An Introduction to Islamic Faith and Thought

An Introduction to Islamic Faith and Thought

The first volume of the series delves into the heart of the matter, presenting clearly the fundamentals and different aspects of Islamic faith.

Author: Ali Ünal

Publisher:

ISBN: 1597842109

Category: Religion

Page: 268

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The "How to Live as a Muslim" series is an essential guide for anyone who seeks to acquire an accurate knowledge of Islam, as it elucidates all the facets of Islam with precise brevity in three volumes: An Introduction to Islamic Faith and Thought, Living in the Shade of Islam, and Living the Ethics and Morality of Islam, respectively. The first volume of the series delves into the heart of the matter, presenting clearly the fundamentals and different aspects of Islamic faith. It makes an effort to peel away the layers of what we think we know about Islam to reveal what Islam says about itself, and to explain the pillars of the Islamic faith. It discusses Islam's worldview, how we fit into it, and what God expects of us. It explains why Prophets were sent to guide us to the truth, why the Qur'an is the best guide for this journey, and how and why God equipped us to make this journey. Also examined in detail are the Resurrection and the Afterlife, Divine Destiny, eschatology, death and the spirit after death, and the invisible realm of existence.
Categories: Religion

Islamic Thought

Islamic Thought

The book focuses on Muslim thought, as well as the development, production and transmission of religious knowledge, and the trends, schools and movements that have contributed to the production of this knowledge.

Author: Abdullah Saeed

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134225644

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Islamic Thought is a fresh and contemporary introduction to the philosophies and doctrines of Islam. Abdullah Saeed, a distinguished Muslim scholar, traces the development of religious knowledge in Islam, from the pre-modern to the modern period. The book focuses on Muslim thought, as well as the development, production and transmission of religious knowledge, and the trends, schools and movements that have contributed to the production of this knowledge. Key topics in Islamic culture are explored, including the development of the Islamic intellectual tradition, the two foundation texts, the Qur’an and Hadith, legal thought, theological thought, mystical thought, Islamic Art, philosophical thought, political thought, and renewal, reform and rethinking today. Through this rich and varied discussion, Saeed presents a fascinating depiction of how Islam was lived in the past and how its adherents practise it in the present. Islamic Thought is essential reading for students beginning the study of Islam but will also interest anyone seeking to learn more about one of the world’s great religions.
Categories: Religion

An Introduction to Islam in the 21st Century

An Introduction to Islam in the 21st Century

A central theme of this book is the deep contrast that exists between the commonly held images of Islam and the reality of how this religion is lived and practiced.

Author: Aminah Beverly McCloud

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118273913

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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This engaging introduction to Islam examines its lived reality,its worldwide presence, and the variety of beliefs and practicesencompassed by the religion. The global perspective uniquelycaptures the diversity of Islam expressed throughout differentcountries in the present day. A comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, and global introduction toIslam, covering its history as well as current issues, experiences,and challenges Incorporates key new research on Muslims from a variety ofcountries across Europe, Latin America, Indonesia, and MalaysiaCentral Asia Directly addresses controversial issues, including politicalviolence and ‘terrorism’, anti-western sentiments, andIslamophobia Explores different responses from various Islamic communitiesto globalizing trends Highlights key patterns within Islamic history that shed lightupon the origins and evolution of current movements andthought
Categories: Religion

The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam

The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam

It now serves as new bridge between East and West and between Islam and the other Religions of the Book. With a new Introduction by Javed Majeed, this edition of The Reconstruction opens the teachings of Iqbal to the modern, Western reader.

Author: Mohammad Iqbal

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804786867

Category: Religion

Page: 328

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The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam (1930) is Muhammad Iqbal's major philosophic work: a series of profound reflections on the perennial conflict among science, religion, and philosophy, culminating in new visions of the unity of human knowledge, of the human spirit, and of God. Iqbal's thought contributed significantly to the establishment of Pakistan, to the religious and political ideals of the Iranian Revolution, and to the survival of Muslim identity in parts of the former USSR. It now serves as new bridge between East and West and between Islam and the other Religions of the Book. With a new Introduction by Javed Majeed, this edition of The Reconstruction opens the teachings of Iqbal to the modern, Western reader. It will be essential reading for all those interested in Islamic intellectual history, the renewal of Islam in the modern world, and political theory of Islam's relationship to the West.
Categories: Religion

Living the Ethics and Morality of Islam

Living the Ethics and Morality of Islam

The first volume of the series delves into the heart of the matter, presenting clearly the fundamentals and different aspects of Islamic faith.

