Islamic Studies Series

This broad ranging series includes books on Islamic issues from all parts of the globe and is not simply confined to the Middle East.

 

  • Islam, Context, Pluralism and Democracy

    Classical and Modern Interpretations

    By Yaser Ellethy

    Islam, Context, Pluralism and Democracy aspires to clarify the tensions and congruences between the revelational and the rational, the text and the context, the limits and the horizons of contextualization in Islam, as these emanate from the Islamic interpretative tradition. This book examines…

    Hardback – 2014-12-01
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  • Muslim Women in Britain

    De-Mystifying the Muslimah

    By Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor

    Perceptions of Muslim women in Western society have been shaped by historical and sociological conditions such as colonialism, patriarchy and Orientalism. In Muslim Women in Britain, Sariya Contractor seeks to reinstate the Muslimah as a storyteller who tells her own story. An exploration of the…

    Paperback – 2014-05-29
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  • Refashioning Secularisms in France and Turkey

    The Case of the Headscarf Ban

    By Amelie Barras

    Over the past few years, secularism has become an intrinsic component of discussions on religious freedom and religious governance. The question of whether states should restrict the wearing of headscarves and other religious symbols has been particularly critical in guiding this thought…

    Hardback – 2014-04-23
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  • Muslim Active Citizenship in the West

    By Mario Peucker, Shahram Akbarzadeh

    Muslim Active Citizenship in the West investigates the emergence and nature of Muslims’ struggle for recognition as full members of society in Australia, Great Britain and Germany. What actions have been taken by Muslims to achieve equal civic standing? How do socio-political and socio-economic…

    Hardback – 2014-04-06
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  • Early Orientalism

    Imagined Islam and the Notion of Sublime Power

    By Ivan Kalmar

    The history of western notions about Islam is of obvious scholarly as well as popular interest today. This book investigates Christian images of the Muslim Middle East, focusing on the period from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, when the nature of divine as well as human power was under…

    Paperback – 2014-03-20
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  • Muslim Women Online

    Faith and Identity in Virtual Space

    By Anna Piela

    While issues surrounding Muslim women are common in the international media, the voices of Muslim women themselves are largely absent from media coverage and despite the rapidly increasing presence of Muslim women in online groups and discussions, it is still a relatively unexplored topic.This book…

    Paperback – 2014-03-09
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  • Political Liberalism in Muslim Societies

    By Fevzi Bilgin

    Having survived the process of modernization and reasserted themselves in public life, religious traditions play an increasingly important public role in shaping and defining social institutions and interactions. This book examines Rawls’s theory of political liberalism in the context of …

    Paperback – 2014-03-09
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  • Shari'a Compliant Microfinance

    Edited by S. Nazim Ali

    In the recent past, Islamic finance has made an impressive case on the banking scene by becoming an alternative to the popular conventional financial systems, spurring a lively academic debate on how the Islamic finance industry can expand its services to cover the poor. Several propositions have…

    Paperback – 2014-03-09
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  • The Teaching and Study of Islam in Western Universities

    Edited by Paul Morris, William Shepard, Paul Trebilco, Toni Tidswell

    Public interest in the religion of Islam and in Muslim communities in recent years has generated an impetus for Western Universities to establish an array of Institutes and programs dedicated to the study of Islam. Despite the growth in number of programs dedicated to this study, very little…

    Hardback – 2013-11-24
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  • Postcolonialism and Islam

    Theory, Literature, Culture, Society and Film

    Edited by Geoffrey Nash, Kathleen Kerr-Koch, Sarah Hackett

    With a focus on the areas of theory, literature, culture, society and film, this collection of essays examines, questions and broadens the applicability of Postcolonialism and Islam from a multifaceted and cross-disciplinary perspective. Topics covered include the relationship between…

    Hardback – 2013-11-20
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  • Islam in the Nordic and Baltic Countries

    Edited by Göran Larsson

    Although Muslims are now an important presence in Europe, little is known about the Muslim communities that exist in the Nordic and Baltic regions of Europe. This is the first comprehensive and detailed study of the history, context and development of Islamic institutions and Muslim groups in…

    Paperback – 2013-02-26
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  • Salafi Ritual Purity

    In the Presence of God

    By Richard Gauvain

    Since 9/11, Salafism has attracted a great deal of attention from the world’s media, which predominantly focuses on its potential for revolutionary violence. Salafism remains poorly understood both in Western media, where it is now the focus of considerable debate, and in Western academia, where…

    Hardback – 2012-11-12
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  • Producing Islamic Knowledge

