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The SAGE Handbook of Islamic Studies

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© 2010 | 392 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'… a welcome addition to the already available introductory works on Islam. The chapters of the book combine depth of analysis and erudition on a wide range of subjects. Thus in a single volume one finds several superbly written papers not only on the foundations of Islam and the manifestations of Islamic culture but also on issues which are at the centre of contemporary debates among Muslims such as multiculturalism, social justice, democracy and diversity. As a sourcebook this work is equally useful for students, academicians and general readers' - Zafar Ishaq Ansari, Director, Islamic Research Institute, International Islamic University

Islamic Studies is at a critical moment in its history. It seeks both to maintain its rich history and to engage with other - sometimes dominant - cultural and political studies. This tension is producing complex changes in both the theory and the practice of Islamic Studies.

This timely and stimulating Handbook, edited by world-class experts in the field, provides a comprehensive guide to Islamic Studies today. It examines the main issues in the field and explores the key debates. It provides readers with an indispensable, balanced guide to the roots of Islam and the challenges it faces in the twenty-first century.

The Handbook includes discussions of:

- Islam as a community of discourse and a global system

- Islam, diaspora and multiculturalism

- The Qu'ran today

- Islam as a moral and judicial system

- Islam and politics

- Islam and culture

- Diversities and Islam

Concise, level-headed and penetrating, this collection will be of interest to anyone who studies contemporary Islam. It brings together an unparalleled collection of international scholars who illuminate some of the most urgent and complex issues in the world today.

Laura Thomas
Introduction: Current Issues in Islamic Studies
 
PART ONE: ISLAM AND MULTICULTURALISM
John Obert Voll
Islam as a Community of Discourse and a World System
Bryan S Turner
Islam, Diaspora and Multiculturalism
Camilo Gomez-Rivas
Andalusian Jurist, Berber Commander and Mozarab Rebel
Understanding Iberia's Islamic Experience  
 
PART TWO: FOUNDATIONS OF ISLAM
Qaiser Shahzad
The Qur'an
Lawrence Rosen
Islamic Concepts of Justice
S M Ghazanfar
Islamic Economics: Salient Features and a Critical Survey
Dietrich Reetz
From Madrasa to University: The Challenges and Formats of Islamic Education
Charles E Butterworth
Political Philosophy and Political Thought in the Medieval Arabic-Islamic Tradition of the Middle East
 
PART THREE: CULTURE OF ISLAM
Asma Afsaruddin
Arabic-Islamic Literature: Continuities and Transformations
Walter Denny
Islamic Art: Visual Manifestations of a Faith and a Culture
 
PART FOUR: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN ISLAM
Amineh Ahmed
Women's Agency in Muslim Society
Haldun Gülalp
Islam and Democracy: Is Turkey an Exception or a Role Model?
Earle H Waugh
Islam in the West
 
PART FIVE: DIVERSITY WITHIN ISLAM
Ayatollah Dr Seyed Mostafa Mohaghegh Damad
Shi'a Islam
Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Doctrinal Sufism and Theoretical Gnosis
Robert Sampson
Contemporary Sufism: Islam without Borders

'The chapters of the book combine depth of analysis and erudition on a wide range of subjects. Thus in a single volume one finds several superbly written papers not only on the foundations of Islam and the manifestations of Islamic culture but also on issues which are at the centre of contemporary debates among Muslims such as multiculturalism, social justice, democracy and diversity. As a sourcebook this work is equally useful for students, academicians and general readers' - Zafar Ishaq Ansari, Director, Islamic Research Institute, International Islamic University

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