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  • Die verborgene Moscheeby Josef Peter Schuller; Wolfram Reiss; Ulrike Bechmann

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 22.70

    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...

  • Witnesses unto Mankindby Sayyid Abul A'la Mawdudi; Khurshid Ahmad

    Kube Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 3.99

    Sayyid Mawdudi calls upon the Muslim Ummah to take up the task of witnessing, by words and deeds, God's Guidance. more...

  • Pilgrimage In Islamby Huseyin Yagmur

    Tughra Books 2007; US$ 6.99

    An extensive manual describing the Hajj?a journey that enlightens the significance of human existence and submission?this guidebook offers advice for those undertaking the holy voyage and gives the meanings behind its rituals. With special attention to the people who make the journey?approximately three million Muslims a year?this reference illuminates... more...

  • Guests of Godby Robert Bianchi

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 37.99

    Each year, about two million pilgrims from over 100 countries converge on the Islamic holy city of Mecca for the hajj. While the hajj is first and foremost a religious festival, it is also very much a political event. No government can resist the temptation to manipulate the hajj for political and economic gain. Every large Muslim state has developed... more...

  • Prayer in the Cityby Patrick A. Desplat; Dorothea E. Schulz

    transcript 2014; US$ 36.76

    This volume envisions social practices surrounding mosques, shrines and public spaces in urban contexts as a window on the diverse ways in which Muslims in different regional and historical settings imagine, experience, and inhabit places and spaces as »sacred«. Unlike most studies on Muslim communities, this volume focuses on cultural, material and... more...

  • Hajjby Luitgard Mois; Marjo Buitelaar

    Sidestone Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Every year, in the last month of the Islamic calendar, millions of Muslims from around the world come together in Mecca to perform the Hajj, the pilgrimage that all capable Muslims should perform at least once in their lives. In 2013, the National Museum of Ethnology in Leiden organised the exhibition Longing for Mecca. The Pilgrim’s Journey.... more...

  • Architecture and Hagiography in the Ottoman Empireby Dr Zeynep Yürekli; Professor Leslie Brubaker; Professor Anthony Bryer; Professor John Haldon; Dr Rhoads Murphey

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    Based on a thorough examination of buildings, inscriptions, archival documents and hagiographies, this book uncovers the political significance of Bektashi shrines in the Ottoman imperial age. It thus provides a fresh and comprehensive account of the formative process of the Bektashi order, which started out as a network of social groups that took... more...

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