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A New Introduction to Islam

Daniel W Brown
A New Introduction to Islam

A New Introduction to Islam

Daniel W Brown

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List of FiguresList of MapsIntroduction: The Problem of Defining IslamPart I: Islamic Origins:1. The Conquests:Psychological ImpactArchaeological Data: The "Invisible " ConquestsResources for Further Study2. Arabia:Pre-Islamic PoetryThe Book of IdolsMecca and the QurayshThe Gifts of the ArabsResources for Further Study3. The Pre-Islamic Near East:Christianity in the Near EastReligion in the S as anian EmpireThe Place of the Arabs in the Near EastResources for Further Study4. Religion of Empire:Arab Colonial PolicyThe Problem of ConversionThe Nature of LeadershipThe Dome of the RockThe Constitution of MedinaResources for Further StudyPart II: The Formation of the Islamic Tradition:5. The Qur ' an:The History of the TextThe Qur ' an in Muslim PietyInterpreting The Qur ' anResources for Further Study6. The Life of Muhammad:Prologue and SettingBirth and ChildhoodEarly AdulthoodThe Beginning of RevelationOppositionThe Night Journey and Ascent to HeavenThe HijraVictory and DefeatThe Peace of Al-Hudaybiyya and the Farewell PilgrimageResources for Further Study7. The Tradition LiteratureThe Science of Had thThe Exegetical Origins of Had thIn Quest of the Historical MuhammadThe S ra and the Shaping of an Islamic World ViewResources for Further StudyPart III: Islamic Institutions:8. The Caliphate:The Sh ' VisionSh ' sm and the 'Abb asid RevolutionTwelversThe Ism a ' l sThe Niz ar "Assassins "The Kh arijitesThe S as anian RevivalAl-M award and the Sunn CompromiseResources for Further Study9. Islamic Law:The Coffee DebateRevelation and ReasonQiy asThe Schools of LawIslamic Law and the StateIjm a 'The Us l Al-FiqhThe Substance of the LawRitual PurityActs of WorshipThe Origins of Islamic LawResources for Further Study10. Islamic Theology & Philosophy:Freedom and DeterminismGod 's AttributesFaith and WorksLeadershipThe Sunn ConsensusAhmad ibn Hanbalal-Ash 'ar al-Ash 'ar and Kal amThe Theological EnvironmentThe Challenge Of PhilosophyProphecy and Revelation in Islamic PhilosophyPhilosophy and MysticismResources for Further Study11. S f sm:Stages on the PathThe Spiritual MasterS f BrotherhoodsS f RitualThe DestinationS f CosmologyS f sm in History: The Case of al-Hall ajBeginnings to the Tenth CenturyClassical Manuals and the Growth of Tar qasThe Pervasiveness of S f smResources for Further StudyPart IV: Crisis and Renewal in Islamic History:12. Turks, Crusaders and Mongols:The Salj qsAl-Ghaz al and the Sunn RevivalSlave SoldiersThe CrusadesThe MongolsThe Impact of the Mongol InvasionsResources for Further Study13. Encounter with the West:The Ottoman, Saf avid and Mughal EmpiresThe Rise of European PowerThe Religious EnvironmentThe 'Ulam a ' and the EmpiresTrends in S f smThe Wahh ab sJih ad MovementsAl-Afgh an Sayyid Ahmad Kh an and 'Al garhResources for Further Study14. Islam and Modernity:From Caliphate to Nation-StateThe Idea of the Islamic StateFrom Shar 'a to Secular Law and BackA New Kal am?The Vitality of S f smResources for Further StudyEpilogue: Islam in a Postmodern WorldBibliographyIndex

- Publisher Written in an engaging style, this text introduces students not just to what Muslims believe and practise, but also to the history and development of Islamic studies as a discipline. ^Provides" a" thought-provoking account of the origins, major features and lasting impact of the Islamic tradition. ^Introduces students to the history and development of Islamic studies as a discipline. ^Examines how monotheism in the Near East produced a unique and brilliant intellectual and religious tradition spanning the fields of Islamic law, theology, philosophy and mysticism. ^Surveys the ways in which Islamic tradition has enriched the world and in turn been enriched by interaction with other civilizations, from the Mongols to the modern West. ^Considers the opportunities and challenges facing Muslims today. ^Includes detailed chronologies, tables summarizing key information, and useful maps and diagrams.

