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  • Sexual Ethics And Islamby Kecia Ali

    Oneworld Publications 2006; US$ 19.95

    In this lucid and carefully constructed volume, feminist academic Kecia Ali examines classical Muslim texts and tries to evaluate whether a just system of sexual ethics is possible within an Islamic framework. more...

  • The Ulama in Contemporary Islamby Muhammad Qasim Zaman

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 28.95

    From the cleric-led Iranian revolution to the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan, many people have been surprised by what they see as the modern reemergence of an antimodern phenomenon. This book helps account for the increasingly visible public role of traditionally educated Muslim religious scholars (the `ulama) across contemporary Muslim societies.... more...

  • Die Nische der Lichterby Muhammed Al-Ghazali; Abd Elsamad Elschazli; Abd Elsamad Elschazli

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2002; US$ 23.78

    Hauptbeschreibung Diese Spätschrift besticht durch ihre Knappheit, Geschlossenheit und Prägnanz. In der literarischen Form der Belehrung eines fragenden Schülers demonstriert al-Ghazali unter Verwendung der Licht-Metaphorik den Grundsatz seiner Lehre, nach der uns gewisse Erkenntnis weder durch die Sinne zufällt, noch durch die gezielte Anstrengung... more...

  • Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulusiby Samer Akkach

    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...

  • Kampf den Kulturen!by Olaf Walter

    Traugott Bautz 2007; US$ 17.66

    ,Was will der Islam?, "Was sagt der Koran zum Terror der Islamisten?" ,Was haben wir von den Muslimen in Zukunft zu erwarten?' Diese Fragen werden im Westen mit zunehmender Dringlichkeit gestellt. Die Verkünder des "Kampfes der Kulturen" behaupten, der westliche Mensch sei in einen unausweichlichen Konflikt mit der Islamischen Kultur verwickelt. Doch... more...

  • Reason, Freedom, and Democracy in Islamby Abdolkarim Soroush; Mahmoud Sadri; Ahmad Sadri

    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...

  • Jihadby Reuven Firestone

    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...

  • Virtues of the Flesh - Passion and Purity in Early Islamic Jurisprudenceby Ze'ev Maghen

    BRILL 2004; US$ 127.00

    This volume focuses on the portions of Muslim purity jurisprudence that deal with matters libidinal -- mulamasa (the ritual result of contact with the opposite sex) and janaba (ceremonial defilement following cohabitation) -- and examines their implications for the Islamic outlook on sexuality. more...

  • Sufis in Western Societyby Markus Dressler; Ron Geaves; Gritt Klinkhammer

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    In recent years Sufism has undergone something of a revival as a spiritual alternative to other manifestations of Islam. This book investigates the development of Sufism in Western societies, with a regional focus on North America and Europe. Exploring a number of issues relating to the dynamic tensions between religious globalization processes and... more...

  • Pure Gold from the Words of Sayyidi Abd al-Aziz al-Dabbaghby John O'Kane; Bernd Radtke

    BRILL 2007; US$ 245.00

    Around 1720 in Fez Amad b. al-Mubrak al-Lama, a religious scholar, wrote down the words and teachings of the Sufi master Abd al-Azz al-Dabbgh. Al-Dabbgh shunned religious studies but, having reached illumination met with the Prophet Muhammad. more...