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  1. 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 28th 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. Early Islamic History

    Edited by Teresa Bernheimer, Tamima Bayhom-Daou

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    Insight into the origins and early development of Islam has become relevant not only to the specialist, but underlies a thorough understanding of debates relating to Islam and the Middle East in the contemporary period. Over the past decades, the field has seen the publication of some excellent...

    Published November 21st 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. Muslim-Christian Encounters (Routledge Revivals)

    Perceptions and Misperceptions

    By William Montgomery Watt

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1991, this title explores the myths and misperceptions that have underpinned Muslim-Christian relations throughout history, and which endure to the current day. William Montgomery Watt describes how the myths originated and developed, and argues that both Muslims and Christians...

    Published September 25th 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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 13th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Controversies in Contemporary Islam

    By Oliver Leaman

    This book helps to deepen our understanding of the varieties of contemporary Islam and the issues that are of most concern to Muslims today. Oliver Leaman explores some of the controversies and debates that exist within Islam and between Islam and other religions. He considers how the religion can...

    Published September 12th 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Tafsir

    Interpreting the Qur'an

    Edited by Mustafa Shah

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    Within the classical Islamic tradition, the field of Qur'anic exegesis, more commonly referred to as tafsir, occupies a revered place among the traditional Muslim sciences. Although tafsir encompasses various approaches to the explication of the Qur’an and these include legal, theological,...

    Published December 19th 2012 by Routledge