Recognizing Islam

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Recognizing Islam

Author : Michael Gilsenan
ISBN : 1860644090
Genre : Religion
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Offering an understanding of the role of religion in the Islamic world, this book sets out to show that Islam covers a multitude of forms and practices which are woven into daily e×istence in comple× and sometimes almost invisible ways. The author draws on his own fieldwork in cities, villages and tribal communities of the region to e×plore a variety of social worlds, all claiming Islamic affiliation: the feudal aristocracy of northern Lebanon, the working-class Sufi brotherhoods of Egypt, and the new bourgeoisies of Algeria and Morocco. He describes how, in each one, Islam evolves in relation to shifting social, political, economic and class structures. The impact of colonialism is also discussed, and reformist and radical Islamic movements are analyzed in relation to changes in Middle Eastern society as a whole.
Category: Religion

Recognizing Islam Rle Politics Of Islam

Author : Michael Gilsenan
ISBN : 9781134610617
Genre : Reference
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Islam is more than a set of laws, rites and beliefs presented as a religious and social totality. As a word it covers a multitude of everyday forms and practices that are interwoven in complex, sometimes almost invisible ways in daily existence. Drawing exclusively on his own fieldwork in Egypt, South Arabia and the Lebanon, the author explores the nature of Islam and its impact on the daily lives of its followers; he shows that all the Western stereotypes of Islam and its practitioners need to be treated with considerable scepticism. He demonstrates also that the understanding of Islam is dependent on recognizing a variety of class tensions and oppositions within an Islamic society. These have become all the more crucial in recent years with the growth of a capitalist economy, in which the forms and functions of the state have expanded considerably. This study focuses on the social and cultural divisions between very different groups and classes, ranging from the working masses of Cairo to the new bourgeoisie of Algeria and Morocco. The accent of the book is on the forms and transformations of Islam within these different societies. The impact of colonialism is discussed in this context, and reformist and radical Islamic movements are analyzed in relation to shifting structures in class and society at large. First published in 1982.
Category: Reference

The Organization Of Islamic Cooperation And Human Rights

Author : Marie Juul Petersen
ISBN : 9780812251197
Genre : Political Science
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Established in 1969, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is an intergovernmental organization the purpose of which is the strengthening of solidarity among Muslims. Headquartered in Jeddah, the OIC today consists of fifty seven states from the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The OIC's longevity and geographic reach, combined with its self-proclaimed role as the United Nations of the Muslim world, raise certain expectations as to its role in global human rights politics. However, to date, these hopes have been unfulfilled. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation and Human Rights sets out to demonstrate the potential and shortcomings of the OIC and the obstacles on the paths it has navigated. Historically, the OIC has had a complicated relationship with the international human rights regime. Palestinian self-determination was an important catalyst for the founding of the OIC, but the OIC did not develop a comprehensive human rights approach in its first decades. In fact, human rights issues were rarely, if at all, mentioned at the organization's summits or annual conferences of foreign ministers. Instead, the OIC tended to focus on protecting Islamic holy sites and strengthening economic cooperation among member states. As other international and regional organizations expanded the international human rights system in the 1990s, the OIC began to pay greater attention to human rights, although not always in a manner that aligned with Western conceptions. This volume provides essential empirical and theoretical insights into OIC practices, contemporary challenges to human rights, intergovernmental organizations, and global Islam. Essays by some of the world's leading scholars examine the OIC's human rights activities at different levels—in the UN, the organization's own institutions, and at the member-state level—and assess different aspects of the OIC's approach, identifying priority areas of involvement and underlying conceptions of human rights. Contributors: Hirah Azhar, Mashood A. Baderin, Anthony Tirado Chase, Ioana Cismas, Moataz El Fegiery, Turan Kayaoglu, Martin Lestra, Ann Elizabeth Mayer, Mahmood Monshipouri, Marie Juul Petersen, Zeynep Şahin-Mencütek, Heiní Skorini, M. Evren Tok.
Category: Political Science

