[AI] books related to islam

Ajay Arora ajayarora20 at gmail.com
Sat May 31 12:06:48 EDT 2008

I think this is not a violation of any rule, because when people who
are preparing for MBA and BCA can ask for e text material on the list,
then why can not people from humanities background ask for their
required material.  this site is meant for providing information on
technological advancements,alongwith audio and e-text material,  which
can be helpful for people with visual impairment. moreover, some of
these books are very much relevant for M.A. history students.

thanks and regards

On 5/29/08, Bharat <bharat.b at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Download:
> http://www.sendspace.com/file/witfsu
> 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 legacy.
> Download:
> http://www.sendspace.com/file/pm31r5
> Islam In The Digital Age: E-Jihad, Online Fatwas and Cyber Islamic
> Environments
> Pluto Press ( 2003) | English | ISBN: 0745320988 | 247 pages | PDF | 1.65 MB
> 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.
> Download:
> http://www.sendspace.com/file/ly1ed6
> 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
> Download:
> http://www.sendspace.com/file/t5zdzf
> 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.
> http://www.sendspace.com/file/mcalvc
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