Islam and the West

Islam and the West

" In Islam and the West, Bernard Lewis brings together in one volume eleven essays that indeed open doors to the innermost domains of Islam. Lewis ranges far and wide in these essays.

Author: Bernard Lewis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198023936

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Hailed in The New York Times Book Review as "the doyen of Middle Eastern studies," Bernard Lewis has been for half a century one of the West's foremost scholars of Islamic history and culture, the author of over two dozen books, most notably The Arabs in History, The Emergence of Modern Turkey, The Political Language of Islam, and The Muslim Discovery of Europe. Eminent French historian Robert Mantran has written of Lewis's work: "How could one resist being attracted to the books of an author who opens for you the doors of an unknown or misunderstood universe, who leads you within to its innermost domains: religion, ways of thinking, conceptions of power, culture--an author who upsets notions too often fixed, fallacious, or partisan." In Islam and the West, Bernard Lewis brings together in one volume eleven essays that indeed open doors to the innermost domains of Islam. Lewis ranges far and wide in these essays. He includes long pieces, such as his capsule history of the interaction--in war and peace, in commerce and culture--between Europe and its Islamic neighbors, and shorter ones, such as his deft study of the Arabic word watan and what its linguistic history reveals about the introduction of the idea of patriotism from the West. Lewis offers a revealing look at Edward Gibbon's portrait of Muhammad in Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (unlike previous writers, Gibbon saw the rise of Islam not as something separate and isolated, nor as a regrettable aberration from the onward march of the church, but simply as a part of human history); he offers a devastating critique of Edward Said's controversial book, Orientalism; and he gives an account of the impediments to translating from classic Arabic to other languages (the old dictionaries, for one, are packed with scribal errors, misreadings, false analogies, and etymological deductions that pay little attention to the evolution of the language). And he concludes with an astute commentary on the Islamic world today, examining revivalism, fundamentalism, the role of the Shi'a, and the larger question of religious co-existence between Muslims, Christians, and Jews. A matchless guide to the background of Middle East conflicts today, Islam and the West presents the seasoned reflections of an eminent authority on one of the most intriguing and little understood regions in the world.
Categories: Religion

The Future of Islam and the West

The Future of Islam and the West

Examines the relations between Islam and the West, paying particular attention to the various schools of Islamic political thought and the Islamic world view.

Author: Shireen Hunter

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275962873

Category: Religion

Page: 195

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Examines the relations between Islam and the West, paying particular attention to the various schools of Islamic political thought and the Islamic world view.
Categories: Religion

Islam and the West

Islam and the West

Political , military , economic , and intellectual independence from the West has
always been the overriding goal of political Islam . However , the failure of
Islamists to achieve these goals in nearly a century , in combination with real and
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Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000061500174

Category: Anti-Americanism

Page: 57

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Categories: Anti-Americanism

Islam and the West

Islam and the West

In a scholarly and balanced work, Daniel traces the development of Christian-Islamic interaction from medieval times to the present day.

Author: Norman Daniel

Publisher: Oneworld Publications Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015029699728

Category: Religion

Page: 467

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Hailed as a classic, newly revised and thoroughly updated, this study of the formation of western ideas about Islam offers vital insights into the relationship between two of the world's greatest religions. In a scholarly and balanced work, Daniel traces the development of Christian-Islamic interaction from medieval times to the present day.
Categories: Religion

The War for Muslim Minds

The War for Muslim Minds

Assesses the roots and impact of global terrorism, including the United States' ability to address the Middle East challenge and fault lines in terrorist ideology, outlining conditions for acceptance of Israel and democratization of ...

Author: Gilles Kepel

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674015754

Category: History

Page: 327

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Assesses the roots and impact of global terrorism, including the United States' ability to address the Middle East challenge and fault lines in terrorist ideology, outlining conditions for acceptance of Israel and democratization of Islamist and Arab soci
Categories: History

Islam and the West

Islam and the West

This text explores the long history of hostility between Islam and the West, as well as the profound intellectual and cultural influences they have on one another.

Author: Robert Van de Weyer

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110286155

Category: Civilization, Western

Page: 105

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This text explores the long history of hostility between Islam and the West, as well as the profound intellectual and cultural influences they have on one another. In light of this history and in the wake of the September 11th attack, the author looks at the future, and offers a vision of a new political and religious world order.
Categories: Civilization, Western

Islam and Muslims in the West

Islam and Muslims in the West

This book analyzes the development of Islam and Muslim communities in the West, including influences from abroad, relations with the state and society, and internal community dynamics.

Author: Adis Duderija

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319925103

Category: Religion

Page: 259

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This book analyzes the development of Islam and Muslim communities in the West, including influences from abroad, relations with the state and society, and internal community dynamics. The project examines the emergence of Islam in the West in relation to the place of Muslim communities as part of the social fabric of Western societies. It provides an overview of the major issues and debates that have arisen over the last three to four decades surrounding the presence of new Muslim communities residing in Western liberal democracies. As such, the volume is an ideal text for courses focusing on Islam and Muslim communities in the West.
Categories: Religion

Islam and the West African Novel

Islam and the West African Novel

"Extending Edward Said's study of the Orientalist tradition in Western scholarship, Bangura traces the origins of contemporary misunderstandings of African Islam to the discourse of colonial literature.

