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The Framework of Islamic Rhetoric: The Ritual of the KhuṬba and its Origin

Jan Retsö

in Muslim Preaching in the Middle East and Beyond: Historical and Contemporary Case Studies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474467476
eISBN:
9781474491204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474467476.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Friday sermon in the mosque (which is not explicitly referred to in the Qur’an) has a structure that has been practiced at least since the beginning of the 8th century. Several scholars have ... More


Arrival and Return

Rusmir Mahmutćehajić

in The Mosque: The Heart of Submission

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225842
eISBN:
9780823237159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225842.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter presents Islamic teachings about arrival and return. Everything that exists is a confirmation of Oneness. We humans are the sum of all existence, and as such we return to God: “Surely we ... More


History and Politics in Post-Colonial India

Michael Gottlob

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072485
eISBN:
9780199080731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072485.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This book provides an insight to the teaching and writing of history in postcolonial India. It traces the different events that shaped postcolonial Indian historiography like the textbook ... More


Historical Education for Citizens

Michael Gottlob

in History and Politics in Post-Colonial India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072485
eISBN:
9780199080731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072485.003.0003
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter explores the controversy surrounding history textbooks for school students. The central premise surrounding this controversy was that of national identity. The chapter studies the case ... More


The Multicultural City and the Politics of Religious Architecture: Urban Planning, Mosques and Meaning-Making in Britain

Peter Hopkins and Richard Gale

in Muslims in Britain: Race, Place and Identities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625871
eISBN:
9780748671335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625871.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter reviews the spatial negotiations that have often had to be entered into by British Muslims as means to establishing mosques and centres of religious education (madrasas). It uses Henri ... More


Building Histories: The Archival and Affective Lives of Five Monuments in Modern Delhi

Mrinalini Rajagopalan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226283470
eISBN:
9780226331898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226331898.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Building Histories traces the lives of five monuments in Delhi—Red Fort; Rasul Numa Dargah; Jama Masjid; Purana Qila; and the Qutb Complex—from the mid-nineteenth century to the twentieth century. ... More


The Shrine in Cairo under the Sunni Ayyubids and Mamluks

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/9781474460965.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The re-Sunnification of Cairo, initiated by Saladin after the overthrow of the Fatimids in 1171, did not impede the veneration of the Husayni shrine and mosque. It ceased to constitute a source of ... More


‘I Am a Hindu’: Assertions and Queries

Vasudha Dalmia

in Poetics, Plays, and Performances: The Politics of Modern Indian Theatre

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195695052
eISBN:
9780199080335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195695052.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Evaluating the journey of Indian theatre in the twentieth century, this chapter begins with a brief discussion of the increasing involvement of Hindutva and Hindu women in the field of theatre during ... More


Introduction: History in the Ascendant Mode

Vinay Lal

in The History of History: Politics and Scholarship in Modern India

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195672442
eISBN:
9780199081929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195672442.003.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This book explores the politics underlying the rise of history to prominence in modern India. It offers an account of the nationalist obsession with history in nineteenth-century India, examines the ... More


Contours of the Past, Shape of the Future: The Politics of History in Independent India

Vinay Lal

in The History of History: Politics and Scholarship in Modern India

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195672442
eISBN:
9780199081929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195672442.003.0003
Subject:
History, Historiography

Since India gained independence in 1947, the country's historians have become prominent in the public sphere. In the controversy surrounding the Babri Masjid, historians have made their presence felt ... More


History as Holocaust: Ayodhya and the Historians

Vinay Lal

in The History of History: Politics and Scholarship in Modern India

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195672442
eISBN:
9780199081929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195672442.003.0004
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter explores the debate over the Babri Masjid, a mosque in the city of Ayodhya which was brought down by thousands of people on 6 December 1992. It examines the manner in which historians ... More


Postscript

Vinay Lal

in The History of History: Politics and Scholarship in Modern India

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195672442
eISBN:
9780199081929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195672442.003.0007
Subject:
History, Historiography

When the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies lost in the election of 2004, it marked a significant development in Indian politics and a shining moment in Indian democracy. The elections of ... More


The Shah Bano Case

A. G. Noorani

in The Muslims of India: A Documentary Record

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195670561
eISBN:
9780199080618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195670561.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter presents several documents relating to the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Shah Bano case on 23 April 1985 and the opening of the locks at the Babari Masjid on 1 February 1986, which would ... More


Ayodhya and the Politics of Religion

Zoya Hasan

in Congress after Indira: Policy, Power, Political Change (1984-2009)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195685978
eISBN:
9780199082216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195685978.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter is concerned with the position and response of the Congress and its governments to the aggravation of the Ayodhya dispute, which resulted in seriously weakening the party. An ... More


Governing the Sacred: Political Toleration in Five Contested Sacred Sites

Yuval Jobani and Nahshon Perez

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190932381
eISBN:
9780190932411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190932381.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Contested sacred sites pose a difficult challenge in the field of toleration. Holy sites are often at the center of intense contestation between different groups regarding a wide variety of issues, ... More


Of Bitter Passions

Mushirul Hasan

in Moderate or Militant: Images of India's Muslims

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195695311
eISBN:
9780199081509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195695311.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter discusses the strains and stresses resulting from the images of Muslim communities, partition, and a series of shattering events such as the demolition of the Babri Masjid on 6 December ... More


The Choices and the Roads Taken

Mushirul Hasan

in Moderate or Militant: Images of India's Muslims

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195695311
eISBN:
9780199081509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195695311.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter uses the recommendations of the government-appointed Sachar Committee to debate aspects of minority rights. “Majority” and “minority” are not unified, exclusive, or antagonistic ... More


The Supreme Court and Demolition of the Babri Masjid 1

A.G. Noorani

in CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS: An Omnibus Comprising Constitutional Questions in India and Citizens' Rights, Judges and State Accountability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678291
eISBN:
9780199080588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0074
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the Supreme Court judgment on the Babri Masjid demolition. Chief Justice M. N. Venkatachaliah in an interview a week after his retirement exulted in the conviction of former UP ... More


“Up Against a Wall”: Muslim Women’s Struggle to Reclaim Masjid Space in Trinidad and Tobago

Rhoda Reddock

in Islam and the Americas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060132
eISBN:
9780813050584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060132.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In this chapter, Rhoda Reddock analyzes women’s mosque movements globally as a backdrop to a historical exploration of the changing position of women in Islamic religious practice in Trinidad and ... More


Shifting Limits

Julia M. Eckert

in The Charisma of Direct Action: Power, Politics, and the Shiv Sena

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195660449
eISBN:
9780199082001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195660449.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter explores how the space for Shiv Sena’s actions depends largely on the political neglect of law enforcement. This is related to the use of the party's services (often to do ‘the dirty ... More


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