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Marriage and Slavery in Early Islam
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ean: 9780674050594, isbn: 0674050592,
What did it mean to be a wife, woman, or slave in a society in which a land-owning woman was forbidden to lay with her male slave but the same slave might be allowed to take concubines? Jurists of the nascent Maliki, Hanafi, and Shafi‘i legal schoo...
Sufi Lyrics (Murty Classical Library of India)
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ean: 9780674427747, isbn: 0674427742,
The poetry of Bullhe Shah (d. 1758) is considered one of the glories of premodern Panjabi literature. Born in Uch, Panjab, in present-day Pakistan, Bullhe Shah drew profoundly upon Sufi mysticism in his writings. His lyrics, famous for their vivid st...
In the Shadow of Sectarianism: Law, Shi`ism, and the Making of Modern Lebanon
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Contrary to the conventional wisdom that sectarianism is intrinsically linked to violence, bloodshed, or social disharmony, Max Weiss uncovers the complex roots of Shi`i sectarianism in twentieth-century Lebanon.The template for conflicted relations ...
Medieval Latin Lives of Muhammad (Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library)
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Throughout the Middle Ages, Christians wrote about Islam and the life of Muhammad. These stories, ranging from the humorous to the vitriolic, both informed and warned audiences about what was regarded as a schismatic form of Christianity. Medieval La...
Legal Integration of Islam: A Transatlantic Comparison
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The status of Islam in Western societies remains deeply contentious. Countering strident claims on both the right and left, Legal Integration of Islam offers an empirically informed analysis of how four liberal democracies―France, Germany, Canada, ...
Uyghur Nation: Reform and Revolution on the Russia-China Frontier
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ean: 9780674660373, isbn: 0674660374,
The meeting of the Russian and Qing empires in the nineteenth century had dramatic consequences for Central Asia’s Muslim communities. Along this frontier, a new political space emerged, shaped by competing imperial and spiritual loyalties, cross-b...
The Aga Khan Case: Religion and Identity in Colonial India
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An overwhelmingly Arab-centric perspective dominates the West’s understanding of Islam and leads to a view of this religion as exclusively Middle Eastern and monolithic. Teena Purohit presses for a reorientation that would conceptualize Islam inste...
Women, Islam, and Abbasid Identity
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When the Abbasids overthrew the Umayyad dynasty in 750 CE, an important element in legitimizing their newly won authority involved defining themselves in the eyes of their Islamic subjects. Nadia Maria El Cheikh shows that ideas about women were cent...
Historical Atlas of Islam
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Among the great civilizations of the world, Islam remains an enigma to Western readers. Now, in a beautifully illustrated historical atlas, noted scholar of religion Malise Ruthven recounts the fascinating and important history of the Islamic world. ...
For Prophet and Tsar: Islam and Empire in Russia and Central Asia
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ean: 9780674032231, isbn: 0674032233,
Russia occupies a unique position in the Muslim world. Unlike any other non-Islamic state, it has ruled Muslim populations for over five hundred years. Though Russia today is plagued by its unrelenting war in Chechnya, Russia's approach toward Islam ...
Aisha’s Cushion: Religious Art, Perception, and Practice in Islam
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Media coverage of the Danish cartoon crisis and the destruction of the Buddhas of Bamiyan left Westerners with a strong impression that Islam does not countenance depiction of religious imagery. Jamal J. Elias corrects this view by revealing the comp...
Hajj: Journey to the Heart of Islam
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The Hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam, is the largest pilgrimage in the world today and a sacred duty for all Muslims. Each year, millions of the faithful from around the world make the pilgrimage to Makkah, the birthplace of Islam where the Pro...
Islam and the Secular State: Negotiating the Future of Shari`a
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What should be the place of Shari‘a―Islamic religious law―in predominantly Muslim societies of the world? In this ambitious and topical book, a Muslim scholar and human rights activist envisions a positive and sustainable role for Shari‘a, ba...
Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue
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ean: 9780674088702, isbn: 0674088700,
In this short book, Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz invite you to join an urgently needed conversation: Is Islam a religion of peace or war? Is it amenable to reform? Why do so many Muslims seem drawn to extremism? What do words like Islamism, jihadism, ...
Empires of Islam in Renaissance Historical Thought (Harvard Historical Studies)
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Renaissance humanists believed that the origins of peoples could reveal crucial facts about their modern political character. Margaret Meserve explores what happened when European historians turned to study the political history of a faith other than...
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