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Shari A Scripts

Author : Brinkley Messick
ISBN : 9780231541909
Genre : History
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A case study in the textual architecture of the venerable legal and ethical tradition at the center of the Islamic experience, Sharīʿa Scripts is a work of historical anthropology focused on Yemen in the early twentieth century. There—while colonial regimes, late Ottoman reformers, and early nationalists wrought decisive changes to the legal status of the sharīʿa, significantly narrowing its sphere of relevance—the Zaydī school of jurisprudence, rooted in highland Yemen for a millennium, still held sway. Brinkley Messick uses the richly varied writings of the Yemeni past to offer a uniquely comprehensive view of the sharīʿa as a localized and lived phenomenon. Sharīʿa Scripts reads a wide spectrum of sources in search of a new historical-anthropological perspective on Islamic textual relations. Messick analyzes the sharīʿa as a local system of texts, distinguishing between theoretical or doctrinal juridical texts (or the “library”) and those produced by the sharīʿa courts and notarial writers (termed the “archive”). Attending to textual form, he closely examines representative books of madrasa instruction; formal opinion-giving by muftis and imams; the structure of court judgments; and the drafting of contracts. Messick’s intensive readings of texts are supplemented by retrospective ethnography and oral history based on extensive field research. Further, the book ventures a major methodological contribution by confronting anthropology’s longstanding reliance upon the observational and the colloquial. Presenting a new understanding of Islamic legal history, Sharīʿa Scripts is a groundbreaking examination of the interpretative range and historical insights offered by the anthropologist as reader.
Category: History

Honor Killing

Author : Daniel Akbari and Paul Tetreault
ISBN : 9781496957474
Genre : Family & Relationships
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For the first time, an Islamic expert reveals the root cause of “honor” killing! This is the first book to demonstrate that the root cause of “honor” killing is not culture but the Islamic doctrine of amr bil ma’ruf. In the book a real, qualified Islamic scholar meticulously analyzes how sharia law and the Islamic religious concept of ghayra provide the motive and amr bil ma’ruf provides the detailed script that results in “honor” violence and killing. “This is an outstanding book that provides a clear and concise account of how honor killing flows from Islam’s authoritative sources. The book shows how those sources link even sexual relations to the idea of Islamic supremacy and global conquest.” -Admiral James A. “Ace” Lyons, Jr., former commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet “With unique erudition, clarity, and courage, Akbari demonstrates, irrefragably, how the ugly phenomenon of Muslim “honor” killing flows naturally from Islam’s Sharia-based scheme for enforcing “sexual morality” within the Muslim community.” —Dr. Andrew Bostom, MD, MS, Author of Sharia Versus Freedom: The Legacy of Islamic Totalitarianism “I am pleased to see this book published to deal with this vitally important topic.” —Abullah Al-Araby, Director, The Pen vs. the Sword Ministry &Author of The Islamization of America “Must reading for understanding the underlying religious basis for ‘honor killing’ and ‘ghayra violence.’” —Dr. Jeff Addicott, Professor of Law & Director, Center for Terrorism Law, St. Mary’s University “Educators, child welfare workers, medical professionals, police departments, and emergency responders who touch the lives of Muslim women and children will find this book essential.” —Karen Kruse Hall, President, Central Texas Orphan Mission Alliance
Category: Family & Relationships

Legal Documents As Sources For The History Of Muslim Societies

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ISBN : 9789004343733
Genre : Law
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This volume examines the use of legal documents for the history of Muslim societies, presenting case studies from different periods and areas of the Muslim world from medieval Iran and Egypt to contemporary Yemen and Morocco, and involving multiple disciplinary approaches.
Category: Law

The Lost Archive

Author : Marina Rustow
ISBN : 9780691189529
Genre : Religion
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A compelling look at the Fatimid caliphate's robust culture of documentation The lost archive of the Fatimid caliphate (909–1171) survived in an unexpected place: the storage room, or geniza, of a synagogue in Cairo, recycled as scrap paper and deposited there by medieval Jews. Marina Rustow tells the story of this extraordinary find, inviting us to reconsider the longstanding but mistaken consensus that before 1500 the dynasties of the Islamic Middle East produced few documents, and preserved even fewer. Beginning with government documents before the Fatimids and paper’s westward spread across Asia, Rustow reveals a millennial tradition of state record keeping whose very continuities suggest the strength of Middle Eastern institutions, not their weakness. Tracing the complex routes by which Arabic documents made their way from Fatimid palace officials to Jewish scribes, the book provides a rare window onto a robust culture of documentation and archiving not only comparable to that of medieval Europe, but, in many cases, surpassing it. Above all, Rustow argues that the problem of archives in the medieval Middle East lies not with the region’s administrative culture, but with our failure to understand preindustrial documentary ecology. Illustrated with stunning examples from the Cairo Geniza, this compelling book advances our understanding of documents as physical artifacts, showing how the records of the Fatimid caliphate, once recovered, deciphered, and studied, can help change our thinking about the medieval Islamicate world and about premodern polities more broadly.
Category: Religion

Sharia Law In Nigeria

Author : Simeon Okezuo Nwobi
ISBN : STANFORD:36105112981308
Genre : Christianity and other religions
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Category: Christianity and other religions

Africa In The Long Run

Author : Lotta Harjula
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123537487
Genre : Africa
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Category: Africa

