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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95
This book brings the theoretical perspectives of myth-making and collective memory to the study of Islam and globalization and to the study of the place of the mass media in the contemporary Islamic resurgence. It explores the annulment of spatial and temporal distance by globalization and by the communications revolution underlying it, and how this... 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...
- Center for Strategic & International Studies 2014; US$ 29.99
Both groups, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) and the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU), are active in the Afghanistan-Pakistan theater and may use northern Afghanistan as a springboard for extending the banner of Sharia north of the Amu Darya River, the natural boundary separating Afghanistan from post-Soviet Central Asia. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 67.95
This book discusses issues concerning human rights and religion. Is a more integrated approach to human rights desirable - an approach that transcends the individual-centred orientation of civil and political liberties of the dominant centres of power in the West? How can religious thought contribute to an integrated notion of human rights and human... more...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 165.27
Kam es in der Mesopotamien beheimateten ?Alten Kirche des Ostens? im 6.?11. Jh. zu einer Blüte christlich-orientalischer Mystik (z.B. Isaak von Ninive, Joseph der Seher und Johannes von Dalyatha) und entwickelte sich ebenso in diesem Zeitraum eine vom Propheten Muhammad inspirierte eigenständige islamische Mystik, so stellt sich die Frage nach ihrer... more...
- Quest Books 2014; US$ 18.95
In the West, Islam has replaced Communism as the new bugbear, while Sufism, Islam?s mystical dimension, is often dismissed as the delusions of an irrational and backward people. Ken Lizzio corrects such misperceptions in this firsthand account of the year he spent in 1991 living with the head of the Naqshbandis, Afghanistan?s largest Sufi order. He... 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$ 32.95
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...