Author: Ahmed S. Bangura

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 0894108638

Category: History

Page: 171

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"Extending Edward Said's study of the Orientalist tradition in Western scholarship, Bangura traces the origins of contemporary misunderstandings of African Islam to the discourse of colonial literature. Western critics and writers, he observes, typically without access to Islam except through the colonialist tradition, have perpetuated unfounded, politically motivated themes.".
Categories: History

Islam and the West

Islam and the West

This book provides a more complete picture of the literatures and cultures of medieval Spain.

Author: Anwar G. Chejne

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0873956060

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Shortly after the conquest of Granada in 1492 by the Catholic kings, Muslim subjects in Spain became known derogatorily as Moriscos, Moros, Muhammadans, Hagarans, and Saracens, despite the fact that they were forced to accept the sacrament of baptism. They were relegated to the margin of Christian society, considered aliens in their own land, and subjected to strictures and persecution. In turn, the Moriscos developed their own attitude, which they expressed in an extensive literature in Alijamiado, their Spanish dialect written in Arabic script. This literature was for the most part inspired by Arabic models reiterating Islamic values through the vehicles of history, legends, epic tales, stories, wisdom sayings, and sorcery. Written mostly during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, Aljamiado literature is significant for the study of cultural change. Islam and the West: The Moriscos is the first comprehensive study of this long-neglected subject. Chejne surveys and analyzes the self-expression of the Moriscos and assesses their status as a minority struggling for survival, placing them in the social context of ideological conflict, the clash of religions and cultures, and differing perceptions. This book provides a more complete picture of the literatures and cultures of medieval Spain.
Categories: Social Science

Western Muslims and the Future of Islam

Western Muslims and the Future of Islam

Begins by offering a reading of Islamic sources, interpreting them for a Western context. The author demonstrates how an understanding of universal Islamic principles can open the door to integration into Western societies.

Author: Tariq Ramadan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195171112

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Begins by offering a reading of Islamic sources, interpreting them for a Western context. The author demonstrates how an understanding of universal Islamic principles can open the door to integration into Western societies. He then shows how these principles can be put to practical use.
Categories: Religion

Islam and the West

Islam and the West

The first volume in a new series of Easneye Lectures.

Author: Colin Chapman

Publisher: Authentic Media

ISBN: 085364781X

Category: Religion

Page: 198

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The first volume in a new series of Easneye Lectures. A study of the relationship between the Muslim community and the West. Areas covered are: -- The idea of Islamic mission -- Conversion to Islam in the West -- Theological debate with Christianity -- Human Rights Issues -- Issues in Education -- Church -- State relationships
Categories: Religion

Islam and the West

Islam and the West

With an emphasis on collaboration and a layout that enables content to be referenced and read in any order, this book is an essential resource for anyone affected, directly or indirectly, by anorexia nervosa.

Author: Amin Saikal

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1403903573

Category: Political Science

Page: 171

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Fifteen years have passed since the highly respected and widely known Anorexia Nervosa: A Survival Guide for Sufferers and Friends was written. The long awaited second edition, Anorexia Nervosa: A Recovery Guide for Sufferers, Families and Friends builds on the work of the first edition providing essential new and updated research outcomes on anorexia nervosa. It offers a unique insight and guidance into the recovery process for those who suffer from an eating disorder as well as advice and information for their loved ones. Written collaboratively by both an expert in the field and someone with personal experience of eating disorders, this book offers exceptional understanding of the issues surrounding the illness. Divided into four sections it includes: an outline of anorexia nervosa coping strategies for sufferers advice and information for families, carers and friends guidelines for professionals who are involved in the sufferer’s life Families, friends, carers and professionals such as teachers and GPs are encouraged to read all sections in order to fully understand the illness. With an emphasis on collaboration and a layout that enables content to be referenced and read in any order, this book is an essential resource for anyone affected, directly or indirectly, by anorexia nervosa.
Categories: Political Science

Islam and the West

Islam and the West

Author: Werner Ruf

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015056251732

Category: East and West

Page: 166

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Categories: East and West

Muslims and the West

Muslims and the West

The view of world events from the Muslim perspective is naturally quite different. It is not always available first hand in the West. The book attempts to bridge this gap.

