Islam in the 21st Century by Gregory H. Franco and Scott L. Cervantes (Editors)

By Gregory H. Franco and Scott L. Cervantes (Editors)

Islam is the second one most typical religion on this planet with over a thousand million adherents. figuring out Islam as a twenty-first century religion has strength to handle one of many modern world's sorest issues, and, while, to liberate the energies of 1 of the world's so much effective forces. in addition, overcoming suspicion of Islam is a pertinent twenty first century problem dealing with the U.S. as its makes an attempt to fix a decade of deteriorating ties with Muslim humans world-wide. This booklet explores suspicion of Islamic schooling within the united states, analysing the level to which any such sentiment relies on verifiable information. The contract among basic wide rules of study ethics and Islamic teachings touching on existence are mentioned to boot. different chapters handle the 2 debatable concerns bearing on women's rights and age of consent for kids in Muslim groups. How media representations of Islam can contradict and re-interpret the sanctity of lifestyles upheld within the holy e-book also are analyzed. additionally, this ebook explores the significance of recent Islamic presences in Europe, and the authors deal with the connection among the country and Islamic faith, the mixing of Muslims in Europe and the position of Islam inside of eu society.

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Islam and Political Violence: Muslim Diaspora and Radicalism by Shahram Akbarzadeh, Fethi Mansouri

By Shahram Akbarzadeh, Fethi Mansouri

How will we have interaction with the urgent demanding situations of xenophobia, radicalism and safety within the age of the "war on terror"? the generally felt feel of lack of confidence within the West is shared through Muslims either inside of and out of doors Western societies. becoming Islamic militancy and ensuing elevated security features by way of Western powers have contributed to a pervasive experience between Muslims of being less than assault (both bodily and culturally). Islam and Political Violence brings jointly the present debate at the uneasy and probably together harmful courting among the Muslim global and the West and argues we're on a perilous trajectory, strengthening dichotomous notions of the divide among the West and the Muslim international.

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An Introduction to Islamic Law by Wael B. Hallaq

By Wael B. Hallaq

The learn of Islamic legislations could be a forbidding prospect for these getting into the sector for the 1st time. Wael Hallaq, a number one pupil and practitioner of Islamic legislations, publications scholars during the intricacies of the topic during this soaking up creation. the 1st half the booklet is dedicated to a dialogue of Islamic legislations in its pre-modern average habitat. the second one half explains how the legislations was once remodeled and eventually dismantled throughout the colonial interval. within the ultimate chapters, the writer charts contemporary advancements and the struggles of the Islamists to barter adjustments that have visible the legislations grow to be a essentially textual entity fascinated by fastened punishments and formality necessities. The e-book, which incorporates a chronology, a thesaurus of keyword phrases, and lists of additional studying, may be the first cease should you desire to comprehend the basics of Islamic legislation, its practices and history.

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Bible's Last Prophet, The by Faisal Siddiqui

By Faisal Siddiqui

The Bible's final Prophet consolidates a century of recent scholarship on an issue that's fourteen hundred yerars outdated. The Qur'an itselt asserts that wisdom in regards to the prophet Muhammad was once current and alive within the scriptures of the folks of the publication, and within the minds of the students in addition to. yet do the Jewish and Chritstian scriptures, enbodied in present day Bible, are expecting the arriving of Prophet Muhammad ? And if this is the case, how do they describe the arriving of the Prophet at the international scene.The Bible's final Prophet addresses those and comparable questions through providing the works of significant students in addition to the author's personal study, in mixed, short, and obtainable style which might be of curiosity to student and layperson alike.

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The Shia Revival - How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the by Vali Nasr

By Vali Nasr

Iranian-born pupil Vali Nasr has develop into one among America's top commentators on present occasions within the center East, favourite and welcomed by means of either media and govt for his "concise and coherent" research (, front-page profile). during this "remarkable paintings" (Anderson Cooper), Nasr brilliantly dissects the political and theological antagonisms inside Islam, supplying a distinct and goal realizing of the 1,400-year sour fight among Shias and Sunnis and laying off an important gentle on its modern day results.

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Muslims in Western Europe by Jonas Otterbeck, Jørgen Nielsen

By Jonas Otterbeck, Jørgen Nielsen

This creation to the tale of Muslims in Western Europe describes their early heritage and descriptions the reasons and classes of recent Muslim immigration. It explains how Muslim groups have constructed in person nations, their origins, present-day ethnic composition, distribution and organisational styles, and the political, criminal and cultural contexts within which they exist are explored. there's additionally a comparative attention of matters universal to Muslims in all Western ecu international locations together with the position of the family members, and the questions of worship, schooling and non secular thought.

New to this Edition:

All six country-related chapters (France, Germany, the united kingdom, the Netherlands and Belgium, Scandinavia, Southern Europe ) are considerably updated

The bankruptcy on family members, legislation and tradition is revised to incorporate the paintings from contemporary studies

The bankruptcy on Muslim businesses now covers teams and routine that experience built within the final decade

The bankruptcy on eu Muslims in a brand new Europe now covers the sketch predicament, Eurabia-Islamophobia and new radical nationalism

All information are up-to-date

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Christians and Others in the Umayyad State by Antoine Borrut, Fred M. Donner

By Antoine Borrut, Fred M. Donner

The papers during this first quantity of the hot Oriental Institute sequence LAMINE are derived from a convention entitled “Christians, Jews, and Zoroastrians within the Umayyad State,” held on the collage of Chicago on June 17–18, 2011. The aim of the convention was once to handle an easy query: simply what position did non-Muslims play within the operations of the Umayyad nation? It has continuously been transparent that the Umayyad relations (r. 41–132/661–750) ruled populations within the swiftly increasing empire that have been overwhelmingly composed of non-Muslims — in general Christians, Jews, and Zoroastrians — and the prestige of these non-Muslim groups below Umayyad rule, and extra largely in early Islam, has been mentioned always for greater than a century. 8 papers deal with quite a few facets of the interactions between Muslims and non-Muslims within the Umayyad country.

This new Oriental Institute sequence — past due vintage and Medieval Islamic close to East (LAMINE) — goals to post quite a few scholarly works, together with monographs, edited volumes, serious textual content variants, translations, reports of corpora of records — briefly, any paintings that provides an important contribution to knowing the close to East among approximately two hundred and a thousand CE.

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Muslim-Christian Encounters in Africa (Islam in Africa, by Benjamin F. Soares

By Benjamin F. Soares

This well timed assortment deals new views on Muslim-Christian encounters in Africa. operating opposed to political and scholarly traditions that retain Muslims and Christians aside, the essays during this multidisciplinary quantity find African Muslims and Christians inside a typical analytical body. In a sequence of historic and ethnographic case reviews from around the African continent, the authors ponder the a number of methods Muslims and Christians have encountered one another, borrowed or appropriated from each other, and infrequently additionally clashed. members recast assumptions in regards to the making and transgressing of non secular barriers, Christian-Muslim relatives, and conversion. This enticing assortment is a protracted late try and grapple with the multi-faceted and altering encounters of Muslims and Christians in Africa.

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