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- I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 11.99
Founded in the sixteenth century, the Demirdashiya Sufi order in Cairo has played an influential role in Egypt?s public life, and through a line of family sheikhs has channeled the impulses of its Sufi origins into different types of reform. Practicing a visionary form of piety, the Demirdashiya?once legendary for its wealth and secrecy?continues to... 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...
- SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 28.00
Leading from the Heart: Sufi Principles at Work merges management with spirituality. The author has given Sufi sagacity, a theme of spirituality, a new dimension by blending it with leadership in all realms of life. The book is an attempt to sensitise the hearts and fill the souls of managers and leaders with Sufi sagacity. It aspires to rebuild... more...
- Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 24.95
The headscarf is an increasingly contentious symbol in countries across the world. Those who don the headscarf in Germany are referred to as "integration-refusers." In Turkey, support by and for headscarf-wearing women allowed a religious party to gain political power in a strictly secular state. A niqab-wearing Muslim woman was denied French citizenship... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
Making European Muslims provides an in-depth examination of what it means to be a young Muslim in Europe today, where the assumptions, values and behavior of the family and those of the majority society do not always coincide. Focusing on the religious socialization of Muslim children at home, in semi-private Islamic spaces such as mosques and Quran... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2007; US$ 7.99
William C. Chittick, the leading scholar in the field, offers a compelling insight into the origins, context, and key themes of this fascinating movement. After a general overview of the tradition, he draws upon the words of some of the greatest Sufi writers among them Ibn Arabi, Baha Walad and Rumi himself to give a fresh and revealing perspective... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
Exploring the diverse myriad of female religious identities that exist within the various branches of the Moroccan Sufi Order, Q?diriyya B?dsh?shiyya, today, this book evidences a wide array of religious identities, from those more typical of Berber culture, to those characterised by a ?sober? approach to Sufism, as well as those that denote New Age... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 52.99
In Reasoning with God renowned Islamic scholar Khaled Abou El Fadl explores the role of Shari?ah in today?s world, for both Muslims and non-Muslims. After a prologue that explains Shari?ah in depth, Abou El Fadl wrestles with the moral trajectory of contemporary Islam and highlights the way Shari?ah can revitalize and reengage Islam today.... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99
This topic divides people - and it will divide readers of this book too. Many Muslims worldwide either support or adopt religious veiling, and those who argue against it are often criticised, or worse. But, according to Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, the veil throws up a number of concerns, from questions of health and freedom of choice to issues of gender... more...