Category: Islam

  • Sayyids and Sharifs in Muslim Societies: The Living Links to by Kazuo Morimoto

    By Kazuo Morimoto

    The international Muslim inhabitants incorporates a huge variety of lineal descendants and family of the Prophet Muhammad. those kinsfolk, most of the time often called "sayyid" or "sharif," shape a different social class in lots of Muslim societies, and their prestige can come up with the money for them unique remedy in felony issues and within the political sphere.



    This publication brings jointly a global crew of well known students to supply a entire exam of where of the kinsfolk of Muhammad in Muslim societies, all through heritage and in a few diverse neighborhood manifestations. The chapters cover:




    • how the prestige and privileges of sayyids and sharifs were mentioned via spiritual scholars



    • how the prophetic descent of sayyids and sharifs has functioned as a symbolic capital in several settings



    • the lives of exact sayyids and sharifs in diversified instances and places


    Providing a radical research of sayyids and sharifs from the 9th century to the current day, and from the Iberian Peninsula to the Indonesian Archipelago, this ebook should be of significant curiosity to students of Islamic experiences, heart East and Asian studies.

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  • Cycle of Fear: Syria's Alawites in War and Peace by Leon Goldsmith

    By Leon Goldsmith

    In early 2011 an aged Alawite shaykh lamented the lengthy heritage of oppression and aggression opposed to his humans. opposed to such collective stories the Syrian rebellion used to be seen by way of many Alawites, and observers, as a revanchist Sunni Muslim move and the gravest danger but to the unorthodox Shi'a sub-sect. This defined why the Alawites principally remained unswerving to the Ba'athist regime of Bashar al-Asad.

    But was once Alawite historical past rather a continuing story of oppression and used to be the Syrian rebellion of 2011 fairly an existential risk to the Alawites? This ebook surveys Alawite historical past from the sect's inception in Abbasid Iraq as much as the beginning of the rebellion in 2011. The e-book exhibits how Alawite id and political behaviour were formed by way of a cycle of lack of confidence that has avoided the crowd from reaching both actual social integration or long-term safeguard. instead of being the gravest chance but to the sect, the Syrian rebellion, within the context of the Arab Spring, was once really almost certainly a ancient chance for the Alawites to eventually separate from from their cycle of fear.
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  • Ghazali: The Revival of Islam (Makers of the Muslim World) by Eric Ormsby

    By Eric Ormsby

    This interesting paintings profiles Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (1058-1111), the major Islamic pupil and mystic of the medieval interval. Attracting the patronage of the vizier Nizam al-Mulk early in his occupation, he used to be appointed head of the Nizamiyyah university at Baghdad, and attracted audiences from around the Islamic global, who sought his teachings on Islamic philosophy and jurisprudence. finally renouncing his place as a result of a non secular trouble, he went into self-imposed exile, in which he wrote the Sufi masterpiece, Revival of the Sciences of faith. Concise and lucid, this can be a ideal advent to the nice man’s existence and work.
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  • Contracting Fear: Islamic Law in the Middle East and Middle by Khurram Dara

    By Khurram Dara

    If you have ever learn a information tale approximately radical Islam, you've gotten most likely visible "sharia legislations" pointed out. yet for whatever that's changing into more and more primary in political rhetoric, it is difficult to think how little most folks really learn about Islamic legislation. during this concise and instructive ebook, Khurram Dara explains not just the background and origins of Islamic legislation but additionally the fascinating position it has performed within the politics of the center East and center the US. difficult the traditional knowledge that Islamic legislations is inflexible and everlasting, Dara argues that the political and cultural realities of its formation recommend differently and will swap how Islamic legislation is assumed of and mentioned in either the East and the West. Combining spiritual historical past with criminal research, Contracting Fear explains Islamic legislations within the context of the worldwide political weather today.

    "A attention-grabbing and thought-provoking tackle the most referred to but least understood features of Islam."
    --Reza Aslan, writer of No god yet God and Zealot: The existence and occasions of Jesus of Nazareth

    "Synthesizes loads of present scholarship for the lay reader."
    --Hussein Rashid, founding father of islamicate and Adjunct Professor at Hofstra collage

    "Dara presents us with a useful software opposed to the lack of information and false impression that underlie rather a lot clash within the age of connectivity. learn this publication and be a part of the average dialog approximately sharia."
    --Rob DuBois, writer of Powerful Peace: A army SEAL's classes on Peace from an entire life at War

