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xii, 245 pages ; 22 cm
  • Introduction: Crossroads and intersections
  • What is Islamophobia?
  • The roots of modern Islamophobia
  • A reoriented "clash of civilizations"
  • War on terror, war on Muslims
  • A "radical" or imagined threat?
  • Between anti-black racism and Islamophobia
  • The fire next time
  • Epilogue: Homecomings and goings.
"I remember the four words that repeatedly scrolled across my mind after the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City. `Please don't be Muslims, please don't be Muslims.' The four words I whispered to myself on 9/11 reverberated through the mind of every Muslim American that day and every day after.... Our fear, and the collective breath or brace for the hateful backlash that ensued, symbolize the existential tightrope that defines Muslim American identity today." The term "Islamophobia" may be fairly new, but irrational fear and hatred of Islam and Muslims is anything but. Though many speak of Islamophobia's roots in racism, have we considered how anti-Muslim rhetoric is rooted in our legal system? Using his unique lens as a critical race theorist and law professor, Khaled A. Beydoun captures the many ways in which law, policy, and official state rhetoric have fueled the frightening resurgence of Islamophobia in the United States. Beydoun charts its long and terrible history, from the plight of enslaved African Muslims in the antebellum South and the laws prohibiting Muslim immigrants from becoming citizens to the ways the war on terror assigns blame for any terrorist act to Islam and the myriad trials Muslim Americans face in the Trump era. He passionately argues that by failing to frame Islamophobia as a system of bigotry endorsed and emboldened by law and carried out by government actors, U.S. society ignores the injury it inflicts on both Muslims and non-Muslims. Through the stories of Muslim Americans who have experienced Islamophobia across various racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic lines, Beydoun shares how U.S. laws shatter lives, whether directly or inadvertently. And with an eye toward benefiting society as a whole, he recommends ways for Muslim Americans and their allies to build coalitions with other groups. Like no book before it, American Islamophobia offers a robust and genuine portrait of Muslim America then and now.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520297791 20180416
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xxiii, 147 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Who speaks for Islam? : extreme religious groups, the exception the proves the rule
  • The rise of religious extremism in the Middle East : a triptych view?
  • Extreme groups and the militarization of social media
  • Extreme groups propaganda war under a free speech lens : the unwinnable battle
  • Technology to the rescue : a software-based approach to tackle extreme speech.
This book is designed to provide specialists, spectators, and students with a brief and engaging exploration of media usage by radical groups and the laws regulating these grey areas of Jihadi propaganda activities. The authors investigate the use of religion to advance political agendas and the legal challenges involved with balancing regulation with free speech rights. The project also examines the reasons behind the limited success of leading initiatives to curb the surge of online extreme speech, such as Google's "Redirect Method" or the U.S. State Department's campaign called "Think Again." The volume concludes by outlining a number of promising technical approaches that can potently empower tech companies to reduce religious extremist groups' presence and impact on social media.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319601151 20180122
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xxxiv, 398 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • Cairo
  • Istanbul
  • Tehran
  • Vortex
  • Nation
  • Counter-enlightenment
  • Conclusion.
`Brilliant' Orhan Pamuk 'The best sort of book for our disordered days: timely, urgent and illuminating' Pankaj Mishra 'It strikes a blow ... for common humanity.' Sunday Times The Islamic Enlightenment: a contradiction in terms? The Muslim world has often been accused of a failure to modernise, reform and adapt. But, from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present day, Islamic society in its Middle Eastern heartlands has in fact been transformed by modern ideals and practices, including the adoption of modern medicine, the emergence of women from purdah and the development of democracy. Who were the scholars and scientists, writers and politicians that brought about these remarkable changes? And why is their legacy now under threat? Beginning with the dramatic collision of East and West following Napoleon's arrival in Egypt, and taking us through 200 tumultuous years of Middle Eastern history, Christopher de Bellaigue introduces us to key figures and reformers; from Egypt's visionary ruler Muhammad Ali to brave radicals like Iran's first feminist Qurrat al-Ayn and the writer Ibrahim Sinasi, who transformed Ottoman Turkey's language and literature. This book tells the forgotten story of the Islamic Enlightenment. It shows us how to look beyond sensationalist headlines to foster a genuine understanding of modern Islam and Muslim culture, and is essential reading for anyone engaged with the state of the world today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847922410 20170911
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xiii, 260 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The Arabian Desert
  • The daunting idea of God
  • Free will and determinism
  • The Qur'an : created or eternal?
