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Christian Lives Given to the Study of Islam

Christian Lives Given to the Study of Islam

Christian W. Troll and C.T.R. Hewer (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823243198
eISBN:
9780823243235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243198.001.0001

This book captures the autobiographical reflections of twenty-eight Christians who were amongst those who, in the wake of the Second Vatican Council (1962-65) and initiatives of the World Council of ... More

Striving in the Path of God

Striving in the Path of God: Jihad and Martyrdom in Islamic Thought

Asma Afsaruddin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199730933
eISBN:
9780199344949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730933.001.0001

In popular and academic literature, jihād is often assumed to refer to “armed combat,” while martyrdom is understood to be invariably of the military kind. This perspective, derived mainly from legal ... More

Ibâḍism

Ibâḍism: Origins and Early Development in Oman

John C. Wilkinson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588268
eISBN:
9780191595400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588268.001.0001

Ibâḍism represents a branch of the third great division in Islam, that of the Khawârij. It survives in some isolated communities in North Africa, but manifested itself periodically in Oman as a full ... More

The Walking Qur'an

The Walking Qur'an: Islamic Education, Embodied Knowledge, and History in West Africa

Rudolph T. Ware

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469614311
eISBN:
9781469614335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614311.001.0001

Spanning a thousand years of history—and bringing the story to the present through ethnographic fieldwork in Senegal, Gambia, and Mauritania—this book documents the profound significance of Qurʾan ... More

Muslims, Scholars, Soldiers

Muslims, Scholars, Soldiers: The Origin and Elaboration of the Ibadi Imamate Traditions

Adam Gaiser

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199738939
eISBN:
9780199894598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738939.001.0001

This study of the origin and development of the IbādΔī imāmate ideal into its medieval Arabian and North African articulations traces the distinctive features of the IbādΔī imāma to precedents among ... More

Silenced

Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedom Worldwide

Paul Marshall and Nina Shea

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812264
eISBN:
9780199919383
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812264.001.0001

Silenced describes the dire effects of blasphemy and apostasy restrictions in contemporary Muslim-majority countries, and the promotion of such restrictions internationally, and in the West. In the ... More

The Powerful Ephemeral

The Powerful Ephemeral: Everyday Healing in an Ambiguously Islamic Place

Carla Bellamy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262805
eISBN:
9780520950450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262805.001.0001

The violent partitioning of British India along religious lines and ongoing communalist aggression have compelled Indian citizens to contend with the notion that an exclusive, fixed religious ... More

Between Heaven and Hell

Between Heaven and Hell: Islam, Salvation, and the Fate of Others

Mohammad Hassan Khalil (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199945399
eISBN:
9780199980796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945399.001.0001

In this groundbreaking volume, eminent and up-and-coming scholars, representing a diversity of backgrounds and viewpoints, address the question of non-Muslim salvation: according to the Islamic ethos ... More

Muslim Rebels

Muslim Rebels: Kharijites and the Politics of Extremism in Egypt

Jeffrey T. Kenney

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195131697
eISBN:
9780199785001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513169X.001.0001

The Kharijites were a splinter group that broke away from the main forces of Islam during the formative medieval period, purportedly refusing arbitration and committing bloody outrages against their ... More

Turkish Myth and Muslim Symbol

Turkish Myth and Muslim Symbol: The Battle of Manzikert

Carole Hillenbrand

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625727
eISBN:
9780748671359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625727.001.0001

Although the Turks ruled the Middle East for a millennium, their history is still insufficiently known both in the West and in the Arabic and Persian-speaking lands. This book focuses on Turkey's key ... More

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