[AI] books related to islam
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> hi all,
> get the books related to islam from the following links.
> The Politics of Knowledge in Premodern Islam: Negotiating Ideology and
> Religious Inquiry
> The University of North Carolina Press (2006) | English | ISBN 0807856576
> | 354 pages | PDF | 2.91 MB
> The eleventh and twelfth centuries comprised a period of great
> significance in Islamic history. The Great Saljuqs, a Turkish-speaking
> tribe hailing from central Asia, ruled the eastern half of the Islamic
> world for a great portion of that time. In a far-reaching analysis that
> combines social, cultural, and political history, Omid Safi demonstrates
> how the Saljuqs tried to create a lasting political presence by joining
> forces with scholars and saints, among them a number of well-known Sufi
> Muslims, who functioned under state patronage.
> In order to legitimize their political power, Saljuq rulers presented
> themselves as champions of what they alleged was an orthodox and normative
> view of Islam. Their notion of religious orthodoxy was constructed by
> administrators in state-sponsored arenas such as madrasas and khanaqahs.
> Thus orthodoxy was linked to political loyalty, and disloyalty to the
> state was articulated in terms of religious heresy. Drawing on a vast
> reservoir of primary sources and eschewing anachronistic terms of analysis
> such as nationalism, Safi revises conventional views both of the Saljuqs
> as benevolent Muslim rulers and of the Sufis as timeless, ethereal
> mystics. He makes a significant contribution to understanding premodern
> Islam as well as illuminating the complex relationship between power and
> religious knowledge.
> Classical Islam: A Sourcebook of Religious Literature
> Routledge (2005) | English | eISBN 0203634152 | 292 pages | PDF | 2 MB
> This definitive sourcebook presents more than fifty authoritative new
> translations of key Islamic texts. Edited and translated by three leading
> specialists and clearly contextualised for introductory-level students, it
> illustrates the growth of Islamic thought from its seventh-century origins
> through to the end of the medieval period. Eight thematically-organized
> sections cover the Qur'an and its interpretation, the life of Muhammad,
> hadith, law, ritual, mysticism and Islamic history. Among the selections
> are Ibn Abbas's account of the heavenly journey; al-Taftazani on the
> uncreatedness of the Qur'an as God's speech; al-Farabi on the faculties of
> the soul; and extracts from Rumi's Mathnawi. Classical Islam includes a
> glossary, extensive bibliography and explanatory prefaces for each text.
> It pays special attention to the literary genres of medieval Muslim
> scholarship, within whose creative variations Islamic doctrine took form
> and matured. With many extracts translated here for the first time into
> English, fresh from Arabic and Persian sources, Classical Islam is an
> essential resource for the study of early and medieval Islam and its
> Islam In The Digital Age: E-Jihad, Online Fatwas and Cyber Islamic
> Pluto Press ( 2003) | English | ISBN: 0745320988 | 247 pages | PDF | 1.65
> The Internet is an increasingly important source of information for many
> people in the Muslim world. Many Muslims in majority and minority contexts
> rely on the Internet -- including websites and e-mail -- as a primary
> source of news, information and communication about Islam. As a result, a
> new media culture is emerging which is having a significant impact on
> areas of global Muslim consciousness. Post-September 11th, this phenomena
> has grown more rapidly than ever.
> Gary R. Bunt provides a fascinating account of the issues at stake,
> identifying two radical new concepts: firstly, the emergence of e-jihad
> ('Electronic Jihad') originating from diverse Muslim perspectives -- this
> is described in its many forms relating to the different definitions of
> 'jihad', including on-line activism (ranging from promoting militaristic
> activities to hacking to co-ordinating peaceful protests) and Muslim
> expression post 9/11; secondly, he discusses religious authority on the
> Internet -- including the concept of on-line fatwas and their influence in
> diverse settings, and the complexities of conflicting notions of religious
> authority. Highlighting contradictory and diverse concepts of 'Islamic'
> authority in this way, Islam in the Digital Age offers a unique insight
> into contemporary Muslim cultures in a post-9/11 context.
> The Muslim World After 9/11
> by Angel M. Rabasa (Author) "Events since September 11, 2001 have
> dramatically altered the political environment in the Muslim world, a vast
> and diverse region comprising the band of countries..."
> Pages : 650
> Publisher: RAND Corporation (January 25, 2005)
> Language: English
> The Rights of Women in Islam: An Authentic Approach
> Palgrave Macmillan (1998) | English | ISBN: 0333734580 | 165 pages | PDF |
> 3.72 MB
> It has long been argued that Islam liberated Muslim women by granting them
> full rights as citizens. Yet in reality we see that in much of the Muslim
> world women have been subjected to both cultural and political oppression.
> Instances such as forced marriages, arbitrary divorces, female mutilations
> and other abuses are common in the Muslim world, as are restrictions on
> women's education and on their role in the labour force. This book
> explores these problems and highlights the contrast with what Islam -
> through the Quran and the Sunnah - in fact prescribes. The cause of such
> contradictions are shown to lie in other socio-cultural and political
> dynamics, quite outside the realm of the revealed religion.
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