Download or read book Islam s Perfect Stranger written by Edward Thomas and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2010-11-23 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Can Sudan, one of Africa's most diverse countries, function as an Islamic state? Mahmud Muhammad Taha posed an original answer to this question. Taha was the charismatic leader of the 'Republican Brothers and Sisters', a small group of Sudanese nationalists who called for a mystical, inclusive reinterpretation of Islam that ended traditional legal discriminations against women and non-Muslims. Taha's followers pitched his sometimes controversial mix of law and mysticism on Sudanese street corners in the 1970s. Sudanese Islamist politicians, who used a more divisive interpretation of Islam, opposed him vigorously. When they gained control of the state in the chaotic 1980s, Taha was executed. In Taha's first biography, Edward Thomas explores the life and ideas of an important Sudanese reformer who has become a symbol for resistance, tolerance and human rights.
Download or read book How to be a Perfect Stranger written by Stuart M. Matlins and published by Wood Lake Publishing Inc.. This book was released on 1999 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: We North Americans live in a remarkably diverse society, and it's increasingly common to be invited to a wedding, funeral or other religious service of a friend, relative or coworker whose faith is different from our own. Originally published by Jewish Lights Publishing, this easy-to-use guidebook helps the well-meaning guest feel comfortable, participate to the fullest extent possible, and avoid violating anyone's religious principles. Newly revised North American edition now includes Canadian statistics and information.
Download or read book Historical Dictionary of the Sudan written by Robert S. Kramer and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2013 with total page 546 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Sudan covers the history of Sudan through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 hundred cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Sudan.
Download or read book Slavery and Islam written by Jonathan A.C. Brown and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2020-03-05 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What happens when authorities you venerate condone something you know is wrong? Every major religion and philosophy once condoned or approved of slavery, but in modern times nothing is seen as more evil. Americans confront this crisis of authority when they erect statues of Founding Fathers who slept with their slaves. And Muslims faced it when ISIS revived sex-slavery, justifying it with verses from the Quran and the practice of Muhammad. Exploring the moral and ultimately theological problem of slavery, Jonathan A.C. Brown traces how the Christian, Jewish and Islamic traditions have tried to reconcile modern moral certainties with the infallibility of God’s message. He lays out how Islam viewed slavery in theory, and the reality of how it was practiced across Islamic civilization. Finally, Brown carefully examines arguments put forward by Muslims for the abolition of slavery.
|Author||: Heydar Shadi|
|Release Date||: 2018-11-16|
|ISBN 10||: 9781351611022|
|Pages||: 174 pages|
|Rating||: 4.3/5 (516 users)|
Download or read book The Philosophy of Religion in Post Revolutionary Iran written by Heydar Shadi and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-11-16 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the intellectual discourse in post-revolutionary Iran. It focuses on Abdolkarim Soroush, a leading Muslim liberal thinker, whose theory of religion is regarded as highly relevant to the current theological and intellectual dynamics in the Islamic world. The Philosophy of Religion in Post-Revolutionary Iran discusses why and how Soroush's thought has developed from an Islamic apologetic modernist theology in the 1970s to a liberal theory about religion in post-revolutionary Iran. Through a close and detailed analysis of Soroush's main theories, the book argues that Soroush's thought evolved, through reception of post-positivist epistemology and interaction with Islamism in practice, into a historicist and pluralist theory of religion, a theory that regards religion, including Islam, as being a contextual and historical dialogue between man and the Absolute. The book also highlights some shortcomings of Soroush’s reform project. Specifically, it notes that Soroush, consciously or unconsciously, has not yet admitted many extensive consequences of his theories, such as those relating to historicity of religious rituals (‘ibadat) or recognition of the post-Mohammadan revelations and religions. In addition, some other features and implications of Soroush’s thought, such as a historical-critical approach to the Koran, post-secular and post-Islamist theologies, and his dialogical approach that goes beyond the Orientalism–Occidentalism dichotomy, are discussed. Providing a detailed overview on this leading Muslim thinker, this book will appeal to students and scholars of Islamic Philosophy, Middle East Studies, and Philosophy of Religion.
