[AI] books related to islam

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Fri May 30 22:10:55 EDT 2008


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Subject: [AI] books related to islam


> hi all,
>    get the books related to islam from the following links.
>
> The Politics of Knowledge in Premodern Islam: Negotiating Ideology and 
> Religious Inquiry
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> The University of North Carolina Press (2006) | English | ISBN 0807856576 
> | 354 pages | PDF | 2.91 MB
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> Download:
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> http://www.sendspace.com/file/witfsu
> Classical Islam: A Sourcebook of Religious Literature
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> Routledge (2005) | English | eISBN 0203634152 | 292 pages | PDF | 2 MB
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> 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 
> legacy.
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> Download:
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> http://www.sendspace.com/file/pm31r5
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> Islam In The Digital Age: E-Jihad, Online Fatwas and Cyber Islamic 
> Environments
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> Pluto Press ( 2003) | English | ISBN: 0745320988 | 247 pages | PDF | 1.65 
> MB
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> 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.
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> Download:
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> http://www.sendspace.com/file/ly1ed6
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> The Muslim World After 9/11
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> 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
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> Download:
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> http://www.sendspace.com/file/t5zdzf
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> The Rights of Women in Islam: An Authentic Approach
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> Palgrave Macmillan (1998) | English | ISBN: 0333734580 | 165 pages | PDF | 
> 3.72 MB
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> 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.
>
> http://www.sendspace.com/file/mcalvc
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