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.
Islam and Human Rights
Gender and Sexuality in Islam CC 4V
Early Islamic History
Orthodoxy and Heresy in Islam
Tafsir Interpreting the Qur'an
Islam and Religious Diversity
Islam in the West
Islamic Medical and Scientific Tradition
Islam in South Asia
Jihad and Martyrdom
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...