Studia Orientalia

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ISBN : UOM:39015066254254
Genre : East Asia
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Category: East Asia

The Globalization Of World Politics

Author : Professor and Dean of Economics and Social Studies John Baylis
ISBN : UCSD:31822031296494
Genre : Political Science
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Fully revised and updated to cover the latest developments in international relations, the new edition of this textbook provides the ideal introduction for all students of international relations.
Category: Political Science

Religious Bigotry

Author : Madhu Limaye
ISBN : UOM:39015032208533
Genre : Communalism
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Articles, chiefly on communalism in the light of Indian religious perspective.
Category: Communalism

The Globalization Of World Politics

Author : John Baylis
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124018701
Genre : Political Science
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Now in its fourth edition, this title has been fully revised and updated in the light of recent developments in world politics, with new chapters on the changing nature of war, human security, and international ethics.
Category: Political Science

Human Rights

Author : Martin Uzochukwu Gasiokwu
ISBN : STANFORD:36105115180593
Genre : Human rights
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Category: Human rights

Word Of God Art Of Man

Author : Institute of Ismaili Studies
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124030987
Genre : Religion
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Muslim reverence for the Qur'an as the Word of God has manifested itself in various artistic forms throughout history and up to the present day. This innovative collection of essays explores creative expressions of the Qur'an in a wide range of media. Contributors include museum curators and leading academics in art and architectural history, palaeography and material anthropology, and their studies span four continents and cover topics from medieval coins and early illuminated copies of the Qur'an to contemporary painting. They offer a multidisciplinary approach to the questions of how, why and in what contexts the Qur'an has inspired Muslim artists and craftspeople to adorn the spaces they inhabit and the objects they cherish with its verses. The volume includes 120 colour illustrations, some published for the first time, and an extensive bibliography.
Category: Religion

Middle East On A Shoestring

Author : Andrew Humphreys
ISBN : STANFORD:36105021957167
Genre : Middle East
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Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen-these are the countries found in Middle East. The second edition contains detailed maps, including a colour regional map, current political coverage, comprehensive historical and cultural background, advice for hassle-free travel, essential information on border crossings, and suggested itineraries, to help travellers make the most of their time in this fascinating part of the world.
Category: Middle East

Slavic Review

Author :
ISBN : STANFORD:36105122364255
Genre : Europe
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Category: Europe

Putting Kano Back To Work

Author : Sule Ya'u Sule
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132067096
Genre : Governors
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Category: Governors

The Oxford Handbook Of Iranian History

Author : Touraj Daryaee
ISBN : 9780190208820
Genre : History
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This Handbook is a current, comprehensive single-volume history of Iranian civilization. The authors, all leaders in their fields, emphasize the large-scale continuities of Iranian history while also describing the important patterns of transformation that have characterized Iran's past. Each of the chapters focuses on a specific epoch of Iranian history and surveys the general political, social, cultural, and economic issues of that era. The ancient period begins with chapters considering the anthropological evidence of the prehistoric era, through to the early settled civilizations of the Iranian plateau, and continuing to the rise of the ancient Persian empires. The medieval section first considers the Arab-Muslim conquest of the seventh century, and then moves on to discuss the growing Turkish influence filtering in from Central Asia beginning in the tenth and eleventh centuries. The last third of the book covers Iran in the modern era by considering the rise of the Safavid state and its accompanying policy of centralization, the introduction of Shi'ism, the problems of reform and modernization in the Qajar and Pahlavi periods, and the revolution of 1978-79 and its aftermath. The book is a collaborative exercise among scholars specializing in a variety of sub-fields, and across a number of disciplines, including history, art history, classics, literature, politics, and linguistics. Here, readers can find a reliable and accessible narrative that can serve as an authoritative guide to the field of Iranian studies.
Category: History

Islam In Africa South Of The Sahara

Author : Pade Badru
ISBN : 9780810884700
Genre : Religion
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Islam in Africa South of the Sahara: Essays in Gender Relations and Political Reform draws together contributions from scholars that focus on changes taking place in the practice of the religion and their effects on the political terrain and civil society.
Category: Religion

Al Qaeda S Global Crisis

Author : V. G. Julie Rajan
ISBN : 9781317645375
Genre : Political Science
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This book focuses on the crises facing Al Qaeda and how the mass killing of Muslims is challenging its credibility as a leader among Islamist jihadist organizations. The book argues that these crises are directly related to Al Qaeda’s affiliation with the extreme violence employed against Muslims in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan in the decade since 9/11. Al Qaeda’s public and private responses to this violence differ greatly. While in public Al Qaeda has justified those attacks declaring that, for the establishment of a state of ‘true believers’, they are a necessary evil, in private Al Qaeda has been advising its local affiliates to refrain from killing Muslims. To better understand the crises facing Al Qaeda, the book explores the development of Central Al Qaeda’s complex relationship with radical (mis)appropriations and manifestations of takfir, which allows one Muslim to declare another an unbeliever, and its unique relationship with each of its affiliates in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The author then goes on to consider how the prominence of takfir is contributing to the deteriorating security in those countries and how this is affecting Al Qaeda’s credibility as an Islamist terror organization. The book concludes by considering the long-term viability of Al Qaeda and how its demise could allow the rise of the even more radical, violent Islamic State and the implications this has for the future security of the Middle East, North Africa and Central/South Asia. This book will be of much interest to students of political violence and terrorism, Islamism, global security and IR.
Category: Political Science