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Forthcoming Books

  1. A Psychology of Early Sufi Samâ`

    Listening and Altered States

    By Kenneth S. Avery

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    Avery explores the psychology of altered states among the early Sufis. It examines samâ` - listening to ritual recitation, music and certain other aural phenomena - and its effect in inducing unusual states of consciousness and behaviours. The focus is on the earliest personalities of the...

    To Be Published January 4th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Al Qaeda’s Global Crisis

    The Islamic State, Takfir and the Genocide of Muslims

    By V. G. Julie Rajan

    Series: Contemporary Terrorism Studies

    This book focuses on the crises facing Al Qaeda and how the mass killing of Muslims is challenging its credibility as a leader among Islamist jihadist organizations. The book argues that these crises are directly related to Al Qaeda’s affiliation with the extreme violence employed against Muslims...

    To Be Published January 27th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Sufi Music and Popular Culture

    Songs of the Heart

    By Gavin Picken, Imed Nsiri

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    This book examines the role of music in Sufi ritual and its wider impact on Islamic culture and society....

    To Be Published January 31st 2015 by Routledge

  4. Narratives of the Life of Muhammad

    Redefining Sira Literature

    By Gurdofarid Miskinzoda

    Series: Routledge Studies in Classical Islam

    This book explores the changing attitude towards Sira literature in contemporary scholarship and examines significant aspects of its inner development. It represents a shift away from the prevalent view that the main value of Sira lies in its use as a historical source for the life of Muhammad and...

    To Be Published February 28th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Culture and Power in South Asian Islam

    Defying the Perpetual Exception

    Edited by Neilesh Bose

    Series: South Asian History and Culture

    This book explores the myriad diversities of South Asian Islam from a historical perspective attuned to the lived practices of Muslims in various portions of South Asia, outside of Urdu, Persian, or Arabic language perspectives. These perspectives are, in some cases taken both from literal regions...

    To Be Published March 24th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Ibn Al-Arabi's Fusus Al-Hikam

    An Annotated Translation of "The Bezels of Wisdom"

    By Binyamin Abrahamov

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    Ibn al-Arabi’s Fusus al-Hikam is a translation of one of the most important works written on Islamic Mysticism. Muhyi al-Din Ibn al-Arabi (1165-1240) is deemed the greatest mystic of Islam and his mystical philosophy has attracted the attention of both Muslims and non-Muslims from his time to the...

    To Be Published March 25th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Moral Rationalism and Shari'a

    Independent Rationality in Modern Shi'i Usul al-Fiqh

    By Ali Reza Bhojani

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Moral rationalism and Shari'a is the first attempt at outlining the scope for a theological reading of Shari'a, based on a critical examination of why 'Adliyya theological ethics have not significantly impacted Shi'i readings of Shari'a. Within Shi'i works of Shari 'a legal theory (usul al-fiqh)...

    To Be Published March 29th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Islamism and Cultural Expression in the Arab World

    Edited by Abir Hamdar, Lindsey Moore

    Series: Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

    Whereas most studies of Islamism focus on politics and religious ideology, this book analyses the ways in which Islamism in the Arab world is defined, reflected, transmitted and contested in a variety of creative and other cultural forms. It covers a range of contexts of production and reception,...

    To Be Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  9. The Poetics of Ancient and Classical Arabic Literature

    Orientology

    By Esad Durakovic

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Through analysing ancient and classical Arabic literature, including the Qur'an, from within the Arabic literary tradition, this book provides an original interpretation of poetics, and of other important aspects of Arab culture. Ancient Arabic literature is a realm of poetry; prose literary...

    To Be Published April 28th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Islam and Colonialism

    Western Perspectives on Soviet Asia

    By Will Myer

    Tracing the development of western thought about Central Asia, this book argues that for historical and political reasons, Central Asia was seen as being in a colonial relationship with Russia. Consequently, an anti-colonial revolution in Asia was seen as the greatest threat to the USSR. The book...

    To Be Published April 28th 2015 by Routledge