  • From Wasil to Ibn Hanbal
  • Early Islam : literacy, conflict, and expansion
  • Speculative discourse : a style
  • Discourse : in pursuit of the ultimate answers
  • Law and morality
  • Al-Ma'mun and the devils' banquets
  • The language-logic debate
  • Back to the human will and language
  • Expanding the view
  • An interlude : caliph, imam, and philosopher-king
  • Philosophy and politics
  • The philosophers' "frenzy"
  • Back to wine and logic
  • Motion and light
  • The nature of truth
  • Fardajan and beyond
  • The cosmos
  • Cosmic lights
  • Fast forward
  • Language and reason : the dilemma.
In The Story of Reason in Islam, leading public intellectual and political activist Sari Nusseibeh narrates a sweeping intellectual history-a quest for knowledge inspired by the Qu'ran and its language, a quest that employed Reason in the service of Faith. Eschewing the conventional separation of Faith and Reason, he takes a fresh look at why and how Islamic reasoning evolved over time. He surveys the different Islamic schools of thought and how they dealt with major philosophical issues, showing that Reason pervaded all disciplines, from philosophy and science to language, poetry, and law. Along the way, the best known Muslim philosophers are introduced in a new light. Countering received chronologies, in this story Reason reaches its zenith in the early seventeenth century; it then trails off, its demise as sudden as its appearance. Thereafter, Reason loses out to passive belief, lifeless logic, and a self-contained legalism-in other words, to a less flexible Islam. Nusseibeh's speculations as to why this occurred focus on the fortunes and misfortunes of classical Arabic in the Islamic world. Change, he suggests, may only come from the revivification of language itself.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804794619 20171127
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xx, 249 pages : maps (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • State Shariʹa and its limits / R. Michael Feener
  • Hikmah and narratives of change : how different temporalities shape the present and the future in post-tsunami Aceh / Annemarie Samuels
  • Sinning and ethical improvement in contemporary Aceh / David Kloos
  • Women's rights activists and the drafting process of the Islamic criminal law code (Qanun Jinayat) / Kristina Grossmann
  • Local women's NGOs and the reform of Islamic law in Aceh : the case of MISPI [Mitra Sejati Perempuan Indonesia] / Dina Afrianty
  • Teungku Inong Dayah : female religious leaders in contemporary Aceh / Eka Srimulyani
  • Muslim punks and state Shariʹa / Reza Idria
  • Shariʹa police in Banda Aceh : enforcement of Islam-based regulations and people's perceptions / Benjamin Otto and Jan Michiel Otto
  • "That is Jakarta's project" : views from the Acehnese diaspora on Shariʹa, self-determination and political conspiracy / Antje Missbach.
This book examines the complex relationships between the state state implementation of Shari a and diverse lived realities of everyday Islam in contemporary Aceh, Indonesia.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004304857 20160619
Law Library (Crown)
vii, 539 pages ; 23 cm
  • General principles related to how to think and believe as a Muslim
  • General principles related to belief in God, the afterlife, destiny and the metaphysical world
  • General principles related to belief in and Interpretation of the Qurʼan
  • General principles related to knowing the Prophet and to his sunnah and hadith
  • General principles related to worship, morality and Islamic jurisprudence
  • General principles related to knowledge of God, Islamic spiritual life and "Sufism"
  • General principles related to social matters and Islamic action
  • General principles in the Risale-i nur for a true understanding of Islam
  • General principles related to eloquence or correct and effective use of language
  • The works of Bediüzzaman Said Nursi as references.
