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 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


Crescent Dawn in the Great White North: Muslim Participation in the Canadian Public Sphere

Karim H. Karim

in Muslims in the West: From Sojourners to Citizens

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195148053
eISBN:
9780199849277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148053.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Whereas the majority of Muslims in Canada are Sunnis, there are substantial Shi'i communities of Isma'ilis and Ithna Ash'aris in almost all major centers. Although the current Canadian Muslim ... More


Building Siyasah and Reforming Sultanate

Muhamad Ali

in Islam and Colonialism: Becoming Modern in Indonesia and Malaya

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474409209
eISBN:
9781474418799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409209.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

It describes the diverse political orientations and activisms among Muslim groups in the East Indies and among the Sultans and ‘ulama in Malaya. Mostly uninterested in supporting the caliphate, many ... More


‘We Hope to Raise the Bendera Stambul’: British Forward Movement and the Caliphate on the Malay Peninsula

Amrita Malhi

in From Anatolia to Aceh: Ottomans, Turks, and Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780197265819
eISBN:
9780191771972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265819.003.0010
Subject:
History, Middle East History

In the decades between the 1870s and the 1920s, groups of Malay Muslims circulated symbols of the Ottoman Caliphate in gestures of defiance against British colonial intervention on the Malay ... More


The Niqab Debate

Nahid Afrose Kabir

in Young British Muslims: Identity, Culture, Politics and the Media

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641338
eISBN:
9780748653232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641338.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

With every crisis that has involved the Muslim Ummah in recent years, some British Muslims have exerted their exclusive identity by expressing their opinions over the issue. With the emergence of a ... More


Islamic Positive Law

Khan L. Ali and M. Ramadan Hisham

in Contemporary Ijtihad: Limits and Controversies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641284
eISBN:
9780748653256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641284.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses Islamic positive law, which, together with the Basic Code, forms the Islamic law. Islamic law is a broader term that includes both divine texts and positive law. The Basic Code ... More


Early Muslim-Christian Encounters: The Islamization of Christian Space

in Jews, Christians, and the Abode of Islam: Modern Scholarship, Medieval Realities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226471075
eISBN:
9780226471099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226471099.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter presents a description on the Islamization of Christian space. Although Christian communities in Islamic lands were subject to the same legal discrimination as that of Jews, their ... More


Mobilisation through Islam

Sarah Glynn

in Class, ethnicity and religion in the Bengali East End: A political history

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719095955
eISBN:
9781781707432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095955.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 8 examines the growth of Islamic identity and political organisation. It starts by discussing different approaches to Islam and the meaning of Islamism. It looks at groups linked to ... More


‘Being Muslim’ in Contemporary India: Nation, Identity, and Rights

Tanweer Fazal

in Being Muslim in South Asia: Diversity and Daily Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198092063
eISBN:
9780199082872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092063.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter endeavours to capture contemporary identity consciousness of the Muslim citizens of India, incorporating its various dimensions—cultural, instrumental, spiritual, and political—on the ... More


Transnational Networks, Political Islam, and the Concept of Ummah in Bangladesh

Mubashar Hasan

in Being Muslim in South Asia: Diversity and Daily Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198092063
eISBN:
9780199082872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092063.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Against the backdrop of the emergence of nation states, the Islamic concept of Ummah, or Muslims’ global brotherhood, may seem to be an imaginary concept since Muslims live in various nation states ... More


Clerics against Clericalism

Naser Ghobadzadeh

in Religious Secularity: Shiite Repudiation of the Islamic State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199391172
eISBN:
9780199391196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391172.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam, Religion and Society

The primary goal of the fifth chapter is to demonstrate the failure of the ruling clergy to gain the support of the country’s senior religious leaders. Khomeini was the only Marja-e Taghlid who ... More


Latina/o-Asian Encounters: Transversal Syntheses in Asia, the “Orient,” and the Ummah in Latina/o Wartime Narrative, Travelogue, Spoken Word, and Hip Hop

B. V. Olguín

in Violentologies: Violence, Identity, and Ideology in Latina/o Literature

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198863090
eISBN:
9780191895623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863090.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter 3 commences the recovery of an expansive plurality of globalized supra-Latinidades by exploring Latina/o-Asian wartime encounters in life-writing genres, wartime cinema, and performative ... More


“Islam as Cement”: The Way Out?

Gülay Türkmen

in Under the Banner of Islam: Turks, Kurds, and the Limits of Religious Unity

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197511817
eISBN:
9780197511848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197511817.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Chapter 2 scrutinizes the contours of the Muslim unity project. Through interview data it demonstrates how the belief in “Islam as cement” comes to life in the discourses of several religious elites ... More


Conclusion

Afsar Mohammad

in The Festival of Pīrs: Popular Islam and Shared Devotion in South India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199997589
eISBN:
9780199346448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199997589.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This is a summary of various aspects discussed in the book. Focusing on different contemporary manifestations of local and localized Islam, this section offers insights into the future of various ... More


The Middle Path of Moderation in Islam: The Qur'anic Principle of Wasatiyyah

Mohammad Hashim Kamali

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190226831
eISBN:
9780190226855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190226831.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book is presented in two parts, consisting of a total of twenty-three chapters. Part One occupies seven chapters, which begin with a conceptual analysis of wasaṭiyyah, its meaning, definition, ... More


Making of Kamil Momina: Girls’ Madrasas and the Fashioning of Moral Community

Hem Borker

in Madrasas and the Making of Islamic Womanhood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199484225
eISBN:
9780199097708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199484225.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter focuses on the transition of the students from their native homes to the madrasa by exploring the role of education in defining and translating the imagined ideal of Islamic Womanhood in ... More


Sleeping Beauty

Faisal Devji

in Terrorist in Search of Humanity: Militant Islam and Global Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190076801
eISBN:
9780197520741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190076801.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

No longer a regulative ideal, humanity has emerged as an empirical reality with our ability to count, measure and alter its global body. But while it is real, humanity possesses no political agency, ... More


Guidance from the Center

Raymond William Baker

in One Islam, Many Muslim Worlds: Spirituality, Identity, and Resistance across the Islamic World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199846474
eISBN:
9780190230784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199846474.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Islam’s comprehensive character is knowable ultimately only from the Qur’an and the example of the Prophet. The Qur’an speaks clearly of Muslims as people of the center, an “ummah, justly centered ... More


Crafting an American Muslim Community

Muna Ali

in Young Muslim America: Faith, Community, and Belonging

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190664435
eISBN:
9780190664466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190664435.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Drawing on insights from the previous chapters, this chapter details the various rifts in Muslim America that cut across generational, gender, ethno-racial, and immigrant–convert categories. It ... More


Review of the Source Evidence

Mohammad Hashim Kamali

in The Middle Path of Moderation in Islam: The Qur'anic Principle of Wasatiyyah

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190226831
eISBN:
9780190226855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190226831.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter looks into the textual evidence of the Qur’an and hadith on wasaṭiyyah, which is followed, in turn, by a review of the commentaries the exegetes and ulama have offered concerning that ... More


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