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  • How to Read the Qur'anby Carl W. Ernst

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 24.99

    How to Read the Qur'an offers a compact introduction and reader's guide for anyone, non-Muslim or Muslim, who wants to know how to approach, read, and understand the text of the Qur'an. Using a chronological reading of the text according to the conclusions of modern scholarship, Carl Ernst offers a nontheological approach that treats the Qur'an... more...

  • The Walking Qur'anby Rudolph T. Ware III

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Spanning a thousand years of history--and bringing the story to the present through ethnographic fieldwork in Senegal, Gambia, and Mauritania--Rudolph Ware documents the profound significance of Qur'an schools for West African Muslim communities. Such schools peacefully brought Islam to much of the region, becoming striking symbols of Muslim identity.... more...

  • Striving in the Path of Godby Asma Afsaruddin

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 67.99 US$ 61.19

    Jihad is often assumed to refer to armed combat and Muslim martyrdom is understood to be invariably of the military kind. By canvassing a more diverse range of texts - Qur'an, tafsir, hadith, edifying and hortatory literature -- this book recuperates a more nuanced and multifaceted understanding of both jihad and martyrdom through time. more...

  • Scriptural Polemicsby Mun'im Sirry

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 77.99 US$ 70.19

    Mun'im Sirry explores polemical passages in the Qur'an, examining the interpretation of those passages by reformist exegetes of the first half of the twentieth century. more...

  • Qur'?nic Studies Todayby Angelika Neuwirth; Michael A Sells

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Qur'?nic Studies Today brings together specialists in the field of Islamic studies to provide a range of essays that reflect the depth and breadth of scholarship on the Qur'?n. Combining theoretical and methodological clarity with close readings of qur??nic texts, these contributions provide close analysis of specific passages, themes, and issues... more...

  • The Qur'an in the Malay-Indonesian Worldby Majid Daneshgar; Peter G. Riddell; Andrew Rippin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The largely Arabo-centric approach to the academic study of tafsir has resulted in a lack of literature exploring the diversity of Qur'anic interpretation in other areas of the Muslim-majority world. The essays in The Qur'an in the Malay-Indonesian World resolve this, aiming to expand our knowledge of tafsir and its history in the Malay-Indonesian... more...

  • Sciences religieuses traditionnelles en Islamby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    La civilisation islamique, développée sous l'influx de la religion musulmane, s'est donné tout un ensemble d'expressions culturelles. Certaines d'entre elles portent sur l'islam en tant précisément que religion. Nous les appelons ici « sciences religieuses traditionnelles ». more...

  • Islam et politiqueby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    L'islam, on l'a dit souvent, est tout ensemble religion et communauté (.). Les prières prescrites, l'aumône légale, le jeûne du mois de rama??n, le pèlerinage à La Mekke sont des obligations individuelles, mais qui revêtent une valeur sociale (.). Elles sont les temps forts d'un « vouloir vivre ensemble » (Louis Massignon) qui s'étendra de proche... more...

  • Women in the Qur'anby Asma Lamrabet; Myriam Francois-Cerrah

    Kube Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 12.95

    A challenge to the liberal and traditional teachings about women in Islam. more...

  • Shi'i Interpretations of Islamby S. J. Badakhchani

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 47.00

    One of the most prominent Muslim scholars and scientists of the medieval era, Nasir al-Din Tus i (1201-1274) joined the Shi'i Nizari Ismaili community at an early age, soon after completing his education. In the course of his long and distinguished career, first under the patronage of the Ismailis at their fortresses in Persia and subsequently with... more...