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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
Pilgrimage, travel for learning, visits to shrines, exile, and labour migration shape the religious imagination and in turn are shaped by it. Some travel, such as pilgrimage, explicitly intended for religious purposes, has equally important economic and political consequences. Other travel, not primarily motivated by religious concerns and thus neglected... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 60.95
This study reveals the world of Sufi ritual with particular reference to two major Sufi orders. It examines the ritual and practices of these orders and surveys their organisation and hierarchy, initiation ceremonies, and aspects of their liturgy such as dhikr (litany) and sama (mystical concert). Comparisons are made with the five pillars of Islam... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00
The Aga Khans have long played a prominent part on the international stage, but much less tends to be understood about the most important group of their followers, the Khoja Ismailis of South Asia, who are now also settled in many other parts of the world. Even less is generally known about the hymns, called ginans, which have historically formed so... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 210.00
Originally published 1867. This volume describes not only the basic tenets of the Sufis but also the Ahl i wahdat which was a branch of Sufism. The author?s use of a Persian manuscript treatise by ?Aziz bin Mohammed Nafasi? is an indispensable tool, particularly because the author did not merely translate it but gave a clearer and more succinct... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 205.00
Originally published in 1965. This volume presents a systematic study of Rumi?s rebirth into a total being. By studying the elements of Persian culture, as well as the unique writings of Rumi, the author reveals the characteristics of maturity, the qualities of final integration in identity, health, and happiness that underlie Rumi?s life... more...
- Brandes & Apsel 2012; US$ 15.11
Die bekannte Soziologin und Frauenforscherin liefert überzeugende Antworten zur Frage der Sexualität und Stellung der Frau im Islam. Ihr neues Buch trägt wesentlich zur Aufklärung bei. Es legt dar, welcher Diskurs unter der Perspektive der allgemeinen Menschenrechte und der Gleichstellung der Geschlechter auch in Europa angeregt werden soll. Was aus... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 40.00
In this unique look at a key figure in the Islamic enlightenment, Samer Akkach examines the life and works of ‘Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulusi (1641-1731) of Damascus: a contemporary of many major thinkers, scientists, poets, and philosophers of the European Enlightenment. Often characterized solely as a Sufi saint, his thought and teachings were of a much... more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 29.99
Abdolkarim Soroush is one of the leading moderate revisionist thinkers of the Muslim world. These essays set forth Soroush's views on such matters as the freedom of the Muslim believe to interpret the Qur'an, the inevitability of change in religion, the necessity of freedom of belief, and the compatibility of Islam with democracy. more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 18.99
Since the Islamic resurgence began to make news, the Islamic idea of holy war, or "jihad", has been the subject of tremendous media attention - much of it sensationalistic. This study attempts to discover where and when the idea of jihad originated, and to trace its early development. more...