Law Library (Crown)
37 pages ; 18 cm
In January 2015, Muslim terrorists massacred cartoonists and writers at the Paris offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, proclaiming to be avenging Islam's prophet. The rampage, which included the murders of hostages at a kosher market, prompted global leaders and throngs of citizens to rally in support of free expression. But was the support genuine? In this Broadside, Andrew C. McCarthy explains how leading Islamists have sought to supplant free expression with the blasphemy standards of Islamic law, gaining the support of the U.S. and other Western governments. But free speech is the lifeblood of a functioning democratic society, essential to our capacity to understand, protect ourselves from, and ultimately defeat our enemies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781594037481 20160618
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xviii, 362 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
"I have Tim Stoen...in my psyche tonight... I'm a man filled with rage... I could kill him. I could really kill him. Literally kill him... I got the man that'll get him. All I got to do is say the word, 'Go.'... Tim Stoen...hasn't made a move in the United States, there hasn't been somebody on his bottom side." --Jim Jones, April 1, 1978. "We're in a war... [W]e have an absolute--absolute--informer who stepped forward, told us of the plans--of Stoen." --Jim Jones, April 2, 1978. This book is a memoir by Timothy Oliver Stoen of his becoming involved with a devil, being marked for death by that devil, being at war with that devil, and surviving that devil.
Law Library (Crown)
xi, 235 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Woman's identity and the Hadith : rethinking the Sunnah
  • Muslim woman's autonomous authority in the Qur'an : Khilafa and Imama
  • Corroborating hadith by the Qur'an : self-identity, testimony, and witnessing
  • Qaran and Talaq in Qur'an, Hadith, Tafseer, and in personal status code
  • Belief and knowledge, sexuality and slavery, inheritance and custody
  • Rereading the making of Hadith and rewriting a new perspective on Sunnah
  • Conclusions: Will conscientious self-identified Muslim women become active agents?
The Prophet Muhammad's reported traditions have evolved significantly to affect the social, cultural, and political lives of all Muslims. Though centuries of scholarship were spent on the authentication and trustworthiness of the narrators, there has been less study focused on the contents of these narratives, known as Hadith or Sunnah, and their corroboration by the Qur'an. This book is a first step in a comprehensive attempt to contrast Hadith with the Qur'an in order to uncover some of the unjust practices by Muslims concerning women and gender issues. Using specific examples the author helps the reader appreciate and understand the magnitude of the problem. It is argued that the human rights and the human development of Muslim women will not progress in a meaningful and sustainable manner until the Hadith is re-examined in a fresh new approach from within the Islamic framework, shifting the discourse in understanding Islam from a dogmatic religious law to a religio-moral rational worldview. The author argues that such re-examination requires the involvement of women in order to affirm their authority in exegetical and practical leadership within Muslim societies, and she encourages Muslim women to stand up for their rights to effect change in understanding the role of sunnah in their own life.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472446787 20160619
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239 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Einleitung
  • Der Demokratie- und Menschenrechtsdiskurs der religiösen Reformer in Iran
  • Implikationen der Untersuchung für die Universalismus-Debatte bei Menschenrechten
  • Resümee.
Law Library (Crown)
283 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Human rights conferred by Allah
  • Islamic system and human rights
  • The Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) and the Caliphate of Islam : (Al-khilafat al-Islamiyh)
  • Shariah and legacy of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
  • Social life under Islam
  • The judicial system in Islam
  • Human rights guaranteed in Islam
  • Woman's rights in Islam
  • Rights of inheritance in Islam.
Law Library (Crown)
1 online resource (xvi, 377 pages) : illustrations.
  • Part I. Genesis
  • 26,000 years
  • An original man, lost and found
  • The knowledge of self and others
  • Part II. The wilderness
  • Tabernacle in the wilderness
  • Public enemy
  • Messenger of Allah
  • Part III. The keys to the kingdom
  • Trials and tribulations
  • Rumors of war
  • A nation of shopkeepers
  • Part IV. Judgement
  • In the last days.
