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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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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 ...

Islam in Southeast Asia

Islam in Southeast Asia

1st Edition

Edited By Joseph Liow, Nadirsyah Hosen
October 29, 2009

The Islamic community in Southeast Asia is widely regarded as one of the most moderate and tolerant in the Muslim world. While most of the region’s Muslims are Sunni and fairly orthodox, the Islamic faith as practised in the region has historically been a syncretic blend of Islam, Hinduism, ...

World Islam Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

World Islam: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

1st Edition

Edited By Andrew Rippin
September 11, 2008

Reflecting the diversity of Islam, this collection focuses on the presence of Muslims in countries outside the traditionally conceived heartlands of the Islamic world. The history of the arrival of Islam in such countries and the nature of the way in which Islam is practised in such places is the ...

Shi'ism

Shi'ism

1st Edition

Edited By Colin Turner, Paul Luft
December 14, 2007

The four volumes of this set bring together key contributions to the study of Shi’ism, giving access to material that has hitherto been scattered and difficult to locate. While the majority of the material stems from the past fifty years, earlier studies are included, providing insight into the ...

Political Islam

Political Islam

1st Edition

Edited By Barry Rubin
December 26, 2006

Bringing together canonical and the best cutting-edge scholarship in one useful reference resource, the shortcomings as well as the successes of Islamism are fully examined in this three volume collection of seventy-five key journal articles on all aspects of modern political Islamism. 'Political ...

Islamic Philosophy and Theology

Islamic Philosophy and Theology

1st Edition

Edited By Ian Richard Netton
December 19, 2006

Islam, one of the world’s great faiths, was born as a result of the revelation of the Qur’an to the Prophet Muhammad (c. 570-632) in Arabia. A proper understanding of the Islamic present depends on an accurate knowledge of the way in which Islamic thought developed from medieval times onwards. For ...

Islam and Globalization

Islam and Globalization

1st Edition

Edited By Shahram Akbarzadeh
August 18, 2006

Globalization has opened up non-Western societies to forces of economic, political and cultural liberalism for the first time, and this process has had a profound effect upon Islamic societies, causing unease and concern among many Muslims. Moreover, this apprehension has been exacerbated by the ...

The Koran

The Koran

1st Edition

Edited By Colin Turner
February 04, 2005

The four volumes of this set bring together some of the most significant modern and pre-modern contributions to the study of the Islamic revelation, giving readers access to material that has hitherto been scattered and often difficult to locate. While the bulk of the material stems from the past ...

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