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Seeking the Heart of Islam

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/9780195179958.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 8 is woven around the author's trip to Saudi Arabia six months prior to 9/11. There are two faces of Saudi Arabia: Mecca, the birthplace of Islam and the prophet Mohammed, and Riyadh in the ... More


Conclusion

Frank Griffel

in Al-Ghazali's Philosophical Theology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195331622
eISBN:
9780199867998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331622.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Islam

Al-Ghazali did not present his teachings on cosmology in any cohesive way. The reason is that the details of cosmology were not one of the important matters of his theology and ethics. It is most ... More


Causes and Effects in The Revival of the Religious Sciences

Frank Griffel

in Al-Ghazali's Philosophical Theology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195331622
eISBN:
9780199867998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331622.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Islam

In Revival of the Religious Sciences (Ihya’ ‘ulum al-din), a work that was written after the Incoherence (Tahafut), causes and effects play a very important role. Every event in this world is ... More


The Question of the Divine Attributes

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/9780190251789.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Religion and Society

As part of his reformism, Qursawi criticized the prevailing orthodoxy regarding the divine attributes (sifat), which was one of the central issues in Sunni theology. Qursawi rejects the position, ... More


Is There Unity of Islam and the State?

Arskal Salim

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832377
eISBN:
9780824868963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832377.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter attempts to explore statehood within the so-called Islamic political theory, at the same time indicating the difficulty of such an exercise due to the fact that Islamic political thought ... More


Meccan Fusion: Patani, Mobility, and Islamic Textualism

Francis R. Bradley

in Forging Islamic Power and Place: The Legacy of Shaykh Daud bin 'Abd Allah al-Fatani in Mecca and Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851613
eISBN:
9780824868093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851613.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter four charts the activities of a small displaced population that settled in Mecca in the late 1780s, by concentrating upon the life and works of the prolific Shaykh Daud bin ‘Abd Allah ... More


On the Nature of Salafi thought and Action1

Bernard Haykel

in Global Salafism: Islam's New Religious Movement

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199333431
eISBN:
9780190235680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199333431.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter gives a detailed background of the doctrine of Salafism since its origins. It explains the meaning of the term tawhid and the central place it has in the doctrine of Salafism. It ... More


The Tawhidic Paradigm

Aysha A. Hidayatullah

in Feminist Edges of the Qur’an

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199359561
eISBN:
9780199359608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359561.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the use of the tawhidic paradigm in feminist Qur’anic interpretation, a strategy which takes its name from the core Islamic concept of tawhid, the doctrine of God’s unity and ... More


Gender and the Nation State: Family Law, Scholars, Activists, and Dissidents

Zakia Salime

in Between Feminism and Islam: Human Rights and Sharia Law in Morocco

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816651337
eISBN:
9781452946085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816651337.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter identifies key individuals involved in the women’s right movement in Morocco, such as the’ulama, the monarchy, the Islamists, political parties, and women’s groups. It shows the ... More


Towards Global Jihad in Europe (2000–3)

Petter Nesser

in Islamist Terrorism in Europe: A History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190264024
eISBN:
9780190638566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264024.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

The chapter examines several terrorist plots in 2000-3 which had dual ties, to al-Qaida in Afghanistan and to terrorist groups in the Middle East and North Africa. The cells discussed, which were ... More


Gender Justice as a Way of Life: The Reading of Amina Wadud

Shadaab Rahemtulla

in Qur’an of the Oppressed: Liberation Theology and Gender Justice in Islam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198796480
eISBN:
9780191837753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796480.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explores the Qur’anic commentary of the African American intellectual Amina Wadud. After providing some historical and biographical background, it unpacks her interpretive method. Like ... More


Against Patriarchy: The Reading of Asma Barlas

Shadaab Rahemtulla

in Qur’an of the Oppressed: Liberation Theology and Gender Justice in Islam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198796480
eISBN:
9780191837753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796480.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explores the Qur’anic commentary of the Pakistani American intellectual Asma Barlas. After providing some historical and biographical background, it unpacks her interpretive method. Like ... More


The Kingdom and the Caliphate: Saudi Arabia and the Islamic State

Cole Bunzel

in Beyond Sunni and Shia: The Roots of Sectarianism in a Changing Middle East

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190876050
eISBN:
9780190942953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876050.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Since late 2014 the Islamic State has declared war on Saudi Arabia and launched a series of terrorist attacks on Saudi soil intended to start an uprising. In a further attack on the Saudi kingdom, ... More


Introduction

Anabel Inge

in The Making of a Salafi Muslim Woman: Paths to Conversion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190611675
eISBN:
9780190611705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190611675.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Introduction presents the background, aims, main concepts, and structure of the study, plus the key beliefs and practices that characterize Salafi groups—such as tawhid, da’wa, tarbiya, and ... More


Commitment and Belonging: The Role of Circles of Knowledge

Anabel Inge

in The Making of a Salafi Muslim Woman: Paths to Conversion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190611675
eISBN:
9780190611705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190611675.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter explains how Salafi groups employ ‘circles of knowledge’ (halaqat) —gatherings for religious study—to elicit instrumental, affective, and moral commitment from followers. The author ... More


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