Interpreting Islam

on such issues by further reflecting on the process of interpretation itself ; by drawing attention to how scholars with diverse intellectual and personal biographies and from different disciplinary traditions have written about Islam .


Author: Hastings Donnan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761954228

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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Islam is one of the most misunderstood concepts in the West. Myths and stereotypes surround it. This clear and penetrating volume helps readers to make sense of Islam. It offers a penetrating guide to the diversity and richness of contemporary knowledge about Islam and Muslim society. Throughout, the emphasis is upon the value of pluralistic approaches to Islam, rather than condensing complexity with unifying concepts such as `Orientalism'. Interdisciplinary in scope and organization, the book cuts through the bewildering and seemingly anarchic diversity of contemporary knowledge about Islam and Muslim society. The methodological difficulties and advantages of Western researchers focusing on Islam are fully documented. The book demonstrates how gender, age, status and `insider' / `outsider' status impacts upon research and inflects research findings.

Interpreting Islam

Bandali Jawzi's Islamic Intellectual History Bandali Jawzi, Panteleĭmon Krestovich Zhuze, Tamara Sonn ... But whatever the form, Muslims will be charged with interpreting the best way to implement Islamic principles in light of changing ...


Author: Panteleĭmon Krestovich Zhuze

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195100518

Category: Religion

Page: 206

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Jawzi offered the first Marxist interpretation of the history and development of Islamic thought. Sonn's translation brings to life his skillful and entertaining critique.

Interpreting Islam Modernity and Women s Rights in Pakistan

This section reviews the laws and policies that were proposed and implemented by the provincial government of the MMA as it engaged in ijtihad, interpretation, on women's rights, as a second example of orthodox Islamist orientations.


Author: A. Weiss

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137389008

Category: Political Science

Page: 193

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In Pakistan, myriad constituencies are grappling with reinterpreting women's rights. This book analyzes the Government of Pakistan's construction of an understanding of what constitutes women's rights, moves on to address traditional views and contemporary popular opinion on women's rights, and then focuses on three very different groups' perceptions of women's rights: progressive women's organizations as represented by the Aurat Foundation and Shirkat Gah; orthodox Islamist views as represented by the Jama'at-i-Islami, the MMA government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (2002-08) and al-Huda; and the Swat Taliban. Author Anita M. Weiss analyzes the resultant "culture wars" that are visibly ripping the country apart, as groups talk past one another - each confidant that they are the proprietors of culture and interpreters of religion while others are misrepresenting it.

Interpreting Scriptures in Judaism Christianity and Islam

poetics and Hebrew poetry; medieval Jewish legal hermeneutics and Muslim jurisprudence; and modern literary ... Opening the Gates of Interpretation: Maimonides' Biblical Hermeneutics in Light of His Geonic-Andalusian Heritage and Muslim ...


Author: Mordechai Z. Cohen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316546161

Category: Religion


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This comparative study traces Jewish, Christian, and Muslim scriptural interpretation from antiquity to modernity, with special emphasis on the pivotal medieval period. It focuses on three areas: responses in the different faith traditions to tensions created by the need to transplant scriptures into new cultural and linguistic contexts; changing conceptions of the literal sense and its importance vis-à-vis non-literal senses, such as the figurative, spiritual, and midrashic; and ways in which classical rhetoric and poetics informed - or were resisted in - interpretation. Concentrating on points of intersection, the authors bring to light previously hidden aspects of methods and approaches in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This volume opens new avenues for interdisciplinary analysis and will benefit scholars and students of biblical studies, religious studies, medieval studies, Islamic studies, Jewish studies, comparative religions, and theory of interpretation.

Interpreting Avicenna Science and Philosophy in Medieval Islam

This raises a host of issues concerning how we approach the study of medieval philosophy in the Islamic world and the relative merits of historiographical and analytical methodologies that cannot be addressed here.3.


Author: Jon McGinnis

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047405818

Category: Philosophy

Page: 262

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The work treats various aspects of Avicennan philosophy and science. The topics include methods for establishing an authentic Avicenna corpus, natural philosophy and science, theology and metaphysics and Avicenna's subsequent historical influence.

