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  1. Philosophy and Science in the Islamic World

    By C.A. Qadir

    The basis of Muslim philosophy and science is the instruction buried in the Quran. At an early date this tradition was enlarged and strengthened by the infiltration into Muslim culture of Greek philosophy and science through the translation of Greek classics by Muslims. The Indian tradition of...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Recognizing Islam

    An Anthropologist's Introduction

    By Michael Gilsenan

    Islam is more than a set of laws, rites and beliefs presented as a religious and social totality. As a word it covers a multitude of everyday forms and practices that are interwoven in complex, sometimes almost invisible ways in daily existence. Drawing exclusively on his own fieldwork in Egypt,...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Islamization of the Law in Pakistan

    By Rubya Mehdi

    This is a detailed, critical study of the reforms which have been made in recent years to the law in the State of Pakistan with the ostensible objective of bringing it into accord with the requirements of Islam. Special emphasis is given to the period from 1977 when General Zia ul Haque adopted a...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Politics of Islamic Reassertion

    By Mohammed Ayoob

    The Iranian Revolution has catalysed the preconceptions holding sway in the Western World about the character of Islam and its politics, based as they are on a mixture of imagined cultural superiority and a latent fear of a resurgence similar to the Arab conquests of the seventh and eighth...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  5. Muhammad and the Supernatural

    Medieval Arab Views

    By Rebecca Williams

    Series: Routledge Studies in Classical Islam

    Muhammad and the Supernatural: Medieval Arab Views examines the element of the supernatural (or miracle stories) in the life of the Prophet Muhammad as depicted in two genres: prophetic biography (sira) and Qur'an exegesis (tafsir). ...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  6. Shared Idioms, Sacred Symbols, and the Articulation of Identities in South Asia

    Edited by Kelly Pemberton, Michael Nijhawan

    How do text, performance, and rhetoric simultaneously reflect and challenge notions of distinct community and religious identities? This volume examines evidence of shared idioms of sanctity within a larger framework of religious nationalism, literary productions, and communalism in South Asia....

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  7. Ethnicity and Religion

    Intersections and Comparisons

    Edited by Joseph Ruane, Jennifer Todd

    Religion has regained political prominence in the twenty first century and not least for the manner in which it intersects with ethnicity. Many ethnic conflicts have a strong religious dimension, and religion appears as a powerful force for mobilisation, solidarity and violence. Religion and...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Culture and Power in South Asian Islam

    Defying the Perpetual Exception

    Edited by Neilesh Bose

    Series: Routledge South Asian History and Culture Series

    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...

    Published March 26th 2015 by Routledge

  9. The Religion of Islam

    By F. A. Klein

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The book, first published in 1906, outlines the religious, ceremonial, civil and moral laws and regulations of Islam. The four sources from which the doctrines and precepts of Islam are founded are the Quran, the Sunna, the Ijma and the Qias. This title also interprets the principles of the four...

    Published March 9th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Religious Cultures in Early Modern India

    New Perspectives

    Edited by Rosalind O'Hanlon, David Washbrook

    Series: Routledge South Asian History and Culture Series

    Religious authority and political power have existed in complex relationships throughout India’s history. The centuries of the ‘early modern’ in South Asia saw particularly dynamic developments in this relationship. Regional as well as imperial states of the period expanded their religious...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge