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Society: Tribe, Commune, and Nation

Antony Black

in The West and Islam: Religion and Political Thought in World History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199533206
eISBN:
9780191714498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533206.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Islam retained clans and often tribes whereas Europe moved towards nuclear families. In Europe, significant social and political relationships were based on oath rather than kinship, whether between ... More


In the House of War: Dutch Islam Observed

Sam Cherribi

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199734115
eISBN:
9780199866113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734115.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book exposes the “trifecta of coercion”—the triple pressures of Muslim orthodoxy’s expectations for individuals, Dutch—and European, in general—expectations for immigrants, and the individual’s ... More


How Europe’s Secularism Became Contentious: Mosques, Imams, and Issues

Sam Cherribi

in In the House of War: Dutch Islam Observed

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199734115
eISBN:
9780199866113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734115.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the opinions of Islamic religious leaders based on a sample of 90 sermons in on contested social issues in Dutch mosques during the early 1990s. The chapter’s analytical ... More


Early Islamic Historical Writing

James Howard‐Johnston

in Witnesses to a World Crisis: Historians and Histories of the Middle East in the Seventh Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199208593
eISBN:
9780191594182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208593.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The investigation enters a new phase, that of vetting Islamic sources. The Qur'an is shown to be an important historical source for the biography of the Prophet and the evolution of the umma (Muslim ... More


The Middle East in the Seventh Century: The Great Powers, Arabia, and the Prophet

James Howard‐Johnston

in Witnesses to a World Crisis: Historians and Histories of the Middle East in the Seventh Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199208593
eISBN:
9780191594182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208593.003.00015
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Attention is turned first to the Persians' near‐destruction of the east Roman empire (603–26), and the Romans' near‐miraculous recovery (626–8). Arabia can be seen to have been affected in two ways: ... More


“Cultural Proximity” and the Conjuncture of Islam with Modern Humanitarianism

Jonathan Benthall

in Sacred Aid: Faith and Humanitarianism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199916023
eISBN:
9780199950447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916023.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the issue of “cultural proximity.” It determines that this issue has arisen almost exclusively in the context of work in the Muslim world, where the word “cultural” becomes a ... More


Conclusion: African Diaspora and Muslim Umma

Robert Dannin

in Black Pilgrimage to Islam

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300246
eISBN:
9780199850433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300246.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The continuing immigration of practicing Muslims into the United States and the increasing occurrences of conversion poses several challenges to the typical historical accounts of religious ... More


The Sīra

Reuven Firestone

in Jihād: The Origin of Holy War in Islam

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195154948
eISBN:
9780199849239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154948.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines biographical writings about Muḥammad from which cultural and historical data are extracted for comparison with that retrieved from the Qurʾān and Hadīth, and for examining the ... More


Conclusion: From Mundane War to Holy War

Reuven Firestone

in Jihād: The Origin of Holy War in Islam

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195154948
eISBN:
9780199849239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154948.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter summarizes earlier findings and situates them in the historical context by linking the development of the Islamic holy war idea with changes in the social structure and the worldview of ... More


The Sufi and the State

Souleymane Bachir Diagne

in Beyond the Secular West

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231170802
eISBN:
9780231541015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170802.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter focuses on the compatibility of statehood with Sufism in a range of contexts, emphasizing West Africa, where spiritual life requires distance from the state.


Young people and faith activism: British Muslim youth, glocalisation and the umma

Richard Gale and Therese O’Toole

in Faith in the public realm: Controversies, policies and practices

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420305
eISBN:
9781447302285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420305.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter examines a case study of faith activism among young Muslim men in UK. It explores how faith identity frames the public engagement and political activism of the British Muslim youth. The ... More


Allah is One

Arthur J. Magida

in Opening the Doors of Wonder: Reflections on Religious Rites of Passage

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245457
eISBN:
9780520941717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245457.003.0022
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores the rites of passages in Islam, which has the fewest life cycle events and the most minimally decorated houses of worship. This minimalism is spiritually functional, with no ... More


The Oath of Allegiance in the ‘Conquest Society’ (c. 628–c. 660)

Andrew Marsham

in Rituals of Islamic Monarchy: Accession and Succession in the First Muslim Empire

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625123
eISBN:
9780748653157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625123.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

For three decades (c.628–c.660), the Muslim community witnessed military and diplomatic success, and spectacular expansion. During these period of expansion and conflict, many of the ... More


Classification Struggles and Arabo-Islamic National Identity

Jonathan Wyrtzen

in Making Morocco: Colonial Intervention and the Politics of Identity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700231
eISBN:
9781501704253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700231.003.0006
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter focuses on the emergence of a city-based anti-colonial nationalist movement in the wake of the 1930 “Berber Crisis.” It considers how the Berber Crisis shaped the ideological and ... More


Like Rachel and Leah Who Together Built Up the House of Israel (kĕrāḥēl ûkĕlē’â ’ăšer bānû šĕtêhem ’et-bêt yiśrā’ēl)

Cynthia R. Chapman

in The House of the Mother: The Social Roles of Maternal Kin in Biblical Hebrew Narrative and Poetry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300197945
eISBN:
9780300224801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197945.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The national history of the “House of Israel” was a contested history of a divided house. Maternal subunits within the house of Jacob came to define the Rachel-born northern kingdom of Israel, known ... More


Local and Regional Sectarian Narratives

Caroleen Marji Sayej

in Patriotic Ayatollahs: Nationalism in Post-Saddam Iraq

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501715211
eISBN:
9781501714856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715211.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter challenges the narrative that conflict in Iraq was sectarian in nature. Conflict was the product of local and regional sectarian narratives that dominated the Iraqi landscape, and helped ... More


Is There Unity of Islam and the State?

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/9780824832377.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter attempts to explore statehood within the so-called Islamic political theory, at the same time indicating the difficulty of such an exercise due to the fact that Islamic political thought ... More


Lateral and Hierarchical Religious Difference in the Qurʾān

Jerusha Tanner Lamptey

in Never Wholly Other: A Muslima Theology of Religious Pluralism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199362783
eISBN:
9780199362806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199362783.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Religion and Society

Utilizing the conceptual and hermeneutical infrastructure developed in earlier chapters, this chapter begins to reinterpret the Qurʾānic discourse on the religious Other and to articulate a Muslima ... More


Muslim Transnationalism and the Reclaiming of “Balkan Islam”

Ina Merdjanova

in Rediscovering the Umma: Muslims in the Balkans between Nationalism and Transnationalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199964031
eISBN:
9780199333226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964031.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

his chapter focuses on the rise of transnational Islamic networks and commitments after the fall of communism, and their interplay with national identities among Muslims in the Balkans. It looks at ... More


The Local and the Global In Saudi Salafi-Jihadi Discourse

Madawi Al-Rasheed

in Global Salafism: Islam's New Religious Movement

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199333431
eISBN:
9780190235680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199333431.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The chapter is based on extensive reading of Jihadi Salafi texts. It considers the issue of identity and how Salafis try to find their territorialized identity between the international umma and ... More


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