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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 54 new and published books in the subject of Philosophy of Islam — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. 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)...

    Published March 27th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Political Philosophy of Mulla Sadra

    By Seyyed Khalil Toussi

    Series: Routledge Persian and Shi'i Studies

    This book provides a comprehensive and widely accessible analysis of Mulla Sadra’s works in order to establish the nature of his political philosophy and seeks to instigate a dialogue on the relevance of Sadra’s philosophy to present day challenges. Laying the groundwork for further translations...

    Published December 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Legal Authority in Premodern Islam

    Yahya B Sharaf Al-Nawawi in the Shafi'i School of Law

    By Fachrizal A. Halim

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Offering a detailed analysis of the structure of authority in Islamic law, this book focuses on the figure of Yahya b. Sharaf al-Nawawi, who is regarded as the chief contributor to the legal tradition known as the Shafi'i madhhab in traditional Muslim sources, named after Muhammad b. Idris...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Islam, Context, Pluralism and Democracy

    Classical and Modern Interpretations

    By Yaser Ellethy

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    Islam, Context, Pluralism and Democracy aspires to clarify the tensions and congruences between the revelational and the rational, the text and the context, the limits and the horizons of contextualization in Islam, as these emanate from the Islamic interpretative tradition. This book examines...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Mulla Sadra and Eschatology

    Evolution of Being

    By Eiyad S. Al-Kutubi

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    The book explains Sadra’s theory of the nature of afterlife. It presents Sadra’s philosophical premises concerning the nature of human beings and their physical and psychological developments through which Sadra shows how the afterlife is intimately connected to the nature of the human being and...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Inspired Knowledge in Islamic Thought

    Al-Ghazali's Theory of Mystical Cognition and Its Avicennian Foundation

    By Alexander Treiger

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    It has been customary to see the Muslim theologian Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (d. 1111) as a vehement critic of philosophy, who rejected it in favour of Islamic mysticism (Sufism), a view which has come under increased scrutiny in recent years. This book argues that al-Ghazali was, instead, one of the...

    Published March 21st 2014 by Routledge

  7. Being Human in Islam

    The Impact of the Evolutionary Worldview

    By Damian Howard

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Islamic anthropology is relatively seldom treated as a particular concern even though much of the contemporary debate on the modernisation of Islam, its acceptance of human rights and democracy, makes implicit assumptions about the way Muslims conceive of the human being. This book explores how the...

    Published March 10th 2014 by Routledge

  8. What is Islamic Philosophy?

    By Roy Jackson

    What is Islamic Philosophy? offers a broad introduction to Islamic thought, from its origins to the many challenging issues facing Muslims in the contemporary world. The chapters explore early Islamic philosophy and trace its development through key themes and figures up to the twenty-first century...

    Published February 6th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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

  10. Free Will and Predestination in Islamic Thought

    Theoretical Compromises in the Works of Avicenna, al-Ghazali and Ibn 'Arabi

    By Maria De Cillis

    Series: Routledge A Level English Guides

    The subject of "human free-will" versus "divine predestination" is one of the most contentious topics in classical Islamic thought. By focusing on a theme of central importance to any philosophy of religion, and to Islam in particular, this book offers a critical study of the intellectual...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Arabic Thought and Islamic Societies
    By Aziz Al-Azmeh
    To Be Published May 29th 2015
  2. Islam and Politics in the Modern Middle East
    Edited by Metin Heper, Raphael Israeli
    To Be Published May 29th 2015
  3. Islam and Power
    Edited by Alexander S. Cudsi, E. Hillal Dessouki
    To Be Published May 29th 2015
  4. Islam and the Politics of Meaning in Palestinian Nationalism
    Edited by Nels Johnson
    To Be Published May 29th 2015
  5. Islam, Economics, and Society
    Edited by Syed Nawab Haider Naqvi
    To Be Published May 29th 2015

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