Since Al Qaeda's attacks on America in 2001, 'Islamophobia' has entered common parlance. This book considers attitudes towards Islam and Muslims in Russia, investigates the concept in Western democracies, and analyses the meanings of 'Islamophobia'. It analyses the ways in which the rights of Muslims are contested in various parts of the world.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 2017'An eye-opening, well-written and very timely book' Yuval Noah Harari'The best sort of book for our disordered days: timely, urgent and illuminating' Pankaj Mishra'It strikes a blow...for common humanity' Sunday TimesThe Muslim world has often been accused of a failure to modernise and adapt.
The future of Islam is female Named one of the BBC's 100 Women of 2016, and the subject of interviews in both The Times and the Guardian, Sherin Khankan is one of the very few female imams in the Western World.
This second edition of a popular introduction to the holy book of Islam includes an essential updated reference guide, including a chronology of the revelation, links to internet resources, and suggestions for further reading.
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.
Prevent Strategy is a collection of work from practitioners (youth workers and the police) and academics researching and covering the application of the UK's Prevent strategy, in relation to the right to freedom of expression and section 26 Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2016 duty
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.
Provides analyses of Islam and its relation to issues such as identities, politics, culture, power and gender. This book argues that Islam needs to be studied as a living religion through the observation of everyday Muslim life. It is useful for those interested in investigating the unsettled place of Islam in our multicultural society.
No sectarian division has had a more momentous impact than that between the two dominant branches of Islam. Widely considered the world's leading expert on the subject, Toby Matthiesen offers the full story of the Sunni-Shia split, delving down from its roots in the early days of Islam to the present day and its global effect on current events.
Too often we see Islam and Muslims portrayed as fanatical jihadists or helpless victims of western oppression. This book provides a rare insight into what, as the book's title states, the average Muslim makes of it all.
In this Very Short Introduction Jonathan A. Brown presents both the Muslim version of Muhammad's life, as well as the efforts of Western scholars to uncover the historical Muhammad. He considers the prominent roles that Muhammad's persona has played in the lives of Muslims throughout history, looking at his life and legacy.
An A-Z dictionary edited by John L. Esposito for general readers on the faith, institutions, movements, and concepts of the modern Islamic world. Approximately 2000 entries span the religious, political, and social spheres of modern Islam with background historical entries and particular emphasis on Islam and the West.
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.
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.
Explores the significance of the Koran both in the modern world and in traditional Muslim culture. This book provides an account of the Koran as codex, as scripture, as liturgy, and as the embodiment of truth, and examines its means of formation and dissemination. It also discusses issues of interpretation for certain key verses.
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.
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.
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).
An enlightening introduction to the making, and message, of the central book in the world's most misunderstood religion: 'An exceptionally illuminating and balanced narrative.' Ziauddin Sardar, Independent
Unconventionally fusing the the history of faith and reason in Islam, this book traces the Qur'an-inspired intellectual revolution that took off in the Islamic world of the seventh century, revealing its highlights and following it through to its sixteenth-century demise.
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.