Islam

A guide to the religion and culture of Islam, it focuses on key issues including: the Qur'an, faith, theology, gender, fundamentalism, martyrdom, Jihad, Islam in America, Islam in Europe and Islamic Law.

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Author: Kecia Ali

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415396395

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 182

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A guide to the religion and culture of Islam, it focuses on key issues including: the Qur'an, faith, theology, gender, fundamentalism, martyrdom, Jihad, Islam in America, Islam in Europe and Islamic Law. It includes: an introduction, an alphabetical list of relevant terms, a short bibliographical guide, bibliography, and an index.

Islam The Key Concepts

Islam: The Key Concepts is a clear and concise guide to the religion and culture of Islam. Kecia Ali and Oliver Leaman explore this highly topical subject focusing on key issues including: • the Qur'an • faith • theology • gender ...

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Author: Associate Professor of Religion Kecia Ali

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134155514

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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Islam: The Key Concepts is a clear and concise guide to the religion and culture of Islam. Kecia Ali and Oliver Leaman explore this highly topical subject focusing on key issues including: the Qur’an, faith, theology, gender, fundamentalism, martyrdom, Jihad, Islam in America, Islam in Europe and Islamic Law. This is the ideal study resource and includes: a comprehensive introduction, an alphabetical list of relevant terms (fully cross-referenced), a short bibliographical guide, bibliography, and index. A glossary of all non-English terms is also provided.

Key Concepts in Eastern Philosophy

Islamic philosophy The religion of Islam raises a number of important conceptual issues, and these are dealt with in Islamic philosophy. Islam arose in the Arabian peninsula in the seventh century CE, and rapidly spread throughout the ...

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Author: Oliver Leaman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134689057

Category: Philosophy

Page: 350

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Key Concepts in Eastern Philosophy provides an extensive glossary of the main terms and concepts used in Eastern philosophy. The book includes definitions of philosophical ideas linked to the national traditions of: * Persia * India * Islamic world * China * Japan * Tibet including concepts from: * Zoroastrianism * Hinduism * Sufism * Islam * Confucianism * Shintoism * Taoism * Buddhism Each entry includes a guide for further reading and critical analysis, and is cross-referenced with associated concepts and is in easy-to-use A-Z format.

Key Concepts in Race and Ethnicity

Beyond this there is little consensus amongst its main theoreticians. While the origins of the term Euro-Islam may be traced to a variety of sources, it is forthrightly claimed by the German Orientalist Bassam Tibi (2008: 156) that ...

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Author: Nasar Meer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473906068

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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"A conceptually power-packed volume that is at once erudite and accessible, expansive and focused, true to sociological traditions yet stimulatingly exploratory. Scholars and students will be served very well by this absorbing, far-reaching enquiry into ethnicity and race." - Raymond Taras, Tulane University "This concise, profound, and beautifully written book offers a tour de force across the landscape of race and ethnicity by a young author who masters them all." - Per Mouritsen, Aarhus University This book offers an accessible discussion of both foundational and novel concepts in the study of race and ethnicity. Each account will help readers become familiar with how long standing and contemporary arguments within race and ethnicity studies contribute to our understanding of social and political life more broadly. Providing an excellent starting point with which to understand the contemporary relevance of these concepts, Nasar Meer offers an up-to-date and engaging consideration of everyday examples from around the world. This is an indispensable guide for both students and established researchers interested in the study of race and ethnicity.

Key Concepts in Politics and International Relations

Society should be reconstructed in line with the religious principles and ideals of Islam, and particularly the Sharia (divine ... Salafi ideas and beliefs have influenced the Muslim Brotherhood as well as groups such as al-Qaeda, ...

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Author: Andrew Heywood

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350314856

Category: Study Aids

Page: 280

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Concepts have a particular importance for students of politics and international relations. Political argument often boils down to a struggle over the legitimate meaning of terms and enemies may argue, fight and even go to war, each claiming to be 'defending freedom', 'upholding democracy' or 'supporting justice'. The problem is that words such as 'freedom', 'democracy' and 'justice' have different meanings to different people, so that the concepts themselves come to seem problematic. This book provides an accessible and comprehensive guide to the major concepts encountered in political analysis. Each term is defined clearly and fully, and its significance for political argument and practice is explored. The text has been updated and expanded to take account of the increasing influence of globalization on politics and now features 70 additional concepts. Renowned for its lively, engaging style and user-friendly approach, the second edition is an invaluable companion to the study of politics and international relations.

Four Key Concepts of the Qur an

The idea is that what Mawdudi (rahimahullah) wrote in the twentieth century should be made available to the Ummah for its guidance in the twenty-first century, at least as a window on the Islamic revivalist movement of the twentieth ...

