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Muslim Rebels: Kharijites and the Politics of Extremism in Egypt

Jeffrey T. Kenney

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195131697
eISBN:
9780199785001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019513169X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Kharijites were a splinter group that broke away from the main forces of Islam during the formative medieval period, purportedly refusing arbitration and committing bloody outrages against their ... More


Al-KindĪ

Peter Adamson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195181425
eISBN:
9780199785087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181425.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This monograph is a comprehensive study of the thought of al-Kindī, the first self-described philosopher in Islam, and the first to write original treatises in Arabic. Al-Kindī’s writings are closely ... More


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


Conclusion

Tariq Ramadan

in Radical Reform: Islamic Ethics and Liberation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331714
eISBN:
9780191720987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331714.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts. The transformation reform proposed in the book involves multiple requirements: a new outlook on texts and human and social contexts, mobilizing ... More


A Synthesis

Tariq Ramadan

in Radical Reform: Islamic Ethics and Liberation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331714
eISBN:
9780191720987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331714.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter presents a synthesis of discussions in the preceding chapters. It reviews the various classical schools of the fundamentals of usûl al-fiqh. It then proposes a new geography of the ... More


Song of the Distant Dove: Judah Halevi’s Pilgrimage

Raymond P. Scheindlin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195315424
eISBN:
9780199872039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315424.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Judah Halevi, the great medieval Hebrew poet, abandoned home and family in Spain (al-Andalus) at the end of his life and traveled east to die in the Holy Land. This book narrates his journey, quoting ... More


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


Islamic Biomedical Ethics Principles and Application

Abdulaziz Sachedina

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195378504
eISBN:
9780199869688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378504.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book undertakes to correlate practical ethical decisions in modern medical practice to principles and rules derived from Islamic juridical praxis and theological doctrines. This study links ... More


Islamic Natural Law Theories

Anver M. Emon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579006
eISBN:
9780191722639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579006.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Legal History

This book offers the first sustained jurisprudential inquiry into Islamic natural law theory. It introduces readers to competing theories of Islamic natural law theory based on close readings of ... More


Epilogue

Abdulaziz Sachedina

in Islamic Biomedical Ethics Principles and Application

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195378504
eISBN:
9780199869688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378504.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The epilogue undertakes to assess the intellectual exchange between religious communities and medical researchers in the Muslim world for the development of biomedical ethics. The problem-solving ... More


Radical Reform: Islamic Ethics and Liberation

Tariq Ramadan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331714
eISBN:
9780191720987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331714.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book tackles head-on the rulings of Islamic jurists that make Islam seem incompatible with modern, scientifically, and technologically advanced, democratic societies. The book argues that it is ... More


The Islamic Leviathan: Islam and the making of State Power.

Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144260
eISBN:
9780199833931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144260.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Islamism is often associated with oppositional social movements. However, increasingly, Muslim states too have served as agents of Islamism. They have adopted Islamization strategies, and realigned ... More


The Missing Martyrs: Why There Are So Few Muslim Terrorists

Charles Kurzman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199766871
eISBN:
9780199897414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766871.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Why are there so few Muslim terrorists? With more than a billion Muslims in the world—many of whom supposedly hate the West and ardently desire martyrdom—why don't we see terrorist attacks every day? ... More


Malaysia, 1981–1997: Islamization and Capitalist Development

Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr

in The Islamic Leviathan: Islam and the making of State Power.

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144260
eISBN:
9780199833931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144260.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In the 1980s, Malaysia adopted the policy of state‐led Islamization. The ruling UMNO party co‐opted ABIM, fashioned itself as an Islamically oriented party, and adopted many Islamist ideas. The state ... More


Encounters Between Feminism, Democracy and Reformism In Contemporary Iran

Parvin Paidar

in Gender Justice, Development, and Rights

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199256457
eISBN:
9780191601989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256454.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter explores the interface between the women’s rights movement and the reform movement in the Islamic Republic of Iran. It begins with an overview of the nature of democratic rights and ... More


Religion, Community, and Education: The Case of Rural Bihar

Sanjeer Alam

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198076940
eISBN:
9780199080946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198076940.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

The debate over educational disparities across religious communities in India, especially those concerning the Muslims, is as old as the history of the modern education system in the country. This ... More


Warriors of the Cloisters: The Central Asian Origins of Science in the Medieval World

Christopher I. Beckwith

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155319
eISBN:
9781400845170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155319.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This book tells how key cultural innovations from Central Asia revolutionized medieval Europe and gave rise to the culture of science in the West. Medieval scholars rarely performed scientific ... More


Women in the Qur'an, Traditions, and Interpretation

Barbara Freyer Stowasser

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195111484
eISBN:
9780199853397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111484.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Islamic ideas about women and their role in society spark considerable debate both in the Western world and in the Islamic world itself. Despite the popular attention surrounding Middle Eastern ... More


Egypt after Mubarak: Liberalism, Islam, and Democracy in the Arab World

Bruce K. Rutherford

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158044
eISBN:
9781400846146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158044.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Which way will Egypt go now that Husni Mubarak's authoritarian regime has been swept from power? Will it become an Islamic theocracy similar to Iran? Will it embrace Western-style liberalism and ... More


Epilogue

KATE ZEBIRI

in Maḥmūd Shalt=ut and Islamic Modernism

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263302
eISBN:
9780191682469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263302.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the contribution of Shaykh Maḥmūd Shaltūt to Islamic modernism. It suggests that the importance of Shaltūt's work lies not only in ... More


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