Author: Ali Ünal

Publisher:

ISBN: 1597842125

Category: Religion

Page: 227

View: 991

The "How to Live as a Muslim" series is an essential guide for anyone who seeks to acquire an accurate knowledge of Islam, as it elucidates all the facets of Islam with precise brevity in three volumes: An Introduction to Islamic Faith and Thought, Living in the Shade of Islam, and Living the Ethics and Morality of Islam, respectively. The first volume of the series delves into the heart of the matter, presenting clearly the fundamentals and different aspects of Islamic faith. It makes an effort to peel away the layers of what we think we know about Islam to reveal what Islam says about itself, and to explain the pillars of the Islamic faith. It discusses Islam's worldview, how we fit into it, and what God expects of us. It explains why Prophets were sent to guide us to the truth, why the Qur'an is the best guide for this journey, and how and why God equipped us to make this journey. Also examined in detail are the Resurrection and the Afterlife, Divine Destiny, eschatology, death and the spirit after death, and the invisible realm of existence.
Categories: Religion

Living in the Shade of Islam

Living in the Shade of Islam

This book covers in detail the other four pillars of Islam: the establishment of the five daily prayers, the prescribed purifying alms, observing the fast of Ramadan, and the pilgrimage to Makka.

Author: Ali Unal

Publisher: Tughra Books

ISBN: 9781597848138

Category: Religion

Page: 332

View: 378

The How to Live as a Muslim series is an essential guide for anyone who seeks to acquire an accurate knowledge of Islam, as it elucidates all the facets of Islam with precise brevity in three volumes: An Introduction to Islamic Faith and Thought, Living in the Shade of Islam, and Living the Ethics and Morality of Islam. This book covers in detail the other four pillars of Islam: the establishment of the five daily prayers, the prescribed purifying alms, observing the fast of Ramadan, and the pilgrimage to Makka. The volume also examines cleanliness, the issues of marriage and family life, the lawful, and the unlawful
Categories: Religion

A New Introduction to Islam

A New Introduction to Islam

For students, this new edition features study questions and "resources for further study" for each chapter. The primary text has been supplemented with more illustrative material, charts, and excerpts from primary sources.

Author: Daniel W. Brown

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118953464

Category: Religion

Page: 430

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Covering the origins, key features, and legacy of the Islamic tradition, the third edition of A New Introduction to Islam includes new material on Islam in the 21st century and discussions of the impact of historical ideas, literature, and movements on contemporary trends. Includes updated and rewritten chapters on the Qur’an and hadith literature that covers important new academic research Compares the practice of Islam in different Islamic countries, as well as acknowledging the differences within Islam as practiced in Europe Features study questions for each chapter and more illustrative material, charts, and excerpts from primary sources
Categories: Religion

AN INTRODUCTION TO ISLAMISM

AN INTRODUCTION TO ISLAMISM

This work expresses a very inclusive attitude toward other faiths and seeks to be a unifying influence. While recognizing the Qur’an as the ultimate authority, this book addresses contemporary issues in a modern fashion.

Author: PASHA MOHAMED ALI TAEHARAH

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781463486990

Category: Religion

Page: 132

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An Introduction to Islamism introduces the reader to the beliefs of the Congress of Sunni Sect of Islam. It furnishes an overview of basic Islamic beliefs concerning theology and history, with sweeping recommendations to improve the well-being of Muslims and others. This work expresses a very inclusive attitude toward other faiths and seeks to be a unifying influence. While recognizing the Qur’an as the ultimate authority, this book addresses contemporary issues in a modern fashion.
Categories: Religion

An Introduction to Islam

An Introduction to Islam

This text also reviews pre-Islamic history, so readers can see how Islam developed historically.

Author: Frederick Denny

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317347262

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

View: 522

An Introduction to Islam, Fourth Edition, provides students with a thorough, unified and topical introduction to the global religious community of Islam. In addition, the author's extensive field work, experience, and scholarship combined with his engaging writing style and passion for the subject also sets his text apart. An Introduction to Islam places Islam within a cultural, political, social, and religious context, and examines its connections with Judeo-Christian morals. Its integration of the doctrinal and devotional elements of Islam enables readers to see how Muslims think and live, engendering understanding and breaking down stereotypes. This text also reviews pre-Islamic history, so readers can see how Islam developed historically.
Categories: Political Science

Islamic Political Thought

Islamic Political Thought

A concise and authoritative introduction to Islamic political ideas In sixteen concise chapters on key topics, this book provides a rich, authoritative, and up-to-date introduction to Islamic political thought from the birth of Islam to ...

