Islam (Sage Benchmarks in Religious Studies)

Islam (Sage Benchmarks in Religious Studies)

By: Mona Siddiqui (editor)Hardback

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Whether it's the Qur'an, Prophecy, ritual, law, politics or gender in Islam, this collection of articles will give a glimpse of some of the leading debates in these topics. Covering the last 50 years of Western thought on Islam, this is an essential reading and reference tool for scholars of Islamic studies and religious studies. The articles are intellectually bold and provide a comprehensive understanding of the different dimensions of Islam. Volume One: Qur'an and Prophecy Volume Two: Islamic thought, law, and Ethics Volume Three: Worship and Ritual Volume Four: Gender and Politics

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Mona Siddiqui is Professor of Islamic Studies and Public Understanding at the University of Glasgow. She began her academic life with a BA in Arabic and French at Leeds University which led eventually to a PhD in Classical Islamic Law at Manchester University. She came to the University of Glasgow in 1996 and two years later founded the Centre for the Study of Islam, which she directs. Professor Siddiqui's research and publication areas are Classical Islamic Law and Theology and Christian-Muslim textual engagement. Professor Siddiqui is well known as a public intellectual and as a broadcaster. She makes regular radio appearances, and writes frequently for the Scottish and British press, as well as being the Chair of the BBC's Religious Advisory Committee. She is an international speaker and has travelled the world at the invitation of diverse institutions to talk about her life and work. She holds 3 honorary doctorates from British universities for her contribution to religious studies and Islamic Studies. In 2005 she became an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Royal Society of Arts. In 2008 she was the Jantina Tammes Visiting Professor at the University of Groningen's Faculty of Theology. She is a member of the Commission on Scottish Devolution and a member of the Global Agenda Council on Faith for the World Economic Forum.


