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In August , there appeared in America a remarkable book, written by an author named Muhammad Asad and bearing the title The Road to Mecca. The book, a combination of memoir and travelogue, told the story of a convert to Islam who had crossed the spiritual deserts of Europe and the sand deserts of Arabia, on a trek that brought him ultimately to the oasis of Islamic belief. The book immediately won critical acclaim, most notably in the prestige press of New York, where Simon and Schuster had published it. Muhammad Asad was a converted Jew, named Leopold Weiss at birth. He was no ordinary convert.
Islam and Gender is essential reading for students in religious studies, Islamic studiesand gender studies, as well as those in related fields, such as cultural studies, politics,area studies, sociology, anthropology and history. Wiley Blackwell Concise Companion to the Hadith. Table of Contents. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, Islam and muslims in the west. This book analyzes the development of Islam and Muslim communities in the West, including influences from abroad, relations with the state and society, and internal community dynamics.
The project examines the emergence of Islam in the The project examines the emergence of Islam in the West in relation to the place of Muslim communities as part of the social fabric of Western societies. It provides an overview of the major issues and debates that have arisen over the last three to four decades surrounding the presence of new Muslim communities residing in Western liberal democracies.
As such, the volume is an ideal text for courses focusing on Islam and Muslim communities in the West. The Imperatives of progressive Islam more. The Sunna and its Status in Islamic law more.
Publisher: Palgrave Publication Date: Publisher: Palgrave Publication Date: Sep Book Review -Islam and gender major issues and debates more. Adis Duderija has comprehensively captured some of the most recent debates in modern Islamic thought on how foundational religious texts are interpreted. In doing so, he has not only rendered a major service to scholarship but he has also In doing so, he has not only rendered a major service to scholarship but he has also distilled the kinds of life-worlds a variety of contemporary Muslim interpreters foster.
He is to be commended for this work that will no doubt spark robust debate. Adis Duderija does a fine job of exploring the tensions within and between different ideal types and their implications for Muslim women and, let's face it, for men as well.
After a brief exploration of the history of teaching Islam and Islamic studies in modern Western After a brief exploration of the history of teaching Islam and Islamic studies in modern Western institutions, the report briefly discusses the types of theoretical and methodological issues that concern the contemporary discipline of Islamic studies in the Western context.
This leads to the main subject matter of the report, which focuses on identifying the major Australian universities that currently offer substantial Islamic studies courses and discusses the types of majors and programs offered; the institutional background in which these majors and programs emerged and currently operate; the breakdown and content of the courses offered; and what graduate outcomes the institutions envisage for their graduates.
Finally, the report makes a few brief, general and preliminary observations regarding the future of Islamic studies in the Australian context. How progressive, cosmopolitan and social justice-oriented Islam can help overcome sectarianism Melbounre Asia Law Review more. This article presents the findings of a national survey on Islam in Australia based on responses of Muslim Australian citizens and permanent residents.
Knowing what Muslim Australians think about Islam in relation to Australian Knowing what Muslim Australians think about Islam in relation to Australian society is essential for a more informed understanding about Islam and Muslims needed to address misinformation, Islamophobia, and extremism. The findings presented in this article include typologies of Muslims; sources of influence concerning Islam; interpretations of the Qur'an; perspectives on ethical, social, and theological issues; issues of concern; social connections and sense of belonging; views on various Muslim-majority countries; and perspectives concerning political Islam, including jihad, caliphate, and shariah.
While respondents' understandings, interpretations, and expressions of Islam overall align with values and principles of equality, human rights, social cohesion, and social justice, a minority were found to understand and interpret Islam in ways that reflect the influence of late 20th and early 21st century ideas associated with Islamist political ideology, and a smaller subgroup were found to have views that could be considered extreme.
This article discusses these findings in relation to the early 21st century time-period factors and the Australian social context.
Doi: A number of recently published studies by reformist-minded Muslim scholars have both questioned the normative nature of and emphasized the need to rethink some of the fundamental assumptions and interpretational models governing A number of recently published studies by reformist-minded Muslim scholars have both questioned the normative nature of and emphasized the need to rethink some of the fundamental assumptions and interpretational models governing traditional Islamic legal theories and ethics.
