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Advice for Callow Jurists and Gullible Mendicants on Befriending Emirs

Advice for Callow Jurists and Gullible Mendicants on Befriending Emirs

'Abd al-Wahhab ibn Ahmad ibn 'Ali al-Sha'rani

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300198652
eISBN:
9780300225280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198652.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book sheds light on the relationship between spiritual and political authority in early modern Egypt. This guide to political behavior and expediency offers advice to Sufi shaykhs, or spiritual ... More

Al-Ghazali's Philosophical Theology

Al-Ghazali's Philosophical Theology

Frank Griffel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195331622
eISBN:
9780199867998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331622.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Islam

Al-Ghazali (d. 1111) is one of the most important theologians, philosophers, and Sufis of Islam. Born around 1056 in northeastern Iran, he became the holder of the most prestigious academic post in ... More

Al-Jā-hiẓIn Praise of Books

Al-Jā-hiẓ: In Praise of Books

James Montgomery

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748683321
eISBN:
9780748695072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683321.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book documents and explores a ninth century Muslim thinker’s response to an emergent information technology—widely available books written on rag-paper. By 850, in Baghdad rag-paper books were ... More

Alef Is for AllahChildhood, Emotion, and Visual Culture in Islamic Societies

Alef Is for Allah: Childhood, Emotion, and Visual Culture in Islamic Societies

Jamal J. Elias

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520290075
eISBN:
9780520964402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290075.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book explores the emotional space occupied by children in modern Islamic societies. Focusing on visual representations of children, primarily from modern Turkey, Iran, and Pakistan, it examines ... More

Answering the CallPopular Islamic Activism in Egypt

Answering the Call: Popular Islamic Activism in Egypt

Abdullah Al-Arian

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199931279
eISBN:
9780199373789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931279.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Religion and Society

This groundbreaking book examines the means by which the Muslim Brotherhood was reconstituted during the years of Anwar al-Sadat’s presidency. By including an analysis of structural, ideological, and ... More

Anthropomorphism in IslamThe Challenge of Traditionalism (700-1350)

Anthropomorphism in Islam: The Challenge of Traditionalism (700-1350)

Livnat Holtzman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748689569
eISBN:
9781474444828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748689569.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

More than any other issue in early and medieval Islamic theology, anthropomorphism (tashbīh) stood at the heart of many theological debates. These debates were not purely intellectual; they were ... More

Arabic in the FrayLanguage Ideology and Cultural Politics

Arabic in the Fray: Language Ideology and Cultural Politics

Yasir Suleiman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748637409
eISBN:
9780748693924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637409.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Taking as its point of departure the symbolic and cognitive roles of language, this book investigates how Arabic is involved in ideological and cultural debates in which conflict is a defining ... More

Avicenna

Avicenna

Jon McGinnis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195331479
eISBN:
9780199868032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331479.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The aim of the present work is threefold. One, it intends to place the thought of Avicenna within its proper historical context, whether the philosophical-scientific tradition inherited from the ... More

Being Young and MuslimNew Cultural Politics in the Global South and North

Being Young and Muslim: New Cultural Politics in the Global South and North

Asef Bayat and Linda Herrera

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195369212
eISBN:
9780199871179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369212.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Islam

There has been a proliferation of interest in youth issues in recent years, and Muslim youth in particular. Young Muslims have been thrust into the global spotlight in relation to questions about ... More

Between Heaven and HellIslam, Salvation, and the Fate of Others

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
Subject:
Religion, Islam

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

Beyond DogmaRumi's Teachings on Friendship with God and Early Sufi Theories

Beyond Dogma: Rumi's Teachings on Friendship with God and Early Sufi Theories

Jawid Mojaddedi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195369236
eISBN:
9780199933471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369236.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Despite Rumi’s (d. 1273) recent emergence as a best-selling poet in the English-speaking world, fundamental questions about his teachings, such as the relationship of his Sufi mysticism to the wider ... More

Beyond JihadThe Pacifist Tradition in West African Islam

Beyond Jihad: The Pacifist Tradition in West African Islam

Lamin O. Sanneh

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199351619
eISBN:
9780199351640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351619.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Beyond Jihad describes how trans-Saharan trade and traffic facilitated the spread of Islam in sub-Saharan Africa where merchants, rulers, and clerics ensured its successful establishment. From North ... More

Black MeccaThe African Muslims of Harlem

Black Mecca: The African Muslims of Harlem

Zain Abdullah

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195314250
eISBN:
9780199871797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314250.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

A recent influx of one hundred thousand West African immigrants is creating an enclave that Harlem residents now cal, Little Africa. Because most Americans view Islam as an Arab religion, many ... More

Black Pilgrimage to Islam

Black Pilgrimage to Islam

Robert Dannin

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300246
eISBN:
9780199850433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300246.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book offers an ethnographic study of African-American Muslims. Drawing on hundreds of interviews conducted over a period of several years, the author provides a look inside the little-understood ... More

Blood That Cries Out From the EarthThe Psychology of Religious Terrorism

Blood That Cries Out From the Earth: The Psychology of Religious Terrorism

James Jones

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195335972
eISBN:
9780199868957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335972.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Religiously motivated terrorism is a religious phenomenon; thus the psychology of religiously motivated terrorism is the psychology of religion. For many decades the author of this book has been ... More

The Burden of SilenceSabbatai Sevi and the Evolution of the Ottoman-Turkish Donmes

The Burden of Silence: Sabbatai Sevi and the Evolution of the Ottoman-Turkish Donmes

Cengiz Sisman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190244057
eISBN:
9780190244071
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190244057.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Judaism

This book presents a social and religious history of the Sabbatean movement from its birth in the Ottoman Empire in the seventeenth century to the Republic of Turkey in the first half of the ... More

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
Subject:
Religion, Islam

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

Circuits of FaithMigration, Education, and the Wahhabi Mission

Circuits of Faith: Migration, Education, and the Wahhabi Mission

Michael Farquhar

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804798358
eISBN:
9781503600270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804798358.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book considers efforts undertaken by the Saudi political and religious establishments to widen the sphere of Wahhabi influence beyond the kingdom’s borders from the mid-twentieth century. It ... More

Clerics of IslamReligious Authority and Political Power in Saudi Arabia

Clerics of Islam: Religious Authority and Political Power in Saudi Arabia

Nabil Mouline

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300178906
eISBN:
9780300206616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178906.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Followers of Muhammad b. 'Abd al-Wahhab, often considered to be Islam's Martin Luther, shaped the political and religious identity of the Saudi state while also enabling the significant worldwide ... More

Contemporary IranEconomy, Society, Politics

Contemporary Iran: Economy, Society, Politics

Ali Gheissari (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195378481
eISBN:
9780199852345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378481.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Iran is a key player in some of the most crucial issues of our time. But because of its relative diplomatic isolation and the partisan nature of conflicting accounts voiced by different interest ... More

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