|Author||: Gwinyai H. Muzorewa|
|Publisher||: Wipf and Stock Publishers|
|Release Date||: 2000-08-03|
|ISBN 10||: 9781579104535|
|Pages||: 124 pages|
|Rating||: 4.5/5 (791 users)|
Download or read book The Great Being Creator Yahweh Chuku Allah God Brahman written by Gwinyai H. Muzorewa and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2000-08-03 with total page 124 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Spiritual Gems of Islam written by Jamal Rahman and published by SkyLight Paths Publishing. This book was released on 2013 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Islamic ethics.
Download or read book Narratives of Disparity written by Eike Brock and published by LIT Verlag Münster. This book was released on 2018-04 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Islam and the West are often identified as two distinct civilizations with conflicting characteristics. Assuming that a clash between Islam and the West is not inevitable, this study demonstrates that the divide is fabricated on both sides by Narratives of Disparity (NoDs) which are often built on historical narratives. The interplay of history and fiction in NoDs is exhibited on four novels published in Britain after 9/11, covering the most frequently used tropes: the postcolonial experience, counterterrorism, eurocentrism, traditionalism, honour killings and sexual autonomy.
Download or read book Critical Muslim 3 written by Ziauddin Sardar and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2012-07-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: AbdelWahab El-Affendi on Islamophobia and Orientalism in the age of liberal paranoia, Arun Kundnani on English Defense League and the rise of the far right in Europe, Vinay Lal on Hindus who love Hitler, Gordon Steffey on Christian fundamentalism, Fanar Haddad on the sectarian schisms in the Arab world, Gary McFarlane on Tottenham Riots, Farouk Peru on self loathing Muslims, Claire Chambers on 'Four Lions', Peter Clark on Bernard Lewis and Peter Moray on Irshad Manji. Plus a short story by Suhel Ahmed, six poems by Stéphane Chaumet, Anita Sethi's dangerous bus ride through Iran, Ten Top Techs for Muslim and Ziauddin Sardar on his pet hate: the beards of Islam.
Download or read book Cruel and Usual Punishment written by Nonie Darwish and published by Thomas Nelson. This book was released on 2009-01-04 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nonie Darwish lived for thirty years in a majority Muslim nation. Everything about her life?family, sexuality, hygiene, business, banking, contracts, economics, politics, social issues, everything?was dictated by the Islamic law code known as Sharia. But Sharia isn't staying in majority Muslim nations. Darwish now lives in the West and brings a warning; the goal of radical Islam is to bring Sharia law to your country. If that happens, the fabric of Western law and liberty will be ripped in two. Under Sharia law: A woman can be beaten for talking to men who are not her relatives and flogged for not wearing a headdress Daughters, sisters, and wives can be legally killed by the men in their family Non-Muslims can be beheaded, and their Muslim killers will not receive the death penalty Certain kinds of child molestation are allowed The husband of a "rebellious" wife can deny her medical care or place her under house arrest Think it can't happen? In 2008, England?once the seat of Western liberty and now the home of many Muslim immigrants?declared that Sharia courts in Britain have the force of law. When Muslim populations reach as little as 1 or 2 percent, says Darwish, they begin making demands of the larger community, such as foot-level faucets for washing before praying in public schools, businesses, and airports. "Airports in Kansas City, Phoenix, and Indianapolis are among those who have already installed foot baths for Muslim cab drivers," writes Darwish. These demands test how far Westerners will go in accommodating the Muslim minority. How far will they push? The Organization of the Islamic Conference works to Islamize international human rights laws and apply Sharia "standards" for blasphemy to all nations. The penalty for blasphemy? Death. Weaving personal experience together with extensive documentation and research, Darwish exposes the facts and reveals the global threat posed by Sharia law. Anyone concerned about Western rights and liberties ignores her warning and analysis at their peril.
