The Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan, and the Men Who Follow by Dawn-Marie Gibson

By Dawn-Marie Gibson

This booklet examines the various ways that Minister Farrakhan’s Resurrected country of Islam appeals to males from diverse backgrounds. Dawn-Marie Gibson investigates a few subject matters together with religion, relations, and neighborhood, using archival examine and fascinating in-depth interviews. The ebook considers the multifaceted ways that males come upon the country of Islam (NOI) and navigate its ethics and gender norms. Gibson describes and dissects the criteria that allure males to the NOI, whereas additionally contemplating the demanding situations that those males confront as new converts. She discusses a few of the inter-faith and neighborhood outreach efforts that males have interaction in and assesses their paintings with either their Christian and Muslim opposite numbers. To finish its dialogue, the booklet takes a glance on the NOI’s 2015 Justice in any other case March to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Million guy March in Washington, DC.

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Quest for the Red Sulphur: The Life of Ibn 'Arabi (Islamic by Claude Addas, Peter Kingsley

By Claude Addas, Peter Kingsley

Quest for the crimson Sulphur: The lifetime of Ibn Arabi is definitely a landmark in Ibn Arabi experiences. till the booklet of this booklet, an individual who desired to know about the lifetime of Ibn Arabi has had little selection of fabric to paintings from. This significant learn through Claude Addas is predicated on an in depth research of an entire diversity of Ibn Arabi's personal writings in addition to an enormous volume of secondary literature in either Arabic and Persian. the result's the first-ever try and reconstruct what proves to were a double itinerary: at the one hand, the adventure that took Ibn Arabi from his local Andalusia to Damascus - and nonetheless, the 'Night trip' which carried him alongside the trails of asceticism and prayer to the final word degree of revelation of his mystic quest.

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Islamic Civilization in South Asia: A History of Muslim by Burjor Avari

By Burjor Avari

Muslims were found in South Asia for 14 centuries. approximately forty% of the folks of this huge land mass persist with the faith of Islam, and Muslim contribution to the cultural history of the sub-continent has been wide. This textbook presents either undergraduate and postgraduate scholars, in addition to the overall reader, with a accomplished account of the background of Islam in India, encompassing political, socio-economic, cultural and highbrow aspects.

Using a chronological framework, the publication discusses the most occasions in every one interval among c. six hundred CE and the current day, in addition to the major social and cultural subject matters. It discusses more than a few issues, including:

  • How energy used to be secured, and the way used to be it exercised
  • The quandary of self belief attributable to the coming of the West within the sub-continent
  • How the Indo-Islamic synthesis in a variety of aspects of lifestyles and tradition got here about

Excerpts on the finish of every bankruptcy permit for extra dialogue, and specific maps along the textual content support visualise the adjustments via every time interval. Introducing the reader to the problems in regards to the Islamic earlier of South Asia, the publication is an invaluable textual content for college students and students of South Asian background and spiritual Studies.

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Muslim Societies in African History (New Approaches to by David Robinson

By David Robinson

This e-book examines a sequence of methods (Islamization, Arabization, Africanization) and case reports from the Muslim societies of Africa over the past thousand years. not like traditions suggesting that Islam didn't take root in Africa, David Robinson depicts the advanced struggles of Muslims in the course of the continent: in Morocco and the Hausaland area of Nigeria; the "pagan" societies of Ashanti (Ghana) and Buganda (Uganda); and the ostensibly Christian kingdom of Ethiopia. "Further interpreting" sections recommend how undergraduate readers can pursue examine, and illustrations and maps complement the textual content.

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Humor in Early Islam by Franz Rosenthal

By Franz Rosenthal

, first released in 1956, is a pioneering research by way of the flexible and prolific pupil Franz Rosenthal (19142003), who (having released a piece of writing on mediaeval Arabic blurbs), must have written this article himself. It comprises an annotated translation of an Arabic textual content on a determine who turned the topic of many jokes and anecdotes, the grasping and obtuse Ashab, a singer who lived within the 8th century yet whose literary and fictional existence lengthy survived him. the interpretation is preceded via chapters at the textual resources and at the historic and mythical personalities of Ashab; the ebook ends with a quick essay on laughter. even if the jokes will make a contemporary reader chortle, the e-book is a necessary resource for these heavily attracted to a faith or a tradition that every one too usually yet unjustly is linked, by way of outsiders, with an aversion to laughter.

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The Case for Islamophobia: Jihad by the Word; America's by Walid Shoebat, Ben Barrack

By Walid Shoebat, Ben Barrack

Because the Muslim Brotherhood tested itself within the US via quite a few teams, it has sought to take advantage of America's weakness—a sensitivity with admire to civil rights. Islamists in the USA have likened themselves to minorities who've been discriminated opposed to and feature used intimidation to silence feedback and dissent. That technique has labored; Islamists have pointed out their critics as being on par with racists, those who are bothered with Islamophobia. This publication makes the case that using the notice Islamophobia is little short of a bully tactic. learn the way America's enemies have infiltrated her and used her personal background opposed to her. The targets of the Muslim Brotherhood are effortless to appreciate when you are courageous adequate to overcome their worry. The Brotherhood might have you ever think that those people who are serious of Islam are fearful of it whereas those that steer clear of it or who don't criticize it are courageous. this is often the lie uncovered within the publication.

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The Nusayri-Alawi Religion: An Enquiry Into Its Theology and by Meir M Bar-Asher, Aryeh Kofsky

By Meir M Bar-Asher, Aryeh Kofsky

The Nusayrīs - sometimes called ʿAlawīs -have been in energy in Syria for the earlier 3 a long time. Little is understood in their origins or their lengthy background, whereas their spiritual creeds and inspiration are a bit higher identified. the most reason behind our fragmentary wisdom of the Nusayrī faith is that, considering its beginnings, it has regularly been the key religion of a self-conscious elite that zealously guarded its sectarian literature. The Nusayrī-ʿAlawī religion is a transparent instance of a syncretistic faith. It combines and fuses parts of cults and creeds of very disparate, and distant, origins. between those are numerous pagan ideals (residues of historical Mesopotamian and Syrian cults), in addition to Persian, Christian, Gnostic, and Muslim - either Sunnī and Shīʿī - spiritual precepts and practices. these kinds of elements were introduced jointly in a syncretistic non secular procedure that has assumed a heterodox Shīʿī clothing. the current quantity offers a mosaic of basic facets of Nusayrī theology and liturgy. It demonstrates the complexity of Nusayrī theology and the variety of non secular notion in the Nusayrī fold.

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