Contesting Islam Constructing Race and Sexuality

Hegel's Interpretation of Islam between Judaism and Christianity', 208. 124. Anidjar, The Jew, the Arab, 131. 125. Almond, History of Islam in German Thought. 126. Steunebrink, 'A Religion after Christianity? Hegel's Interpretation of ...


Author: Sunera Thobani

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350148116

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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The current political standoffs of the 'War on Terror' illustrate that the interaction within and between the so-called Western and Middle Eastern civilizations is constantly in flux. A recurring theme however is how Islam and Muslims signify the 'Enemy' in the Western socio-cultural imagination and have become the 'Other' against which the West identifies itself. In a unique and insightful blend of critical race, feminist and post-colonial theory, Sunera Thobani examines how Islam is foundational to the formation of Western identity at critical points in its history, including the Crusades, the Reconquista and the colonial period. More specifically, she explores how masculinity and femininity are formed at such pivotal junctures and what role feminism has played in the wars against 'radical' Islam. Exposing these symbiotic relationships, Thobani explores how the return of 'religion' is reworking the racial, gender and sexual politics by which Western society defines itself, and more specifically, defines itself against Islam. Contesting Islam, Constructing Race and Sexuality unpacks conventional as well as unconventional orthodoxies to open up new spaces in how we think about sexual and racial identity in the West and the crucial role that Islam has had and continues to have in its development.

Interpretation and Jurisprudence in Medieval Islam

A rudimentary scheme of preference is brought forward (1251) but whether it would be sufficient to ensure that all fuqahd' would always prefer the same hadith, (or the same interpretation of an ambiguous hadith) might well be doubted.


Author: Norman Calder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: IND:30000116865753

Category: History

Page: 410

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At the time of his death in 1998, at the age of 47, Norman Calder had become the most widely-discussed scholar in his field. The present volume of twenty-one of his articles and book chapters represents the full richness and diversity of Calder's oeuvre, from his initial doctoral research on Shii Islam to his later more philosophical writings on Sunni hermeneutics, in addition to his numerous studies on early Islamic history and jurisprudence. Many of the articles in this volume have already become classics for the fields of Muslim jurisprudence and hermeneutics.

Judaism Christianity and Islam The Classical Texts and Their Interpretation Volume II

The Companions of the Prophet and the commentaors disagree on the interpretation of certain verses and put forth differing statements about them which cannot be brought into harmony with one another. That all these statement were heard ...


Author: F. E. Peters

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691020549

Category: Religion

Page: 1216

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Compares and contrasts texts from the three religions as they deal with their origins, their role in society, the law, worship and the spiritual life, and the end of the world

Anthropomorphism and Interpretation of the Qur n in the Theology of Al Q sim Ibn Ibr h m

Mirdās al - Sullami was a poet of the Mukhaďramūn ( those who lived a part of their life in the Jāhilliya and a part in the Islam ) . He joined the Muslims a little while before the conquest of Mecca . G.E. von Grunebaum , E12 , vol .


Author: Binyāmîn Abrahamov

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004104089

Category: Social Science

Page: 152

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This edition and annotated translation of al-Q sim's "Kit b al-mustarshid" includes a discussion of anthropomorphism and interpretation of the Qur n in the theology of the Zaidite imam al-Q sim ibn Ibr h m (785-860 A.D.). Al-Q sim's methods of interpretation are put forth and analyzed in light of early Qur nic exegesis.

The Quran A New Interpretation

those produced by non- and anti-Muslim translators – reveals that su a fear was certainly not without foundation. A Latin translation of the ran, made ostensibly for the Monastery of Clugny, appeared as early as 1143, ...


Author: M. B. Behbudi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136787287

Category: Social Science

Page: 736

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This new rendering of the Holy Quran into the English language is the first of its kind, since it is a combination of translation and exegesis in which the author 'opens out' the verses of the Holy Book to reveal some of the layers of meaning expounded by the Prophet and transmitted through the ages by the Prophet's companions, family and the scholars who followed them. The fruit of over thirty years of research into the principles of Quranic exegesis and hadith analysis, this work matches a depth of Arabic and Islamic learning with a mastery of English that is lucid and accessible while preserving the integrity of the original text.