Author: Gerhard Bowering

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400866427

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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A concise and authoritative introduction to Islamic political ideas In sixteen concise chapters on key topics, this book provides a rich, authoritative, and up-to-date introduction to Islamic political thought from the birth of Islam to today, presenting essential background and context for understanding contemporary politics in the Islamic world and beyond. Selected from the acclaimed Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought, and focusing on the origins, development, and contemporary importance of Islamic political ideas and related subjects, each chapter offers a sophisticated yet accessible introduction to its topic. Written by leading specialists and incorporating the latest scholarship, the alphabetically arranged chapters cover the topics of authority, the caliphate, fundamentalism, government, jihad, knowledge, minorities, modernity, Muhammad, pluralism and tolerance, the Qur'an, revival and reform, shariʿa (sacred law), traditional political thought, ‘ulama' (religious scholars), and women. Read separately or together, these chapters provide an indispensable resource for students, journalists, policymakers, and anyone else seeking an informed perspective on the complex intersection of Islam and politics. The contributors are Gerhard Bowering, Ayesha S. Chaudhry, Patricia Crone, Roxanne Euben, Yohanan Friedmann, Paul L. Heck, Roy Jackson, Wadad Kadi, John Kelsay, Gudrun Krämer, Ebrahim Moosa, Armando Salvatore, Aram A. Shahin, Emad El-Din Shahin, Devin J. Stewart, SherAli Tareen, and Muhammad Qasim Zaman. A new afterword discusses the essays in relation to contemporary political developments.
Categories: Religion

An Introduction to Said Nursi

An Introduction to Said Nursi

This book, and this series, seeks to change this situation: offering new introductions to influential Islamic thinkers and engaging, at the level of ideas, with the rich depths of contemporary Islamic theology.

Author: Ian S. Markham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317181606

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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Contemporary Islamic thinkers are often studied sociologically rather than as theologians. There are many accessible introductions to Christian theologians, but very few such studies of Islamic thinkers. This book, and this series, seeks to change this situation: offering new introductions to influential Islamic thinkers and engaging, at the level of ideas, with the rich depths of contemporary Islamic theology. This book introduces to the English-speaking world the leading modern Islamic thinker Said Nursi (1878-1960) - who has some nine million followers in modern day Turkey and around the world. After an opening chapter that provides an overview of his life, the next four chapters outline the theology of Nursi on God, the Qur'an, the West and Politics. The final section provides an invaluable resource of readings from Nursi's most important writings. Providing an introduction to a major form of Islam which is committed to non-violence, dialogue and constructive relationships with the West, this is the first student textbook to introduce a contemporary Islamic theologian in a systematic way.
Categories: Social Science

Islamic Philosophy

Islamic Philosophy

The new edition of Islamic Philosophy will continue to be essential reading for students and scholars of the subject, as well as anyone wanting to learn more about one of the most significant and influential philosophical traditions in the ...

Author: Oliver Leaman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780745659077

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

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Although Islamic philosophy represents one of the leading philosophical traditions in the world, it has only recently begun to receive the attention it deserves in the non-Islamic world. This important text provides a concise and accessible introduction to the major movements, thinkers and concepts within that tradition, from the foundation of Islam to the present day. Ever since the growth of Islam as a religious and political movement, Muslim thinkers have sought to understand the theoretical aspects of their faith by using philosophical concepts. Leaman outlines this history and demonstrates that, although the development of Islamic philosophy is closely linked with Islam itself, its form is not essentially connected to any particular religion, and its leading ideas and arguments are of general philosophical significance. The author illustrates the importance of Islamic thought within philosophy through the use of many modern examples. He describes and contrasts the three main movements in Islamic philosophy ? Peripatetic, Sufi and Illuminationist ? and examines the Persian as well as the Arabic traditions. Wide coverage is given to key aspects of Islamic philosophy, including epistemology, ontology, politics, ethics and philosophy of language, providing readers with a balanced view of the discipline. The second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated throughout, including the addition of two new chapters on recent debates surrounding Islam's need for an enlightenment, and on the future of Islamic philosophy. The new edition of Islamic Philosophy will continue to be essential reading for students and scholars of the subject, as well as anyone wanting to learn more about one of the most significant and influential philosophical traditions in the world today.
Categories: Philosophy

Islamic Thought

Islamic Thought

The books argues that this approach is diametrically opposed to the Islamic perspective and that we must disengage human scientific achievement from positivistic philosophical premises and reemploy these sciences within a systematic ...

