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Traditional Political Thought

Patricia Crone

in Islamic Political Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164823
eISBN:
9781400866427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164823.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In terms of political thought, as in so many other respects, Muslims today could be said to be bilingual. On the one hand, they speak the global political language of Western derivation marked by key ... More


Putting Islam to Work: Education, Politics, and Religious Transformation in Egypt

Gregory Starrett

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520209268
eISBN:
9780520919303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209268.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

The development of mass education and the mass media have transformed the Islamic tradition in contemporary Egypt and the wider Muslim world. This book focuses on the historical interplay of power ... More


Conversion and the Simple: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

Jack Tannous

in The Making of the Medieval Middle East

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691179094
eISBN:
9780691184166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179094.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter looks at the observation that a person who was actually learned in both his own religious tradition and in the Islamic tradition would never convert for anything other than ... More


Introduction

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/9780198263302.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the contribution of Egyptian Islamic scholar Shaykh Maḥmūd Shaltūt to Islamic modernism. Shaltūt's vision of Islam is ... More


Dividing Being: Before and After Avicenna

Taneli Kukkonen

in Categories of Being: Essays on Metaphysics and Logic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199890576
eISBN:
9780199980031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890576.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter surveys the reception of Aristotle's Categories in the late ancient and Arabic traditions. There is a puzzle when it comes to philosophical encyclopedias and compendia in the later ... More


Marital Conflicts and Abuse

Julie Macfarlane

in Islamic Divorce in North America: A Shari’a Path in a Secular Society

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199753918
eISBN:
9780199949588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753918.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter draws on respondent interviews to describe and analyse the most frequently presented causes of marital conflict. The most consistent focus of conflict between spouses relates to ... More


Islamic Celestial Cartography

Elly Dekker

in Illustrating the Phaenomena: Celestial cartography in Antiquity and the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199609697
eISBN:
9780191745645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609697.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The oldest artefact in Islamic celestial cartography is the ceiling painting in Quṣayr cAmra. All other mappings are found on celestial globes. In the ninth century Arabic astronomers wrote the first ... More


Modern Islam and the Religious Reform Tradition

Etty Terem

in Old Texts, New Practices: Islamic Reform in Modern Morocco

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804787079
eISBN:
9780804790840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787079.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter challenges the ways in which Islamic modernism has been constructed and theorized, and elaborates upon the conception of Islamic tradition and historical change that is central to the ... More


Living Islamic History: Studies in Honour of Professor Carole Hillenbrand

Yasir Suleiman and Adel Al-Abdul Jader

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637386
eISBN:
9780748653218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637386.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The publication of this book honours Professor Carole Hillenbrand’s achievements in and service to Islamic and Middle Eastern Scholarship. It gathers original research from a range of international ... More


Islam: Between Message and History

Abdelmadjid Charfi and David Bond

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639670
eISBN:
9780748653188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639670.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book could easily be called ‘A Guide for the Modern Muslim’. The author spells out what, for him, is the essential message of Islam, followed by a history of its unfolding through the person of ... More


Introduction

Emilia Justyna Powell

in Islamic Law and International Law: Peaceful Resolution of Disputes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190064631
eISBN:
9780190064662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190064631.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

How do Islamic law states prefer to resolve their international disputes? Is it possible to identify general patterns that apply to all these states? Why are only some Islamic law states open to ... More


Mapping Early Modern Bengal: Polity, Culture, and the Literary Universe

Kumkum Chatterjee

in The Cultures of History in Early Modern India: Persianization and Mughal Culture in Bengal

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195698800
eISBN:
9780199080243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195698800.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines the political, cultural, and literary environment of Mughal and very early colonial Bengal. The first section discusses the history and nature of the polity in Bengal in the ... More


The Path of Clarification

Gregory Starrett

in Putting Islam to Work: Education, Politics, and Religious Transformation in Egypt

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520209268
eISBN:
9780520919303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209268.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter reviews several processes that change the Islamic tradition, not only by molding it into a new format, but also by folding the child's experience of daily life into his understanding of ... More


Islam between Reform and Revolution

Adeeb Khalid

in Making Uzbekistan: Nation, Empire, and Revolution in the Early USSR

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454097
eISBN:
9781501701351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454097.003.0008
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter shows how the Jadids put reform and revolution in a different framework—even though the boundaries between reform and revolution were difficult to demarcate. For instance, in addressing ... More


From Story to Creed

John Renard

in Islam and Christianity: Theological Themes in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520255081
eISBN:
9780520948334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255081.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Creedal dimensions in both the Christian and the Islamic traditions include four areas of particular importance. This chapter focuses on two dimensions, narrative theology and creeds. Narrative ... More


An Epistemological Critique

Nathan Spannaus

in Preserving Islamic Tradition: Abu Nasr Qursawi and the Beginnings of Modern Reformism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190251789
eISBN:
9780190251802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190251789.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Religion and Society

The main premise of Qursawi’s reformism is that any action or belief must be based on the most certain sources of religious knowledge—Qur’an and sound hadith—to the exclusion of anything not ... More


Conclusion

Emilia Justyna Powell

in Islamic Law and International Law: Peaceful Resolution of Disputes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190064631
eISBN:
9780190064662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190064631.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter summarizes the main arguments and the main empirical findings, stressing the timeliness of insights gained through this inquiry. It situates this research in the broader international ... More


Arabic and Persian Sources for Pre-Islamic Arabia

Harry Munt,, Touraj Daryaee, Omar Edaibat, Robert Hoyland, and Isabel Toral-Niehoff

in Arabs and Empires before Islam

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199654529
eISBN:
9780191801433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654529.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter illustrates how authors, writing mostly after the advent of Islam, explained and presented some of the events, individuals, and themes covered in Chapters 1–7. In addition to discussing ... More


The World of Liu Zhi

James D. Frankel

in Rectifying God's Name: Liu Zhi's Confucian Translation of Monotheism and Islamic Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834746
eISBN:
9780824871734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834746.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter traces the methodology of this study and attempts to place Liu Zhi in his historical context. In particular, the chapter uses the method of progressively narrowing the foci on both space ... More


Introduction: In Practice…

Tariq Ramadan

in Western Muslims and the Future of Islam

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195183566
eISBN:
9780199850426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183566.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book's proposal is anchored in the Islamic tradition and amplified from within it: in this sense it is both deeply classical and radically new. It begins with the Qur'an and the Sunna and the ... More


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