    Transmission and dissemination in Western Europe

    By Martin van Bruinessen, Stefano Allievi

    How do Muslims in Europe acquire discursive and practical knowledge of Islam? How are conceptions of Islamic beliefs, values and practices transmitted and how do they change? Who are the authorities on these issues that Muslims listen to? How do new Muslim discourses emerge in response to the…

    Paperback – 2012-09-12
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  • Islam and Disability

    Perspectives in Theology and Jurisprudence

    By Mohammed Ghaly

    This book explores the position of Islamic theology and jurisprudence towards people with disabilities. It investigates how early and modern Muslim scholars tried to reconcile their existence with the concept of a merciful God, and also looks at how people with disabilities might live a dignified…

    Paperback – 2010-09-30
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  • Historians, State and Politics in Twentieth Century Egypt

    Contesting the Nation

    By Anthony Gorman

    This book deals with the relationship between historical scholarship and politics in twentieth century Egypt. It examines the changing roles of the academic historian, the university system, the state and non-academic scholarship and the tension between them in contesting the modern history of…

    Paperback – 2010-07-28
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  • Interest in Islamic Economics

    Understanding Riba

    By Abdulkader Thomas

    With Islamic banking gradually becoming a more influential factor in the West, an analysis of the concept of riba – a definition of which is not given in the Qur’an – is long overdue. This text presents readers with various interpretations of this Islamic economic concept – generally perceived as ‘…

    Paperback – 2010-06-22
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  • Human Conscience and Muslim-Christian Relations

    Modern Egyptian Thinkers on al-damir

    By Oddbjørn Leirvik

    Human Conscience and Muslim-Christian Relations puts forward a discussion of how the notion of conscience may unite Muslim and Christians across religious divides, as well as examining the relation between selfhood and otherness in interfaith dialogue. The author explores how the notion…

    Paperback – 2010-06-22
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  • The Regency of Tunis and the Ottoman Porte, 1777-1814

    Army and Government of a North-African Eyâlet at the End of the Eighteenth Century

    By Asma Moalla

    This study of the Tunisian army and government in the time of the pasha-bey Hammûda the Husaynid (1777--1814) stresses the deeply Ottoman character of these institutions and the political and administrative impact of the jurisdictional authority of the Ottoman Porte on the province in general. This…

    Paperback – 2010-05-31
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  • Muslim Diaspora

    Gender, Culture and Identity

    Edited by Haideh Moghissi

    Muslim Diaspora identifies those aspects of migratory experience that shatter or reinforce a group’s attachment to its homeland and affect its readiness to adapt to a new country. The contributors to this collection examine many dimensions of life in the Diaspora and demonstrate that identity is…

    Paperback – 2009-06-07
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  • The Alevis in Turkey

    The Emergence of a Secular Islamic Tradition

    By David Shankland

    This is the only volume dedicated to the Alevis available in English and based on sustained fieldwork in Turkey. The Alevis now have an increasingly high profile for those interested in the diverse cultures of contemporary Turkey, and in the role of Islam in the modern world. As a heterodox Islamic…

    Paperback – 2007-07-26
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  • The New Politics of Islam

    Pan-Islamic Foreign Policy in a World of States

    By Naveed S. Sheikh

    This is a timely study of the international relations of Islamic states, dealing both with the evolving theory of pan-Islamism from classical to post-caliphal times and the foreign-policy practice of contemporary states, especially Saudi Arabia, Iran and Pakistan, from the colonial period to the…

    Paperback – 2007-05-15
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  • Medieval Islamic Economic Thought

    Filling the Great Gap in European Economics

    By S.M. Ghazanfar

    First published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2007-05-15
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  • The Small Players of the Great Game

    The Settlement of Iran's Eastern Borderlands and the Creation of Afghanistan

    By Pirouz Mojtahed-Zadeh

    This book deals with the 19th century Anglo-Russian Great Game played out on the territorial chessboard of eastern and north-eastern parts of the waning Persian empire. The Great Game itself has been written about extensively, but never from a Persian angle and from the point of view of the local…

    Paperback – 2007-05-15
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  • The West and Islam

    Western Liberal Democracy versus the System of Shura

    By Mishal Fahm al-Sulami

    First published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2007-05-15
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  • Islamic Insurance

    A Modern Approach to Islamic Banking

    By Aly Khorshid

    Some Muslims believe insurance is unnecessary, as society should help its victims. Muslims can no longer ignore the fact that they live, trade and communicate with open global systems, and they can no longer ignore the need for banking and insurance. Aly Khorshid demonstrates how initial clerical…

    Hardback – 2004-02-11
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