Author: Taha Jabir Al-Alwani

Publisher: International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)

ISBN: 9781565644274

Category: Islam

Page: 192

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For the first time, Muslims are faced with a worldwide positivism which is working to use knowledge, the sciences and their discoveries and achievements in a manner which severs the relationship between the Creator, the created universe and man, thereby disregarding the world of the unseen and driving a wedge between science and values. Lacking even the most modest store of vital Islamic doctrine on the intellectual level, university students and researchers in the Islamic world are confronted with doctrines and philosophies which are presented to them together with a flimsy, miserable defense of Islam. There is not a single academic institution in the Islamic world in which Islamic thought is taught and in which the Islamic vision is given a deep-rooted foundation with the same force and persuasiveness with which Western ideas and the Western vision are taught to students in the West, in a coherent, comprehensive manner accompanied by seriousness and commitment on the part of all. The books argues that this approach is diametrically opposed to the Islamic perspective and that we must disengage human scientific achievement from positivistic philosophical premises and reemploy these sciences within a systematic epistemological framework based on divine revelation, conferring honor upon all forms of knowledge, as having been bestowed upon man by their Creator.
Categories: Islam

Law and Tradition in Classical Islamic Thought

Law and Tradition in Classical Islamic Thought

Bringing together essays on topics related to Islamic law, this book is composed of articles by prominent legal scholars and historians of Islam.

Author: Michael Cook

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230113299

Category: Philosophy

Page: 326

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This collection brings together the work of some of the most prominent legal scholars and historians of Islam. The assembled articles cover a wide range of issues from debates over the Qur'anic text and issues of law to vibrant intellectual exchanges in philosophy and history. Taken together, these articles develop key inquiries surrounding Islamic law and tradition in unique ways. They also exemplify a critical development in the field of Islamic Studies over the last few decades: the proliferation of methodological approaches that employ a broad variety of sources to analyze social and political developments in classical Islam.
Categories: Philosophy

An Introduction to Islam

An Introduction to Islam

The author's extensive field work, experience, and scholarship combined with his engaging writing style and passion for the subject sets this text apart.

Author: Frederick Mathewson Denny

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UOM:39015073859780

Category: Religion

Page: 418

View: 128

The author's extensive field work, experience, and scholarship combined with his engaging writing style and passion for the subject sets this text apart. An Introduction to Islam, Third Edition, provides students with a thorough and unified topical introduction to the global religious community of Islam. It places Islam within a cultural, political, social, and religious context and examines its connections with Judeo-Christian morals. The text's integration of the doctrinal and devotional elements of Islam enables students to see how Muslims think and live--engendering understanding and breaking down stereotypes. "An Introduction to Islam, Third Edition" also reviews pre-Islamic history so students can see how Islam developed historically.
Categories: Religion

Introduction to Islam

Introduction to Islam

Carole Hillenbrand, long acknowledged as a preeminent authority on Islam, has now written a superb introduction to this great world religion, a book that promises to be the most lucid, nuanced text of its kind on the market.

Author: Carole Hillenbrand

Publisher:

ISBN: 0500291586

Category: Religion

Page: 314

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A comprehensive history of Islam and the diverse beliefs and practices of Muslims, written by one of the most eminent historians of Islam working today
Categories: Religion

An Introduction to Islam

An Introduction to Islam

A revised and updated edition of Waines' wide-ranging account of the history and theology of Islam.

Author: David Waines

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521539064

Category: History

Page: 367

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A revised and updated edition of Waines' wide-ranging account of the history and theology of Islam.
Categories: History

Pioneer Culture to the Rescue of Mankind An Introduction to Islamic Culture

Pioneer Culture to the Rescue of Mankind   An Introduction to Islamic Culture

This book was written by late Allamah Muhammad Taqi Ja’fari.

Author: Allamah Muhammad Taqi Ja'fari

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781312634244

Category: Religion

Page:

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This book was written by late Allamah Muhammad Taqi Ja’fari. The author compares and analyzes various definitions and main elements of culture in different civilizations and countries and regions of the world. The author also highlights main ingredients of Islamic culture and proves that only Islamic culture is compatible with human nature and advancement and the establishment of a just and progressive human society.
Categories: Religion

Introduction to Islamic Theology and Law

Introduction to Islamic Theology and Law

Translation of six lectures on the following aspects of Muslim religion and culture: Mohammed and the Qur'an; the holy law of Islam; the principles of Muslim theology; asceticism and Sufism; Islamic sects; and developments in modern times.

Author: Ignaz (Ignác)

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691100993

Category: Religion

Page: 302

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Translation of six lectures on the following aspects of Muslim religion and culture: Mohammed and the Qur'an; the holy law of Islam; the principles of Muslim theology; asceticism and Sufism; Islamic sects; and developments in modern times.
Categories: Religion

Introduction to Islamic Civilization

Introduction to Islamic Civilization

It is a danger which can only be countered if the Arab mind can find and
appropriate a system of beliefs which satisfies its ... Already there can be found
signs of a re - affirmation of Islamic faith and solidarity ; but the revival is still new
and ...

Author: University of Chicago. College

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114007664

Category: Civilization, Islamic

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Categories: Civilization, Islamic