Download or read book Naipaul s Strangers written by Dagmar Barnouw and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From his reporting on Islamic true believers to his descriptions of the postcolonial world, V. S. Naipaul has been a controversial figure in contemporary letters. Winner of the Nobel Prize, Naipaul has traveled throughout the world, looking at its varied cultures and seeking out others' stories, recording and transforming them. His engagement with postcolonial cultures informs his novels, such as Guerrillas and A Bend in the River. However, it is his documentaries (such as Among the Believers and Beyond Belief) and his works that combine actual and fictional histories and memories (Finding the Center, The Enigma of Arrival, and A Way in the World) that best exhibit a growing awareness of the complexities of cultural difference—and the incompleteness and uncertainty of understanding "strangers." In this book, Dagmar Barnouw explores the sophisticated strategies and experimentations that Naipaul employs in his cultural critique and in his enterprise of learning about and documenting the enduring strangeness of this world.
Download or read book Strangers Neighbors Friends written by Kelly James Clark and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2018-08-06 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From 9/11 to Israel-Palestine to ISIS, the fear of the religious stranger is palpable. Conservative talk show hosts and liberal public intellectuals are united in blaming religion, usually Islam, for the world’s instability. If religion is part of the problem, it can and should be part of the solution. Strangers, Neighbors, Friends—co-authored by a Muslim, a Christian, and a Jew—aims to inform and inspire Abraham’s children that God calls us to extend our love beyond family and fellow believer to the stranger.
Download or read book Justice Shah Din His Life and Writings written by Bashir Ahmad and published by . This book was released on 1962 with total page 449 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book our attitude towards yazeed ibn muaawiyah written by IslamKotob and published by IslamKotob. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Growing Up Global written by Homa Sabet Tavangar and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2009-08-25 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In today’s increasingly interconnected world, how do we prepare our children to succeed and to become happy, informed global citizens? A mother of three, Homa Sabet Tavangar has spent her career helping governments develop globally oriented programs and advising businesses on how to thrive abroad. In Growing Up Global, Tavangar shares with all of us her “parenting toolbox” to help give our children a vital global perspective. Whether you’re mastering a greeting in ten different languages, throwing an internationally themed birthday party, or celebrating a newfound holiday, Growing Up Global provides parents and children with a rich, exciting background for exploring and connecting with far-flung nations they may have only heard about on television. Inside you’ll discover • fun activities, games, and suggestions for movies, music, books, magazines, service activities, and websites for expanding your family’s worldview • simple explanations that will help your children grasp the diversity of world faiths • creative ways to gain geography literacy • handy lists of celebrations and customs that offer a fascinating look at how people from different cultures around the world live everyday life Growing Up Global is a book that parents, grandparents, and teachers can turn to again and again for inspiration and motivation as they strive to open the minds of children everywhere.
Download or read book Islam Rediscovered written by and published by goodword. This book was released on 2002 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Iranian Diaspora written by Mohsen Mostafavi Mobasher and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2018-10-03 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Iranian revolution of 1978–1979 uprooted and globally dispersed an enormous number of Iranians from all walks of life. Bitter political relations between Iran and the West have since caused those immigrants to be stigmatized, marginalized, and politicized, which, in turn, has discredited and distorted Iranian migrants’ social identity; subjected them to various subtle and overt forms of prejudice, discrimination, and social injustice; and pushed them to the edges of their host societies. The Iranian Diaspora presents the first global overview of Iranian migrants’ experiences since the revolution, highlighting the similarities and differences in their experiences of adjustment and integration in North America, Europe, Australia, and the Middle East. Written by leading scholars of the Iranian diaspora, the original essays in this volume seek to understand and describe how Iranians in diaspora (re)define and maintain their ethno-national identity and (re)construct and preserve Iranian culture. They also explore the integration challenges the Iranian immigrants experience in a very negative context of reception. Combining theory and case studies, as well as a variety of methodological strategies and disciplinary perspectives, the essays offer needed insights into some of the most urgent and consequential issues and problem areas of immigration studies, including national, ethnic, and racial identity construction; dual citizenship and dual nationality maintenance; familial and religious transformation; politics of citizenship; integration; ethnic and cultural maintenance in diaspora; and the link between politics and the integration of immigrants, particularly Muslim immigrants.