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  • Abdolkarim Soroush and Critical Discourse in Iran (Chaptered Work)

    Abdolkarim Soroush emerged in the late 1980s and early 1990s as the foremost Iranian intellectual operating within the terms of religious discourse. 1 From ...

    Source: Makers of Contemporary Islam

  • Abdurrahman Wahid (Chaptered Work)

    In October 1999, Abdurrahman Wahid, a prominent Islamic leader, became the first elected president in Indonesia's history. As leader of the Nahdatul Ulama, (the ...

    Source: Makers of Contemporary Islam

  • Anwar Ibrahim (Chaptered Work)

    When Anwar Ibrahim organized a demonstration in Kuala Lumpur in 1980, he and his supporters were called “Malaysia's own Islamic zealots.” 1 Other observers ...

    Source: Makers of Contemporary Islam

  • Art and Architecture (Chaptered Work) Includes image

    All cultures throughout history have expressed themselves visually, and Islamic civilization was no exception. One need think only of oriental rugs, Persian miniatures, and ...

    Source: The Oxford History of Islam

  • Between Orientalism and Fundamentalism: Problematizing the Teaching of Sufism (Chaptered Work)

    IN LATE TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICA, teaching or writing about Islamic religion is inescapably caught up in political controversy. Everyone who has taught a class on ...

    Source: Teaching Islam

  • Central Asia and China: A Trans-Regional History of Islam (Chaptered Work)

    Central Asia and China share a common history through Islam. While most historiographies of Central Asia and China are still enclosed within imperial or ...

    Source: The Oxford History of Islam

  • Contemporary Islam: Challenges and Opportunities (Chaptered Work)

    While many people speak of “Islam and Muslims” in monolithic terms, throughout history these terms have represented multiple images and realities. The story of ...

    Source: The Oxford History of Islam

  • Customs and Culture (Chaptered Work)

    ...

    Source: What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam

  • Disparity and Context: Teaching Quranic Studies in North America (Chaptered Work)

    TO BEGIN WITH A CLARRIFICATION: I speak of “teaching Quranic Studies” rather than of “teaching the Quran” in order to emphasize the range and ...

    Source: Teaching Islam

  • The Eastward Journey of Muslim Kingship (Chaptered Work) Includes image

    Islam is above all a pan-Asian religion. It shapes the beliefs and practices of millions of Asians, from Central to South to Southeast Asia. ...

    Source: The Oxford History of Islam

  • Engendering and Experience: Teaching a Course on Women in Islam (Chaptered Work)

    INSTRUCTORS EMBARKING ON TEACHING a course on women in the Islamic tradition often start out with questions such as: “How am I going to ...

    Source: Teaching Islam

  • The Essential Shariʿah: Teaching Islamic Law in the Religious Studies Classroom (Chaptered Work)

    WHEN I WAS IN CAIRO IN SPRING OF 1995, I regularly engaged in conversation with the men who gathered at the café next door ...

    Source: Teaching Islam

  • European Colonialism and the Emergence of Modern Muslim States (Chaptered Work) Includes image

    There are today more than fifty Muslim states, extending from the Atlas Mountains in the West to the Malay Archipelago in the East, and ...

    Source: The Oxford History of Islam

  • Faith (Chaptered Work)

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    Source: What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam

  • Foundations for Renewal and Reform (Chaptered Work) Includes image

    The Muslim world experienced many different movements of activism, revival, and reform during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Although some of these movements were ...

    Source: The Oxford History of Islam

  • Fruit of the Tree of Knowledge (Chaptered Work) Includes image

    Knowledge without practice is like a tree without fruit. —The Moroccan Sufi Ahmad ibn Ashir of Salé Faith in Islam is never blind. Although ...

    Source: The Oxford History of Islam

  • General Information (Chaptered Work)

    ...

    Source: What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam

  • The Globalization of Islam (Chaptered Work) Includes image

    Since the early 1970s, western Europeans and North Americans have become increasingly concerned about an apparent change in the nature and patterns of human ...

    Source: The Oxford History of Islam

  • Hasan Al-Turabi (Chaptered Work)

    As young Sudanese intellectual returning to his country in 1964 after completing his doctoral studies at the Sorbonne in Paris, Hasan al-Turabi seemed about ...

    Source: Makers of Contemporary Islam

  • Hasan Hanafi (Chaptered Work)

    Hasan Hanafi arrived in France in the middle of the Suez Crisis of 1956 with a bag of dry bread, a chunk of cheese, ...

    Source: Makers of Contemporary Islam

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