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Four Volume Set
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July 2010 | 1 624 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Whether it's the Qur'an, Prophecy, ritual, law, politics, or gender in Islam, this collection of articles will give you a glimpse of some of the leading debates in these topics. Covering the last fifty years of western thought on Islam, this is an essential reading and reference tool for scholars of Islamic Studies and Religious Studies. The articles are intellectually bold and provide a comprehensive understanding of the different dimensions of Islam.

Understanding the Qur'an in Text and Context

Richard C. Martin
Qur'an as Spoken Word

William Graham
The Tasks and Tradition of Interpretation

Jane Dammen McAuliffe
The Dilemma of the Literary Approach to the Qur'an

Nasr Abu-Zayd
Structure and the Emergence of Community

Angelika Neuwirth
Sound, Spirit, and Gender in Surat al-Qadr

Michael Sells
The Light Verse: Qur'anic Text and Sufi Interpretation

Gerhard Böwering
Some Key Ethical Concepts of the Qur'an

Fazlur Rahman
The Will in the Qur'an

Frederick M. Denny
Themes and Topics

Dan Madigan
Readings of the Qur'an in London and Najaf: John Wansbrough and Muhammad Ba—qir al-Sadr

Chibli Mallat
History and Nostalgia: Reflections on John Wansbrough's The Sectarian Milieu

Norman Calder
Images of Muhammed in the Work of Iqbal: Tradition and Alterations

Earle H. Waugh
The Signs of Prophecy: The Emergence and Early Development of a Theme in Arabic Theological Literature

Sarah Stroumsa
Pre-Existence and Light: Aspects of the Concept of Nu—r Muhammad

Uri Rubin
The Story of the Portraits of the Prophet Muhammad

Oleg Grabar
Devotion to the Prophet and His Family in Egyptian Sufism

Valerie J. Hoffman-Ladd
Metaphors and Sacred History: The Genealogy of Muhammad and the Arab "Tribe"

Daniel Martin Varisco
The Quest of the Historical Muhammad

Francis E. Peters
Necessary Knowledge in Islamic Theology

Binyamin Abrahamov
Aspects of the Creed of Imam Hanbal: A Study of Anthropomorphism in Early Islamic Discourse

Wesley Williams
The Unknowability of God in al-Ghazali

David B. Burrell
Observations on the Muslim Concept of Evil

Gustave E. von Grunebaum
Divine Preordination and Human Hope a Study of the Concept of Bada' in Imam

Mahmoud Ayoub
Conditions for Meaningful Comparative Philosophy

Seyyed Hussein Nasr
Two Muslim-Christian Debates from the Early Shi'ite Tradition

David Thomas
Traditionist-Jurisprudents and the Framing of Islamic Law

Christopher Melchert
Dead Tradition: Joseph Schacht

Ze'ev Maghen
Was the Gate of Ijtihad Closed?

Wael B. Hallaq
Signs as Evidence: The Doctrine of Ibn Taymiyya (1263–1328) and Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya (D. 1351) on Proof

Baber Johansen
Islamic Law and Muslim Minorities

Khaled Abou el-Fadl
The Islamization of Criminal Law

Rudolph Peters
Why You Should Poison Your Husband: Note on Liability in Hanaf

Colin Imber
Mahr: Legal Obligation or Rightful Demand?

Mona Siddiqui
Ethical Presuppositions of the Qu'ran

George F. Hourani
Ethics in Medieval Islamic Philosophy

Charles E. Butterworth
The Answers of Applied Islamology

Mohammed Arkoun
The Essence of Religious Experience in Islam

Isma'il R. al-Faruqiq
The Aesthetic Reception of the Qur'an as Reflected in Early Muslim History

Navi'd Kermani
Islam and Art

Isma'il R. al-Faruqiq
Impurity/No Danger

Kevin Reinhart
The Hajj and the Study of Islamic Ritual

Marrion Katz
Financial Worship: The Qur'anic Injunction to Almsgiving

Jonathan Benthall
Eating and Fasting for God in Sufi Tradition

Valerie Hoffman
Miracles in Ši'i Thought: A Case-Study of the Miracles Attributed to Imam Ga'far al-Šadiq

Judith Loebenstein
Some Aspects of Mystical Prayer in Islam

Annemarie Schimmel
Rehearsed Spontaneity and the Conventionality of Ritual: Disciplines of "Salat"

Saba Mahmoud
On Scriptural Essentialism and Ritual Variation: Muslim sacrifice in Sumatra and Morocco

John R. Bowen
The Birth of the Prophet: Ritual and Gender in Turkish Islam

Nancy Tapper and Richard Tapper
Women, Saints and Sanctuaries

Fatima Mernissi
Mazar Festivals of the Uyghurs: Music, Islam and the Chinese State

Rachel Harris and Rahilä Dawut
Death, Funeral Processions, and the Articulation of Religious Authority in Early Islam

Muhammad Qasim Zaman
Women and Hadith Transmission: Two Case Studies

Asma Sayeed
Disciplining Wives: A Historical Reading of Qur'an 4:34

Manuela Marin
Muftis and Matrimony: Islamic Law and Gender in Ottoman Syria

Judith E. Tucker
Women in the Afterlife: The Islamic View as Seen from Qur'an and Tradition

Jane I. Smith and Yvonne Y. Haddad
Islamic Feminism and Its Discontents: Toward a Resolution of the Debate

Valentine M. Moghadem
Gendered Transformations: Beauty, Love, and Sexuality in Qajar Iran

Afsaneh Najmabadi
Internationalising the Conversation on Women's Rights: Arab Countries Face CEDAW Committees

Ann Elizabeth Mayer
Exploited by Whom? An Alternative Perspective on Humanitarian Assistance to Afghan Women

Sultan Barakat and Gareth Wardell
The Saudi Public Speaks: Religion, Gender and Politics

Monsoor Moaddel
The Political Concepts of Islam

Ira M. Lapidus
The Origins and Objectives of Islamic Revivalist Thought, 1750 - 1850

Ahmad Dallal
Rhetoric, Discourse and the Future of Hope

Richard W. Bulliet
Public Islam and the Problem of Democratisation

Robert W. Hefner
Three Islamic Strands in the South African Struggle for Justice

Farid Esack
Contentious Public Religion: Two Concepts of Islam in Revolutionary Iran - Ali Shariati and Abdolkarim Soroush

Behroz Ghamani Tabrizi
Globalization and the Politics of Religious Knowledge: Pluralizing Authority in the Muslim World

Peter Mandaville

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