Seven Doors to Islam

Seven Doors to Islam
Author: John Renard
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 317
Release: 1996-07-17
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0520917472

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Seven Doors to Islam reveals the religious worldview and spiritual tradition of the world's one billion Muslims. Spanning the breadth of Islamic civilization from Morocco to Indonesia, this book demonstrates how Muslims have used the literary and visual arts in all their richness and diversity to communicate religious values. Each of the seven chapters opens a "door" that leads progressively closer to the very heart of Islam, from the foundational revelation in the Qur'an to the transcendent experience of the Sufi mystics. However, unlike most studies of Islam, which see spirituality as the concern of a minority of mystical seekers, Seven Doors demonstrates its central role in every aspect of the Islamic tradition.

Seven Doors to Islam

Seven Doors to Islam
Author: John Renard
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 333
Release: 1996
Genre: History
ISBN: 0520200950

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"Comprehensive and accessible, this book is a richly textured and wide-ranging introduction to Islamic spirituality and a refreshing change from the obsession with current politics that characterizes most approaches of Islam."--Carl W. Ernst, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill "A comprehensive tour of the exuberant landscape of Muslim religious life, past and present. With an impressive array of textual and visual works, Renard's kaleidoscopic survey sounds the death toll to the longstanding misconception that Islam is a dry and mechanistic religion devoid of spirituality. This is the best introductory book on Islam currently available."--Ahmet T. Karamustafa, Washington University "Comprehensive and accessible, this book is a richly textured and wide-ranging introduction to Islamic spirituality and a refreshing change from the obsession with current politics that characterizes most approaches of Islam."--Carl W. Ernst, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Encyclopedia of Islam

Encyclopedia of Islam
Author: Juan Eduardo Campo
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 750
Release: 2009-01-01
Genre: Islam
ISBN: 9781438126968

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Explores the terms, concepts, personalities, historical events, and institutions that helped shape the history of this religion and the way it is practiced today.

Windows on the House of Islam

Windows on the House of Islam
Author: John Renard
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 431
Release: 1998-06-18
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0520210867

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This volume and its companion, John Renard's 1996 book, SEVEN DOORS TO ISLAM, together integrate a wide range of Islamic literary and visual forms, offering a superb introduction to the primary religious sources, as well as a general understanding, of Islamic spirituality and culture. 66 illustrations. 1 map.

Pilgrimage in Islam

Pilgrimage in Islam
Author: Sophia Rose Arjana
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-06-15
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781786071170

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It is not only the holy cities of Mecca and Karbala to which Muslim pilgrims travel, but a wide variety of sacred sites around the world. Journeys are undertaken to visit graves of important historical and religious individuals, the tombs of saints, and natural sites such as mountaintops and springs. Exploring the richness and diversity of traditions practiced by the 1.5 billion Muslims across the world, Sophia Rose Arjana provides a rigorous theoretical discussion of pilgrimage, ritual practice and the nature of sacred space in Islam, both historically and in the present day. This all-encompassing survey covers issues such as time, space, tourism, virtual pilgrimages and the use of computers and smartphone apps. Lucidly written, informative and accessible, it is perfectly suited to students, scholars and the general reader seeking a comprehensive picture of the defining ritual of religious pilgrimage in Islam.

Daring to Cross the Threshold

Daring to Cross the Threshold
Author: Kathy Warren
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2012-08-21
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781620324219

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September 11, 2001, highlighted the urgent need for greater understanding among religious traditions. Specifically, the lack of acceptance and appreciation between Muslims and Christians was suddenly catapulted into headlines around the world. Now, in the aftermath of war in Iraq, the need for understanding and respect among religious traditions and various cultures becomes ever more important. It is my hope that this book might nurture that mutual respect that fosters peace and justice, for they are God's desire for us, and gifts that all races and religions seek.

Privately Empowered

Privately Empowered
Author: Shirin Edwin
Publsiher: Northwestern University Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2016-11-15
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780810133693

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Privately Empowered responds to the lack of adequate attention paid to Islam in Africa in comparison to Islam in the Middle East and the Arab world. Shirin Edwin points to the tight embrace between Islam and politics that has rendered Islamic feminist discourse historically and thematically contextualized in regions where Islamic feminism evolves in tandem with the nation-state and is commonly understood in terms of activism, social affiliations, or struggles for legal reform. In Africa itself, Islam bears the burden of being a “foreign” presence that is considered injurious to African Muslim women’s success. Edwin examines the fictional works of the northern Nigerian novelists Zaynab Alkali, Abubakar Gimba, and Hauwa Ali due to the texts’ emphases on personal and private engagement, Islamic ritual and prayer in the quotidian, and observance of Qur’anic injunctions. Analysis of these texts connects the ways in which Muslim women in northern Nigeria balance their spiritual habits in ever changing configurations of their personal and private domains. The spiritual universe of African Muslim women may be one where Islam is not the source of their problems or their legislative and political activity, but a spiritual activity that can exist devoid of activist or political forms.