As part of this process they have emphasized the need to develop novel Islamic hermeneutics. One major element in this emergence of novel Islamic hermeneutics is the production of an increased number of what I term 'gender equality affirmative scholarship on Islam'.
What is particularly interesting, if not intriguing, from the perspective of the author of this article is that the scholarship on gender equality affirmative interpretations of Islam is theorized by reformist-minded Muslim male scholars at historically unprecedented levels which is what this study seeks to highlight.
Islamic Studies , Muslim Minorities , and Islam. Mainstream Sunnism, Islamic Extremism and progressive Islam more. Progressive Islam Reawakening Authenticity more. In this article, I will draw upon my previous scholarship to provide an overview of the worldview underpinning progressive Islam, its approach to conceptualising and interpreting the Islamic tradition, its theology and its normative In this article, I will draw upon my previous scholarship to provide an overview of the worldview underpinning progressive Islam, its approach to conceptualising and interpreting the Islamic tradition, its theology and its normative imperatives.
In doing so, I wish to present a less well known but no less authentic understanding of Islam that will hopefully challenge what many non- Muslims and Muslims think about what Islam was, is or can ever be. This article aims to explain the ideas and the significance of Dr. Bilal Philips, a prominent 'Salafi'preacher, a major proponent of Neo-Traditional Salafism, and how his writings and activities can aid us in understanding the dynamics Bilal Philips, a prominent 'Salafi'preacher, a major proponent of Neo-Traditional Salafism, and how his writings and activities can aid us in understanding the dynamics regarding the nature of Salafism in the West as a discursive tradition with deep roots in the Islamic intellectual history, as well as an element of global Salafi movements.
The article also discusses the internal factionalism and the contentedness of the category of Salafism among western Salafis by examining one critique levelled at Philips by his fellow Salafis residing in the West, with the view of not only understanding and situating the views of Philips more accurately but also to provide an avenue to understand the internal Salafi dynamics in the West in particular.
As such mainstream Sunnism has strong hermeneutical limits that do not allow it to be in a position to mount an interpretationally effective rebuttal of many beliefs and practices Salafi-jihadists resort to including those pertaining to apostasy, enslavement, and gender-related issues.
In this article, I discuss the tensions between patriarchal and non-patriarchal interpretations of the Islamic tradition and some of the factors which contribute to the engendering of both.
In order to contextualize the main discussion in In order to contextualize the main discussion in the first part of the article, I outline the historical tensions between the study of religion and gender in general.
The question of whether the culturally organizing function of gender is to be inevitably linked to the formation and perpetuation of patriarchal religion in general, and Islam in particular, is explored, or whether religion, including the case of Islam, can be a source of non-patriarchal values and ethics. In the second part, I discuss some of the most prominent factors which contribute to patriarchal interpretations of the Islamic tradition by grouping them, from the perspective of the individual interpreter, into those which pertain to personal opinion regarding the nature of two genders, Sitz im Leben, and interpretational methodology manhaj.
In the context of non-patriarchal interpretations of the Islamic tradition, I discuss its main delineating features and show, by using the work of a contemporary reformist Iranian scholar, H. Eshkevari b. This article applies Alan Race's typology of Christian thought in relation to the salvation of non-Christians to that of the Islamic tradition and uses the exegesis of Muhammad Asad as an example.
It argues that Asad's exegesis of the It argues that Asad's exegesis of the relevant qur'anic verses places him firmly into the pluralist camp as defined by Race.
Hospitality in Islam as Based on Cornille. In this article, the author outlines a number of mechanisms pertaining to Islamic scriptural hermeneutics that are affirmative of the very concept and goals of Islamic feminism. First, Duderija presents a brief outline of the concepts of First, Duderija presents a brief outline of the concepts of scriptural hermeneu-tics and Islamic feminism.
Next, he identifies and discusses the delineating features of Islamic feminist scriptural hermeneutics and how exactly they support the ideas underpinning Islamic feminist thought.
