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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


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


. 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


From Sufism to Salafism, 1905–11

Michael Laffan

in The Makings of Indonesian Islam: Orientalism and the Narration of a Sufi Past

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145303
eISBN:
9781400839995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145303.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter traces the ongoing debates about Sufism in relation to changing notions of orthodoxy, focusing on the new Salafi movement of Muhammad ʻAbduh and Muhammad Rashid Rida. As a part of their ... 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


What is Reform?

Roman Loimeier

in Islamic Reform in Twentieth-Century Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748695430
eISBN:
9781474427050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695430.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter defines the central terms of the book: What is reform, what are the markers of reform, what characterizes processes of reform, what is Salafi-oriented reform and how is Salafi-oriented ... More


Shaping Global Islamic Discourses: The Role of al-Azhar, al-Medina and al-Mustafa

Masooda Bano and Keiko Sakurai (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696857
eISBN:
9781474412247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696857.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Claims abound that Saudi oil money is fuelling Salafi Islam in cultural and geographical terrains as disparate as the remote hamlets of the Swat valley in Pakistan and sprawling megacities such as ... More


Pluralism in Muslim Societies

Filali-Ansary Abdou

in The Challenge of Pluralism: Paradigms from Muslim Contexts

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639694
eISBN:
9780748653195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639694.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses pluralism in Muslim societies. While it is generally believed that Muslim societies inherently possess the characteristics of a generic unity and internal coherence, it is ... 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


Islam and the Americas

Aisha Khan (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060132
eISBN:
9780813050584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060132.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Islam and the Americas gathers together the work of twelve scholars from anthropology, history, sociology, political science, literature, and religious studies, whose interdisciplinary contributions ... More


Making a System Happen

Jan-Peter Hartung

in A System of Life: Mawdudi and the Ideologisation of Islam

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199361779
eISBN:
9780199388264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199361779.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter argues that a change in governance and of the economic system which politics aims to secure, in order to be effective, has to be so far-reaching that it can best be described as a ... More


Introduction:Secularism in Pakistan: A Failed Experiment?

in Secularizing Islamists?: Jama'at-e-Islami and Jama'at-ud-Da'wa in Urban Pakistan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226384689
eISBN:
9780226384702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226384702.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book tries to disrupt the teleology that denies the possibility of secularism, with all its positive normative associations, in Pakistan, and also highlights the differences between the ... More


The Calligraphic State: Textual Domination and History in a Muslim Society

Brinkley Messick

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520076051
eISBN:
9780520917828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520076051.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This combination of anthropology, history, and postmodern theory examines the changing relation of writing and authority in a Muslim society from the late nineteenth century to the present. The ... More


Ismaʿili Modern: Globalization and Identity in a Muslim Community

Jonah Steinberg

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834077
eISBN:
9781469603728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899458_steinberg
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Isma'ili Muslims, a major sect of Shi'i Islam, form a community that is intriguing in its deterritorialized social organization. Informed by the richness of Isma'ili history, theories of ... More


Across Legal Lines: Jews and Muslims in Modern Morocco

Jessica M. Marglin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300218466
eISBN:
9780300225082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218466.001.0001
Subject:
History, African History

This book presents a previously untold story of Jewish-Muslim relations in modern Morocco, showing how law facilitated Jews' integration into the broader Moroccan society in which they lived. Morocco ... More


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