    Khurram Dara is an legal professional from long island. he's the writer of The Crescent Directive: An Essay on enhancing clone of Islam in America (2011). His writing has been featured on CNN.com, The Washington Post on-line, and HuffPost faith. Dara is a graduate of Emory collage and Columbia legislation School.
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  • Islamic Law by Imam Jafar al-Sadiq,Jafar al-Sadiq,Ja`far al-Sadiq

    By Imam Jafar al-Sadiq,Jafar al-Sadiq,Ja`far al-Sadiq

    This paintings is an authoritative compilation of Islamic legislation according to the jurisprudence of the Shiite Imam, Ja`far al-Sadiq. In quantity 1, the legislation facing concerns of worship (prayers, fasting, alms, hajj, etc…) are awarded in concise, transparent narrative. quantity 2 offers a precis of the legislation facing civil (transactional) issues, quite often recognized in Islamic legislation as, mu`amalat, consisting of agreement, inheritance, bequest, public trusts, marriage, and divorce legislation.
    Together the 2 volumes offer Muslims and non-Muslims who're drawn to studying approximately Islamic legislations (shari`ah) an account of formal criminal reviews and rulings bearing on approximately 3000 criminal cases.
    Imam Ja`far al-Sadiq is the coed who systematized Shiite jurisprudence by way of hundreds of thousands of Muslims worldwide. he's noticeable because the founding father of Imami (or Twelver or Ja`fari) Shiite college of jurisprudence. The Iranian structure of 1980 enshrined this faculty of jurisprudence because the respectable resource of law.
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  • Ehrenmorde. Töten im Namen der Religion?: Eine Untersuchung by Marina Schauer

    By Marina Schauer

    Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2013 im Fachbereich Orientalistik / Sinologie - Islamwissenschaft, notice: 2,3, Universität Hamburg (Asien-Afrika-Institut), Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Am 7. Februar 2005 wurde die Deutschtürkin Hatun Sürücü von ihrem Bruder Ayhan an einer Bushaltestelle in Berlin erschossen. Die nach traditionellen islamischen Werten und den Sitten und Gebräuchen ihrer ostanatolischen Herkunftsregion erzogene junge Frau lebte seit einiger Zeit getrennt von ihrer Familie, sie hatte das Kopftuch abgelegt, schminkte sich, kleidete sich nach westlichen Maßstäben und hatte bereits einige Beziehungen zu verschiedenen Männern geführt. „Ay. [Ayhan] verachtete H. [Hatun] wegen ihres von ihm als ehrlos empfundenen Lebenswandels. Nach seiner Auffassung verletzte sie damit die „Familienehre, die insbesondere von den Frauen der Familie über ihre sexuelle Integrität verkörpert“ werde. Seiner Meinung nach oblag es den Männern der Familie, die durch das Verhalten eines weiblichen Familienmitglieds vermeintlich verletzte Familienehre wiederherzustellen“.

    Dieses Beispiel zeigt, dass Tötungen aufgrund eines verletzten Ehrgefühls nicht nur ein Phänomen der Türkei oder anderer vornehmlich islamisch geprägter Länder sind, sondern auch in Deutschland und in anderen europäischen Ländern vorkommen. Im Rahmen der vorliegenden Arbeit soll untersucht werden, ob der Ehrenmord ein spezifisch islamisches challenge oder möglicherweise gar kein religiöses, sondern ein kulturelles Phänomen ist. Weiterhin soll untersucht werden, used to be für ein Islamverständnis Familien, in denen Ehrenmorde geschehen, haben und used to be der Koran zum Thema Töten und zur Züchtigung ungehorsamer Frauen sagt. Ferner soll erörtert werden, ob die Männer, die Ehrenmorde ausführen, ebenfalls Opfer, nämlich Opfer ihrer eigenen Kultur, sind.

    Ein weiterer wichtiger Aspekt dieser Arbeit ist der rechtliche Umgang mit Ehrenmördern. Es wird untersucht, wie die Rechtslage in Deutschland und in der Türkei aussieht und wie mit Ehrenmördern und ihren Familien, die in der Regel Mitwisser, manchmal sogar Mittäter, sind, umgegangen wird.

