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  1. Islamic Tolerance

    Amir Khusraw and Pluralism

    By Alyssa Gabbay

    Series: Iranian Studies

    Although pluralism and religious tolerance are most often associated today with Western Enlightenment thinkers, the roots of these ideologies stretch back to non-Western and premodern societies, including many under Muslim rule. This book explores the development of pluralism in Islam in South Asia...

    Published April 16th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Jews as a Chosen People

    Tradition and transformation

    By S. Leyla Gurkan

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    The concept of the Jews as a chosen people is a key element of the Jewish faith and identity. This book explores the idea of chosenness from the ancient world, through modernity and into the Post-Holocaust era. Analysing a vast corpus of biblical, ancient, rabbinic and modern Jewish literature,...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Morals and Mysticism in Persian Sufism

    A History of Sufi-Futuwwat in Iran

    By Lloyd Ridgeon

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    Sufism is often understood to be the mystical dimension of Islam, and many works have focused on the nature of "mystical experiences" and the relationship between man and God. Yet Sufism was a human response to a wide range of contexts and circumstances; the fact that Sufis lived in society and...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 27th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Holocaust and Representations of Jews

    History and Identity in the Museum

    By K. Hannah Holtschneider

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    The Holocaust and Representations of Jews examines how prominent national exhibitions in Europe represent the Jewish minority and its cultural and religious self-understandings, historically and today, in particular in the context of the Holocaust. Insights from the New Museology are brought to...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 20th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Moral Economy of the Madrasa

    Islam and Education Today

    Edited by Keiko Sakurai, Fariba Adelkhah

    Series: New Horizons in Islamic Studies

    The revival of madrasas in the 1980s coincided with the rise of political Islam and soon became associated with the "clash of civilizations" between Islam and the West. This volume examines the rapid expansion of madrasas across Asia and the Middle East and analyses their role in society within...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Domestic Violence in Iran

    Women, Marriage and Islam

    By Zahra Tizro

    Series: Iranian Studies

    This book offers a new methodological and theoretical approach to the highly sensitive and complicated issue of violence against women in contemporary Iran. Challenging the widespread notion that secularisation and modernisation are the keys to emancipating women, the author instead posits that...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

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