Author: Khan Hussan Zia

Publisher:

ISBN: 1420867709

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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The view of world events from the Muslim perspective is naturally quite different. It is not always available first hand in the West. The book attempts to bridge this gap. It examines the historical setting and background of the inter-action with the West to explain how the Muslims think and feel, not only about the current situation but also about the West itself, its motives and intentions. Contrary to President Bush's claim, they do not hate the West for its achievements or freedoms but for what it does to them. In the past twenty-five years, nearly four million Muslim men, women and children have been killed in religious pogroms and wars waged or supported by the West in Europe, Africa and Asia. More than eight million Muslims have been driven out of their homes and obliged to live in squalid refugee camps scattered throughout the world. Much of this suffering has been inflicted for political and economic reasons. These crimes against humanity are being covered up or justified through an organized and well-orchestrated media campaign aimed at demonizing Islam and the Muslims in the West. There can be little chance for peace as long as this injustice persists and people continue to be persecuted and denied their legitimate rights and liberties. The author contends that much of the blame rests with the Muslims themselves, specifically with their ruling elites, for failing to keep-up with developments in the rest of the world and for selling themselves short.
Categories: Social Science

Islam and the West

Islam and the West

"Islam and the West presents a multi-layered approach to the relationship between Muslims and Western states.

Author: Shahram Akbarzadeh

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 0868406791

Category: Political Science

Page: 186

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The War on Terror and its extension to Iraq, assaults on Muslims in many Western countries, and the recent bombing in Jakarta have brought to the fore many issues deserving attention. These include the prospects of conflict and co-operation between the Muslim world and the West and the future of Muslim communities in Australia.
Categories: Political Science

Islam and the West

Islam and the West

The essays in Islam and the West: Critical Perspectives on Modernity approach the interactions of Islam, the West, and modernity through overlapping social, historical, economic, cultural, and philosophical layers.

Author: Michael Thompson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742531074

Category: Political Science

Page: 188

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The essays in Islam and the West: Critical Perspectives on Modernity approach the interactions of Islam, the West, and modernity through overlapping social, historical, economic, cultural, and philosophical layers. Viewed through this complex prism of analysis, the full dimensions of the relationship become clear and the result is a deeper understanding of the nature of modernity and how other societies can relate to each other.
Categories: Political Science

Muhammad Asad a mediator between the Islamic and the Western world

Muhammad Asad  a mediator between the Islamic and the Western world

" This is one of the first sentences of the book, The Road to Mecca written by Muhammad Asad and published in 1955. It is surely true, he just wanted to live the Islam way and be a part of the Muslim community.

Author: Tobias Hoenger

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640782192

Category: Islam

Page: 32

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Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject Theology - Miscellaneous, grade: -, University of Bern (Theological Institute), course: Modern Trends in Islam, language: English, abstract: I.Introduction "My story is simply the story of a European's discovery of Islam and of his integration within the Muslim community." This is one of the first sentences of the book, The Road to Mecca written by Muhammad Asad and published in 1955. It is surely true, he just wanted to live the Islam way and be a part of the Muslim community. Asad was an Austrian Jew from Lemberg who converted to Islam and became one of the most meaningful Muslim thinkers of the 20 century. He was a visionary, a diplomat and he searched for adventures. As an author and Koran translator he had a big influence in the modern theologian thinking of Islam and became a great pioneer and cultural mediator between the Western world and Islam. He had a controversial life, but also had (and still has) a number of critics and on the other hand he has a lot of sympathizer. The Road to Mecca is a great adventure story with a warm-hearted picture of the religion of Islam, (unlike the stories we hear about Islam in the media today). In the present paper two interesting points in relation to Muhammad Asad will be dealt with. Many reports draw a picture of a very controversial Asad relating to Islam. Some of his critics accuse him of not being strict in his beliefs; who would often changes his views. For example, at first he turned his back to Western civilization and then suddenly came back to live in New York. In relation to this point, the following questions are of interest: 1.What is Muhammad Asad's comprehension of Islam? As has been noted before, Asad tried to build bridges between the abyss of the Muslim world and the West. It would be an exercise to list some important points of his life and his thinking to show how he contributed to the interreligious dialogue. 2.How did Asad mediate between the
Categories: Islam

People Like Us

People Like Us

In this book, he draws on his knowledge of Western and Islamic intellectual traditions to present an analysis that is surprising and challenging, but always enlightening.

Author: Waleed Aly

Publisher: Picador Australia

ISBN: 0330423800

Category: Civilization, Arab

Page: 277

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No two civilisations have spoken so many words about each other in recent years as those of Islam and the West. And no two seem to have communicated less.People Like Us confronts the themes that define this chasm head-on: women, jihad, secularism, terrorism, Reformation and modernity. Its piercing examination of these subjects reveals our thoughtless and destructive tendency to assume that the world's problems could be solved if only everyone became more like us. The result is deep mutual ignorance and animosity, reinforced by both Muslim and Western commentators.As a Muslim born and raised in Australia, Waleed Aly stands at the intersection of these two civilisations. In this book, he draws on his knowledge of Western and Islamic intellectual traditions to present an analysis that is surprising and challenging, but always enlightening.
Categories: Civilization, Arab

Definitive Encounters

Definitive Encounters

Author: Muzaffar Iqbal

Publisher: The Other Press

ISBN: 9789675062070

Category: Islam

Page: 390

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Categories: Islam