- Publisher List of Figures.List of Maps.Introduction: The Problem of Defining Islam.Part I: Islamic Origins:.1. The Conquests:.Psychological Impact.Archaeological Data: The "Invisible" Conquests.Resources for Further Study.2. Arabia:.Pre-Islamic Poetry.The Book of Idols.Mecca and the Quraysh.The Gifts of the Arabs.Resources for Further Study.3. The Pre-Islamic Near East:.Christianity in the Near East.Religion in the Sasanian Empire.The Place of the Arabs in the Near East.Resources for Further Study.4. Religion of Empire:.Arab Colonial Policy.The Problem of Conversion.The Nature of Leadership.The Dome of the Rock.The Constitution of Medina.Resources for Further Study.Part II: The Formation of the Islamic Tradition:.5. The Qur'an:.The History of the Text.The Qur'an in Muslim Piety.Interpreting The Qur'an.Resources for Further Study.6. The Life of Muhammad:.Prologue and Setting.Birth and Childhood.Early Adulthood.The Beginning of Revelation.Opposition.The Night Journey and Ascent to Heaven.The Hijra.Victory and Defeat.The Peace of Al-Hudaybiyya and the Farewell Pilgrimage.Resources for Further Study.7. The Tradition Literature.The Science of Hadith.The Exegetical Origins of Hadith.In Quest of the Historical Muhammad.The Sira and the Shaping of an Islamic World View.Resources for Further Study.Part III: Islamic Institutions:.8. The Caliphate:.The Shi'i Vision.Shi'ism and the 'Abbasid Revolution.Twelvers.The Isma 'ilis.The Nizari "Assassins".The Kharijites.The Sasanian Revival.Al-Mawardi and the Sunni Compromise.Resources for Further Study.9. Islamic Law:.The Coffee Debate.Revelation and Reason.Qiyas.The Schools of Law.Islamic Law and the State.Ijma'.The Usul Al-Fiqh.The Substance of the Law.Ritual Purity.Acts of Worship.The Origins of Islamic Law.Resources for Further Study.10. Islamic Theology & Philosophy:.Freedom and Determinism.God's Attributes.Faith and Works.Leadership.The Sunni Consensus.Ahmad ibn Hanbal.al-Ash'ari.al-Ash'ari and Kalam.The Theological Environment.The Challenge Of Philosophy.Prophecy and Revelation in Islamic Philosophy.Philosophy and Mysticism.Resources for Further Study.11. Sufism:.Stages on the Path.The Spiritual Master.Sufi Brotherhoods.Sufi Ritual.The Destination.Sufi Cosmology.Sufism in History: The Case of al-Hallaj.Beginnings to the Tenth Century.Classical Manuals and the Growth of Tariqas.The Pervasiveness of Sufism.Resources for Further Study.Part IV: Crisis and Renewal in Islamic History:.12. Turks, Crusaders and Mongols:.The Saljuqs.Al-Ghazali and the Sunni Revival.Slave Soldiers.The Crusades.The Mongols.The Impact of the Mongol Invasions.Resources for Further Study.13. Encounter with the West:.The Ottoman, Safavid and Mughal Empires.The Rise of European Power.The Religious Environment.The 'Ulama' and the Empires.Trends in Sufism.The Wahhabis.Jihad Movements.Al-Afghani.Sayyid Ahmad Khan and 'Aligarh.Resources for Further Study.14. Islam and Modernity:.From Caliphate to Nation-State.The Idea of the Islamic State.From Shari'a to Secular Law and Back.A New Kalam?.The Vitality of Sufism.Resources for Further Study.