Military Review

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ISBN : MINN:30000010477069
Genre : Military art and science
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Category: Military art and science

Sh A Islam Sects And Sufism

Author : Union européenne des arabisants et islamisants. Congress
ISBN : UOM:39015029532739
Genre : Islamic sects
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Category: Islamic sects

Muslim Christian Dialogue

Author : M. Darroll Bryant
ISBN : UOM:39015047127439
Genre : Religion
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Can there be dialogue between Muslims and Christians? Can we overcome the long history of antagonism between the two largest religious communities in the world, who occupy nearly sixty percent of believing humanity? In The Muslim-Christian Dialogue, 20 essays address these vital questions as they explore the promise and problems of dialogue between the two great traditions. Here Muslims and Christians speak of their faith with passion and insight as they seek to move beyond mutual antagonism and caricatures (the Muslim as terrorist, the Christian as crusader) toward mutual understanding.The essays cover a range of issues from the encounter of Islam and Christianity with modernity to Islam in Africa, from the role of women to the understanding of Jesus in Islam and Christianity, and the role of the Prophet Muhammad in Muslim piety. Rather than seeking to convert the other, these internationally known scholars and religious leaders contribute to mutual understanding between Christians and Muslims.
Category: Religion

Islamic Culture

Author : Marmaduke William Pickthall
ISBN : UOM:39015062028009
Genre : Civilization, Islamic
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Author : Abdulkader Tayob
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110243685
Genre : Religion
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This is a much-needed, concise and innovative introduction to the religion of Islam. Abdulkader Tayob's unique approach takes the reader on a symbolic voyage of discovery around a mosque, from the minaret to the minbar (pulpit). He uses these immediate and tangible structures to introduce teachings, practices, values and issues central to this rich and fascinating world faith, including: -- prayer, worship and pilgrimage -- gender and community -- technology and religion -- challenges and opportunities in the 21st century. This is a thought-provoking and accessible exploration of the key elements of Islam for students, Muslims seeking a new perspective on their faith, and all those interested in the study of religion in the world today.
Category: Religion

Islam And Politics

Author : John L. Esposito (international relations.)
ISBN : UOM:39015012939420
Genre : Africa, North
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Provides the historical background and context necessary for understanding the politics in Moslem countries and the role of Islam in them. The second edition was in 1988; the first in 1984. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: Africa, North

Islam A Primer

Author : John Sabini
ISBN : 0918992087
Genre : Islam
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Category: Islam

Islam And Politics

Author : John L. Esposito
ISBN : UOM:39015045614321
Genre : Political Science
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Provides the historical background and context necessary for understanding the politics in Moslem countries and the role of Islam in them. The second edition was in 1988; the first in 1984. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: Political Science

Islam In Revolution

Author : R. Hrair Dekmejian
ISBN : UOM:39015009058622
Genre : Political Science
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"An excellent presentation, clearly written, with much information. . . . Sure to earn a prominent position among the few scholarly based, intelligently presented analyses of the political aspects of the reaction of this civilization called Islam to the ideological and material encroachments of the West".--American-Arab Affairs.
Category: Political Science

Transnational Political Islam

Author : Azza Karam
ISBN : 0745316263
Genre : Political Science
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Political Islam, to be distinguished from Islam as a culture or a religion, and from Islamic Fundamentalism, is an increasingly important feature of the western political scene. The ideologies of Political Islam reflect the fact that some of their adherents live and work within a Western socio-political context. Although Political Islam has been widely written about in Muslim countries, very little has been published the West, and this book attempts to redress that imbalance.With a range of outstanding contributors that includes academics and human rights advocates this book tackles the diversity of Islamist thinking and practice in various Western countries and explores their transnational connections in both East and West. The book analyses developments in Islamist thinking and activities, and their connections to the latest global political and economic trends, and discusses future evolutions of the ideology and its manifestations.
Category: Political Science