[AI] Fw: your help needed: Fw: books related to islam

Bharat bharat.b at gmail.com
Sun Jun 1 07:18:53 EDT 2008

hi all,
    though i really don't like to get into any sort of controversies with 
anyone however, this time around i really thought things  really needed a 
clarification. hence, once a point was made about a certain content being 
against the list guidelines, i thought it apt to consult the moderator with 
regard to the validity of the posting.
    to read his response to my query, please scroll down.
    before concluding, i would like to reiterate, that this message of mine 
must not be treated as a confrontation to the respected member who objected 
to the content of my message.
    thank you,
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Harish Kotian" <harish at accessindia.org.in>
To: "Bharat" <bharat.b at gmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, June 01, 2008 10:23 AM
Subject: Re: your help needed: Fw: [AI] books related to islam

Hi Bharat

I too don't think there is a violation of the list as we are allowing 
postings relating to accessable books.

Therefore, I did not object.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bharat" <bharat.b at gmail.com>
To: <harish at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Saturday, May 31, 2008 9:15 PM
Subject: your help needed: Fw: [AI] books related to islam

> hi harish,
>    i had posted the message with regard to a few books that could be
> downloaded from some of the links on the list. & in turn, i was told by 
> one
> of the list members that, to do so, is a violation of the list rules. 
> could
> you please help??
>    personally, i don't really think it is a violation of the list rules.
> would request you to clarify the same. the said messages are quoted below
> for you to read.
>    thanks,
>    bharat.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Mohammed Asif Iqbal" <asifmaiqbal at hotmail.com>
> To: "Bharat" <bharat.b at gmail.com>; <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> Sent: Saturday, May 31, 2008 1:15 PM
> Subject: Re: [AI] books related to islam
>> Hi bharat,
>> I feel that this a violation of this list rules.  Requesting you to
>> restrain from posting such  messages.
>> Thanks and regards
>> Asif
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Bharat" <bharat.b at gmail.com>
>> To: "Accessindia" <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
>> Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2008 10:33 PM
>> 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
>>> 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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