Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

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.

  • Islamic Ethics

    Edited by Tariq Ramadan

    There is no specific Arabic term for the Greek notion of 'Ethics'. Two Arabic words are usually used in relation to 'morality' or 'ethics' in the Islamic tradition: 'akhlaq' and 'adab'. Both are referring to principles, defining what is good and what is bad, as well as determining the objectives…

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  • Early Islamic History

    Edited by Teresa Bernheimer, Tamima Bayhom-Daou

    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…

    Hardback – 2013-11-20
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  • Orthodoxy and Heresy in Islam

    Edited by Maribel Fierro

    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…

    Hardback – 2013-09-30
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  • Tafsir

    Interpreting the Qur'an

    Edited by Mustafa Shah

    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,…

    Hardback – 2012-12-18
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  • Islam and Religious Diversity

    Edited by Lloyd Ridgeon

    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…

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  • Islamic Law

    Edited by Gavin Picken

    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…

    Hardback – 2010-10-20
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  • Islam in the West

    Edited by David Westerlund, Ingvar Svanberg

    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…

    Hardback – 2010-09-07
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  • Islamic Medical and Scientific Tradition

    Edited by Peter Pormann

    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…

    Hardback – 2010-09-01
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  • Islam in South Asia

    Edited by David Taylor

    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…

    Hardback – 2010-07-15
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  • Jihad and Martyrdom

    Edited by David Cook

    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…

    Hardback – 2009-11-29
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  • The Hadith

    Articulating the Beliefs and Constructs of Classical Islam

    Edited by Mustafa Shah

    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…

    Hardback – 2009-10-28
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  • Islam in Southeast Asia

    Edited by Joseph Liow, Nadirsyah Hosen

    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,…

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  • World Islam

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    Edited by Andrew Rippin

    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…

    Hardback – 2008-06-25
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  • Sufism

    Edited by Lloyd Ridgeon

    In recent years, interest in Sufism – often regarded as the mystical dimension of Islam – has blossomed. Taught in European and American universities for many years, Sufism is an increasingly popular area of research in disciplines such as Islamic studies, comparative religion, area studies,…

    Hardback – 2008-02-11
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  • Islamic and Middle Eastern Travellers and Geographers

    Edited by Ian Netton

    The area of Middle Eastern geography and travel has attracted large numbers of scholars over the last fifty years. This new collection from Routledge features key articles from the field to create a major and continuing resource for scholars and students alike. The first volume concentrates on the…

    Hardback – 2007-12-20
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  • Shi'ism

    Edited by Colin Turner, Paul Luft

    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…

    Hardback – 2007-10-30
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  • Political Islam

    Edited by Barry Rubin

    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…

    Hardback – 2006-12-05
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  • Islamic Philosophy and Theology

    Edited by Ian Richard Netton

    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…

    Hardback – 2006-11-30
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  • Islam and Globalization

    Edited by Shahram Akbarzadeh

    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…

    Hardback – 2006-06-29
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  • The Koran

    Edited by Colin Turner

    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…

    Hardback – 2004-11-24
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