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Qom Alumni in Indonesia: Their Role in the Shiʿi Community

Zulkifli

in Shaping Global Islamic Discourses: The Role of al-Azhar, al-Medina and al-Mustafa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696857
eISBN:
9781474412247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696857.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses how returnees from al Mustafa International University, including those from the International Centre for Islamic Studies, its preceding institution, have played a significant ... More


Islamic Studies in US Universities

Charles Kurzman and Carl W. Ernst

in Middle East Studies for the New Milleniu: Infrastructures of Knowledge

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479827787
eISBN:
9781479850662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479827787.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter analyzes the locations and contexts for the development of Islamic studies in US universities. It attributes the field's growth in part to exaggerated concerns about national security. ... More


“Azharisation” of ʿUlama Training in Malaysia

Hiroko Kushimoto

in Shaping Global Islamic Discourses: The Role of al-Azhar, al-Medina and al-Mustafa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696857
eISBN:
9781474412247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696857.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses the relationship between al Azhar and the government policy of ulama training in Malaysia. It traces how, during the twentieth century, a number of factors led to al Azhar ... More


Challenges in Teaching Islamic Studies in Western Universities: The Problem of Streamlining Islam for Undergraduates

Imranali Panjwani

in Teaching Interreligious Encounters

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190677565
eISBN:
9780190677596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677565.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, World Religions

When teaching Islam to undergraduates, the question of pedagogy is crucial. Modules must be designed to capture the breadth of the religion, including ethics, spirituality, worldview, role of holy ... More


Introduction

James E. Baldwin

in Islamic Law and Empire in Ottoman Cairo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474403092
eISBN:
9781474430425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403092.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The introduction sets the historiographical context for the book. It explains how the book’s arguments relate to the fields of Islamic legal studies and Ottoman history, and explores the concept of ... More


Women and the Fatimids in the World of Islam

Delia Cortese and Simonetta Calderini

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748617326
eISBN:
9780748671366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617326.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This study of women and the Fatimids investigates an unexplored area in the field of Islamic and medieval studies. The book has unearthed a wealth of references to women, thus re-inscribing their ... More


Constructions of Jewish Identity through Reflections on Islam

Susannah Heschel

in Faithful Narratives: Historians, Religion, and the Challenge of Objectivity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451829
eISBN:
9780801471056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451829.003.0011
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter shows that Jewish scholars tested the boundaries between religious, political, and cultural modes of public expression by immersing themselves in the study of Islam—some to the point of ... More


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


Children in Formal Religious Education

Jonathan Scourfield, Sophie Gilliat-Ray, Asma Khan, and Sameh Otri

in Muslim Childhood: Religious Nurture in a European Context

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199600311
eISBN:
9780191765421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600311.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Religious Studies

Chapter 5 looks specifically at formal learning about Islam. Most of this material relates to religious organizations; mosques and Islamic Studies schools. However, many children have formal lessons ... More


Introduction

James Grehan

in Twilight of the Saints: Everyday Religion in Ottoman Syria and Palestine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199373031
eISBN:
9780199373055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373031.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Conventional treatments of religion stress official ritual, doctrine, and law. What they overlook is living practice, which often has little to do with religion as revealed in the philological study ... More


Conclusions

Adam J. Silverstein

in Veiling Esther, Unveiling Her Story: The Reception of a Biblical Book in Islamic Lands

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198797227
eISBN:
9780191838712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797227.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Having zoomed-in on a number of examples of the interaction between Esther and Islamic cultures throughout the book, in this chapter we defocus our gaze, zoom out and consider the wider ramifications ... More


Response to David Novak’s “Natural Law and Judaism”

Anver M. Emon

in Natural Law: A Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Trialogue

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198706601
eISBN:
9780191778469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706601.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Judaism

This Response provides a response to Chapter 1 which is about Judaism and natural law. The response addresses the common presumption of natural law as associated with the Latin West, and explores the ... More


Johann Heinrich Hottinger: Arabic and Islamic Studies in the Seventeenth Century

Jan Loop

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199682140
eISBN:
9780191804809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199682140.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The Reformed Church historian and orientalist Johann Heinrich Hottinger (1620–1667) is a key figure in the history of Arabic and Islamic studies in early modern Europe. His life and his work have ... More


Islam in America

Jane Smith

in The Columbia Guide to Religion in American History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231140201
eISBN:
9780231530781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231140201.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at the history of Islam in America. The history of the Muslim faith in America exemplifies many of the principles associated with immigration, the globalization of American ... More


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


Arabic and Islamic Studies in Zurich and Heidelberg

Jan Loop

in Johann Heinrich Hottinger: Arabic and Islamic Studies in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199682140
eISBN:
9780191804809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199682140.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on Johann Heinrich Hottinger's Arabic and Islamic studies in Zurich and Heidelberg. It first considers Hottinger's appointment as professor of catechesis at the Collegium ... More


Addressing the Limits of Coercion and Co-optation

Samuel Helfont

in Compulsion in Religion: Saddam Hussein, Islam, and the Roots of Insurgencies in Iraq

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190843311
eISBN:
9780190843342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190843311.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the limits of the regime’s attempts to co-opt religious leaders in Iraq, which resulted in a dearth of trusted religious scholars. Often, religious leaders who cooperated with ... More


The Significance of Ibn Khaldun for the Modern Social Sciences

Syed Farid Alatas

in Ibn Khaldun

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198090458
eISBN:
9780199082636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090458.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 5 points out that, while there is a systematic theory of society to be found in the works of Ibn Khaldun, there has been insufficient attention to it in introductory textbooks on the history ... More


Iraq’s Religious Landscape in the Wake of the Gulf War

Samuel Helfont

in Compulsion in Religion: Saddam Hussein, Islam, and the Roots of Insurgencies in Iraq

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190843311
eISBN:
9780190843342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190843311.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses changes in Iraq’s religious landscape during and after the Gulf War. Because Saudi Arabia was a major adversary of the regime during the conflict, the Saudi-backed ... More


Ioh. Henricus Hottingerus Tigurinus

Jan Loop

in Johann Heinrich Hottinger: Arabic and Islamic Studies in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199682140
eISBN:
9780191804809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199682140.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on the education of Johann Heinrich Hottinger (1620–1667), a Reformed Church historian and orientalist, from his entrance to the Schola Tigurina in 1626 at the age of seven and ... More


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