Muslims and New Media in West Africa: Pathways to God by Dorothea E. Schulz

By Dorothea E. Schulz

Although Islam isn't really new to West Africa, new styles of family economies, the promise of political liberalization, and the proliferation of latest media have ended in elevated scrutiny of Islam within the public sphere. Dorothea E. Schulz exhibits how new media have created spiritual groups which are way more publicly engaged than they have been long ago. Muslims and New Media in West Africa expands rules approximately non secular existence in West Africa, women's roles in faith, faith and pop culture, the which means of non secular event in a charged atmosphere, and the way those that eat either faith and new media view their private and non-private selves.

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Anthropomorphic Depictions of God: The Concept of God in by Zulfiqar Ali Shah

By Zulfiqar Ali Shah

This huge examine examines problems with anthropomorphism within the 3 Abrahamic Faiths, as considered during the texts of the Hebrew Bible, the recent testomony and the Qur’an. all through historical past Christianity and Judaism have attempted to make experience of God. whereas juxtaposing the Islamic place in contrast, the writer addresses the Judeo-Christian worldview and the way every one has selected to framework its come across with God, to what volume this has been the results of genuine scripture and to what quantity the made from theological debate, or church decrees of later centuries and absorption of Hellenistic philosophy. Shah additionally examines Islam’s seriously anti-anthropomorphic stance and Islamic theological discourse on Tawhid in addition to the Ninety-Nine Names of God and what those have intended on the subject of Muslim knowing of God and His attributes. Describing how those grew to become the touchstone of Muslim discourse with Judaism and Christianity he evaluations theological statements and views that got here to dilute if now not counter strict monotheism. As secularism debates even if God is lifeless, the problem of anthropomorphism has turn into of tremendous significance. the search for God, specially nowadays, is in part one in every of highbrow longing. To Shah, anthropomorphic suggestions and corporeal depictions of the Divine are might be one of the best elements of contemporary atheism. As such he eventually attracts the belief that the postmodern eager for God aren't quenched via pre-modern anthropomorphic and corporeal ideas of the Divine that have easily introduced God right down to this cosmos, with an actual old functionality and a distinctive place, lowering the highbrow and non secular strength of what God is and represents, inflicting the soul to detract from a feeling of the sacred and thereby trust in Him.

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Reasonings: A Key to Understanding the Qur'an's Eloquence by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi

By Bediuzzaman Said Nursi

This illuminating consultant offers an leading edge and modern method of the Qur?an and its philosophy within the Islamic culture. From the non secular tome?s objective and ambitions to its rhetoric and eloquence, a number of elements of the Qur?an are tested whereas new insights are supplied at the life and oneness of God, prophethood, and physically resurrection.

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The Arabs and Islam in Late Antiqiuity: a Critique of by Aziz Al-Azmeh

By Aziz Al-Azmeh

This paintings presents a critique of Arabic textual assets for the historical past of the Arabs in past due old instances, in the course of the centuries instantly previous Muhammad and as much as and together with the Umayyad interval.

Aziz Al-Azmeh considers the price and relevance of quite a number literary assets, together with orality and literacy, historic Arabic poetry, the corpus of Arab heroic lore (ayyam), the early narrative, and the Qur’an. The paintings encompasses a very wide bibliography of the works cited.

This is the 1st ebook within the Gerlach Press sequence Theories and
Paradigms of Islamic Studies.

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The Hanbali School of Law and Ibn Taymiyyah: Conflict or by Abdul Hakim I Al-Matroudi

By Abdul Hakim I Al-Matroudi


The Hanbali tuition of legislations and Ibn Taymiyyah offers a worthwhile account of the advance of Hanbalite jurisprudence, putting the theoretical and conceptual parameters of this custom in the grab of the reader.


Studying the colourful but arguable interplay among Ibn Taymiyyah and the Hanbali university of legislations, this ebook assesses to what quantity this dating was once a clash or reconciliation. the writer takes an in depth exploration of the subsequent issues:




  • the power of contributions made to this college through previous paragons linked to Ahmad Ibn Hanbal



  • the contextual constructs which formed the tradition’s improvement



  • the technique and literature synonyms in the classical tuition



  • the demeanour during which Ibn Taymiyyah engaged with the Hanbali culture



  • the impression of his inspiration upon the later expression of the School’s criminal doctrines and its theoretical ideas



  • the contribution made by way of this faculty commonly to the synthesis of Islamic legislations.


Giving historical past fabric to the Hanbali tuition of legislations, this e-book is a crucial reference paintings for people with pursuits in Islamic legislation, the heritage of the Hanbalite culture and its precept luminaries.