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List of FiguresList of MapsIntroduction: The Problem of Defining IslamPart I: Islamic Origins:1. The Conquests:Psychological ImpactArchaeological Data: The "Invisible " ConquestsResources for Further Study2. Arabia:Pre-Islamic PoetryThe Book of IdolsMecca and the QurayshThe Gifts of the ArabsResources for Further Study3. The Pre-Islamic Near East:Christianity in the Near EastReligion in the S as anian EmpireThe Place of the Arabs in the Near EastResources for Further Study4. Religion of Empire:Arab Colonial PolicyThe Problem of ConversionThe Nature of LeadershipThe Dome of the RockThe Constitution of MedinaResources for Further StudyPart II: The Formation of the Islamic Tradition:5. The Qur ' an:The History of the TextThe Qur ' an in Muslim PietyInterpreting The Qur ' anResources for Further Study6. The Life of Muhammad:Prologue and SettingBirth and ChildhoodEarly AdulthoodThe Beginning of RevelationOppositionThe Night Journey and Ascent to HeavenThe HijraVictory and DefeatThe Peace of Al-Hudaybiyya and the Farewell PilgrimageResources for Further Study7. The Tradition LiteratureThe Science of Had thThe Exegetical Origins of Had thIn Quest of the Historical MuhammadThe S ra and the Shaping of an Islamic World ViewResources for Further StudyPart III: Islamic Institutions:8. The Caliphate:The Sh ' VisionSh ' sm and the 'Abb asid RevolutionTwelversThe Ism a ' l sThe Niz ar "Assassins "The Kh arijitesThe S as anian RevivalAl-M award and the Sunn CompromiseResources for Further Study9. Islamic Law:The Coffee DebateRevelation and ReasonQiy asThe Schools of LawIslamic Law and the StateIjm a 'The Us l Al-FiqhThe Substance of the LawRitual PurityActs of WorshipThe Origins of Islamic LawResources for Further Study10. Islamic Theology & Philosophy:Freedom and DeterminismGod 's AttributesFaith and WorksLeadershipThe Sunn ConsensusAhmad ibn Hanbalal-Ash 'ar al-Ash 'ar and Kal amThe Theological EnvironmentThe Challenge Of PhilosophyProphecy and Revelation in Islamic PhilosophyPhilosophy and MysticismResources for Further Study11. S f sm:Stages on the PathThe Spiritual MasterS f BrotherhoodsS f RitualThe DestinationS f CosmologyS f sm in History: The Case of al-Hall ajBeginnings to the Tenth CenturyClassical Manuals and the Growth of Tar qasThe Pervasiveness of S f smResources for Further StudyPart IV: Crisis and Renewal in Islamic History:12. Turks, Crusaders and Mongols:The Salj qsAl-Ghaz al and the Sunn RevivalSlave SoldiersThe CrusadesThe MongolsThe Impact of the Mongol InvasionsResources for Further Study13. Encounter with the West:The Ottoman, Saf avid and Mughal EmpiresThe Rise of European PowerThe Religious EnvironmentThe 'Ulam a ' and the EmpiresTrends in S f smThe Wahh ab sJih ad MovementsAl-Afgh an Sayyid Ahmad Kh an and 'Al garhResources for Further Study14. Islam and Modernity:From Caliphate to Nation-StateThe Idea of the Islamic StateFrom Shar 'a to Secular Law and BackA New Kal am?The Vitality of S f smResources for Further StudyEpilogue: Islam in a Postmodern WorldBibliographyIndex
