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  1. Philosophy and Science in the Islamic World (RLE Politics of Islam)

    By C.A. Qadir

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam

    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 7th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Recognizing Islam (RLE Politics of Islam)

    An Anthropologist's Introduction

    By Michael Gilsenan

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam

    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 7th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Islamization of the Law in Pakistan (RLE Politics of Islam)

    By Rubya Mehdi

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam

    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 7th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Politics of Islamic Reassertion (RLE Politics of Islam)

    By Mohammed Ayoob

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Politics of Islam

    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 7th 2013 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 April 15th 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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 18th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Engaging with a Legacy: Nehemia Levtzion (1935-2003)

    Edited by E. Ann McDougall

    Engaging with a Legacy shows how Nehemia Levtzion shaped our understanding of Islam in Africa and influenced successive scholarly generations in their approach to Islamization, conversion and fundamentalism. The book illuminates his work, career and family life – including his own ‘life vision’ on...

    Published December 17th 2012 by Routledge

  8. The Routledge Reader in Christian-Muslim Relations

    Edited by Mona Siddiqui

    Interest in Christian-Muslim dialogue has grown considerably in recent years. How Islam and Christianity have approached each other theologically is one of the most absorbing ways of understanding the challenge of interreligious relations or Christian-Muslim polemics. This volume provides an...

    Published December 9th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Islamic Mysticism and Abu Talib Al-Makki

    The Role of the Heart

    By Saeko Yazaki

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    Both in everyday language and religious metaphor, the heart often embodies the true self and is considered to be the seat of emotion in many cultures. Many Muslim thinkers have attempted to clarify the nature of Sufism using its metaphorical image, particularly in the tenth and eleventh centuries....

    Published November 20th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Islamic Civilization in South Asia

    A History of Muslim Power and Presence in the Indian Subcontinent

    By Burjor Avari

    Muslims have been present in South Asia for 14 centuries. Nearly 40% of the people of this vast land mass follow the religion of Islam, and Muslim contribution to the cultural heritage of the sub-continent has been extensive. This textbook provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as...

    Published November 15th 2012 by Routledge