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

Allah in the West

Allah in the West

This book is a revealing account of the ways the Islamic tradition in recent years has asserted its identity in the United States, France, and Great Britain.

Author: Gilles Kepel

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 0804727538

Category: Religion

Page: 273

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This book is a revealing account of the ways the Islamic tradition in recent years has asserted its identity in the United States, France, and Great Britain. The most prominent and controversial manifestations of this phenomenon were the pronouncement of Salman Rushdie's death sentence for writing The Satanic Verses, which led to mobs of Britain's working-class Pakistanis publicly burning copies of the book; the heated debates in France over "the veil incident," which surged around the question of whether three Muslim girls could wear an Islamic veil in a state school; and the "Islamization" of American black ghettos under the banner of the Black Muslims. This book, however, goes behind these headline events, arguing that new social, cultural, political, and religious "fault lines" have emerged, centered around a particular brand of Islamic activism which operates at the very heart of post-industrial society. It demonstrates that the Islamic movements in the United States and Europe are establishing themselves outside the areas where Islam has traditionally been present, using Western languages, having ready access to the broadcast media, and evolving into the avant-garde of the faith's expansion across the world. From the streets of Los Angeles to Britain's inner cities and France's rundown suburbs, the author describes the activities of Islamic activists who put forward an alternative lifestyle and system of beliefs to those of the largely uncomprehending West. He also examines the creation and development of Islamic communities that challenge Western society, which has been unable to provide solutions to the new problems posed by these groups who are demanding social and political recognition.
Categories: Religion

Islam Vs West Fact Or Fiction

Islam Vs  West Fact Or Fiction

This book summarizes the major historical factors that have contributed to this decline, leading to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and proposes a three-step process of conflict resolution between Islam and the West.

Author: Abubakr Asadulla

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595501571

Category: Political Science

Page: 308

View: 485

Islam's 1,400-year history has made an important contribution to world civilization. In its nascent state, it miraculously brought the mighty Christian Byzantine and Zoroastrian Persian empires to their knees. In the span of a generation, the Islamic world became one of the largest empires in history. Despite the stereotype of Islam being spread with the sword, it was mainly adopted and practiced peacefully. Islam recognizes the fundamental importance of the individual's right to religious self-determination. Islam's aversion to compulsion and its affirmation of the individual's right to choose are clearly stated in the Quran. Nevertheless, a transformation has occurred in the Muslim world that has led to a decline in Islamic civilization. This book summarizes the major historical factors that have contributed to this decline, leading to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and proposes a three-step process of conflict resolution between Islam and the West. Internal problems, especially doctrinal struggles, were primarily responsible for Islam's downfall. In addition, disorder and intolerance followed from the devastating conquests by Christian Crusaders and Mongol hordes, and more recently from the imperialism and colonization of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Categories: Political Science

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

View: 527

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

Why the West Fears Islam

Why the West Fears Islam

Jocelyne Cesari examines the idea that Islam might threaten the core values of the West through testimonies from Muslims in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the US. Her book is an unprecedented exploration of Muslim ...

Author: J. Cesari

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137121202

Category: Social Science

Page: 381

View: 127

Jocelyne Cesari examines the idea that Islam might threaten the core values of the West through testimonies from Muslims in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the US. Her book is an unprecedented exploration of Muslim religious and political life based on several years of field work in Europe and in the United States.
Categories: Social Science

Islam South Asia and the West

Islam  South Asia  and the West

This book offers profound insights to those wishing to understand the background to the interactions of Islam, South Asia and the West in our time.

Author: Francis Robinson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124051173

Category: Political Science

Page: 308

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Two of the more important developments in world history over the past two centuries have been the expansion of Western power and the revival of Islam. South Asia has played a central role in both processes, being the main focus of the imperialism of the British and an important site of the Muslim revival. These essays, which were written over the past ten years, confront some of the key issues raised by some modern developments in South Asia: the interactions between British power and Muslim revivalism in giving shape to the modern Muslim world; the role of knowledge in fashioning Muslim societies and the rise of the `ulama, to greater influence than ever before. It also explores the great shift from an other-worldly to a this-worldly piety amongst Muslims, the energy this has given the Muslim revival, and its meaning for relations between Islam and the West. The essays are rounded off by reviews of major contributions to the field over the period. Among the themes which emerge are: the influence both of orientalism and of Hindu revivalism on the world of scholarship, and the fact that the world is a better place when we remember the humanity we share. This book offers profound insights to those wishing to understand the background to the interactions of Islam, South Asia and the West in our time.
Categories: Political Science

Islam in the West

Islam in the West

That claim is opened to scrutiny and challenged in this unique collection through a series of explorations of specific issues and controversies - including the question of the veil, crime, political Islam, the role of Muslim women, ...

