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 Muslim Koranic Fundamentalism

Solomon Schimmel

in The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefs: Fundamentalism and the Fear of Truth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195188264
eISBN:
9780199870509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188264.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the Islamic belief that the Koran (Qur'an) was authored by Allah and revealed to Muhammad via the angel Gabriel, and dissects the alleged ‘proofs’ for Koranic divinity. The ... More


Al-Idgham al-Kabiyr and Case Endings

Jonathan Owens

in A Linguistic History of Arabic

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199290826
eISBN:
9780191710469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290826.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter continues the discussion of case begun in Chapter 3, looking in detail at one significant source of early data, the qiraa’aat, or Qur’anic reading traditions. These are essential to the ... More


Introduction

Barbara Freyer Stowasser

in Women in the Qur'an, Traditions, and Interpretation

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195111484
eISBN:
9780199853397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111484.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The insights gathered on this exploration are a clearer understanding that the Qur'anic stories about the women of the sacred past are Islamic as to nature, setting, theological doctrine, moral ... More


Seeing God in Sufi Qur'an Commentaries: Crossings between This World and the Otherworld

Pieter Coppens

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474435055
eISBN:
9781474449786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435055.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The Islamic hereafter is often imagined as a place of corporeal reward or punishment. But what is the place of this corporeal hereafter in the imagination of renunciant mystics who wish to completely ... More


Cosmopolitan Muslim Public Intellectuals

Khairudin Aljunied

in Muslim Cosmopolitanism: Southeast Asian Islam in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474408882
eISBN:
9781474430432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408882.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter looks at selected Muslim public intellectuals who have actively promoted cosmopolitan attitudes among Muslims in Southeast Asia. These public intellectuals are academics in universities ... More


The Influence of Ottoman Qur’ans in Southeast Asia Through the Ages

Ali Akbar

in From Anatolia to Aceh: Ottomans, Turks, and Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780197265819
eISBN:
9780191771972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265819.003.0014
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses the influence of Ottoman Qur’ans on the Qur’an in Southeast Asia, from the manuscript era and through the period of early printing up to the present day. At various times, ... More


Waqfs of Cyrenaica and Italian Colonialism in Libya (1911–41)1

Anna Maria Medici

in Held in Trust: Waqf in the Islamic World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774163937
eISBN:
9781617970924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163937.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

An example of contending definitions of waqf is offered in this chapter's view at Cyrenaica under Italian colonial rule, where Muslims initially attributed the legitimacy of waqf to Qur'anic ... More


Modes of Utilizing Qur'anic Inscriptions on Cairene Mamluk Religious Monuments

Dina Montasser

in Creswell Photographs Re-examined: New Perspectives on Islamic Architecture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162442
eISBN:
9781617970115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162442.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Lekegian's photographs of the interior of Qalawun's mausoleum show that at the end of the nineteenth century there was a single wide wooden frieze, divided horizontally into three bands, running ... More


Islamic Perspectives on Wealth Creation

Munawar Iqbal and Rodney Wilson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621002
eISBN:
9780748653096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621002.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Debt finance involving interest payments – the standard method in the global economy – goes against Qur'anic teaching and Shariah law. Wealth creation is therefore one of the greatest challenges ... More


Caves, Clouds and Mountains: The Apophatic Tradition

Annmarie Hughes

in Islam, Christianity and the Mystic Journey: A Comparative Exploration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640829
eISBN:
9780748653263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640829.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses the meaning of caves, clouds, and mountains in the apophatic tradition of Islam and Christianity. The first section discusses the Qur'anic cave which represents the locus of ... More


Ibn `Arabī and the Qur'an: A Series of Poems

Denis E. McAuley

in Ibn `Arabī’s Mystical Poetics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659548
eISBN:
9780191743375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659548.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Religion and Literature

This chapter looks at a set of poems each of which is dedicated to the ‘spirit’ of a sūra of the Qur'an. In some of the poems, Ibn `Arabī brings to bear his distinctive understanding of Qur'anic ... More


Balāġa, Epistolary Structure and Style

Adrian Gully

in The Culture of Letter-Writing in Pre-Modern Islamic Society

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633739
eISBN:
9780748653133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633739.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter focuses on the important epistolary aspects of the secretary's profession. It looks at some of the specific aspects of balāga (communicative eloquence), especially those of bayān ... More


The Listening Audience Laughs and Cries, the Writing Public Thinks

Julian Millie

in Hearing Allah's Call: Preaching and Performance in Indonesian Islam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501713118
eISBN:
9781501709609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713118.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The second part of the book commences with Chapter Six. It analyses the connections Indonesian Muslims make between preaching styles and subjectivities, and the norms of citizen subjectivity that ... More


Introduction

Michael Allan

in In the Shadow of World Literature: Sites of Reading in Colonial Egypt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691167824
eISBN:
9781400881093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167824.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book raises a number of questions concerning the assumed universalism of world literature by analyzing the interwoven strands of modernization, literature, and secularism. It examines the ... More


Polygyny: What It Means When African American Muslim Women Share Their Husbands

Debra Majeed

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060774
eISBN:
9780813051253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060774.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Polygyny explores the practice of multiple-wife marriage among African American Muslims who follow the leadership of Imam W. D. Mohammed. The dominant voices in this work are those of my female ... More


Medieval Exegesis and Religious Difference: Commentary, Conflict, and Community in the Premodern Mediterranean

Ryan Szpiech (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264629
eISBN:
9780823266821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264629.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Exegesis and scriptural commentary is at the heart of medieval Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions. Evolving in all three Abrahamic traditions as a multifaceted practice—at once social, ... More


Introduction

Scott Kugle

in Sufis & Saints' Bodies: Mysticism, Corporeality, and Sacred Power in Islam

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807830819
eISBN:
9781469602684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807872772_kugle.7
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This introduction discusses the congruence of Qur'anic narratives of the creation of Adam's human body, Sufi understandings of these scriptural images, and modern social theory's conceptualization of ... More


Introduction

Ryan Szpiech

in Medieval Exegesis and Religious Difference: Commentary, Conflict, and Community in the Premodern Mediterranean

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264629
eISBN:
9780823266821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264629.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This introduction lays out the key issues at stake in the study of medieval exegesis and in the comparative study of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions of scriptural commentary. It frames the ... More


Scriptural Polemics: The Qur'an and Other Religions

Mun'im Sirry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199359363
eISBN:
9780199359387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359363.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book is a sustained critical engagement with polemical passages in the Qur’ān and with interpretation of those passages by Muslim reformers of the twentieth century. The study focuses on five ... More


The Notion of Shari‘a

Arskal Salim

in Challenging the Secular State: The Islamization of Law in Modern Indonesia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832377
eISBN:
9780824868963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832377.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the legal character of Islam and how the notion of sharia is variously interpreted in (or excluded from) the legal context. It discusses the two distinct concepts of religious ... More


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