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Islamic religious life

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  • Sufismby William C. Chittick

    Oneworld Publications 2007; US$ 14.99

    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...

  • The Garden of Truthby Seyyed Hossein Nasr

    HarperCollins 2007; US$ 11.99

    We've all read about the laws and politics of Islam, but Sufism is the poetry and romance of the world's fastest growing religion. This ascetic and mystical movement within Islam dates from the early 9th century. It has a long and respected tradition of rejecting worship motivated by the desire for heavenly reward or the fear of punishment,... more...

  • Zwischen Pop und Dschihadby Julia Gerlach

    Ch. Links Verlag 2013; US$ 9.53

    Hauptbeschreibung In den vergangenen Jahren hat sich eine neue islamische Jugendbewegung gebildet, die sich als Gegenpol zu Al Qaida versteht: Statt langer Bärte und Schleier trägt man Jeans und modische Kopftücher, an die Stelle von Terror sollen Fortschritt und Integration treten. Diese Jugendlichen ermorden weder ihre Schwestern aus falsch verstandener... more...

  • Geistige Sichtweisen und menschliche Tatsachenby Frithjof Schuon; Wolf Burbat

    tredition 2014; US$ 13.92

    »Die Erkenntnis erlöst nur unter der Bedingung, dass sie all das in Anspruch nimmt, was wir sind: wenn sie ein Weg ist, der unsere Natur bearbeitet und umwandelt und verwundet, wie der Pflug die Erde verwundet.« Metaphysische Erkenntnis und geistige Verwandlung des Menschen sind die Hauptthemen dieses Buches, das eine von Frithjof Schuon selbst zusammengestellte... more...

  • Islam and the Secular State in Indonesiaby Luthfi Assyaukanie

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2009; US$ 74.90

    This is an excellent book which will have a major impact on the current debate about the relationship between Islam and politics in Indonesia. Its greatest strength is its innovative characterization of three Indonesian Muslim models of polity, as opposed to the normal two, Islamic state and secular state. Assyaukanie brilliantly delineates a third... more...

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

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2002; US$ 27.67

    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 unseres Erkenntnisvermögens... more...

  • Shafana & Aunt Sarrinahby Alana Valentine

    Currency Press 2010; US$ 17.99

    A story of two Australian Afgani Muslim women and the tension within a family over the wearing of the headscarf. A young Australian-born Muslim woman, turns to the religion of her heritage for answers after the September 11 attacks in 2001, resulting in a deep experience of faith and a controversial decision to wear the hijab. Partly a plea for understanding,... more...

  • Muslim Travellersby Dale F. Eickelman; James Piscatori

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Pilgrimage, travel for learning, visits to shrines, exile, and labour migration shape the religious imagination and in turn are shaped by it. Some travel, such as pilgrimage, explicitly intended for religious purposes, has equally important economic and political consequences. Other travel, not primarily motivated by religious concerns and thus neglected... more...

  • Rights, Religion and Reformby Chandra Muzaffar

    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...

  • Central Asian Militancyby Duncan Fitz; Thomas M. Sanderson; Sung In Marshall

    Center for Strategic & International Studies 2014; US$ 32.99

    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...