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- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 56.95
With the increasing Muslim diaspora in post-modern Western societies, Sufism ? intellectually as well as sociologically ? may eventually become Islam itself due to its versatile potential. Although Sufism has always provoked considerable interest in the West, no volume has so far been written which discusses this aspect of Islam in terms of how it... more...
- Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 39.99
This volume is a modern examination of the historical development of Sufism. The author offers a detailed account of the formation and development of the Sufi schools and orders (tariqahs) from the second century of Islam up until modern times. The work includes a glossary of Arabic terms. more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2007; US$ 99.50
This book is a comprehensive historical overview of the formative period of Sufism, the major mystical tradition in Islam, from the ninth to the twelfth century CE. Based on a fresh reading of the primary sources and integrating the findings of recent scholarship on the subject, the author presents a unified narrative of Sufism?s historical development... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 125.00
This book examines dimensions of Islam and violence within wider debates about politics, history, faith, power and struggle both within Muslims' realms and outside. It explores the motif of violence in its myriad aspects including debates about sacrifice, private and public violence, responses and reactions, as well as suicide and martyrdom. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95
In the medieval period, the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (the mawlid) was celebrated in popular narratives and ceremonies that expressed the religious agendas and aspirations of ordinary Muslims, including women. This book examines the Mawlid from its origins to the present day and provides a new insight into how an aspect of everyday Islamic... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95
The Naqshbandiyya is one of the most widespread and influential Sufi orders in the Muslim world. Having its origins in the Great Masters tradition of Central Asia almost a millennium ago, it played a significant role in the pre-modern history of the Indian subcontinent and the Ottoman Empire, and is still spreading today. This volume seeks to present... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 16.95
"Martyrs" offers interviews with terrorist trainers, with the families of suicide bombers, fighter and fanatics, and with Muslim scholars offering differing opinions on the legitimacy of violence in Islam. Joyce Davis reports on the fury at and resentment of the US. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2005; US$ 60.00
Alev Çinar's examination of contemporary Turkey, which stands at the threshold of East and West, of religious and secular nationalism, explores modernity through daily practices and the social construction of identity and political agency in relation to nationalism, secularism, and Islam. Using local details and debates?including an intriguing... more...
- HarperCollins 2007; US$ 11.99
We've all read about the laws and politics of Islam, but Sufism is the poetry and romance of the world's fastest growing religion. This ascetic and mystical movement within Islam dates from the early 9th century. It has a long and respected tradition of rejecting worship motivated by the desire for heavenly reward or the fear of punishment,... more...