    Bevor mögliche Antworten auf diese Fragen erörtert werden, wird die Arbeit mit zwei Definitionen zum deutschen und türkischen Ehrbegriff eingeleitet. Für ein besseres Verständnis der Hintergründe werden im darauf folgenden Kapitel mögliche Ursachen für Tötungen aus Gründen der Ehre und der culture erörtert. Weiterhin wird der kulturelle Hintergrund der Täter und Opfer näher beleuchtet.
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  • The Qur’an And The Pursuit of Happiness by Habeeb Malik PhD

    By Habeeb Malik PhD

    The Qur'an promises happiness to people who think about Allah and reside by means of His teachings because it says: "Whoever works righteousness, individual, and has religion, verily to him can we supply a existence that's reliable and natural, and we are going to bestow on such their present in response to the simplest in their actions." Happiness can't be accomplished with no making huge, immense efforts to make confident switch and alterations in our lives. The Qur'an publicizes: "Verily by no means will Allah switch the situation of a humans till they modify what's in themselves." The Qur'an insists that repentance by means of switch should be performed with urgency (wa yatubuna min qarib).The Qur'an is a treatment to all that's opposite to fact and ethical reliable because it directs our lives to the precise direction. The readers of this e-book will see that it is the top recipe of happiness!
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  • Couple soi existant-moi subsistant (Le) : Trois by PHILIPPE MOULINET

    By PHILIPPE MOULINET

    Le sens du « je » est naturel à tous les hommes. Ils disent couramment : « je » pense, « je » sens, « je » veux, and so forth. l. a. pensée en conclut que « je suis » un acteur consistent sous le flux des états d’âme. L’homme vit ses expériences entre le monde extérieur des choses et le monde intérieur de los angeles pensée. Tout l’espace intermédiaire est occupé par ses « représentations » mentales. Dans le monde ethical ce sont des « valeurs » dominantes, des « idées fixes », des « lieux communs » permettant d’obtenir un consensus. Le « moi » est traité comme un basic moyen pour arriver à leur réalisation.Nos trois compagnons de direction détruisent ce schéma anthropologique classique. Le « je » n’est pas confiné d’un seul côté, en face du monde, traité comme l’« opposant », le « non-moi ». Le monde est le miroir qui nous révèle les qualities de notre personnalité. Nous sommes au monde grâce à une présence vibrante, une vibration qui nous fait entrer en résonance avec tout ce qui existe. L’homme comprend par raisonnement mais connaît par résonance.Pour Heidegger l’être humain est Da-Sein, il ouvre le monde en se reconnaissant dedans, comme je fais exister le miroir en m’y voyant. Sadra réalise que tout ce qui est perçu dans le monde, ce sont des formes d’être, des modes de ma propre présence. Prajnanpad nous fait voir que le jugement de valeur crée los angeles coupure entre l’intérieur et l’extérieur. Ces trois auteurs traitent l. a. maladie de los angeles department et nous permettent de retrouver une relation au monde qui est une vraie rencontre avec Soi.Philippe Moulinet : magistrat, docteur en philosophie, l’auteur a consacré plusieurs ouvrages au Soufisme qu’il aborde directement, avec l’intention de « faire voir » les vérités métaphysiques à los angeles lumière de l’expérience humaine los angeles plus immédiate. Le livre tire sa strength de percussion de l. a. tournure concrète que prennent ici les vérités les plus subtiles de los angeles métaphysique.
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  • Le Chiisme, quête de la fidélité aux imams: L'école by Saeid Jazari Mamoei

    By Saeid Jazari Mamoei

    Au sein de l'enseignement universitaire iranien actuel, los angeles théologie est enseignée comme une self-discipline bien vivante, objet d'intenses débats et développements. Ce travail présenté ici nous offre une étude des plus documentées sur une des principales écoles de théologies chiites en Iran, l'« école du Tafkîk », dite aussi "des connaissances révélées". Cette école est traditionnelle, automobile elle ancre sa réflexion théologique et juridique dans les seules bases scripturaires (Coran), elle est contemporaine parce qu'orientée vers un avenir totalisant, accomplissant les virtualités des efforts humains.
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  • Contemporary Ijtihad by L. Ali Khan

    By L. Ali Khan

    Examines the usefulness, demanding situations and bounds of ijtihad for Muslims this present day. This e-book explores the boundaries and controversies of ijtihad within the context of the various wishes of Muslim cultures and groups dwelling in Muslim and non-Muslim international locations and continents together with Europe and North America.Ijihad is the method of constructing a felony determination by way of self sustaining interpretation of the felony assets. The resurgence of Islam, geopolitical crises regarding Muslim international locations, violence linked to Islam and the immigration of thousands of Muslims to Western nations have inspired upon Muslims the necessity to reconsider classical jurisprudence. As a result, a strong modern ijtihad has unleashed a massive highbrow power that's remodeling felony structures around the Muslim world.
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