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Maḥmūd Shalt=ut and Islamic Modernism

Kate Zebiri

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263302
eISBN:
9780191682469
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263302.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This is the first detailed study of the life and thought of Shaykh Maḥmūd Shaltūt (1893–1963). Shaltūt was an Egyptian scholar and reformer who held the most senior position open to Sunni Muslim ... More


Changes in Religion and Politics

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/9780199533206.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The papalist revolution of the 11th century led to greater divergence between the political thought of the West and of Islam and Byzantium. Pope Gregory VII's views on papal sovereignty provided a ... More


Islam and the American Opportunity

Thomas F. Farr

in World of Faith and Freedom: Why International Religious Liberty Is Vital to American National Security

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195179958
eISBN:
9780199869749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179958.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 9 explores how U.S. IRF policy might help undermine Islamist extremism and transnational terrorism. It describes the various forms of extremism, both Sunni and Shiite, and how traditional ... More


 Islam: A Truly American Religion?

Jane Idleman Smith

in Muslims, Christians, and the Challenge of Interfaith Dialogue

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195307313
eISBN:
9780199867875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307313.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

American Muslims comprise the most diverse Islamic community that has ever existed. They are immigrants and American born, with more than 30 percent of their population African Americans. Most are ... More


Three Decades of Misreporting Iran and Iraq

Michael Rubin

in Blind Spot: When Journalists Don't Get Religion

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374360
eISBN:
9780199871902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374360.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines coverage of Iran and Iraq and shows how it has veered from underestimating the political force in Iran of the Ayatollah Khomeini’s heterodox innovations to overestimating the ... More


Islam and Assisted Reproduction

Marcia C. Inhorn

in The New Arab Man: Emergent Masculinities, Technologies, and Islam in the Middle East

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148885
eISBN:
9781400842629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148885.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter demonstrates how major divergences have occurred in the fatwas being issued by Sunni and Shia religious authorities regarding the permissibility of third-party reproductive assistance. ... More


Sperm Donation and Adoption

Marcia C. Inhorn

in The New Arab Man: Emergent Masculinities, Technologies, and Islam in the Middle East

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148885
eISBN:
9781400842629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148885.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyzes how the vast majority of Muslims, both Sunni and Shia, reject both sperm donation and adoption as solutions to male infertility and childlessness. In the Arab countries, sperm ... More


Consequences

John C. Wilkinson

in Ibâḍism: Origins and Early Development in Oman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588268
eISBN:
9780191595400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588268.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter considers the changes resulting from these events as they affected Ibâḍi theory concerning types of Imam, the principle of one Imam in a misr, permitted behaviour towards occupying ... More


Conclusion

Adam R. Gaiser

in Muslims, Scholars, Soldiers: The Origin and Elaboration of the Ibadi Imamate Traditions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199738939
eISBN:
9780199894598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738939.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The historical study of the Ibāḍiyya offers a means by which scholars can gain a fresh perspective on the course of Islamic history by side-stepping the usual Sunni and Shi‘ite accounts and ... More


Introduction

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/9780195378504.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The major objective of this chapter is to introduce the Islamic ethical discourse in the context of newly emerging field of bioethics in the Muslim world. What is critically needed in the Muslim ... More


The Uncertain Nation, 1921–1936

Adeed Dawisha

in Iraq: A Political History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157931
eISBN:
9781400846238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157931.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses the efforts to create a nation out of Iraq's disparate communities. One of the most urgent and important tasks that was undertaken by the new Iraqi state was to mold disparate ... More


Introduction

Mona Siddiqui

in Hospitality and Islam: Welcoming in God's Name

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300211863
eISBN:
9780300216028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300211863.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book explores the concept of hospitality within the Islamic tradition, particularly Sunnī Islam. Drawing primarily on the Qur'ān and other areas of Islamic thought, it looks at signs and words ... More


Excursus: Arabic Treatises in Praise of the Sacred Months

Daniella Talmon-Heller

in Sacred Place and Sacred Time in the Medieval Islamic Middle East: An Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474460965
eISBN:
9781474480772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460965.003.0021
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This excursus is a preliminary list of 18 Sunni and Shiʿi works dedicated to the merits of Rajab, or to those of the three sacred months (Rajab, Shaʿban and Ramadan), or to all meritorious times ... More


Saudi Arabia

Paul Marshall and Nina Shea

in Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedom Worldwide

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812264
eISBN:
9780199919383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812264.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Saudi Arabia has perhaps the broadest blasphemy and apostasy prohibitions. The government uses its position as custodian of Islam's two holiest shrines, Mecca and Medina, to assert that its Wahhabi ... More


Introduction

Sherman A. Jackson

in Islam and the Blackamerican: Looking toward the Third Resurrection

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195180817
eISBN:
9780199850259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195180817.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about ideological encounter between Islam and African Americans. The book traces the history of the proto-Islamic black-nationalist spin-off ... More


“Guide Us to the Straight Way”: A Look at the Makers of “Religiously Literate” Young Muslim Americans

Nadia Inji Khan

in Educating the Muslims of America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195375206
eISBN:
9780199852307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375206.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Just as loving parents have their children take vaccines, loving Muslim parents instill a healthy regimen of Islam for their children, hoping to safeguard their American offspring from perceived and ... More


Muhammad-Baqir al-Sadr: The Search for New Foundations

John Walbridge

in The Most Learned of the Shiʿa: The Institution of the Marjaʿ Taqlid

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195137996
eISBN:
9780199849055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137996.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses not on Baqir al-Sadr as scholar of fiqh and usul al-fiqh, but on Baqir al-Sadr the philosopher. Khomeini was also a philosopher, yet Khomeini's influence in this domain has not ... More


The Place That Didn’t Belong in Brownsville

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/9780195300246.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Shuiab Abdur Raheem was a Sunni Muslim who lived and worked as a night clerk at the Metropolitan Transit Authority in New York. Although he was active in terms of participating in Muslim practices ... More


The Many Dimensions of a Muslim Woman The Many Dimensions of a Muslim Woman I came kicking and screaming into this religion. —Naima Saif ‘ullah

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/9780195300246.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Naima Saif’ullah’s biography depicts the religious conversion of a modern woman. Naima’s biography describes how she was able to break bad habits of smoking crack or marijuana, how her health ... More


Women of the Nation: Between Black Protest and Sunni Islam

Dawn-Marie Gibson and Jamillah Karim

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814769959
eISBN:
9780814771242
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769959.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

With vocal public figures such as Malcolm X, Elijah Muhammad, and Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam (NOI) often appears to be a male-centric religious movement, and over 60 years of scholarship ... More


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