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- The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 23.99
Avoiding the traps of sensational political exposes and specialized scholarly Orientalism, Carl Ernst introduces readers to the profound spiritual resources of Islam while clarifying diversity and debate within the tradition. Framing his argument in terms of religious studies, Ernst describes how Protestant definitions of religion and anti-Muslim prejudice... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 24.99
This vivid introduction to the heart of Islam offers a unique approach to understanding Allah, the central focus of Muslim religious expression. Drawing on history, culture, theology, politics, and the media, Bruce B. Lawrence identifies key religious practices by which Allah is revered and remembered, illuminating how the very name of Allah is interwoven... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 27.99
Taking us inside the world of the madrasa--the most common type of school for religious instruction in the Islamic world--Ebrahim Moosa provides an indispensable resource for anyone seeking to understand orthodox Islam in global affairs. Focusing on postsecondary-level religious institutions in the Indo-Pakistan heartlands, Moosa explains how a madrasa... more...
- Melbourne University Publishing 2016; Not Available
On the evening of 12 October 2002 two suicide bombers detonated bombs inside Paddy's Pub and in front of the Sari Club in Kuta, one of Bali's main tourist districts. Two hundred and two people were killed including eighty-eight Australians and thirty-eight Indonesians. The 'field coordinator' of this terrorist operation was the Bantenese Abdul... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95
Taking a thematic approach, Bryan S. Turner draws together his writings which explore the relationship between Islam and the ideas of Western social thinkers. Turner engages with the broad categories of capitalism, orientalism, modernity, gender, and citizenship among others, as he examines how Muslims adapt to changing times and how Islam has come... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2016; US$ 34.99
By pairing a scholar of Islamic law with a scholar of Jewish law, a unique dynamic is created. This new perspective not only provides a deeper understanding of the other?s legal tradition, but it also reveals new insights into the one?s own legal tradition, shedding light on what we had previously been too close to observe. Whether for the pursuit... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 87.99 US$ 75.67
The worldwide Islamic revival is working important changes in both government and society in Africa. As yet, however, this powerful international movement has received little scholarly attention in its African setting. The authors draw on extensive fieldwork as well as primary and secondary sources to analyze the role of Islam in sub-Saharan Africa,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 32.99 US$ 28.37
In Honored by the Glory of Islam Marc David Baer proposes a novel approach to the historical record of Islamic conversions during the Ottoman age and gathers fresh insights concerning the nature of religious conversion itself. Rather than explaining Ottoman Islamization in terms of the converts' motives, Baer instead concentrates on the proselytizers... more...
- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 37.99 US$ 32.67
Addresses an historically neglected aspect of international migration, analyzing the role played by transnational religion in the adaptation of Senegalese immigrants in America in the late twentieth century. more...
- Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 82.99 US$ 71.37
" None of that people should be spared, not even the babe in its cradle. " With these chilling words, the Mongol warlord Genghis Khan declared his intention to destroy the Ismailis, one of the most intellectually and politically significant Muslim communities of medieval Islamdom. The massacres that followed convinced observers that this powerful voice... more...