Elijah Muhammad was one of the most significant and controversial black leaders of the twentieth century. His followers called him the Messenger of Allah, while his critics labeled him a teacher of hate. Southern by birth, Muhammad moved north, eventually serving as the influential head of the Nation of Islam for over forty years. Claude Clegg III not only chronicles Muhammad's life, but also examines the history of American black nationalists and the relationship between Islam and the African American experience.In this authoritative biography, which also covers half a century of the evolution of the Nation of Islam, Clegg charts Muhammad's early life, his brush with Jim Crow in the South, his rise to leadership of the Nation of Islam, and his tumultuous relationship with Malcolm X. Clegg is the first biographer to weave together speeches and published works by Muhammad, as well as delving into declassified government documents, insider accounts, audio and video records, and interviews, producing the definitive account of an extraordinary man and his legacy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781469618050 20180129
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346 pages ; 22 cm
Law Library (Crown)
ix, 416 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
  • Islam and the African world / Sulayman S. Nyang
  • Basic doctrines of Islam and colonialism in Africa / Pade Badru
  • Arab enslavement of Africans : an Islamic viewpoint / Olayinka Kudus Amuni
  • One hundred years of Muslim community in Accra : a historical study of Tudu from 1900 to 2000 / Samuel A. Ntewusu
  • Renegotiating gender : changing moral practice in the Tablighi Jama'at in the Gambia / Marloes Janson
  • The status of women in Islam : perceptions from a visit to the Madina Central Mosque in Accra, Ghana / Brigid M. Sackey
  • Muslim women in political leadership in Hausa society of northern Nigeria / Fatima L. Adamu and John V. Mensah
  • Islamic call : the role of women in Da'wah activities, Dagbon, northern Ghana : the case of Hajia Mariam Alolo / Issah Alhassan Abubakari and Alhassan Sulemana Anamzoya
  • Religious experience and women leadership in Nigerian Islam / David O. Ogungbile
  • Nigeria's sharia criminal procedure codes / Philip Ostien
  • Sharia implementation and female Muslims in Nigeria's sharia states / Jamila M. Nasir
  • The past in the present : the issue of sharia in the Sudan / R. S. O'Fahey
  • Religious models for peace and war in a heterogeneous society : a case study of the sharia law model in Yorubaland / Lateef Mobolaji Adetona
  • Islamic political dynamics in the Somali Civil War / Roland Marchal
  • Islam vs. Islamism : the South African dimension / Hussein Solomon
  • Political Islam in the African diaspora : a history of the Nation of Islam / Pade Badru.
Islam in Africa South of the Sahara: Essays in Gender Relations and Political Reform draws together contributions from scholars that focus on changes taking place in the practice of the religion and their effects on the political terrain and civil society. Contributors explore the dramatic changes in gender relations within Islam on the continent, occasioned in part by the events of 9/11 and the response of various Islamic states to growing negative media coverage. These explorations of the dynamics of religious change, reconfigured gender relations, and political reform consider not only the role of state authorities but the impact of ordinary Muslim women who have taken to challenging the subordinate role assigned to them in Islam. Essays are far-ranging in their scope as the future of Islam in sub-Saharan Africa falls under the microscope, with contributors addressing such topics as the Islamic view of the historic Arab enslavement of Africans and colonialist ventures; studies of gender politics in Gambia, northern Nigeria, and Ghana; surveys of the impact of Sharia law in Nigeria and Sudan; the political role of Islam in Somalia, South Africa, and African diaspora communities. Islam in Africa South of the Sahara is an ideal reader for students and scholars of international politics, comparative theology, race and ethnicity, comparative sociology, African and Islamic studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780810884694 20160612
Law Library (Crown)
279 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Comparing different streams of Islam : wrestling with words and definitions / Kees van Dijk
  • Defining Indonesian Islam : an examination of the construction of the national Islamic identity of traditionalist and modernist Muslism / Ahmad Najib Burhani
  • Indonesia in the global scheme of Islamic things : sustaining the virtuous circle of education, associations and democracy / Robert W. Hefner
  • Distinguishing Indonesian Islam : some lessons to learn / Azyumardi Azra
  • Islam, state and society in democratising Indonesia : a historical reflection / Taufik Abdullah
  • The politics of piety in the Pondok Pesantren Khusus Waria Al-Fattah Senin-Kamis Yogyakarta : negotiating the Islamic religious embodiment / Dian Maya Safitri
  • The Indonesian Muslim feminist reinterpretation of inheritance / Nina Nurmila
  • Managing familial issues : unique features of legal reform in Indonesia / Euis Nurlaelawati
  • A new generation of feminists within traditional Islam : an Indonesian exception / Andrée Feillard and Pieternella van Doorn-Harder
  • Religious pluralism and contested religious authority in contemporary Indonesian Islam : A. Mustofa Bisri and Emha Ainun Nadjib / Asfa Widiyanto
  • Islam and humanitarian affairs : the middle class and new patterns of social activisim / Hilman Latief
  • Dakwah radio in Surakarta : a contest for Islamic identity / Sunarwoto
  • Muslim fundamentalism in education institutions : a case study of Rohani Islam in high schools in Cirebon / Didin Nurul Rosidin
  • Majlis Tasfir Al-Qur'an and its struggle for Islamic reformism / Syaifudin Zuhri.
