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  1. Shari'a Compliant Microfinance

    Edited by S. Nazim Ali

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    In the recent past, Islamic finance has made an impressive case on the banking scene by becoming an alternative to the popular conventional financial systems, spurring a lively academic debate on how the Islamic finance industry can expand its services to cover the poor. Several propositions have...

    Published March 10th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Biography of Muhammad

    Nature and Authenticity

    By Gregor Schoeler

    Series: Routledge Studies in Classical Islam

    This book considers the Arabic biographies of Prophet Muhammad, the earliest of which dates from two centuries after his life. These biographies, prized by Muslims, have been approached in the Western study of Islam from a range of positions. Some scholars reject them entirely, seeing in them...

    Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Introducing Islam

    2nd Edition

    By William E. Shepard

    Series: World Religions

    Just what is Islam and what does it mean to be a Muslim in the world today? Since the events of 9/11 and 7/7, Islam has become one of the most controversial and misunderstood religions in the world. Introducing Islam encourages students to put aside their preconceptions and explore this fascinating...

    Published January 21st 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Qur'an and the Aramaic Gospel Traditions

    By Emran El-Badawi

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Qur'an

    This book is a study of related passages found in the Arabic Qur’an and the Aramaic Gospels, i.e. the Gospels preserved in the Syriac and Christian Palestinian Aramaic dialects. It builds upon the work of traditional Muslim scholars, including al-Biqa‘i (d. ca. 808/1460) and al-Suyu?i (d. 911/1505)...

    Published December 19th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Mary in the Qur'an

    A Literary Reading

    By Hosn Abboud

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Qur'an

    Providing an analysis of the complete story of Mary in its liturgical, narrative and rhetorical contexts, this literary reading is a prerequisite to any textual reading of the Qur’an whether juristic, theological, or otherwise. intertextuality between the Old Testament, New Testament and the Qur’...

    Published December 19th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Free Will and Predestination in Islamic Thought

    Theoretical Compromises in the Works of Avicenna, al-Ghazali and Ibn 'Arabi

    By Maria De Cillis

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    The subject of "human free-will" versus "divine predestination" is one of the most contentious topics in classical Islamic thought. By focusing on a theme of central importance to any philosophy of religion, and to Islam in particular, this book offers a critical study of the intellectual...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Teaching and Study of Islam in Western Universities

    Edited by Paul Morris, William Shepard, Paul Trebilco, Toni Tidswell

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    Public interest in the religion of Islam and in Muslim communities in recent years has generated an impetus for Western Universities to establish an array of Institutes and programs dedicated to the study of Islam. Despite the growth in number of programs dedicated to this study, very little...

    Published November 25th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Skepticism in Classical Islam

    Moments of Confusion

    By Paul L. Heck

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    The first major treatment of skepticism in Islam, this book explores the critical role of skeptical thinking in the development of theology in Islam. It examines the way key thinkers in classical Islam faced perplexing questions about the nature of God and his relation to the world, all the while...

    Published November 21st 2013 by Routledge

  9. Postcolonialism and Islam

    Theory, Literature, Culture, Society and Film

    Edited by Geoffrey Nash, Kathleen Kerr-Koch, Sarah Hackett

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    With a focus on the areas of theory, literature, culture, society and film, this collection of essays examines, questions and broadens the applicability of Postcolonialism and Islam from a multifaceted and cross-disciplinary perspective. Topics covered include the relationship between...

    Published November 21st 2013 by Routledge

  10. Reading the Qur'an in the Twenty-First Century

    A Contextualist Approach

    By Abdullah Saeed

    Reading the Qur’an in the Twenty-First Century considers the development of Qur’anic interpretation and highlights modern debates around new approaches to interpretation. It explores how Muslims from various theological, legal, socio-political and philosophical backgrounds think about the meaning...

    Published November 15th 2013 by Routledge