Author: Max Farrar

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230238749

Category: Law

Page: 272

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"In recent years the debate on multiculturalism in the UK and other Western societies has focused principally on Islam, and the specific 'problems' said to be posed by Muslims have been invoked to justify the claim that multiculturalism has failed. That claim is opened to scrutiny and challenged in this unique collection through a series of explorations of specific issues and controversies - including the question of the veil, crime, political Islam, the role of Muslim women, sexuality and the Danish cartoons affair - and through more general reflections on the nature of multiculturalism. By exploring the nature of cultural differences and sensitivities and examining the way conflicts have played out, this challenging book makes a wide-ranging contribution to debate and a more constructive inter-cultural engagement. The contributors draw upon the disciplines of social science, ethics, theology, philosophy and education to examine the nature of the issues and flashpoints and to draw out implications for theory, policy and practice." --from back cover.
Categories: Law

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

View: 197

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 the West and Tolerance

Islam  the West  and Tolerance

This book provides an honest assessment of the contemporary relationship between Western and Islamic cultures and puts forth the cross-cultural idea of tolerance as one invaluable approach for affecting peaceful coexistence.

Author: A. Tyler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230612044

Category: Political Science

Page: 219

View: 473

This book provides an honest assessment of the contemporary relationship between Western and Islamic cultures and puts forth the cross-cultural idea of tolerance as one invaluable approach for affecting peaceful coexistence.
Categories: Political 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

View: 558

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

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

Islam the West and the Challenges of Modernity

Islam  the West and the Challenges of Modernity

Tackles the issue of how should Muslims respond to challenges of modernity without betraying their identity

Author: Tariq Ramadan

Publisher: Kube Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9780860374398

Category: Religion

Page: 372

View: 137

Tackles the issue of how should Muslims respond to challenges of modernity without betraying their identity
Categories: Religion

Muslim Minorities in the West

Muslim Minorities in the West

Nineteen international academics contribute fifteen chapters to this text examining issues faced by Muslim minority communities in the U.S., Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and the Caribbean.

Author: Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 075910218X

Category: Religion

Page: 306

View: 414

Nineteen international academics contribute fifteen chapters to this text examining issues faced by Muslim minority communities in the U.S., Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and the Caribbean. The essays explore the movement of these minority communities from positions of invisibility to greater public visibility within their adopted countries. They reveal the challenges faced by Muslims as they seek to assume their legitimate places in Western societies which may or may not be willing to accept their presence or their demands. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
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

View: 398

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 Versus the West

Islam Versus the West

Author: Maryam Jameelah

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105080552685

Category: East and West

Page: 129

View: 112

Categories: East and West

The West and Islam

The West and Islam

This book analyzes the relationship between Western and Islamic political ideas.

Author: Mishal Fahm al-Sulami

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134374052

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 836

This book analyzes the relationship between Western and Islamic political ideas. The focus is on the similarities and differences between Western liberal democracy and shura - often seen as the Islamic counterpart to Western democracy. This is the first work to provide a direct and detailed comparison between the two systems of ideas, as given expression in the concrete political systems which have emerged.
Categories: History

Islam and the West

Islam and the West

Author: Werner Ruf

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015056251732

Category: East and West

Page: 166

View: 869

Categories: East and West

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

View: 492

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

The Islamic World and the West

The Islamic World and the West

The anthology is an introduction to political cultures in the Islamic world and into relations between the West and Islam.

Author: Kai Hafez

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004116516

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

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The anthology is an introduction to political cultures in the Islamic world and into relations between the West and Islam. It details its analysis in country studies on Algeria, Iran, Egypt, Morocco, Turkey, Bosnia, Israel/Palestine, Iraq, Central Asia and Pakistan.
Categories: Social Science

Is Islam an Enemy of the West

Is Islam an Enemy of the West

In this compelling essay, leading scholar of Islam Tamara Sonn argues that whilst the West has many enemies among Muslims, it is politics not religion that informs their grievances.

Author: Tamara Sonn

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 1509504419

Category: Political Science

Page: 152

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New York, Washington, Madrid, London and now Paris Ð the list of Western cities targeted by radical Islamic terrorists waging global jihad continues to grow. Does this extreme violence committed in the name of Islam point to a fundamental enmity between the Muslim faith and the West? In this compelling essay, leading scholar of Islam Tamara Sonn argues that whilst the West has many enemies among Muslims, it is politics not religion that informs their grievances. The longer these demands remain frustrated, the more violence has escalated and recruitment to groups like Islamic State has increased. Far from quelling the spread of Islamic extremism, Western military intervention has helped to turn nationalist movements into radical terrorist groups with international agendas. Islam, Sonn concludes, is not the problem, just as war is not the solution.
Categories: Political Science