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Written in an engaging style, this text introduces students not just to what Muslims believe and practise, but also to the history and development of Islamic studies as a discipline. ^Provides" a" thought-provoking account of the origins, major features and lasting impact of the Islamic tradition. ^Introduces students to the history and development of Islamic studies as a discipline. ^Examines how monotheism in the Near East produced a unique and brilliant intellectual and religious tradition spanning the fields of Islamic law, theology, philosophy and mysticism. ^Surveys the ways in which Islamic tradition has enriched the world and in turn been enriched by interaction with other civilizations, from the Mongols to the modern West. ^Considers the opportunities and challenges facing Muslims today. ^Includes detailed chronologies, tables summarizing key information, and useful maps and diagrams.
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List of Figures.List of Maps.Introduction: The Problem of Defining Islam.Part I: Islamic Origins:.1. The Conquests:.Psychological Impact.Archaeological Data: The "Invisible" Conquests.Resources for Further Study.2. Arabia:.Pre-Islamic Poetry.The Book of Idols.Mecca and the Quraysh.The Gifts of the Arabs.Resources for Further Study.3. The Pre-Islamic Near East:.Christianity in the Near East.Religion in the Sasanian Empire.The Place of the Arabs in the Near East.Resources for Further Study.4. Religion of Empire:.Arab Colonial Policy.The Problem of Conversion.The Nature of Leadership.The Dome of the Rock.The Constitution of Medina.Resources for Further Study.Part II: The Formation of the Islamic Tradition:.5. The Qur'an:.The History of the Text.The Qur'an in Muslim Piety.Interpreting The Qur'an.Resources for Further Study.6. The Life of Muhammad:.Prologue and Setting.Birth and Childhood.Early Adulthood.The Beginning of Revelation.Opposition.The Night Journey and Ascent to Heaven.The Hijra.Victory and Defeat.The Peace of Al-Hudaybiyya and the Farewell Pilgrimage.Resources for Further Study.7. The Tradition Literature.The Science of Hadith.The Exegetical Origins of Hadith.In Quest of the Historical Muhammad.The Sira and the Shaping of an Islamic World View.Resources for Further Study.Part III: Islamic Institutions:.8. The Caliphate:.The Shi'i Vision.Shi'ism and the 'Abbasid Revolution.Twelvers.The Isma 'ilis.The Nizari "Assassins".The Kharijites.The Sasanian Revival.Al-Mawardi and the Sunni Compromise.Resources for Further Study.9. Islamic Law:.The Coffee Debate.Revelation and Reason.Qiyas.The Schools of Law.Islamic Law and the State.Ijma'.The Usul Al-Fiqh.The Substance of the Law.Ritual Purity.Acts of Worship.The Origins of Islamic Law.Resources for Further Study.10. Islamic Theology & Philosophy:.Freedom and Determinism.God's Attributes.Faith and Works.Leadership.The Sunni Consensus.Ahmad ibn Hanbal.al-Ash'ari.al-Ash'ari and Kalam.The Theological Environment.The Challenge Of Philosophy.Prophecy and Revelation in Islamic Philosophy.Philosophy and Mysticism.Resources for Further Study.11. Sufism:.Stages on the Path.The Spiritual Master.Sufi Brotherhoods.Sufi Ritual.The Destination.Sufi Cosmology.Sufism in History: The Case of al-Hallaj.Beginnings to the Tenth Century.Classical Manuals and the Growth of Tariqas.The Pervasiveness of Sufism.Resources for Further Study.Part IV: Crisis and Renewal in Islamic History:.12. Turks, Crusaders and Mongols:.The Saljuqs.Al-Ghazali and the Sunni Revival.Slave Soldiers.The Crusades.The Mongols.The Impact of the Mongol Invasions.Resources for Further Study.13. Encounter with the West:.The Ottoman, Safavid and Mughal Empires.The Rise of European Power.The Religious Environment.The 'Ulama' and the Empires.Trends in Sufism.The Wahhabis.Jihad Movements.Al-Afghani.Sayyid Ahmad Khan and 'Aligarh.Resources for Further Study.14. Islam and Modernity:.From Caliphate to Nation-State.The Idea of the Islamic State.From Shari'a to Secular Law and Back.A New Kalam?.The Vitality of Sufism.Resources for Further Study.
