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- 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...
- Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 27.76
Religiöse Gebäude im öffentlichen Raum - sie stiften Identität für die einen und sorgen für Aufruhr bei den anderen. Damit sind sie im Kontext von Migration ein bedeutender Indikator dafür, wie weit eine religiöse Gruppe in einer Aufnahmegesellschaft anerkannt und in sie integriert ist. Josef Peter Schuler beschäftigt sich mit der Frage, wie präsent... more...
- Springer 2014; US$ 129.00
This volume deals with the so-called new Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and their interrelationship with Muslims and the interpretation of Islam. This volume taps into what has been labelled Media Studies 2.0, which has been characterized by an intensified focus on everyday meanings and ?lay? users - in contrast to earlier emphases... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95
Despite its continuing appeal in the Muslim world, Sufism has faced fierce challenges in the last 250 years. This volume assesses the evolution of anti-Sufism since the middle of the eighteenth century and Sufi strategies for survival and considers the efforts of a few significant Muslim intellectuals to contemplate a future for a mystical approach... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00
In Reading Darwin in Arabic , Marwa Elshakry questions current ideas about Islam, science, and secularism by exploring the ways in which Darwin was read in Arabic from the late 1860s to the mid-twentieth century. Borrowing from translation and reading studies and weaving together the history of science with intellectual history, she explores Darwin’s... more...
- NYU Press 2013; US$ 89.00
Muhsin is one of the organizers of Al-Fitra Foundation, a South African support group for lesbian, transgender, and gay Muslims. Islam and homosexuality are seen by many as deeply incompatible. This, according to Muhsin, is why he had to act. "I realized that Im not alonethese people are going through the very same things that Im... more...
- Quest Books 2013; US$ 18.95
"Neither as Christians or Jews, nor simply as intellectually responsible individuals,"says Hixon, "have members of Western civilization been sensitively educated or even accurately informed about Islam." As tensions between America and the Middle East grow, we should promote cross-cultural understanding, not violence. This new edition, with a new... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00
These 24 studies on specific symbols, images and icons from the Muslim tradition are authored by scholars from around the world. Divided into four sections, the Divine, the Spiritual, the Physical, and the Societal, the work examines theological issues, such as divine unity, creation, wrath, and justice; spiritual subjects, such as the straight path,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00
This book is a study of the major works of Sufi historiography, which takes the form of collections of biographies. It provides a literary context in which one can appreciate fully the theological significance and historical value of Sufi biographies. more...