What Is Islam  Book

What Is Islam


  • Author : Shahab Ahmed
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-10-31
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691178318

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What Is Islam Excerpt :

What is Islam? How do we grasp a human and historical phenomenon characterized by such variety and contradiction? What is "Islamic" about Islamic philosophy or Islamic art? Should we speak of Islam or of islams? Should we distinguish the Islamic (the religious) from the Islamicate (the cultural)? Or should we abandon "Islamic" altogether as an analytical term? In What Is Islam?, Shahab Ahmed presents a bold new conceptualization of Islam that challenges dominant understandings grounded in the categories of "religion" and "culture" or those that privilege law and scripture. He argues that these modes of thinking obstruct us from understanding Islam, distorting it, diminishing it, and rendering it incoherent. What Is Islam? formulates a new conceptual language for analyzing Islam. It presents a new paradigm of how Muslims have historically understood divine revelation—one that enables us to understand how and why Muslims through history have embraced values such as exploration, ambiguity, aestheticization, polyvalence, and relativism, as well as practices such as figural art, music, and even wine drinking as Islamic. It also puts forward a new understanding of the historical constitution of Islamic law and its relationship to philosophical ethics and political theory. A book that is certain to provoke debate and significantly alter our understanding of Islam, What Is Islam? reveals how Muslims have historically conceived of and lived with Islam as norms and truths that are at once contradictory yet coherent.

The Encyclopaedia Britannica Book
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Alpha Edition
  • Release Date : 2020-12-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 1036
  • ISBN 10 : 9354307531

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The Encyclopaedia Britannica Excerpt :

This book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations. So that the book is never forgotten we have represented this book in a print format as the same form as it was originally first published. Hence any marks or annotations seen are left intentionally to preserve its true nature.

Global Islam  A Very Short Introduction Book

Global Islam A Very Short Introduction


  • Author : Nile Green
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-12-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190917258

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Global Islam A Very Short Introduction Excerpt :

This book presents the first comprehensive survey of the multiple versions of Islam propagated across geographical, political, and cultural boundaries during the era of modern globalization. Showing how Islam was transformed through these globalizing transfers, it traces the origins, expansion and increasing diversification of Global Islam - from individual activists to organizations and then states - over the past 150 years. Historian Nile Green surveys not only the familiar venues of Islam in the Middle East and the West, but also Asia and Africa, explaining the doctrines of a wide variety of political and non-political versions of Islam across the spectrum from Salafism to Sufism. This Very Short Introduction will help readers to recognize and compare the various organizations competing to claim the authenticity and authority of representing the one true Islam.

An Elementary Study of Islam Book
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An Elementary Study of Islam


  • Author : Tahir Ahmad
  • Publisher : Islam International
  • Release Date : 1997-01-01
  • Genre: God (Islam)
  • Pages : 62
  • ISBN 10 : 9781853725623

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An Elementary Study of Islam Excerpt :

"This book is a brief introduction to the five fundamental articles of the Islamic faith."--P. [4] of cover.

What is Islam Book

What is Islam


  • Author : Jamaal al-Din M. Zarabozo
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Islam
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN 10 : 9960296024

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A Brief Introduction to Islam Book

A Brief Introduction to Islam


  • Author : Tim Dowley
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release Date : 2019-06-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506450377

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A Brief Introduction to Islam Excerpt :

This brief introduction to Islam is designed to help readers understand this important religious tradition. With both nuance and balance, this text provides broad coverage of various forms of Islam with an arresting layout with rich colors. It offers both historical overviews and modern perspectives on Islamic beliefs and practices. The user-friendly content is enhanced by charts of religious festivals, historic timelines, updated maps, and a useful glossary. It is ideal for courses on Islam and will be a useful, concise reference for all readers eager to know more about this important religious tradition and its place in our contemporary world.

