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Islamic religious life

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  • A User's Guide to Thought and Meaningby Ray Jackendoff

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 21.99

    A User's Guide to Thought and Meaning presents a profound and arresting integration of the faculties of the mind - of how we think, speak, and see the world. Ray Jackendoff starts out by looking at languages and what the meanings of words and sentences actually do. He shows that meanings are more adaptive and complicated than they're commonly... more...

  • Zwischen Pop und Dschihadby Julia Gerlach

    Ch. Links Verlag 2013; US$ 8.89

    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...

  • Islamic Humanismby Lenn E. Goodman

    Oxford University Press, USA 2003; US$ 44.99

    This book is an attempt to explain how, in the face of increasing religious authoritarianism in medieval Islamic civilization, some Muslim thinkers continued to pursue essentially humanistic, rational, and scientific discourses in the quest for knowledge, meaning, and values. Drawing on a wide range of Islamic writings, from love poetry to history... 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...

  • Rumi The Persian, The Sufiby A. Reza Arasteh

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 205.00

    Originally published in 1965. This volume presents a systematic study of Rumi?s rebirth into a total being. By studying the elements of Persian culture, as well as the unique writings of Rumi, the author reveals the characteristics of maturity, the qualities of final integration in identity, health, and happiness that underlie Rumi?s life... more...

  • Studies In Islamic Mysticby Nicholson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

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

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2002; US$ 20.23

    Hauptbeschreibung 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... 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...

  • Sufi Ritualby Ian Richard Netton

    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...