Framing the discussion in this manner, the article aims to make a contribution to a wider acceptance and hence future viability of the very concept of Islamic feminism, especially among those who might be prejudiced against it on the basis of its employment of the word feminist. This article critically examines certain custom 'urf based assumptions and theories regarding gender roles and norms in Sunni Islamic tradition and law. First the article considers how scholarship should conceptualize Islamic tradition First the article considers how scholarship should conceptualize Islamic tradition.
Next, the processes through which the concept of 'urf has entered into the Islamic tradition and Islamic law in particular are considered. The 'urf based assumptions regarding the nature of gender roles and norms in neo -traditional Muslim thought are based on what I term a ''gender oppositionality'' thesis.
I argue that the gender oppositionality thesis has strongly influenced the manner in which the Qur'an and Sunna have been interpreted with respect to gender issues and on the basis of which patriarchal traditional Islamic law and ethics have been constructed. In particular, I highlight and problematize the conceptual link between women as ''fitna'' sources of chaos , male honor ird and sexual jealousy ghaira t in discourses in neo- traditional interpretations of the Islamic tradition.
Finally, the article articulates how traditional Quran—Sunna hermeneutics failed to recognize the importance of ''comprehensive contextualization'' of the Quran—Sunna on the basis of which we can question the validity of gender-oppositionality based interpretations of the Qur'an and Sunna present in neo- traditional discourses that were incorporated into Islamic law through the concept of custom.
The aim of this article is to trace the development of the Hadith body of literature and the concept of an authentic Hadith as defined by the classical Islamic sciences 'ulum-ul-hadith during the formative years of Islamic thought as The aim of this article is to trace the development of the Hadith body of literature and the concept of an authentic Hadith as defined by the classical Islamic sciences 'ulum-ul-hadith during the formative years of Islamic thought as based primarily on Western scholarship sources.
The first part of the article will describe the semantico-contextual changes in the meaning of the term Hadith during the period under examination.
The second part will present a brief chronological analysis of the development of the canonical Hadith literature and the concept of an authentic Hadith during the first four generations of Muslims. The progress of development of Hadith literature will, in particular, be traced in relation to the development of the concept of an authentic Hadith, as defined by the classical Hadith sciences. It is the aim of this article to examine several gender related practices considered religiously normative by the IS and deconstruct the religious justifications behind them.
In the analysis I include the practices pertaining to the This article highlights the scholarly contribution of the Iranian-born Muslim scholar-activist Ziba Mir-Hosseini to the academic field of gender and Islam. In the FIRST PART, Mir-Hosseini's thought is positioned within the larger processes of the shifting loci of authority and normativity in contemporary Islamic discourses, particularly with reference to the emergence of what will here be termed critical-progressive Muslim scholar-activists.
There follows a brief justification as to why a study of Mir-Hosseini's thought in relation to gender and Islam warrants examination. Mir-Hosseini's personal journey in the field of gender and Islam is then outlined and her major contributions to the field are noted. This is followed by a discussion of the support Mir-Hosseini finds for her ideas in the hermeneutical theories employed by reformist male Muslim scholars, and then an examination of her views on the relationship between Islamic feminism discourses and neo- traditional expressions of Islam.
The final section discusses Mir Hosseini's s activism with special reference to her involvement with Musawah, the global movement for equality in Muslim family law based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
More Info: www. However an important stream of contemporary Muslim thought—critical-progressive Muslim However an important stream of contemporary Muslim thought—critical-progressive Muslim thought—refuses to accept either a hegemony of Western secularism or a hegemony of Islamist fundamentalism. Critical-progressive Muslim scholar-activists are reinterpreting the normative teachings of the Muslim worldview and developing a distinctive third-way approach. There are several key political and policy ramifications of this stream of thought, including a robust commitment to religious freedom, but within Islamic terms, not terms dictated by non-Muslim Westerners preoccupied with their own security interests.
Islamic views on evolution
Religious Studies University of Cape Town. Tayob uct. The term 'religion' as a discursive term occupies a dominant, but neglected feature of Muslim intellectual reflections since the 19 th century. This discourse may be compared with the study of religion since the 19 th century that has also used religion to develop a perspective on the religious history of humankind. In this contribution, I argue that the two intellectual traditions that have employed religion - Kantian and the modern Islamic - point to very different ways of relating to the world, to the self and the 'other', and to the political condition of modernity.