Lady Fatima Masuma  A  of Qum Book
Score: 1
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Lady Fatima Masuma A of Qum


  • Author : Masuma Jaffer - XKP
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2015-11-06
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN 10 : 1519138792

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Lady Fatima Masuma (a) was the daughter of the 7th Imam, Imam Musa al-Kadhim (a), and the sister of the 8th Imam, Imam Ali al-Rida (a). She was a noble lady who dedicated her life to Islam and Allah. She is buried in the city of Qum in Iran. This book includes her biography, education, and narrationof traditions. It also includes the history and description of her shrine and a brief look at the city of Qum.This book is one of the many Islamic publications distributed by Ahlulbayt Organization throughout the world in different languages with the aim of conveying the message of Islam to the people of the world. Ahlulbayt Organization (www.shia.es) is a registered Organization that operates and is sustained through collaborative efforts of volunteers in many countries around the world, and it welcomes your involvement and support. Its objectives are numerous, yet its main goal is to spread the truth about the Islamic faith in general and the Shi`a School of Thought in particular due to the latter being misrepresented, misunderstood and its tenets often assaulted by many ignorant folks, Muslims and non-Muslims. Organization's purpose is to facilitate the dissemination of knowledge through a global medium, the Internet, to locations where such resources are not commonly or easily accessible or are resented, resisted and fought! In addition, For a complete list of our published books please refer to our website (www.shia.es) or send us an email to info@shia.es

The Atheist Muslim Book
Score: 4
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The Atheist Muslim


  • Author : Ali A. Rizvi
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-22
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250094452

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In much of the Muslim world, religion is the central foundation upon which family, community, morality, and identity are built. The inextricable embedment of religion in Muslim culture has forced a new generation of non-believing Muslims to face the heavy costs of abandoning their parents’ religion: disowned by their families, marginalized from their communities, imprisoned, or even sentenced to death by their governments. Struggling to reconcile the Muslim society he was living in as a scientist and physician and the religion he was being raised in, Ali A. Rizvi eventually loses his faith. Discovering that he is not alone, he moves to North America and promises to use his new freedom of speech to represent the voices that are usually quashed before reaching the mainstream media—the Atheist Muslim. In The Atheist Muslim, we follow Rizvi as he finds himself caught between two narrative voices he cannot relate to: extreme Islam and anti-Muslim bigotry in a post-9/11 world. The Atheist Muslim recounts the journey that allows Rizvi to criticize Islam—as one should be able to criticize any set of ideas—without demonizing his entire people. Emotionally and intellectually compelling, his personal story outlines the challenges of modern Islam and the factors that could help lead it toward a substantive, progressive reformation.

What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam Book

What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam


  • Author : John L. Esposito
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-07-13
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199794133

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What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam Excerpt :

Uses a question and answer format to present information on topics including faith and practice, Islam and other religions, customs and culture, and Muslims in the West.

The Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam Book
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The Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam


  • Author : Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
  • Publisher : Islam International
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN 10 : 9781853721939

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The Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam Excerpt :

"Originally written for the Conference of Great Religions held at Lahore on December 26-29, 1896, the Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam has since served as an introduction to Islam for seekers after the truth and religious knowledge in different parts of the world. The present issue includes several "lost" pages not included in the essay that was read out at Lahore. It deals with the following five broad themes, set by the moderators of the Conference: 1. The physical, moral and spiritual states of man 2. The state of man after death 3. The object of man's life and the means to its attainment 4. The operation of the practical ordinances of the Law in this life and the next 5. Sources of Divine knowledge."--Publisher's description.

Thinking and Being Book

Thinking and Being


  • Author : Irad Kimhi
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-06-11
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674985285

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Opposing a long-standing orthodoxy of the Western philosophical tradition running from ancient Greek thought until the late nineteenth century, Frege argued that psychological laws of thought—those that explicate how we in fact think—must be distinguished from logical laws of thought—those that formulate and impose rational requirements on thinking. Logic does not describe how we actually think, but only how we should. Yet by thus sundering the logical from the psychological, Frege was unable to explain certain fundamental logical truths, most notably the psychological version of the law of non-contradiction—that one cannot think a thought and its negation simultaneously. Irad Kimhi’s Thinking and Being marks a radical break with Frege’s legacy in analytic philosophy, exposing the flaws of his approach and outlining a novel conception of judgment as a two-way capacity. In closing the gap that Frege opened, Kimhi shows that the two principles of non-contradiction—the ontological principle and the psychological principle—are in fact aspects of the very same capacity, differently manifested in thinking and being. As his argument progresses, Kimhi draws on the insights of historical figures such as Aristotle, Kant, and Wittgenstein to develop highly original accounts of topics that are of central importance to logic and philosophy more generally. Self-consciousness, language, and logic are revealed to be but different sides of the same reality. Ultimately, Kimhi’s work elucidates the essential sameness of thinking and being that has exercised Western philosophy since its inception.

