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  1. 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 20th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 20th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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 14th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Arabic and Hebrew Love Poems in Al-Andalus

    By Shari Lowin

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Arabic and Hebrew Love Poems in al-Andalus investigates a largely overlooked subset of Muslim and Jewish love poetry in medieval Spain: hetero- and homo-erotic love poems written by Muslim and Jewish religious scholars, in which the lover and his sensual experience of the beloved are compared to...

    Published October 8th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Qur'an in Christian-Muslim Dialogue

    Historical and Modern Interpretations

    By Corrie Block

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Offering an analysis of Christian-Muslim dialogue across four centuries, this book highlights those voices of ecumenical tone which have more often used the Qur’an for drawing the two faiths together rather than pushing them apart, and amplifies the voice of the Qur’an itself. Finding that there...

    Published September 25th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Life of Muhammad

    Al-Waqidi's Kitab al-Maghazi

    Edited by Rizwi Faizer

    Series: Routledge Studies in Classical Islam

    Muhammad b. ‘Umar al-Waqidi was a Muslim scholar, born in Medina in the 1st Century. Of his several writings the most significant is the Kitab al-Maghazi, one of the earliest standard histories of the life of the Prophet. Translated into English for the first time, Rizwi Faizer makes available...

    Published September 12th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Religious Scholars and the Umayyads

    Piety-Minded Supporters of the Marwanid Caliphate

    By Steven Judd

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Religious Scholars and the Umayyads analyzes legal and theological developments during the Marwanid period (64/684--132/750), focusing on religious scholars who supported the Umayyads. Their scholarly network extended across several generations and significantly influenced the development of the...

    Published September 4th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Al-Ghazali, Averroes and the Interpretation of the Qur'an

    Common Sense and Philosophy in Islam

    By Avital Wohlman

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    This book examines the contrasting interpretations of Islam and the Qur’an by Averroes and Al-Ghazali, as a way of helping us untangle current impasses affecting each Abrahamic faith. This has traditionally been portrayed as a battle between philosophy and theology, but the book shows that Averroes...

    Published August 6th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Islam in the Modern World

    Edited by Jeffrey T. Kenney, Ebrahim Moosa

    Series: Religions in the Modern World

    This comprehensive introduction explores the landscape of contemporary Islam. Written by a distinguished team of scholars, it: provides broad overviews of the developments, events, people and movements that have defined Islam in the three majority-Muslim regions traces the connections between...

    Published July 10th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Mulla Sadra and Metaphysics

    Modulation of Being

    By Sajjad H. Rizvi

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Mulla Sadra is one of the most important Islamic philosophers after Avicenna. In this exploration of his philosophy, Sajjad H. Rizvi examines the central doctrine of the modulation of being, and contextualises his work within the intellectual history of philosophical traditions in the Islamic East....

    Published April 24th 2013 by Routledge