Law Library (Crown)
viii, 583 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Appropriation of Ibn Taymiyya and Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya : challenging expectations of ingenuity / Alina Kokoschka and Birgit Krawietz
  • Divine wisdom, human agency, and the fiṭra in Ibn Taymiyya's thought / M. Sait Özervarli
  • Debating the doctrine of jabr (compulsion) : Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya reads Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī / Livnat Holtzman
  • Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya's manipulation of Sufi terms : fear and hope / Gino Schallenbergh
  • Ibn al-Qayyim's Kitāb al-ruḥ : some literary aspects / Y. Tzvi Langerman
  • The relation of Ibn Taymiya and Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya to the Ḥanbalī school of law / Christopher Melchert
  • Screening Ṣiddīq Ḥasan Khān's library : the use of Ḥanbalī literature in 19th-century Bhopal / Claudia Preckel
  • Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya in the "lands below the wind" : an ideological father of radicalism or a popular Sufi master? / Syamsuddin Arif
  • The poison of philosophy : Ibn Taymiyya's struggle for and against reason / Anke von Kügelgen
  • The curse of philosophy : Ibn Taymiyya as a philosopher in contemporary Islamic thought / Georges Tamer
  • Against Islamic universalism : ʻAlī al-Harbī's 1990 attempt to prove that Ibn Taymiyya and Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya affirm the eternity of hell-fire / Jon Hoover
  • Law and order according to Ibn Taymiyya and Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya : a re-examination of siyāsa sharʻiyya / Abdessamad Belhaj
  • Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya's attitude toward Christianity in Hidāyat al-ḥayārā fī ajwibat al-yahūd wal-naṣārā / Dominik Schlosser
  • Ibn Taymiyya and Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya as changing Salafi icons / Annabelle Böttcher
  • Ibn Taymiyya's worldview and the challenge of modernity : a conflict among the Ahl-i Ḥadīth in British India / Martin Riexinger.
Considering their widespread and highly controversial legacy, Ibn Taymiyya and his foremost disciple, Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya, arguably belong to the most influential figures of Islamic thought. The contributions within this volume address significant philosophical and theological themes in their work and examine their impact in the areas of Islamic law, Sufism and contemporary revival movements in Middle Eastern, Indian, and Southeast Asian Muslim societies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783110285345 20160613
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xvii, 465 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction / Mehrzad Boroujerdi
  • Maslahah as a political concept / Asma Afsaruddin
  • Saʻdi's Treatise on advice to the kings / Alireza Shomali and Mehrzad Boroujerdi
  • Perso-Islamicate political ethic in relation to the sources of Islamic law / Saïd Amir Arjomand
  • An anomaly in the history of Persian political thought / Javad Tabatabai
  • Teaching wisdom : a Persian work of advice for Atabeg Ahmad of Luristan / Louise Marlow
  • A Muslim state in a non-Muslim context : the Mughal case / Muzaffar Alam
  • Al-Tahtawi's trip to Paris in light of recent historical analysis : travel literature or a mirror for princes? / Peter Gran
  • Law and the common good : to bring about a virtuous city or preserve the old order? / Charles E. Butterworth
  • What do Egypt's Islamists want? : moderate Islam and the rise of Islamic constitutionalism in Mubarak's Egypt / Bruce K. Rutherford
  • The body corporate and the social body / Șerif Mardin
  • Cosmopolitanism past and present, Muslim and western / Roxanne L. Euben
  • God's caravan : topoi and schemata in the history of Muslim political thought / Aziz Al-Azmeh.