VOLUME 1: QUR'AN AND PROPHECY Qur'an Understanding the Qur'an in Text and Context - Richard C. Martin Qur'an as Spoken Word - William Graham The Tasks and Tradition of Interpretation - Jane Dammen McAuliffe The Dilemma of the Literary Approach to the Qur'an - Nasr Abu-Zayd Structure and the Emergence of Community - Angelika Neuwirth Sound, Spirit, and Gender in Surat al-Qadr - Michael Sells The Light Verse: Qur'anic Text and Sufi Interpretation - Gerhard Bowering Some Key Ethical Concepts of the Qur'an - Fazlur Rahman The Will in the Qur'an - Frederick M. Denny Themes and Topics - Dan Madigan Readings of the Qur'an in London and Najaf: John Wansbrough and Muhammad Ba-qir al-Sadr - Chibli Mallat History and Nostalgia: Reflections on John Wansbrough's The Sectarian Milieu - Norman Calder Prophecy Images of Muhammed in the Work of Iqbal: Tradition and Alterations - Earle H. Waugh The Signs of Prophecy: The Emergence and Early Development of a Theme in Arabic Theological Literature - Sarah Stroumsa Pre-Existence and Light: Aspects of the Concept of Nu-r Muhammad - Uri Rubin The Story of the Portraits of the Prophet Muhammad - Oleg Grabar Devotion to the Prophet and His Family in Egyptian Sufism - Valerie J. Hoffman-Ladd Metaphors and Sacred History: The Genealogy of Muhammad and the Arab "Tribe" - Daniel Martin Varisco The Quest of the Historical Muhammad - Francis E. Peters VOLUME 2: ISLAMIC THOUGHT, LAW AND ETHICS Necessary Knowledge in Islamic Theology - Binyamin Abrahamov Aspects of the Creed of Imam Hanbal: A Study of Anthropomorphism in Early Islamic Discourse - Wesley Williams The Unknowability of God in al-Ghazali - David B. Burrell Observations on the Muslim Concept of Evil - Gustave E. von Grunebaum Divine Preordination and Human Hope a Study of the Concept of Bada' in Imam - Mahmoud Ayoub Conditions for Meaningful Comparative Philosophy - Seyyed Hussein Nasr Two Muslim-Christian Debates from the Early Shi'ite Tradition - David Thomas Traditionist-Jurisprudents and the Framing of Islamic Law - Christopher Melchert Dead Tradition: Joseph Schacht - Ze'ev Maghen Was the Gate of Ijtihad Closed? - Wael B. Hallaq Signs as Evidence: The Doctrine of Ibn Taymiyya (1263-1328) and Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya (D. 1351) on Proof - Baber Johansen Islamic Law and Muslim Minorities - Khaled Abou el-Fadl The Islamization of Criminal Law - Rudolph Peters Why You Should Poison Your Husband: Note on Liability in Hanaf - Colin Imber Mahr: Legal Obligation or Rightful Demand? - Mona Siddiqui Ethical Presuppositions of the Qu'ran - George F. Hourani Ethics in Medieval Islamic Philosophy - Charles E. Butterworth The Answers of Applied Islamology - Mohammed Arkoun VOLUME 3: WORSHIP AND RITUAL The Essence of Religious Experience in Islam - Isma'il R. al-Faruqiq The Aesthetic Reception of the Qur'an as Reflected in Early Muslim History - Navi'd Kermani Islam and Art - Isma'il R. al-Faruqiq Impurity/No Danger - Kevin Reinhart The Hajj and the Study of Islamic Ritual - Marrion Katz Financial Worship: The Qur'anic Injunction to Almsgiving - Jonathan Benthall Eating and Fasting for God in Sufi Tradition - Valerie Hoffman Miracles in Si'i Thought: A Case-Study of the Miracles Attributed to Imam Ga'far al-Sadiq - Judith Loebenstein Some Aspects of Mystical Prayer in Islam - Annemarie Schimmel Rehearsed Spontaneity and the Conventionality of Ritual: Disciplines of "Salat" - Saba Mahmoud On Scriptural Essentialism and Ritual Variation: Muslim sacrifice in Sumatra and Morocco - John R. Bowen The Birth of the Prophet: Ritual and Gender in Turkish Islam - Nancy Tapper and Richard Tapper Women, Saints and Sanctuaries - Fatima Mernissi Mazar Festivals of the Uyghurs: Music, Islam and the Chinese State - Rachel Harris and Rahila Dawut Death, Funeral Processions, and the Articulation of Religious Authority in Early Islam - Muhammad Qasim Zaman VOLUME 4: GENDER AND POLITICS Women and Hadith Transmission: Two Case Studies - Asma Sayeed Disciplining Wives: A Historical Reading of Qur'an 4:34 - Manuela Marin Muftis and Matrimony: Islamic Law and Gender in Ottoman Syria - Judith E. Tucker Women in the Afterlife: The Islamic View as Seen from Qur'an and Tradition - Jane I. Smith and Yvonne Y. Haddad Islamic Feminism and Its Discontents: Toward a Resolution of the Debate - Valentine M. Moghadem Gendered Transformations: Beauty, Love, and Sexuality in Qajar Iran - Afsaneh Najmabadi Internationalising the Conversation on Women's Rights: Arab Countries Face CEDAW Committees - Ann Elizabeth Mayer Exploited by Whom? An Alternative Perspective on Humanitarian Assistance to Afghan Women - Sultan Barakat and Gareth Wardell The Saudi Public Speaks: Religion, Gender and Politics - Monsoor Moaddel The Political Concepts of Islam - Ira M. Lapidus The Origins and Objectives of Islamic Revivalist Thought, 1750 - 1850 - Ahmad Dallal Rhetoric, Discourse and the Future of Hope - Richard W. Bulliet Public Islam and the Problem of Democratisation - Robert W. Hefner Three Islamic Strands in the South African Struggle for Justice - Farid Esack Contentious Public Religion: Two Concepts of Islam in Revolutionary Iran - Ali Shariati and Abdolkarim Soroush - Behroz Ghamani Tabrizi Globalization and the Politics of Religious Knowledge: Pluralizing Authority in the Muslim World - Peter Mandaville

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  • publication date: 24/06/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781847873606
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1624
  • ID: 9781847873606
  • weight: 3116
  • ISBN10: 184787360X

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