Islam and Its Past

Jāhiliyya, Late Antiquity, and the Qur'an

Author: Carol Bakhos

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Religion

Page: 280

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Islam and Its Past: Jahiliyya, Late Antiquity, and the Qur'an brings together scholars from various disciplines and fields to consider Islamic revelation, with particular focus on the Qur'an. The collection provides a wide-ranging survey of the development and current state of Qur'anic studies in the Western academy. It shows how interest in the field has recently grown, how the ways in which it is cultivated have changed, how it has ramified, and how difficult it now is for any one scholar to keep abreast of it. Chapters explore the milieu in which the Meccan component of the Qur'an made its appearance. The general question is what we can say about that milieu by combining a careful reading of the relevant parts of the Qur'an with what we know about the religious trends of Late Antiquity in Arabia and elsewhere. More specifically, the issue is what we can learn in this way about the manner in which the "polytheists" of the Qur'an related to the Jewish and Christian traditions: were they Godfearers in the sense familiar from the study of ancient Judaism? It looks at the Qur'an as a text of Late Antiquity--not just considering those features of it that could be seen as normal in that context, but also identifying what is innovative about it against the Late Antique background. Here the focus is on the "believers" rather than the "polytheists." The volume also engages in different ways with notions of monotheism in pre-Islamic Arabia. This collection provides a broad survey of what has been happening in the field and concrete illustrations of some of the more innovative lines of research that have recently been pursued.

Turkish Islam and the Secular State

The Gülen Movement

Author: M. Hakan Yavuz

Publisher: Syracuse University Press


Category: History

Page: 280

View: 682

"The book cogently traces the origins of Gulen's ideology and his early efforts to propagate his views through educational activities. It details the various strategies employed by Gulen's followers to put his ideas into practice, both in Turkey and around the world. Contributors describe its intellectual and religious formation, its spread across Turkey and Central Asia, and its influence on citizens outside the movement, including leading Turkish politicians."--BOOK JACKET.

Contemporary Islam and the Challenge of History

Author: Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad

Publisher: SUNY Press


Category: Religion

Page: 257

View: 409

The economic, social, political, military, and intellectual aspects of the Muslims’ concern for history reveal the general structure of their perception of reality.

Islam within Judaism and Christianity, A Voice From The Past

Shedding Light on the unity between the Torah, Gospel and Quran Scriptures

Author: Ahmed Shendy Yousef

Publisher: AuthorHouse


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 388

View: 796

Islam within Judaism and Christianity is a truth, truth that is clear and bright in the midst of a dark world that has lost its way through understanding that are guided by Satan. This book will remove the veil off of God’s concealed messages, and it will impact the twisted long life of preaching that was used for indecent political power and financial gains, causing billions of innocent lives lost throughout history. Through “Islam within Judaism and Christianity” I would like to introduce you to the messages of God from the holy Bible and The Quran so that you can discover that we are all followers of Moses, Jesus and Mohammed. We are one nation that belongs to the same one God, so we may consider changing our attention from striking one another to striking our one enemy, Satan! This is a book that assists you in better understanding one another in pursuit of making our world a better place and doing it together. Ahmed S. Yousef, PT. Ph.D.

Islam and the West

The Moriscos

Author: Anwar G. Chejne

Publisher: SUNY Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Shortly after the conquest of Granada in 1492 by the Catholic kings, Muslim subjects in Spain became known derogatorily as Moriscos, Moros, Muhammadans, Hagarans, and Saracens, despite the fact that they were forced to accept the sacrament of baptism. They were relegated to the margin of Christian society, considered aliens in their own land, and subjected to strictures and persecution. In turn, the Moriscos developed their own attitude, which they expressed in an extensive literature in Alijamiado, their Spanish dialect written in Arabic script. This literature was for the most part inspired by Arabic models reiterating Islamic values through the vehicles of history, legends, epic tales, stories, wisdom sayings, and sorcery. Written mostly during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, Aljamiado literature is significant for the study of cultural change. Islam and the West: The Moriscos is the first comprehensive study of this long-neglected subject. Chejne surveys and analyzes the self-expression of the Moriscos and assesses their status as a minority struggling for survival, placing them in the social context of ideological conflict, the clash of religions and cultures, and differing perceptions. This book provides a more complete picture of the literatures and cultures of medieval Spain.

Islam and Literalism

Author: Robert Gleave

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press


Category: Religion

Page: 212

View: 645

An investigatigation of the phenomenon of literal interpretation in Islam, which proposes the literal meaning as the only acceptable one. It focuses on the tradition of Muslim legal writings, and also makes reference to Quranic exegesis (tafsir) and Arabi

Islam and the Heroic Image

Themes in Literature and the Visual Arts

Author: John Renard

Publisher: Mercer University Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 342

View: 220

Throughout the world and over many centuries, the cultures in which Islam has been a major presence have created stories in word and picture to celebrate the men and women who best exemplify each culture's aspirations. This is the story of how those heroic figures have both shaped and been shaped by the religious tradition called Islam.

Islam and Resistance in Afghanistan

Author: Olivier Roy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: History

Page: 270

View: 248

This history of the Afghan resistance movement has been expanded and updated to mid 1989 to include its evolution over the last years of Soviet occupation as well as its relations with Islamic fundamentalist movements.

Classical Islam and the Naqshbandi Sufi tradition

Author: Muhammad Hisham Kabbani



Category: Religion

Page: 926

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The Naqshbandi Sufi Tradition is one of the most distinguished and respected schools of Islamic spirituality. Its long and glorious history stretches back to the earliest days of Islam and it has always played a central, pivotal role in the life of the Muslim world. Led by the shaykhs of the Golden Chaininheritors of the secret knowledge of the prophets and saintsthe Naqshbandi Order survived the turmoil and tribulations of the past century and remains one of the few authentic mystical traditions that still maintains a living link with its ancient past. Now, for the first time,the history and teachings of the Naqshbandi Way are being made available to the public.Classical Islam and the Naqshbandi Sufi Tradition is the most detailed and authentic book ever written about a Sufi order in English. Providing a comprehensive history of the Naqshbandi Tradition, the author Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani, one of the most respected teachers of Islamic spirituality in the world today, traces the lives of its foremost teachers from Prophet Muhammad, upon whom be peace, to the present. Their life stories are intimately woven with landmark events of history, from the time of the Companions to the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the reemergence of Islam in the former Soviet Union. However, this book also contains much more. It details the fundamental principles of the Sufi path and the primary teachings of the Naqshbandi Order, exploring the doctrines and philosophy behind this important current in spiritual thinking.