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The Unfamiliar Abode: Islamic Law in the United States and Britain

Kathleen Moore

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195387810
eISBN:
9780199777242
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387810.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Today there are more Muslims living in diaspora than at any time in history. This situation was not envisioned by Islamic law, which makes no provision for permanent as opposed to transient diasporic ... More


 The Muslim Brothers and the Neo‐Kharijite Challenge

Jeffrey T. Kenney

in Muslim Rebels: Kharijites and the Politics of Extremism in Egypt

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195131697
eISBN:
9780199785001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513169X.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The evocation of Kharijism first occurred in connection with the activities and ideas of the Society of Muslim Brothers. On two separate occasions, in 1948 and 1954, the Muslim Brothers were accused ... More


Secularism and Its Discontents in Muslim Societies: Indigenizing the Separation between Religion and State

Nader Hashemi

in Islam, Secularism, and Liberal Democracy: Toward a Democratic Theory for Muslim Societies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195321241
eISBN:
9780199869831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321241.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Secularism and its discontents in Muslims societies is the focus of this chapter. The main claim is that the cultivation of an indigenous Muslim understanding of secularism will enhance the prospects ... More


Citizenship and Faith

Amina Wadud

in Women and Citizenship

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195175349
eISBN:
9780199835775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195175344.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Wadud analyzes citizenship in theocratic states governed by Shari’ah, or Islamic law, states which do not traditionally envisage the equality of women. Against such theocratic systems, Wadud argues ... More


Unity in Spirituality: The Focolare Movement

Paul D. Numrich

in The Faith Next Door: American Christians and Their New Religious Neighbors

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195386219
eISBN:
9780199866731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386219.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Catholic Focolare Movement was founded by the late Chiara Lubich in Italy during World War II in order to rediscover the communal love and spirituality of the early Christians. The movement ... More


. Literary Publics in Dacca

Neilesh Bose

in Recasting the Region: Language, Culture, and Islam in Colonial Bengal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198097280
eISBN:
9780199082933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198097280.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

Traversing one end of urban Bengal to another, this chapter looks at how Dacca (the present capital of Bangladesh), the putative city of mosques, but also a city of Hindu bhadralok (the educated and ... More


. Modern Bengali Muslim Literary Culture

Neilesh Bose

in Recasting the Region: Language, Culture, and Islam in Colonial Bengal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198097280
eISBN:
9780199082933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198097280.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses the background of modern Bengali Muslim literary cultures through a review of Muslim writing in Bengali from the early fourteenth century through the early twentieth century. ... More


Genealogy and Knowledge in Muslim Societies: Understanding the Past

Sarah Bowen Savant and Helena de Felipe (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748644971
eISBN:
9781474400831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748644971.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This collection of nine case studies provides an understanding of genealogy in Muslim societies and highlights how ideas about kinship and descent have shaped communal and national identities in such ... More


The Theory of Magic in Healing

Michael W. Dols and Diana E. Immisch

in Majnūn: The Madman in Medieval Islamic Society

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202219
eISBN:
9780191675218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202219.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter provides a historical perspective on magical beliefs and practices in Muslim society as sanctioned by the Qur'an and hadith. Magic is almost always assumed to be bad — essentially evil, ... More


Other Causes of Insanity

Michael W. Dols and Diana E. Immisch

in Majnūn: The Madman in Medieval Islamic Society

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202219
eISBN:
9780191675218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202219.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

There are a number of mental disorders that are not mentioned in the medieval medical texts that a present-day reader might expect. The reasons for such omissions may be because modern psychiatry ... More


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