Islamic Exceptionalism Book
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Islamic Exceptionalism


  • Author : Shadi Hamid
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466866720

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In Islamic Exceptionalism, Brookings Institution scholar and acclaimed author Shadi Hamid offers a novel and provocative argument on how Islam is, in fact, "exceptional" in how it relates to politics, with profound implications for how we understand the future of the Middle East. Divides among citizens aren't just about power but are products of fundamental disagreements over the very nature and purpose of the modern nation state—and the vexing problem of religion’s role in public life. Hamid argues for a new understanding of how Islam and Islamism shape politics by examining different models of reckoning with the problem of religion and state, including the terrifying—and alarmingly successful—example of ISIS. With unprecedented access to Islamist activists and leaders across the region, Hamid offers a panoramic and ambitious interpretation of the region's descent into violence. Islamic Exceptionalism is a vital contribution to our understanding of Islam's past and present, and its outsized role in modern politics. We don't have to like it, but we have to understand it—because Islam, as a religion and as an idea, will continue to be a force that shapes not just the region, but the West as well in the decades to come.

The Truth About Islam Book

The Truth About Islam


  • Author : Steve Urick
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2014-07-25
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496925473

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Islam, which began fourteen hundred years ago in Arabia, claims to be the one true religion, given to mankind by the one true God, Allah, and his lone messenger, Muhammad. It has since grown to almost 1.5 billion followers today and is quickly growing. Islam claims to be a “peaceful” religion, but is often known to be violent and threatens the freedom of the entire world. What are the teachings of Islam and how does it compare to the Bible? Th e Truth About Islam examines the Qur’an (Koran), the God of Islam, its pagan origin, the Jesus of Islam, its salvation plan, Sharia law and slavery, and its violent ideology of Jihad against all “infi dels” (non-Muslims), in light of the Bible and world history. This concise and easy to read book will not only teach you what Islam basically believes, but also equip you to confidently reach out to Muslims with the gospel of Christ and refute many of Islam’s errors. It also clearly presents the gospel of grace to any Muslim who is searching for the truth and desires to know how to have assurance of eternal life.

Rediscovering the Islamic Classics Book

Rediscovering the Islamic Classics


  • Author : Ahmed El Shamsy
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-02-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691174563

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"Historians have traced the traditions of Islamic scholarship back to late antiquity. Muslim scholars were at work as early as 750 CE/AD, painstakingly copying their commentaries and legal opinions onto scrolls and codices. This venerable tradition embraced the modern printing press relatively late-movable type was adopted in the Middle East only in the early nineteenth century. Islamic scholars, however, initially kept their distance from the new technology, and it was not until the end of the nineteenth century that the first published editions of works of classical religious scholarship began to appear in print. As the culture of print took root, both popular and scholarly understandings of the Islamic tradition shifted. Particular religious works were soon read precisely because they were available in printed, published editions. Other equally erudite works still in scroll and manuscript form, by contrast, languished in the obscurity of manuscript repositories. The people who selected, edited, and published the new print books on and about Islam exerted a huge influence on the resulting literary tradition. These unheralded editors determined, essentially, what came to be understood by the early twentieth century as the classical written "canon" of Islamic thought. Collectively, this relatively small group of editors who brought Islamic literature into print crucially shaped how Muslim intellectuals, the Muslim public, and various Islamist movements understood the Islamic intellectual tradition. In this book Ahmed El Shamsy recounts this sea change, focusing on the Islamic literary culture of Cairo, a hot spot of the infant publishing industry, from the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. As El Shamsy argues, the aforementioned editors included some of the greatest minds in the Muslim world and shared an ambitious intellectual agenda of revival, reform, and identity formation. This book tells the stories of the most consequential of these editors as well as