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Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies


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Our Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies series spans a number of subject areas that are closely linked to the religion. From Islamic Law through to Islam and Globalization, the series includes a whole range of titles under the broad subject heading of Islamic Studies. Upcoming titles include, Tafsir: Interpreting the Qur'an and Early Years of Islam.

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Islam and Human Rights

Islam and Human Rights

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Nader Hashemi, Emran Qureshi
December 21, 2022

This four-volume compendium delves into topics such as the theology of rights in Islam, comparative explorations, and a historical study of human rights in Muslim-majority societies spanning Africa, the Middle East, and South and South East Asia during the 20th and early 21 centuries. Moreover, it ...

Gender and Sexuality in Islam CC 4V

Gender and Sexuality in Islam CC 4V

1st Edition

Edited By Omnia El Shakry
April 19, 2016

Exploring the multifaceted nature of gender and sexuality within Islamic societies in a trans-disciplinary and trans-regional fashion, this collection addresses the following questions: What are the principal methodologies for studying gender and sexuality in Islam? What is Islamic feminism? How do...

Early Islamic History

Early Islamic History

1st Edition

Edited By Teresa Bernheimer, Tamima Bayhom-Daou
February 04, 2014

Insight into the origins and early development of Islam has become relevant not only to the specialist, but underlies a thorough understanding of debates relating to Islam and the Middle East in the contemporary period. Over the past decades, the field has seen the publication of some excellent ...

Orthodoxy and Heresy in Islam

Orthodoxy and Heresy in Islam

1st Edition

Edited By Maribel Fierro
November 19, 2013

SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE! (Valid until three months after publication) To what extent can concepts such as orthodoxy and heresy—originating from a different religious and cultural tradition—be applied in an Islamic context? This new Routledge collection of major works synthesizes the latest ...

Tafsir Interpreting the Qur'an

Tafsir: Interpreting the Qur'an

1st Edition

Edited By Mustafa Shah
February 08, 2013

Within the classical Islamic tradition, the field of Qur'anic exegesis, more commonly referred to as tafsir, occupies a revered place among the traditional Muslim sciences. Although tafsir encompasses various approaches to the explication of the Qur’an and these include legal, theological, ...

Islam and Religious Diversity

Islam and Religious Diversity

1st Edition

Edited By Lloyd Ridgeon
October 10, 2011

This is a new four-volume collection from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies series. It brings together in one ‘mini library’ the canonical and the best cutting-scholarship to explore the complex relationship between Islam and religious diversity. The collection is supplemented with a...

Islamic Law

Islamic Law

1st Edition

Edited By Gavin Picken
November 30, 2010

Islamic law is a legal tradition entrenched within a religious context; it is one of the most intriguing and fascinating areas of Islamic Studies. Many practitioners of Islam believe that their lives should be governed by a divinely revealed and sanctioned form of law that affects every aspect of ...

Islam in the West

Islam in the West

1st Edition

Edited By David Westerlund, Ingvar Svanberg
October 21, 2010

In recent decades, the number of Muslims in the West has increased rapidly, and interesting transformations of Islam have taken place—to some extent with repercussions in Islamic or predominantly Muslim countries in Asia and Africa. This new four-volume Major Work collection from Routledge helps to...

Islamic Medical and Scientific Tradition

Islamic Medical and Scientific Tradition

1st Edition

Edited By Peter Pormann
October 21, 2010

Islam developed over the course of its history one of the world’s most innovative and interesting scientific and medical traditions. In this context, the term Islam should not simply be understood as referring to the religion of the prophet Muhammad, but rather to a civilization which was once ...

Islam in South Asia

Islam in South Asia

1st Edition

Edited By David Taylor
September 01, 2010

There are more Muslims – over 400 million – in South Asia than in any other region in the world. Many of the most important political, intellectual and spiritual developments within Islam have had their origins, or have flourished, in the area, and Muslims from the region have played important ...

Jihad and Martyrdom

Jihad and Martyrdom

1st Edition

Edited By David Cook
January 28, 2010

Jihad (or ‘struggle’) and martyrdom in Islam have an ever-greater relevance in today’s world, but there remains a great deal of ignorance about these critical concepts. This new four-volume collection from Routledge brings together a broad range of scholarly opinion to provide a work of reference ...

The Hadith Articulating the Beliefs and Constructs of Classical Islam

The Hadith: Articulating the Beliefs and Constructs of Classical Islam

1st Edition

Edited By Mustafa Shah
December 04, 2009

The Prophetic traditions of Islam, which are commonly referred to as the hadiths (literally: ‘reports’), preserve the sum and substance of the utterances, deeds, directives, and descriptive anecdotes connected with the life of the Prophet Muhammad and his Companions. Together with the Qur’an, the ...

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