• The Druze Community and the Lebanese State: Between Confrontation and Reconciliation book cover

    The Druze Community and the Lebanese State

    Between Confrontation and Reconciliation, 1st Edition

    By Yusri Hazran

    One of the fundamental questions of Middle Eastern, and Lebanese studies in particular, is the history of the relationship between the Druze community and the state in modern Lebanon. Arguing that the Druze community has been politically alienated from the Lebanese state, this book explores the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
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  • Arabic and Hebrew Love Poems in Al-Andalus book cover

    Arabic and Hebrew Love Poems in Al-Andalus

    1st Edition

    By Shari Lowin

    Arabic and Hebrew Love Poems in al-Andalus investigates a largely overlooked subset of Muslim and Jewish love poetry in medieval Spain: hetero- and homo-erotic love poems written by Muslim and Jewish religious scholars, in which the lover and his sensual experience of the beloved are compared to…

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  • Selections from Subh al-A'sha by al-Qalqashandi, Clerk of the Mamluk Court: Egypt: �Seats of Government� and �Regulations of the Kingdom�, From Early Islam to the Mamluks book cover

    Selections from Subh al-A'sha by al-Qalqashandi, Clerk of the Mamluk Court

    Egypt: �Seats of Government� and �Regulations of the Kingdom�, From Early Islam to the Mamluks, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tarek Galal Abdelhamid, Heba El-Toudy

    Ṣubḥ al-A‘shā by al-Qalqashandī is a manual for chancery clerks completed in 1412 and a vital source of information on Fatimid and Mamluk Egypt which, for the first time, has been translated into English.The text provides valuable insight into the Mamluk and earlier Muslim eras. The selections…

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  • Angels in Islam: Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti's al-Haba'ik fi akhbar al-mala'ik book cover

    Angels in Islam

    Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti's al-Haba'ik fi akhbar al-mala'ik, 1st Edition

    By Stephen Burge

    Angels are a basic tenet of belief in Islam, appearing in various types and genres of text, from eschatology to law and theology to devotional material. This book presents the first comprehensive study of angels in Islam, through an analysis of a collection of traditions (hadīth) compiled by the…

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  • Gnostic Apocalypse and Islam: Qur'an, Exegesis, Messianism and the Literary Origins of the Babi Religion book cover

    Gnostic Apocalypse and Islam

    Qur'an, Exegesis, Messianism and the Literary Origins of the Babi Religion, 1st Edition

    By Todd Lawson

    Of the several works on the rise and development of the Babi movement, especially those dealing with the life and work of its founder, Sayyid Ali Muhammad Shirazi, few deal directly with the compelling and complex web of mysticism, theology and philosophy found in his earliest compositions. This…

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  • Islamists of the Maghreb book cover

    Islamists of the Maghreb

    1st Edition

    By Jeffry Halverson, Nathaniel Greenberg

    In 2011, the Maghreb occupied a prominent place in world headlines when Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia, became the birthplace of the so-called Arab Spring. Events in Tunisia sparked huge and sometimes violent uprisings. Longstanding dictatorships fell in their wake. The ensuing democratic reforms resulted in…

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  • Hamas and Ideology: Sheikh Yusuf al-Qara?awi on the Jews, Zionism and Israel book cover

    Hamas and Ideology

    Sheikh Yusuf al-Qara?awi on the Jews, Zionism and Israel, 1st Edition

    By Shaul Bartal, Nesya Rubinstein-Shemer

    Sheikh Yusūf al- Qaraḍāwī is regarded as the most influential contemporary Muslim religious figure. His best-selling book, Al-Ḥalal wal-Ḥaram fi al-Islam ("The Forbidden and the Permitted in Islam") is perhaps one of the most widely read Islamic works, after the Qur’ān. The subject of jihad in…

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  • The Chaldean Catholic Church: Modern History, Ecclesiology and Church-State Relations book cover

    The Chaldean Catholic Church

    Modern History, Ecclesiology and Church-State Relations, 1st Edition

    By Kristian Girling

    This book provides a modern historical study of the Chaldean Catholic Church in Iraq from 2003 to 2013, against a background analysis of the origins and ecclesiological development of the Chaldean community from the sixteenth century onwards.The book offers an insight into the formation of Chaldean…

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  • Shi'i Theology in Iran: The Challenge of Religious Experience book cover

    Shi'i Theology in Iran

    The Challenge of Religious Experience, 1st Edition

    By Ori Goldberg

    Taking a theologically oriented method for engaging with historical and cultural phenomena, this book explores the challenge, offered by revolutionary Shi’i theology in Iran, to Western conventions on theology, revolution and religion’s role in the creation of identity.Offering a stringent critique…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
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  • Shaping a Qur'anic Worldview: Scriptural Hermeneutics and the Rhetoric of Moral Reform in the Caliphate of al-Ma'un book cover

    Shaping a Qur'anic Worldview

    Scriptural Hermeneutics and the Rhetoric of Moral Reform in the Caliphate of al-Ma'un, 1st Edition

    By Vanessa De Gifis

    Exploring the subjectivity of the Qurʾān’s meaning in the world, this book analyses Qurʾānic referencing in Muslim political rhetoric. Informed by classical Arabic-Islamic rhetorical theory, the author examines Arabic documents attributed to the ʿAbbāsid Caliph al-Maʾmūn (r. 813-833), whose rule…

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  • Women in Sufism: Female Religiosities in a Transnational Order book cover

    Women in Sufism

    Female Religiosities in a Transnational Order, 1st Edition

    By Marta Dominguez Diaz

    Exploring the diverse myriad of female religious identities that exist within the various branches of the Moroccan Sufi Order, Qādiriyya Būdshīshiyya, today, this book evidences a wide array of religious identities, from those more typical of Berber culture, to those characterised by a ‘sober’…

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  • The Qur'an in Christian-Muslim Dialogue: Historical and Modern Interpretations book cover

    The Qur'an in Christian-Muslim Dialogue

    Historical and Modern Interpretations, 1st Edition

    By Corrie Block

    Offering an analysis of Christian-Muslim dialogue across four centuries, this book highlights those voices of ecumenical tone which have more often used the Qur’an for drawing the two faiths together rather than pushing them apart, and amplifies the voice of the Qur’an itself.Finding that there is…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
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