This enlightening documentary explores the origins of the Koran, which according to Muslim tradition, has remained static and unchanged since its revelation to the prophet Mohammed between and CE in Mecca and Medina. However, recent discoveries of Koranic manuscripts analyzed by scientists, dating from around the oldest in the world-indicate that the Koran would appear to have a more complicated history. During the first century of Islam, different concurrent versions of the holy book of Islam are believed to have existed and a number of different readings are possible due to the rudimentary nature of the writing in its early stages. European scientists and Islamic scholars are now trying to trace the history of the Koran. From the mosque of Kairouan in Tunisia to that of the Umayyads in Damascus and Al- Azhar in Cairo , the film invites us on a fascinating journey into the heart of the origins of the book and Late Antiquity. THE KORAN is beautifully filmed, featuring dramatic and colorful images of manuscripts, paintings, and historic mosques, as well as people of all ages reading the Koran in daily study and worship. The historical background is made more engaging through lovely animations of ancient portraits and maps in flickering jewel tones.
The Road from Mecca: Muhammad Asad
After studying the Koran, he left his Jewish roots behind, converted to Islam and changed his name to Muhammad Asad. Asad became one of the most important Muslims of the 20th century, spreading its message of peace and brotherhood as a journalist and author of books such as Islam at the Crossroads, The Principles of State and Government in Islam and his autobiography, The Road to Mecca. He served as an advisor to the royal court of Saudi Arabia and was a co-founder of Pakistan and its Ambassador to the UN. Archival footage and photos and excerpts from Asad's writings are blended with contemporary interviews with writers, historians, scholars, and his friends and associates, revealing Asad's legacy as a modern theological thinker. In portraying the lifelong evolution of the philosophy of Muhammad Asad, who sought to be a mediator between East and West, A ROAD TO MECCA provides a portrait of contemporary Islam, challenging deeply rooted Western prejudices by revealing the distance between fundamentalist beliefs that support terrorism and the core beliefs of a profoundly humane religion.
Islamic views on evolution are diverse, ranging from theistic evolution to Old Earth creationism. Usaama al-Azami suggested that both narratives of creation and of evolution, as understood by modern science, may be believed by modern Muslims as addressing two different kinds of truth, the revealed and the empirical. Unlike the Bible, the story of creation in the Qur'an is not told in one chapter, but rather can be pieced together from verses all over the book. The time period described is 6 days for this whole creation,  many muslims hold the view that, these 6 days are not solar days rather a different relative time, which starts from the beginning of universe and earth took two days to be created.
Frequently Asked Questions Who wrote the Quran? The Quran was orally revealed by God Allah to the final prophet, Muhammad SAS , through the archangel Gabriel Jibril , incrementally over a period of some 23 years, beginning in the month of Ramadan, when Muhammad SAS was 40; and concluding in , the year of his death. What does Quran mean literally?
The Message of the Qur'an
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The paper supplements the theory of consumer behavior with insights from the primary sources of Islam. A consumer who maximizes utility operates within four dimensions: moderation, extravagance, waste, and niggardliness. These dimensions take different meanings in each social stratum. A complicating factor is the context of consumption which could be individual, social, or public. For each social stratum and for each context, these dimensions have different meanings.
The author recalls his long friendship with the late Shabtai Teveth, renowned journalist and the biographer of David Ben-Gurion. Barry Rubin, analyst of the Middle East, followed an improbable journey, from a radical of the s American left, to a hard-nosed Israeli critic of Arab politics and U. Martin Kramer recalls his long friendship with Rubin, and traces the stages in his evolution as an intellect and scholar. An inquiry into the views of the late Elie Kedourie on the relationship between academe and the making of foreign policy. A study of Muhammad Asad, a European Jewish convert to Islam, who played a prominent role in midth-century Muslim intellectual life, as a thinker and Qur'an translator.
Islam Obscured pp Cite as. W hat the world does not need is yet another book that assumes Islam can be abstracted out of evolving cultural contexts and neatly essentialized into print without repeating the obvious or glossing over the obtuse. This is—I believe and I hope—not such a book.