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New and Published Books

  1. Islamic Tolerance

    Amir Khusraw and Pluralism

    By Alyssa Gabbay

    Series: Iranian Studies

    Although pluralism and religious tolerance are most often associated today with Western Enlightenment thinkers, the roots of these ideologies stretch back to non-Western and premodern societies, including many under Muslim rule. This book explores the development of pluralism in Islam in South Asia...

    Published April 16th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Refashioning Secularisms in France and Turkey

    The Case of the Headscarf Ban

    By Amelie Barras

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    Over the past few years, secularism has become an intrinsic component of discussions on religious freedom and religious governance. The question of whether states should restrict the wearing of headscarves and other religious symbols has been particularly critical in guiding this thought...

    Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Shaping a Qur'anic Worldview

    Scriptural Hermeneutics and the Rhetoric of Moral Reform in the Caliphate of al-Ma'un

    By Vanessa De Gifis

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Qur'an

    Exploring the subjectivity of the Qur?an’s meaning in the world, this book analyses Qur?anic referencing in Muslim political rhetoric. Informed by classical Arabic-Islamic rhetorical theory, the author examines Arabic documents attributed to the ?Abbasid Caliph al-Ma?mun (r. 813-833), whose rule...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Muslim Active Citizenship in the West

    By Mario Peucker, Shahram Akbarzadeh

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    Muslim Active Citizenship in the West investigates the emergence and nature of Muslims’ struggle for recognition as full members of society in Australia, Great Britain and Germany. What actions have been taken by Muslims to achieve equal civic standing? How do socio-political and socio-economic...

    Published April 6th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Morals and Mysticism in Persian Sufism

    A History of Sufi-Futuwwat in Iran

    By Lloyd Ridgeon

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    Sufism is often understood to be the mystical dimension of Islam, and many works have focused on the nature of "mystical experiences" and the relationship between man and God. Yet Sufism was a human response to a wide range of contexts and circumstances; the fact that Sufis lived in society and...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Spiritual Purification in Islam

    The Life and Works of al-Muhasibi

    By Gavin Picken

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    Purification of the soul is a principle that is central to understanding Islamic spirituality but despite this, relatively little has been written explicitly in the Islamic tradition regarding this discrete method of spiritual purification. This book examines the work of a scholar of this...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Early Orientalism

    Imagined Islam and the Notion of Sublime Power

    By Ivan Kalmar

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    The history of western notions about Islam is of obvious scholarly as well as popular interest today. This book investigates Christian images of the Muslim Middle East, focusing on the period from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, when the nature of divine as well as human power was under...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Inspired Knowledge in Islamic Thought

    Al-Ghazali's Theory of Mystical Cognition and Its Avicennian Foundation

    By Alexander Treiger

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    It has been customary to see the Muslim theologian Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (d. 1111) as a vehement critic of philosophy, who rejected it in favour of Islamic mysticism (Sufism), a view which has come under increased scrutiny in recent years. This book argues that al-Ghazali was, instead, one of the...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Moral Economy of the Madrasa

    Islam and Education Today

    Edited by Keiko Sakurai, Fariba Adelkhah

    Series: New Horizons in Islamic Studies

    The revival of madrasas in the 1980s coincided with the rise of political Islam and soon became associated with the "clash of civilizations" between Islam and the West. This volume examines the rapid expansion of madrasas across Asia and the Middle East and analyses their role in society within...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Muslim Women Online

    Faith and Identity in Virtual Space

    By Anna Piela

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    While issues surrounding Muslim women are common in the international media, the voices of Muslim women themselves are largely absent from media coverage and despite the rapidly increasing presence of Muslim women in online groups and discussions, it is still a relatively unexplored topic.This book...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge