of the organizers of Al-Fitra Foundation, a South African support group for lesbian, transgender, and gay Muslims. Islam and homosexuality are seen by many as deeply incompatible. This, according to Muhsin, is why he had to act. "I realized that Im not alonethese people are going through the very same things that Im... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95
Reading the Qur?an in the Twenty-First Century considers the development of Qur?anic interpretation and highlights modern debates around new approaches to interpretation. It explores how Muslims from various theological, legal, socio-political and philosophical backgrounds think about the meaning and relevance of the Qur?an, and how their ideas... more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 24.99
The sacred calls that summon believers are the focus of this study of religion and power in Fez, Morocco. Focusing on how dissemination of the call through mass media has transformed understandings of piety and authority, Emilio Spadola details the new importance of once?marginal Sufi practices such as spirit trance and exorcism for ordinary believers,... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 99.95
Ingram journeys through over a century of history in the first full length examination of the charismatic leadership phenomenon in Islamist radicalism and militancy. Exhaustively researched and founded upon a suite of innovative multidisciplinary paradigms, this book features case studies of Hassan al-Banna, Sayyid Qutb, Abdullah Azzam, Osama Bin Laden... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 89.95
This book offers a new direction for the study of contemporary Islam by focusing on what being Muslim means in peoples everyday lives. It complements existing studies by focusing not on mosque-going, activist and devout Muslims, but on those who are nominal believers, or who put their religion to work in unorthodox ways. As well as... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00
These 24 studies on specific symbols, images and icons from the Muslim tradition are authored by scholars from around the world. Divided into four sections, the Divine, the Spiritual, the Physical, and the Societal, the work examines theological issues, such as divine unity, creation, wrath, and justice; spiritual subjects, such as the straight path,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00
This ethnography of Muslim life among the Kazaks of Central Asia describes the sacralisation of land and ethnic identity, local understanding of Islamic purity, the Kazak ancestor cult and domestic spirituality, and pilgrimage to the tombs of Sufi saints. more...
- Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 1.99
"It is not a question of merely making certain communications. Presenting them in a manner consistent with a conscientious view of the corresponding plane of life is the real challenge. This is the plane where the loftiest ambitions are often handled poorly, and where knowledge and superstition can become confused one with the other." Rudolf Steiner... more...
- Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 0.99
It is to two English scholars, father and son, Edward Pococke, senior and junior, that the world is indebted for the knowledge of one of the most charming productions Arabian philosophy can boast of. Generally looked upon as a subject of repulsive aridity, in its strange combination of the most heterogeneous philosophical systems, devoid of the grace... more...