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xviii, 360 pages ; 24 cm
  • Conceptualizing Islamist movement changes
  • The Brotherhood's early years
  • The Brotherhood's foray into electoral politics
  • The Wasat Party initiative and the Brotherhood's response
  • The Brotherhood's seesaw between self-assertion and self-restraint
  • Repression and retrenchment
  • The Brotherhood and the Egyptian uprising
  • Egypt's Islamist movement in comparative perspective
  • The Muslim Brotherhood in (Egypt's) transition.
The Muslim Brotherhood has achieved a level of influence nearly unimaginable before the Arab Spring. The Brotherhood was the resounding victor in Egypt's 2011-2012 parliamentary elections, and six months later, a leader of the group was elected president. Yet the implications of the Brotherhood's rising power for the future of democratic governance, peace, and stability in the region is open to dispute. Drawing on more than one hundred in-depth interviews as well as Arabic language sources not previously accessed by Western researchers, Carrie Rosefsky Wickham traces the evolution of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt from its founding in 1928 to the fall of Mubarak and the watershed elections of 2011-2012. Further, she compares the Brotherhood's trajectory with those of mainstream Islamist groups in Jordan, Kuwait, and Morocco, revealing a wider pattern of change. Wickham highlights the internal divisions of such groups and explores the shifting balance of power among them. She shows that they are not proceeding along a linear path toward greater moderation. Rather, their course has been marked by profound tensions and contradictions, yielding hybrid agendas in which newly embraced themes of freedom and democracy coexist uneasily with illiberal concepts of Shari'a carried over from the past. Highlighting elements of movement continuity and change, and demonstrating that shifts in Islamist worldviews, goals, and strategies are not the result of a single strand of cause and effect, Wickham provides a systematic, fine-grained account of Islamist group evolution in Egypt and the wider Arab world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691149400 20160612
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xviii, 381 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Muslims as the internal and external enemy
  • Islam : between personal and social identity markers
  • Multiple communities of allegiance : how to Muslims say "we"?
  • Religiosity, political participation, and civic engagement
  • Securitization of Islam in Europe : the embodiment of Islam as an exception
  • How Islam questions the universalism of Western secularism
  • Salafization of Islamic norms and its influence on the externalization of Islam
  • Conclusion: Naked public spheres : Islam within liberal and secular democracies.
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x, 287 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction 1. A History of the Concept of "Abrogation" 2. Abrogation in Scriptures Before the Qur'an 3. The Term "Naskh" in the Qur'an 4. The Concept of "Naskh" in the Qur'an 5. Conceptual and Implementational Differences of Abrogation 6. Legal Abrogation 7. The Verse of the Sword 8. Does the Mushaf Contain All of the Qur'an? 9. Did the Prophet Forget Verses? 10. Legal-Textual Abrogation 11. Textual Abrogation I: The "Stoning Verse" 12. Textual Abrogation II: The Five-Suckling Verse and the Anomalous Reading of the Oath Breaking Verse 13. Abrogation of the Sunna 14. Islamic Law: A New Reading 15. Conclusion: The Myth of Abrogation A. The Meaning of "Hadith" and "Sunna" Bibliography Glossary Index of Qur'anic Verses Index of Names and Subjects.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415631983 20160610
This book examines in detail the concept of "abrogation" in the Qur'an, which has played a major role in the development of Islamic law and has implications for understanding the history and integrity of the Qur'anic text. The term has gained popularity in recent years, as Muslim groups and individuals claim that many passages about tolerance in the Qur'an have been abrogated by others that call on Muslims to fight their enemies. Author Louay Fatoohi argues that this could not have been derived from the Qur'an, and that its implications contradict Qur'anic principles. He also reveals conceptual flaws in the principle of abrogation as well as serious problems with the way it was applied by different scholars. Abrogation in the Qur'an and Islamic Law traces the development of the concept from its most basic form to the complex and multi-faceted doctrine it has become. The book shows what specific problems the three modes of abrogation were introduced to solve, and how this concept has shaped Islamic law. The book also critiques the role of abrogation in rationalizing the view that not all of the Qur'anic revelation has survived in the "mushaf", or the written record of the Qur'an. This role makes understanding abrogation an essential prerequisite for studying the history of the Qur'anic text.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415631983 20160610
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