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Americans and Their Weather: Updated Edition by William B. Meyer

By William B. Meyer

This revealing booklet synthesizes learn from many fields to supply the 1st whole historical past of the jobs performed via climate and weather in American existence from colonial occasions to the current. writer William B. Meyer characterizes climate occasions as impartial phenomena which are inherently neither dangers nor assets, yet can develop into both reckoning on the actions with which they have interaction. Meyer records the ways that other forms of climate all through heritage have represented dangers and assets not just for such uncovered outdoors goals as agriculture, battle, transportation, building, and game, yet for different nation-states of lifestyles starting from production to migration to human future health. He issues out that whereas the elements and weather by means of themselves have by no means decided the process human occasions, their value as been regularly altered for larger and for worse by way of the evolution of yank life.

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The Emancipation of Europe's Muslims: The State's Role in by Jonathan Laurence

By Jonathan Laurence

The Emancipation of Europe's Muslims strains how governments throughout Western Europe have spoke back to the transforming into presence of Muslim immigrants of their nations during the last fifty years. Drawing on thousands of in-depth interviews with govt officers and spiritual leaders in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, the uk, Morocco, and Turkey, Jonathan Laurence demanding situations the frequent proposal that Europe’s Muslim minorities signify a danger to liberal democracy. He files how ecu governments within the Nineteen Seventies and Eighties excluded Islam from family associations, in its place inviting overseas powers like Saudi Arabia, Algeria, and Turkey to supervise the perform of Islam between immigrants in ecu host societies. yet because the Nineteen Nineties, amid emerging integration difficulties and fears approximately terrorism, governments have aggressively stepped up efforts to arrive out to their Muslim groups and include them into the institutional, political, and cultural materials of eu democracy.

The Emancipation of Europe’s Muslims areas those efforts--particularly the government-led construction of Islamic councils--within a broader theoretical context and gleans insights from govt interactions with teams akin to exchange unions and Jewish groups at past severe junctures in eu state-building. via studying how state-mosque relatives in Europe are associated with the continuing fight for spiritual and political authority within the Muslim-majority global, Laurence sheds mild at the geopolitical implications of a spiritual minority’s transition from outsiders to electorate. This e-book deals a much-needed reassessment that foresees the ongoing integration of Muslims into eu civil society and politics within the coming decades.

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Le temps des confusions (ESSAI ET DOC) (French Edition) by Roland Dajoux

By Roland Dajoux

Le eleven septembre 2001 l’Islam fondamentaliste a déclaré los angeles guerre aux Etats Unis. Le eleven mars 2004, à Madrid, c’est l’Europe qui est visée, à son travel. Le monde occidental entre dans le temps des confusions. C’est une guerre de faith, une guerre terroriste et une guerre médiatique menée au nom de l’Islam, « l’unique faith véridique, définitive, universelle ». Certes, tous les musulmans ne sont pas islamistes et ne sont pas des terroristes, mais en prétendant se battre pour l’honneur de l’Islam, les intégristes menacent le reste du monde non musulman. N’est-il pas temps de renoncer à los angeles naïve vanité de vouloir occidentaliser l’Islam alors que celui-ci ambitionne d’islamiser le monde ?

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Who Speaks For Islam?: What a Billion Muslims Really Think by John L. Esposito,Dalia Mogahed

By John L. Esposito,Dalia Mogahed

in keeping with the most important ever research of its sort, this ebook is the 1st to provide the interesting findings of the Gallup ballot of the Muslim international. Coauthored through a bestselling writer, Georgetown collage professor John L. Esposito and Dalia Mogahed, Gallup's govt director of Muslim studies.

The terrible occasions of 11th of September dramatically intensified what many observed as an on-going clash among the U.S. and elements of the Muslim international. Extremism has grown exponentially as Muslims and non-Muslims alike stay sufferers of worldwide terrorism. Terrorist assaults have happened from Morocco to Indonesia and from Madrid to London, as U.S.-lead wars rage in Iraq and Afghanistan. As of this writing, battle and terrorism have already claimed greater than 300,000* lives considering the fact that Sep 11, the overwhelming majority were civilians.

As we are facing savage activities in a global that turns out ever extra risky and uncontrolled, we're faced day-by-day via research from terrorism specialists and pundits who see the faith of Islam as chargeable for international terrorism. whilst. terrorist teams like Al Qaeda beam messages through the international that demonize the West because the enemy of Islam, liable for all of the ills of the Muslim global .

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The Emergence of Islam: Classical Tradtion in Contemporary by Gabriel Said Reynolds

By Gabriel Said Reynolds

This short survey textual content tells the tale of Islam. Gabriel acknowledged Reynolds organizes his research in 3 components on the way to inform of Muhammad’s adolescence and upward push to strength, of the origins and improvement of the Qur’an, with a particular, if special, juxtaposition among the Qur’an and biblical literature, and concluding with an summary of contemporary and fundamentalist narratives of Islam’s foundation, which finds how those that signify Islam’s destiny commence by means of shaping its past.

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