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  • Contemporary Sufism

    Piety, Politics and Popular Culture

    By Meena Sharify-Funk, William Rory Dickson, Merin Shobhana Xavier

    What is Sufism? Contemporary views vary tremendously, even among Sufis themselves. Contemporary Sufism: Piety, Politics and Popular Culture brings to light the religious frameworks that shape the views of Sufism’s friends, adversaries, admirers, and detractors and in the process, helps readers…

    Paperback – 2017-12-22 
    Routledge

  • Narratives of Muslim Womanhood and Women's Agency

    Edited by Minako Sakai, Samina Yasmeen

    Portrayals of Islamic teachings in mass media, often present Muslim women as victims of patriarchal norms. Often covered in a full veil, and without individuality, they tend to be depicted using a monochrome image, across Muslim countries and regions. It does not portray the social reality and…

    Hardback – 2017-12-11 
    Routledge

  • Hamas and Ideology

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

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-12-04 
    Routledge
    Israeli History, Politics and Society

  • Reading the Bible in Islamic Context

    Qur'anic Conversations

    Edited by Daniel J Crowther, Shirin Shafaie, Ida Glaser, Shabbir Akhtar

    In the current political and social climate, there is increasing demand for a deeper understanding of Muslims, the Qur’an and Islam, as well as a keen demand among Muslim scholars to explore ways of engaging with Christians theologically, culturally, and socially. This book explores the ways in…

    Hardback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Reading the Bible in Islamic Context

  • Sufi Political Thought

    By Milad Milani

    Sufism is generally perceived as being spiritually focused and about the development of the self. However, Sufi orders have been involved historically as important civic and political actors in the Muslim world, having participated extensively in inter-faith dialogue and political challenges to…

    Hardback – 2017-11-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series

  • Leadership and Authority in Central Asia

    The Ismaili Community in Tajikistan

    By Otambek Mastibekov

    This book explores the unfolding of world history in a remote corner of Central Asia: the region of Badakhshan. The history of this region has commonly been explored through the lens of the major superpowers who competed over its territory in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including…

    Paperback – 2017-11-09 
    Routledge
    Central Asia Research Forum

  • Islamists of the Maghreb

    By Jeffry R. 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…

    Hardback – 2017-10-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Political Islam

  • Islam and Pakistan's Political Culture

    By Farhan Mujahid Chak

    This book explores the ideological rivalry which is fuelling political instability in Muslim polities, discussing this in relation to Pakistan. It argues that the principal dilemma for Muslim polities is how to reconcile modernity and tradition. It discusses existing scholarship on the subject,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-10 
    Routledge
    Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

  • Awhad al-Din Kirmani and the Controversy of the Sufi Gaze

    By Lloyd Ridgeon

    Awḥad al-Dīn Kirmānī (d. 1238) was one of the greatest and most colourful Persian Sufis of the medieval period; he was celebrated in his own lifetime by a large number of like-minded followers and other Sufi masters. And yet his form of Sufism was the subject of much discussion within the Islamic…

    Hardback – 2017-10-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Sufi Series

  • Routledge Handbook of Political Islam

    Edited by Shahram Akbarzadeh

    The Routledge Handbook of Political Islam provides a multidisciplinary overview of the phenomenon of political Islam, one of the key political movements of our time. Drawing on the expertise from some of the top scholars in the world, it examines the main issues surrounding political Islam across…

    Paperback – 2017-09-29 
    Routledge

  • Da'wa and Other Religions

    Indian Muslims and the Modern Resurgence of Global Islamic Activism

    By Matthew J. Kuiper

    Da‘wa, a concept rooted in the scriptural and classical tradition of Islam, has been dramatically re-appropriated in modern times across the Muslim world. Championed by a variety of actors in diverse contexts, da‘wa –"inviting" to Islam, or Islamic missionary activity – has become central to the…

    Hardback – 2017-08-30
    Routledge
    Islamic Studies Series

  • Routledge Handbook on Early Islam

    Edited by Herbert Berg

    The formative period of Islam remains highly contested. From the beginning of modern scholarship on this formative period, scholars have questioned traditional Muslim accounts on early Islam. The scholarly fixation is mirrored by sectarian groups and movements within Islam, most of which trace…

    Hardback – 2017-08-23
    Routledge

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