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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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