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  • List Of Figures List Of Mapsintroduction: The Problem Of Defining Islampart I: Islamic Origins:1. The Conquests:psychological Impactarchaeological Data: The "invisible" Conquestsresources For Further Study2. Arabia:pre-islamic Poetrythe Book Of Idolsmecca And The Qurayshthe Gifts Of The Arabsresources For Further Study3. The Pre-islamic Near East:christianity In The Near Eastreligion In The Sasanian Empirethe Place Of The Arabs In The Near Eastresources For Further Study4. Religion Of Empire:arab Colonial Policythe Problem Of Conversionthe Nature Of Leadershipthe Dome Of The Rockthe Constitution Of Medinaresources For Further Studypart Ii: The Formation Of The Islamic Tradition:5. The Qur'an:the History Of The Textthe Qur'an In Muslim Pietyinterpreting The Qur'anresources For Further Study6. The Life Of Muhammad:prologue And Settingbirth And Childhoodearly Adulthoodthe Beginning Of Revelationoppositionthe Night Journey And Ascent To Heaventhe Hijravictory And Defeatthe Peace Of Al-hudaybiyya And The Farewell Pilgrimageresources For Further Study7. The Tradition Literaturethe Science Of Hadiththe Exegetical Origins Of Hadithin Quest Of The Historical Muhammadthe Sira And The Shaping Of An Islamic World Viewresources For Further Studypart Iii: Islamic Institutions:8. The Caliphate:the Shi'i Visionshi'ism And The 'abbasid Revolutiontwelversthe Isma 'ilisthe Nizari "assassins"the Kharijitesthe Sasanian Revivalal-mawardi And The Sunni Compromiseresources For Further Study9. Islamic Law:the Coffee Debaterevelation And Reasonqiyasthe Schools Of Lawislamic Law And The Stateijma'the Usul Al-fiqhthe Substance Of The Lawritual Purityacts Of Worshipthe Origins Of Islamic Lawresources For Further Study10. Islamic Theology & Philosophy:freedom And Determinismgod's Attributesfaith And Worksleadershipthe Sunni Consensusahmad Ibn Hanbalal-ash'arial-ash'ari And Kalamthe Theological Environmentthe Challenge Of Philosophyprophecy And Revelation In Islamic Philosophyphilosophy And Mysticismresources For Further Study11. Sufism:stages On The Paththe Spiritual Mastersufi Brotherhoodssufi Ritualthe Destinationsufi Cosmologysufism In History: The Case Of Al-hallajbeginnings To The Tenth Centuryclassical Manuals And The Growth Of Tariqasthe Pervasiveness Of Sufismresources For Further Studypart Iv: Crisis And Renewal In Islamic History:12. Turks, Crusaders And Mongols:the Saljuqsal-ghazali And The Sunni Revivalslave Soldiersthe Crusadesthe Mongolsthe Impact Of The Mongol Invasionsresources For Further Study13. Encounter With The West:the Ottoman, Safavid And Mughal Empiresthe Rise Of European Powerthe Religious Environmentthe 'ulama' And The Empirestrends In Sufismthe Wahhabisjihad Movementsal-afghanisayyid Ahmad Khan And 'aligarhresources For Further Study14. Islam And Modernity:from Caliphate To Nation-statethe Idea Of The Islamic Statefrom Shari'a To Secular Law And Backa New Kalam?the Vitality Of Sufismresources For Further Studyepilogue: Islam In A Postmodern World Bibliographyindex

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  • Catalogue Code 204174
  • Product Code 0631216049
  • EAN 9780631216049
  • Pages 288
  • Department Academic
  • Category World Religions
  • Sub-Category Islam & Muslim
  • Publisher Blackwell Publishing
  • Publication Date Aug 2003
  • Dimensions 245 x 170 x 13 mm
  • Weight 0.592kg

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