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Islamic Studies Series

This broad ranging series includes books on Islamic issues from all parts of the globe and is not simply confined to the Middle East.


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  1. Salafi Ritual Purity

    In the Presence of God

    By Richard Gauvain

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    Since 9/11, Salafism has attracted a great deal of attention from the world’s media, which predominantly focuses on its potential for revolutionary violence. Salafism remains poorly understood both in Western media, where it is now the focus of considerable debate, and in Western academia, where...

    Published November 12th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Producing Islamic Knowledge

    Transmission and dissemination in Western Europe

    By Martin van Bruinessen, Stefano Allievi

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    How do Muslims in Europe acquire discursive and practical knowledge of Islam? How are conceptions of Islamic beliefs, values and practices transmitted and how do they change? Who are the authorities on these issues that Muslims listen to? How do new Muslim discourses emerge in response to the...

    Published September 12th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Islam and Disability

    Perspectives in Theology and Jurisprudence

    By Mohammed Ghaly

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    This book explores the position of Islamic theology and jurisprudence towards people with disabilities. It investigates how early and modern Muslim scholars tried to reconcile their existence with the concept of a merciful God, and also looks at how people with disabilities might live a dignified...

    Published September 30th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Historians, State and Politics in Twentieth Century Egypt

    Contesting the Nation

    By Anthony Gorman

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    This book deals with the relationship between historical scholarship and politics in twentieth century Egypt. It examines the changing roles of the academic historian, the university system, the state and non-academic scholarship and the tension between them in contesting the modern history of...

    Published July 28th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Interest in Islamic Economics

    Understanding Riba

    By Abdulkader Thomas

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    With Islamic banking gradually becoming a more influential factor in the West, an analysis of the concept of riba – a definition of which is not given in the Qur’an – is long overdue. This text presents readers with various interpretations of this Islamic economic concept – generally perceived as ‘...

    Published June 22nd 2010 by Routledge

  6. Human Conscience and Muslim-Christian Relations

    Modern Egyptian Thinkers on al-damir

    By Oddbjørn Leirvik

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    Human Conscience and Muslim-Christian Relations puts forward a discussion of how the notion of conscience may unite Muslim and Christians across religious divides, as well as examining the relation between selfhood and otherness in interfaith dialogue. The author explores how the notion...

    Published June 22nd 2010 by Routledge

  7. The Regency of Tunis and the Ottoman Porte, 1777-1814

    Army and Government of a North-African Eyâlet at the End of the Eighteenth Century

    By Asma Moalla

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    This study of the Tunisian army and government in the time of the pasha-bey Hammûda the Husaynid (1777--1814) stresses the deeply Ottoman character of these institutions and the political and administrative impact of the jurisdictional authority of the Ottoman Porte on the province in general. This...

    Published May 31st 2010 by Routledge

  8. Muslim Diaspora

    Gender, Culture and Identity

    Edited by Haideh Moghissi

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    Muslim Diaspora identifies those aspects of migratory experience that shatter or reinforce a group’s attachment to its homeland and affect its readiness to adapt to a new country. The contributors to this collection examine many dimensions of life in the Diaspora and demonstrate that identity is...

    Published June 7th 2009 by Routledge

  9. The Alevis in Turkey

    The Emergence of a Secular Islamic Tradition

    By David Shankland

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    This is the only volume dedicated to the Alevis available in English and based on sustained fieldwork in Turkey. The Alevis now have an increasingly high profile for those interested in the diverse cultures of contemporary Turkey, and in the role of Islam in the modern world. As a heterodox Islamic...

    Published July 26th 2007 by Routledge

  10. The New Politics of Islam

    Pan-Islamic Foreign Policy in a World of States

    By Naveed S. Sheikh

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    This is a timely study of the international relations of Islamic states, dealing both with the evolving theory of pan-Islamism from classical to post-caliphal times and the foreign-policy practice of contemporary states, especially Saudi Arabia, Iran and Pakistan, from the colonial period to the...

    Published May 15th 2007 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Islam, Context, Pluralism and Democracy: Classical and Modern Interpretations
    By Yaser Ellethy
    To Be Published December 2nd 2014

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