A contribution to Shi'ite Sufism. It brings us to the core of this movement with an analysis of Ibn 'Arabi's life and doctrines. It begins with a spiritual topography of the twelfth century, emphasizing the differences between exoteric and esoteric forms of Islam. It also relates Islamic mysticism to mystical thought in the West.
Islam as a religion is central to the lives of over a billion people, but its outer expression as a distinctive civilization has been undergoing a monumental crisis. This book explores how Islamic civilization began to unravel under colonial rule, as its institutions, laws, and economies were often replaced by inadequate modern equivalents.
Islam is a truly global faith, yet it remains somewhat of an enigma to many of us. This dictionary includes coverage of the historical formations of the worldwide Muslim community and highlights modern Muslim figures and events.
Finally the riches of Islam are offered to the West in this accessible, annotated translation of the heart of the Koran's spiritual wisdom. Cleary's translation reveals the depths of Islamic spirituality.
Intended for those wishing to learn about the Muslim culture, its people and its teachings, this work explores the lives and thoughts of fifty influential individuals in Islam and surveys a heritage that spans 1500 years. It covers key figures such as Prophet Muhammad, Suleiman 'the Magnificent', and El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X).
The standard work on this complex period in Arab history is available once again with the addition of a new introduction by the author which examines recent significant contributions to scholarship in the field.
The author offers an introduction to Islam, which claims a fifth of the world's population as followers, explaining the history of the religion as well as its basic beliefs and its various cultural expressions around the world. Original.
Ethnographers have observed Muslims nearly everywhere Islam is practiced. Varisco's analysis goes beyond the rhetoric over what Islam is to the information from ethnographic research about what Muslims say they do and actually are observed to do.
Now in its second edition, Islam: The Basics provides an introduction to the Islamic faith, examining the doctrines of the religion, the practises of Muslims and the history and significance of Islam in modern contexts.