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Author: Sayyid Abul A'la Mawdudi

Publisher: Kube Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9780860375722

Category: Religion

Page: 174

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This book elucidates these basic Qur’anic concepts: ilah, Rabb, Ibadah and Din in order to bring out fully the Islamic way of life, as distinct from other perspectives. This elaboration goes a long way in developing a sound understanding of the Qur’an. It also explains the man-God relationship in Islam, guiding Muslims on how to lead their lives.

The Overwhelming Truth

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Author: Aḥmad ibn Ḥamad Khalīlī

Publisher:

ISBN: 9948030354

Category: Islam

Page: 200

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Contesting Islam Constructing Race and Sexuality

Ali, Kecia. Sexual Ethics and Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur'an, Hadith and Jurisprudence. Oxford: Oneworld Publications, 2006. Ali, Kecia, and Oliver Leaman . Islam: The Key Concepts. London: Routledge, 2007. Ali, Rozina.

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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.

Key Concepts in Modern Indian Studies

he terms khalifa and khilafat have specific translations in English as caliph and caliphate. They embrace, however, an idea of great power in Islamic civilization, the idea of succession (Gibb 1962:54–8). Thus, in the early twentieth ...

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Author: Rachel Dwyer

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479806010

Category: History

Page: 350

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Modern Indian studies have recently become a site for new, creative, and thought-provoking debates extending over a broad canvas of crucial issues. As a result of socio-political transformations, certain concepts—such as ahimsa, caste, darshan, and race—have taken on different meanings. Bringing together ideas, issues, and debates salient to modern Indian studies, this volume charts the social, cultural, political, and economic processes at work in the Indian subcontinent. Authored by internationally recognized experts, this volume comprises over one hundred individual entries on concepts central to their respective fields of specialization, highlighting crucial issues and debates in a lucid and concise manner. Each concept is accompanied by a critical analysis of its trajectory and a succinct discussion of its significance in the academic arena as well as in the public sphere. Enhancing the shared framework of understanding about the Indian subcontinent, Key Concepts in Modern Indian Studies will provide the reader with insights into vital debates about the region, underscoring the compelling issues emanating from colonialism and postcolonialism.

Key Concepts in the Practice of Sufism

They have derived their methods from these basic sources of Islam . Al - Wasaya wa al - Ri'aya ( The Advices and Observation of Rules ) by al - Muhasibi , Al - Ta'arruf li - Madhhab Ahl al - Sufi ( A Description of the Way of the People ...

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Author: Fethullah Gülen

Publisher: Tughra Books

ISBN: 1932099239

Category: Religion

Page: 186

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The origin of Sufism -- Self criticism; Reflection; Privacy and seclusion; Heart; Hope or expectation; Asceticism. People follow the Sufi path when they sense that Islam has a deeper dimension. The resulting self-purification leads to this inner dimension of Islamic rituals, a deeper understanding of the Divine acts, and a greater knowledge and love of Him. After this, God draws the novice to Himself. With the help of a spiritual guide, the novice begins the life-long journey back to God. This continual process of spiritual development along a path of the innate human poverty, helplessness, and powerlessness before God is undertaken in the knowledge that everything comes from God. Each novice does what is necessary to grow spiritually, and God bestows the appropriate blessings and stations. "The highest aim of creation and its most sublime result is belief in God. The most exalted rank of humanity is knowledge of God. The most radiant happiness and sweetest bounty for jinn and humanity is love of God contained within the knowledge of God; the purest joy for the human spirit and the purest delight for the human heart is spiritual ecstasy contained within the love of God. Indeed, all true happiness, pure joy, sweet bounties, and unclouded pleasure are contained within the knowledge and love of God." And Sufism is the school where people can realise the highest aim of creation.

Key Concepts In Practice Of Sufism Vol 1

They have derived their methods from these basic sources of Islam. Al-Wasaya wa alRi'aya (The Advices and Observation of Rules) by al-Muhasibi, Al-Ta'arruf li-Madhhab Ahl al-Sufi (A Description of the Way of the People of Sufism) by ...

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Author: M. Fethullah Gülen

Publisher: Tughra Books

ISBN: 9781597846448

Category: Religion

Page: 186

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This comprehensive study explores sufism as a form of self-purification, offering a deeper understanding of the sacred acts and a greater knowledge and love of the divine. The first volume of the series presents such sufi concepts as repentance, reflection, self-criticism, asceticism, piety, abstinence, self-supervision, and sincerity.