Islamic Architecture in Iran

Islamic Architecture in Iran
Author: Saeid Khaghani
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2012-07-30
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781786723024

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The architecture of the Islamic world is predominantly considered in terms of a dual division between 'tradition' and 'modernity' - a division which, Saeid Khaghani here argues, has shaped and limited the narrative applied to this architecture. Khaghani introduces and reconsiders the mosques of eighth- to fifteenth-century Iran in terms of poststructural theory and developments in historiography in order to develop a brand new dialectical framework. Using the examples of mosques such as the Friday Mosques in Isfahan and Yazd as well as the Imam mosque in Isfahan, Khaghani presents a new way of thinking about and discussing Islamic architecture, making this valuable reading for all interested in the study of the art, architecture and material culture of the Islamic world.

Images of Jesus Christ in Islam

Images of Jesus Christ in Islam
Author: Oddbjørn Leirvik
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2010-05-27
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781441181602

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Comprehensive and contemporary exploration of the role of Jesus in both Islam and Christianity and issues of dialogue in Christian-Muslim relations.

Feminist Edges of the Qur an

Feminist Edges of the Qur an
Author: Aysha A. Hidayatullah
Publsiher: Oxford University Press (UK)
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2014
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780199359578

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Aysha A. Hidayatullah offers the first comprehensive examination of contemporary feminist Qur'anic interpretation, exploring its dynamic challenges to Islamic tradition and contemporary Muslim views of the Qur'an. She analyzes major feminist readings of the Qur'an beginning in the latetwentieth century, synthesizing their common concepts and methods and revealing their vital part in the development of the nascent field of Qur'anic tafsir (exegesis). Hidayatullah contributes her own critical assessment of feminist ''impasses'' in the Qur'anic text and the field's appeals to the principles of equality and justice. She expands these observations into a radical critique of feminist approaches to the Qur'an, arguing that the feminist exegeticalendeavor has reached a point of irresolvable contradiction by making claims about the Qur'an that are not fully supported by the text. Hidayatullah outlines major challenges to the authority of feminist interpretations of the Qur'an and interrogates the feminist premises on which they have relied,questioning the viability of current strands of feminist Qur'anic interpretation and proposing a major revision of its exegetical positions. An innovative work of Muslim feminist theology, this volume offers an essential contribution to conversations about feminist tafsir and asking bold questions at the ''edge'' of Qur'anic interpretation.

Religious Truth

Religious Truth
Author: Robert Cummings Neville
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2001-01-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0791447774

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Explores religious truth in a range of world religions and discusses the issue and philosophical implications of comparison itself.

Theological Foundations

Theological Foundations
Author: John J. Mueller
Publsiher: Saint Mary's Press
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2007
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780884899204

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Here, a team of award-winning teaching scholars has come together to create an introductory text that offers a truly unique and innovative contribution to the discipline of theological studies. This "first book" provides students of any religious tradition with the foundational skills, vocabulary, conceptual understanding, and research abilities that they need to succeed in theology and religious studies. Theological Foundationsprovides the following: Ten chapters that introduce the major sub-disciplines of theology creating a well-rounded source for understanding the discipline as a whole Contributions that are clear, accessible, and steeped in content A strong basis for vigorous intellectual and personal exploration of life and our relation to God Flexibility that allows the instructor to assign readings in any order that fits his or her syllabus A one-of-a-kind, integrated library research component, "From the Reference Librarian," which teaches students the foundational skills needed for successful study in theology and in any academic discipline

Islam the eBook

Islam   the eBook
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: JBE Online Books
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2009
Genre: Islam
ISBN: 9780980163346

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Encyclopaedia of Islam

Encyclopaedia of Islam
Author: Ian Richard Netton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 872
Release: 2013-12-19
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 9781135179601

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This Encyclopedia covers the full range of Islamic thought. It takes substantial note of contemporary trends across the Muslim world, and the material on historical Islam has contemporary reference.

Philosophies of Islamic Education

Philosophies of Islamic Education
Author: Mujadad Zaman,Nadeem A. Memon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2016-03-31
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9781317657644

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The study of Islamic education has hitherto remained a tangential inquiry in the broader focus of Islamic Studies. In the wake of this neglect, a renaissance of sorts has occurred in recent years, reconfiguring the importance of Islam’s attitudes to knowledge, learning and education as paramount in the study and appreciation of Islamic civilization. Philosophies of Islamic Education, stands in tandem to this call and takes a pioneering step in establishing the importance of its study for the educationalist, academic and student alike. Broken into four sections, it deals with theological, pedagogic, institutional and contemporary issues reflecting the diverse and often competing notions and practices of Islamic education. As a unique international collaboration bringing into conversation theologians, historians, philosophers, teachers and sociologists of education Philosophies of Islamic Education intends to provide fresh means for conversing with contemporary debates in ethics, secularization theory, child psychology, multiculturalism, interfaith dialogue and moral education. In doing so, it hopes to offer an important and timely contribution to educational studies as well as give new insight for academia in terms of conceiving learning and education.