Middle East Research

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Islamic Studies Series

  1. Salafi Ritual Purity

    In the Presence of God

    By Richard Gauvain

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    Since 9/11, Salafism has attracted a great deal of attention from the world’s media, which predominantly focuses on its potential for revolutionary violence. Salafism remains poorly understood both in Western media, where it is now the focus of considerable debate, and in Western academia, where...

    Published November 13th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Muslim Women in Britain

    De-Mystifying the Muslimah

    By Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    Perceptions of Muslim women in Western society have been shaped by historical and sociological conditions such as colonialism, patriarchy and Orientalism. In Muslim Women in Britain, Sariya Contractor seeks to reinstate the Muslimah as a storyteller who tells her own story. An exploration of the...

    Published July 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  3. Early Orientalism

    Imagined Islam and the Notion of Sublime Power

    By Ivan Kalmar

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    The history of western notions about Islam is of obvious scholarly as well as popular interest today. This book investigates Christian images of the Muslim Middle East, focusing on the period from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, when the nature of divine as well as human power was under...

    Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Muslim Women Online

    Faith and Identity in Virtual Space

    By Anna Piela

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    While issues surrounding Muslim women are common in the international media, the voices of Muslim women themselves are largely absent from media coverage and despite the rapidly increasing presence of Muslim women in online groups and discussions, it is still a relatively unexplored topic.This book...

    Published October 11th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Shari'a Compliant Microfinance

    Edited by S. Nazim Ali

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    In the recent past, Islamic finance has made an impressive case on the banking scene by becoming an alternative to the popular conventional financial systems, spurring a lively academic debate on how the Islamic finance industry can expand its services to cover the poor. Several propositions have...

    Published July 28th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Political Liberalism in Muslim Societies

    By Fevzi Bilgin

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    Having survived the process of modernization and reasserted themselves in public life, religious traditions play an increasingly important public role in shaping and defining social institutions and interactions. This book examines Rawls’s theory of political liberalism in the context of ...

    Published January 20th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Producing Islamic Knowledge

    Transmission and dissemination in Western Europe

    By Martin van Bruinessen, Stefano Allievi

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    How do Muslims in Europe acquire discursive and practical knowledge of Islam? How are conceptions of Islamic beliefs, values and practices transmitted and how do they change? Who are the authorities on these issues that Muslims listen to? How do new Muslim discourses emerge in response to the...

    Published October 12th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Islam and Disability

    Perspectives in Theology and Jurisprudence

    By Mohammed Ghaly

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    This book explores the position of Islamic theology and jurisprudence towards people with disabilities. It investigates how early and modern Muslim scholars tried to reconcile their existence with the concept of a merciful God, and also looks at how people with disabilities might live a dignified...

    Published December 21st 2009 by Routledge

  9. Islam in the Nordic and Baltic Countries

    Edited by Göran Larsson

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    Although Muslims are now an important presence in Europe, little is known about the Muslim communities that exist in the Nordic and Baltic regions of Europe. This is the first comprehensive and detailed study of the history, context and development of Islamic institutions and Muslim groups in...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Human Conscience and Muslim-Christian Relations

    Modern Egyptian Thinkers on al-damir

    By Oddbjørn Leirvik

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    Human Conscience and Muslim-Christian Relations puts forward a discussion of how the notion of conscience may unite Muslim and Christians across religious divides, as well as examining the relation between selfhood and otherness in interfaith dialogue. The author explores how the notion...

    Published September 4th 2006 by Routledge

  11. Muslim Diaspora

    Gender, Culture and Identity

    Edited by Haideh Moghissi

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    Muslim Diaspora identifies those aspects of migratory experience that shatter or reinforce a group’s attachment to its homeland and affect its readiness to adapt to a new country. The contributors to this collection examine many dimensions of life in the Diaspora and demonstrate that identity is...

    Published July 25th 2006 by Routledge

  12. Interest in Islamic Economics

    Understanding Riba

    By Abdulkader Thomas

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    With Islamic banking gradually becoming a more influential factor in the West, an analysis of the concept of riba – a definition of which is not given in the Qur’an – is long overdue. This text presents readers with various interpretations of this Islamic economic concept – generally perceived as ‘...

    Published December 13th 2005 by Routledge