International Relations The Key Concepts

... all-encompassing construct that explains not only the conflicts of the present and future, but also the key features of the international political system. ... In contrast, Islam lacks a core state, as does Latin America and Africa.

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Author: Steven C. Roach

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135012137

Category: Political Science

Page: 446

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‘To attempt such a difficult task requires ambition, confidence and skill. All three qualities are evident in this impressive reference book. It deserves a prominent place in all International Relations libraries’. Dr Scott Burchill, In Australian Journal of Political Science, 43:4, 747 — 766. Now in its third edition, International Relations: The Key Concepts, remains an important resource for anyone interested in international politics. Comprehensive and relevant, it has been fully revised to reflect the most important themes and issues in international relations in the post-9/11 era. Featuring new entries on: • The Arab Spring • Responsibility to Protect • Governmentality • Postcolonialism • Neoliberalism • Global Financial Crisis With suggestions for further reading and a useful guide to websites, International Relations: The Key Concepts is an ideal aid for students and newcomers to the field of International Relations.

Race and Ethnicity The Key Concepts

Related concepts: black feminism, essentialism, (racial/ethnic) identity, identity politics. Further reading Collins (2006); ... ISLAMOPHOBIA Islamophobia is a term that refers to fear, hostility, and bias toward Islam and Muslims.

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Author: Amy Ansell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134304745

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Situating the study of race and ethnicity within its historical and intellectual context, this much needed guide exposes students to the broad diversity of scholarship within the field. It provides a clear and succinct explanation of more than 70 key terms, their conceptual evolution over time, and the differing ways in which the concepts are deployed or remain pertinent in current debates. Concepts covered include: apartheid colonialism constructivism critical race theory eugenics hybridity Islamophobia new/modern racism reparations transnationalism. Fully cross-referenced and with suggestions for further reading, Race and Ethnicity: The Key Concepts is an ideal resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students of race, ethnicity, and nationalism. It will also be of great interest for those studying sociology, anthropology, politics, and cultural studies.

Religious Studies The Key Concepts

An important innovation in the Qur'an is the permission for women to inherit and own property, although there is no community property between a husband and wife. The Islamic tradition depicts Muhammad as allowing women to pray with him ...

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Author: Carl Olson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136902062

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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An accessible, A-Z resource, defining and explaining key terms and ideas central to the study of religion. Exploring broad and recurring themes which are applicable in both eastern and western religions, cross-cultural examples are provided for each term to give a comprehensive overview of the subject.

Intellectual History of Key Concepts

2 From Jia 家 to Environmentalism: Key Concepts in this Volume The enduring relevance of Confucian values and a ... Sunni Islamic Law and Confucian li 禮 tradition, and the different worldviews that Confucianism and Islam have proposed.

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Author: Gregory Adam Scott

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110547825

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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The three-volume project 'Concepts and Methods for the Study of Chinese Religions' is a timely review of the history of the study of Chinese religions, reconsiders the present state of analytical and methodological theories, and initiates a new chapter in the methodology of the field itself. The three volumes raise interdisciplinary and cross-tradition debates, and engage methodologies for the study of East Asian religions with Western voices in an active and constructive manner. Within the overall project, this volume addresses the intellectual history and formation of critical concepts that are foundational to the Chinese religious landscape. These concepts include lineage, scripture, education, discipline, religion, science and scientism, sustainability, law and rites, and the religious sphere. With these topics and approaches, this volume serves as a reference for graduate students and scholars interested in Chinese religions, the modern cultural and intellectual history of China (including mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Chinese communities overseas), intellectual and material history, and the global academic discourse of critical concepts in the study of religions.

Key Concepts in Journalism Studies

The news media represent an increasingly important part of this 'corporate institution'. It is predominantly through the mass media that Western non-Muslims 'learn about' Islam and, more specifically, what makes Them different from Us.

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Author: Bob Franklin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446230756

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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'The five authors have drawn on their enormous range of experience in newspaper and broadcast journalism, at national and regional level, as well as their teaching expertise for this book, which will be essential reading for students in journalism, and as invaluable reference tool for their professional careers' -www.HoldtheFrontPage.co.uk 'At long last, the undergraduate journalism A-Z. This is an excellent and much needed resource which should be on the list of every undergraduate journalism and media student' -Tim Rodgers, Kingston College The SAGE Key Concepts series provide students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in a variety of disciplines. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages critical evaluation through understanding. Written by experienced and respected academics, the books are indispensable study aids and guides to comprehension. Key Concepts in Journalism offers: - a systematic and accessible introduction to the terms, processes and effects of journalism - a combination of practical considerations with theoretical issues - further reading suggestions The authors bring an enormous range of experience in newspaper and broadcast journalism, at national and regional level, as well as their teaching expertise. This book will be essential reading for students in journalism, and an invaluable reference tool for their professional careers.

