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Pride, Faith and Fear: Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa

Charlotte A. Quinn and Frederick Quinn

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195063868
eISBN:
9780199834587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195063864.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Islam is spreading rapidly in sub‐Saharan Africa, home of more than 150 million Muslims. African Islam is local Islam, responsive to local histories in cultures as diverse as the countries considered ... More


 Child of the Bondwoman: Islam and Sharia in Pentecostal Rhetoric: A Nigerian Case Study

Ogbu Kalu

in African Pentecostalism: An Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195340006
eISBN:
9780199867073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340006.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The intensified level of religious violence around the world and especially in Africa is a disconcerting dimension of the 21st century. Some argue that religions have an innate affirmation of ... More


 Muslim Koranic Fundamentalism

Solomon Schimmel

in The Tenacity of Unreasonable Beliefs: Fundamentalism and the Fear of Truth

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195188264
eISBN:
9780199870509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188264.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the Islamic belief that the Koran (Qur'an) was authored by Allah and revealed to Muhammad via the angel Gabriel, and dissects the alleged ‘proofs’ for Koranic divinity. The ... More


 Evangelicals, Muslims, and Democracy: With Particular Reference to the Declaration of Sharia in Northern Nigeria

Terence O. Ranger and Cyril Imo

in Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Africa

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195174779
eISBN:
9780199871858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174779.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter discusses the evangelical attitude toward Muslim activism in a section of Nigeria that is predominantly Muslim — the north — and the confrontation of Christianity and Islam. The chapter ... More


Islam: An American Religion

Nadia Marzouki

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231176804
eISBN:
9780231543927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176804.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Islam: An American Religion demonstrates how Islam as formed in the United States has become an American religion in a double sense—first through the strategies of recognition adopted by Muslims and ... More


Islam in Nigeria: Seeking A Competitive Edge

Charlotte A. Quinn and Frederick Quinn

in Pride, Faith and Fear: Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195063868
eISBN:
9780199834587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195063864.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Modern Nigeria was cobbled together in the nineteenth century from over 350 ethnic and linguistic groups, including sizable Muslim populations, especially in the country's north. Formative early ... More


Islam in the Sudan: Moving Beyond the Crossroads?

Charlotte A. Quinn and Frederick Quinn

in Pride, Faith and Fear: Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195063868
eISBN:
9780199834587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195063864.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Sudan, at the crossroads between Africa and the Arab world, is an oil‐rich, largely barren country with a Muslim North, home to numerous factions and brotherhoods, and a Christian South, with many ... More


The Rational Believer: Choices and Decisions in the Madrasas of Pakistan

Masooda Bano

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450440
eISBN:
9780801463860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450440.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Islamic schools, or madrasas, have been accused of radicalizing Muslims and participating, either actively or passively, in terrorist networks since the events of 9/11. In Pakistan, the 2007 siege by ... More


Sharia and the Making of the Modern Egyptian: Islamic Law and Custom in the Courts of Ottoman Cairo

Reem A. Meshal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774166174
eISBN:
9781617975509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166174.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

In this new study, the author examines sijills, the official documents of the Ottoman Islamic courts, to understand how sharia law, society, and the early-modern economy of sixteenth- and ... More


Engaging the Regime through the Lens of the United States: Citizens’ Political Preferences

Amaney A. Jamal

in Of Empires and Citizens: Pro-American Democracy or No Democracy at All?

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149646
eISBN:
9781400845477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149646.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter provides a detailed account of how ordinary citizens rationalize their political preferences. First, it documents the causal logics citizens employ when supporting the monarchy in ... More


Qazis and the Judiciary

A. S. Morrison

in Russian Rule in Samarkand 1868-1910: A Comparison with British India

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199547371
eISBN:
9780191720710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547371.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter covers the Islamic judiciary and its relationship with the colonial regime. Unlike the British, the Russians preserved the position of Qazi as the first port of call for those seeking ... More


Iran

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/9780199812264.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Since its 1979 revolution, Iran has suppressed its population in the name of enforcing the state's religious orthodoxy. Private attacks on those deemed religiously deviant are relatively scarce, but ... More


Fighting for Truth, Justice, and the Islamic Way: The 99, Global Superheroes for the Post-9/11 World

Rachel Mizsei-Ward

in Superheroes On World Screens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462340
eISBN:
9781626746787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462340.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The 99 are a group of superheroes created by Naif Al-Mutawa as a way of reframing the discourse surrounding Islam in the aftermath of 9/11. The cartoon is of particular interest, having been ... 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


South and Southeast Asia

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/9780199812264.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter Nine, “South and South East Asia,” covers Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Maldives. The Maldives bans all religion except Sunni Islam and has used religious restrictions to crack ... More


Muslims Talking Politics: Framing Islam, Democracy, and Law in Northern Nigeria

Brandon Kendhammer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226368986
eISBN:
9780226369174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226369174.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

For generations, both Islamic and Western intellectuals and policymakers have debated the prospects of Islam’s compatibility with democratic government, usually to few solid conclusions. Sadly, the ... More


Liberal Islam versus Revolutionary Islamism

Charles Kurzman

in The Missing Martyrs: Why There Are So Few Muslim Terrorists

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199766871
eISBN:
9780199897414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766871.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Almost every major Muslim organization in the world has denounced terrorism and embraced democracy and other liberal ideals. Indeed, according to public opinion polls and election results, liberal ... More


The Way (Al-Sharia)

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/9780195183566.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Sharia is not only the expression of the universal principles of Islam but the framework and the thinking that makes for their actualization in human history. There can be no Sharia without a ... More


Challenging the Secular State: The Islamization of Law in Modern Indonesia

Arskal Salim

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832377
eISBN:
9780824868963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832377.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book examines Muslim efforts to incorporate sharia (religious law) into modern Indonesia's legal system from the time of independence in 1945 to the present. The book argues that attempts to ... More


Islamic Law in Action: Authority, Discretion, and Everyday Experiences in Mamluk Egypt

Kristen Stilt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602438
eISBN:
9780191729348
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602438.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

A dynamic account of the practice of Islamic law, this book focuses on the actions of a particular legal official, the muhtasib, whose vast jurisdiction included all public behavior. In the cities of ... More


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