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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

Forthcoming Books

  1. Muhammad
    Edited by Andreas Goerke
    To Be Published June 19th 2015
  2. Contemporary Philosophical Theology
    By Chad Meister, Charles Taliaferro
    To Be Published October 1st 2015
  3. Routledge Library Editions: Islamic Thought in the Middle Ages
    Edited by Various
    To Be Published October 14th 2015
  4. The Maqa´ma´t of Badi´' al-Zama´n al-Hamadha´ni´

    To Be Published October 14th 2015
  5. Avicenna: His Life and Works
    By Soheil M. Afnan
    To Be Published October 14th 2015

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