Methodology of Islamic Economics

of self-interest, utility, rationality, etc., with Islamic perspective); or (ii) by attempting to coin new key terminologies to explain the object of study in Islamic conceptual scheme. It is recognized that the existing key ...

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Author: Necmettin Kizilkaya

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000732443

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 356

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In its pursuit to equip the reader with a basic knowledge of Islamic economics, this book divulges the micro-foundations of the discipline, and highlights the predominant schools of thought that exist in the field. It explains, in simple terms, what Islamic economics entails and how it can be studied as a science in relation to the Holy Quran, the Sunnah and the Islamic intellectual tradition based on these two sources. The book familiarizes the reader with knowledge of the basic maxims of the discipline. It then establishes the arguments that are presented by the proponents of religion-based economics, specifically Islam, and apprises readers about the aforementioned schools as they exist. A number of chapters consider the dimension of the dilemmas the discipline is facing, and the chronological progress of the field is reviewed, hence providing a comprehensive overview of the topic. The book deals with the issues about the origins of Islamic economics, the basic methodological questions, the use of the opportunities offered by fiqh in the methodological discussions and the main problems arising from the encounter with other cultures and civilizations. It offers practical solutions, despite the differing schools of thought, not unlike the development of conventional Economics where radical differences between Keynesian, Classical and Monetarist approaches existed. It concludes by incorporating some of the finest works that explain to the reader how Islamic economics may progress as a discipline. This guide will provide both students and researchers in Comparative Economic Studies, Islamic Economics and Islamic Finance with an essential overview of the field.

Post Colonial Studies The Key Concepts

The emphasis in recent years of the practice of this kind of fundamentalist interpretation has focused almost exclusively on Islamic practices and on the fundamentalist interpretation of the Quran. Though as many authorities have shown, ...

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Author: Bill Ashcroft

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135039745

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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This hugely popular A-Z guide provides a comprehensive overview of the issues which characterize post-colonialism: explaining what it is, where it is encountered and the crucial part it plays in debates about race, gender, politics, language and identity. For this third edition over thirty new entries have been added including: Cosmopolitanism Development Fundamentalism Nostalgia Post-colonial cinema Sustainability Trafficking World Englishes. Post-Colonial Studies: The Key Concepts remains an essential guide for anyone studying this vibrant field.

Key Concepts in the Practice of Sufism

Delving deeper into the soul of Islam and the definition of spirituality, this third volume examines the mainstream path that seekers are expected to follow in order to learn the fundamental concepts of Sufism and the essentials of the ...

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Author: Fethullah Gülen

Publisher: Light, Incorporated

ISBN: 1597842044

Category: Islam

Page: 287

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Delving deeper into the soul of Islam and the definition of spirituality, this third volume examines the mainstream path that seekers are expected to follow in order to learn the fundamental concepts of Sufism and the essentials of the Islamic faith. Concepts central to Sufism, such as unity and multiplicity, silence, privacy and company, and sainthood, are thoroughly discussed.

Islamic Spirituality

Gulen, Key Concepts, 7. al-Bukhari, “Al-Kusuf,” 2. Gulen, Kalbin Zümrüt Tepeleri, v. 1, 24–28. Gulen, Key Concepts, 12. Fethullah Gulen, Fasildan Fasila I (Izmir: Nil Yayinlari, 1995): 25. Muslim, “Al-Birr,” 33. Gulen, Key Concepts, 23.

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Author: Zeki Saritoprak

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472572073

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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Islamic Spirituality: Theology and Practice for the Modern World examines and explores the inner dimension of Islam. The writings of important figures in the historical development of Islamic spirituality are examined, as well as the major sources of religious authority in Islam, the Qur'an and Hadith. Both classical Sufis and Sufism are explored as well as contemporary mystics. Key figures discussed include medieval Islamic theologian al-Ghazali (d.1111), and Said Nursi (d.1960), arguably one of the most important modern theologians in the Islamic spiritual tradition. Discussing both historical and contemporary dimensions of Islamic spirituality allows the author to ground classical Sufi texts in contemporary ideas and practices. Exploring spirituality in relation to key contemporary issues such as ecology, Zeki Saritoprak demonstrates how, when, and where people can practice Islamic spirituality in the Modern world. Providing an overview of the intellectual and theological basis of Islamic spirituality, and including the author's own translations of a selection of key texts, this volume is ideal reading for courses exploring Islamic spirituality and mysticism and anyone interested in the spiritual practices of nearly a quarter of the world's population.