The Formation Of Islam
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📒The Formation Of Islam ✍ Jonathan Porter Berkey
✏The Formation of Islam Book Summary : This 2005 book surveys the religious history of the peoples of the Near East from 600-1800.
📒The Formation Of Islamic Art ✍ Oleg Grabar
✏The Formation of Islamic Art Book Summary : This classic work on the nature of early Islamic art has now been brought up to date in order to take into consideration material that has recently come to light. In a new chapter, Oleg Grabar develops alternate models for the formation of Islamic art, tightens its chronology, and discusses its implications for the contemporary art of the Muslim world. Reviews of the first edition: "Grabar examines the possible ramifications of sociological, economic, historical, psychological, ecological, and archaeological influences upon the art of Islam. . . [He] explains that Islamic art is woven from the threads of an Eastern, Oriental tradition and the hardy, surviving strands of Classical style, and [he] illustrates this web by means of a variety of convincing and well-chosen examples."--Art Bulletin "A book of absorbing interest and immense erudition. . . All Islamic archaeologists and scholars will thank Professor Grabar for a profound and original study of an immense and complex field, which may provoke controversy but must impress by its mastery and charm by its modesty."--Times Literary Supplement "Oleg Grabar, in this book of exceptional subtlety and taste, surveys and extends his own important contributions to the study of early Islamic art history and works out an original and imaginative approach to the elusive and complex problems of understanding Islamic art."--American Historical Review
📒The Formation Of Islamic Law ✍ Wael B. Hallaq
✏The Formation of Islamic Law Book Summary : The fourteen studies included in this volume have been chosen to serve several purposes simultaneously. At a basic level, they aim to provide a general - if not wholly systematic - coverage of the emergence and evolution of law during the first three and a half centuries of Islam. On another level, they reflect the different and, at times, widely divergent scholarly approaches to this subject matter. These two levels combined will offer a useful account of the rise of Islamic law not only for students in this field but also for Islamicists who are not specialists in matters of law, comparative legal historians, and others. At the same time, however, and as the Introduction to the work argues, this collection of distinguished contributions illustrates both the achievements and the shortcomings of paradigmatic scholarship on the formative period of Islamic law.
📒Early Islam Between Myth And History ✍ Sulaimān ʻAlī Murād
✏Early Islam Between Myth and History Book Summary : This examination of the mythification of al-?asan al-Ba?r? shows how the transformation of his historical person into a complete myth was accomplished, along with the groups responsible for making him say and do what legitimizes their own views and practices.
📒The Second Formation Of Islamic Law ✍ Guy Burak
✏The Second Formation of Islamic Law Book Summary : The Second Formation of Islamic Law offers a new periodization of Islamic legal history in the eastern Islamic lands.
📒The Spirit Of Islamic Law ✍ Bernard G. Weiss
✏The Spirit of Islamic Law Book Summary : Focuses on a Muslim legal science known in Arabic as usul al-fiqh. Whereas the kindred science of fiqh is concerned with the articulation of actual rules of law, this science attempts to elaborate the theoretical and methodological foundations of the law. It outlines the features of Muslim juristic thought.
📒Heavenly Journeys Earthly Concerns ✍ Brooke Olson Vuckovic
✏Heavenly Journeys Earthly Concerns Book Summary : This book examines how an elite group of traditionists, historians and theologians shaped Muslims' perceptions of their prophet, their community and their behavior by retelling and interpreting the story of Muhammad's ascent to heaven (the mi'raj).
✏The Historical Formation of the Arab Nation RLE the Arab Nation Book Summary : This set re-issues 4 volumes originally published between 1985 and 1991. They Examine the historical process of social formation that gave rise to the communal consciousness of the Arab nation and determined its sense of identityPresent detailed analysis of resources in the Arab world, including population, employment, oil and water suppliesDiscuss dimensions of Afro-Arab co-operation and the future of Afro-Arab RelationsAnalyse the relations between state and society in the Arab World.
📒 Proper Muslim Against Authentic Kyrgyz ✍ Baris Isci
✏ Proper Muslim Against authentic Kyrgyz Book Summary : In this study, I examine the oppositional configuration of public figures around the poles of "proper" Muslimness and "authentic" Kyrgyzness in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. I ask: Why are public actors defining their positions in opposition to the other? Why do such opposing positions tend to crystallize around two poles: "proper" Muslimness versus "authentic" Kyrgyzness? Why cannot one be a "proper Muslim" and an "authentic Kyrgyz" in Kyrgyzstan today? Why do Islamic actors choose to collaborate with each other? Why do we not see more competition among Islamic actors in Bishkek when it is a common phenomenon among Muslims in other parts of the world? Based on ethnographic research, I look at the process of turning public figures into two opposing groups around two opposing poles by focusing on the encounter between the post-Soviet present and the legacies of Soviet history. I demonstrate that Soviet nationality and religion policies made Muslimness subordinate to Kyrgyzness, which is defined through language, customs, and values unique to the Kyrgyz. With the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the institutions that created and maintained the definition of Muslimness as such have also collapsed. In addition, the liberal policies post-Soviet Kyrgyzstani governments introduced in matters of religion and economics opened the country to outside world and provided the Kyrgyz with new opportunities and means to challenge the identification of Islam with Kyrgyz traditions and to promote a view of Muslimness that is no more defined within the limits of Kyrgyzness but more parallel with the global trends of Islamization. Yet, such efforts by particular Kyrgyz to create a new definition of Muslimness with the new means at hand are challenged by the intelligentsia who are the products of the very system that had subordinated the religion to ethnic identity and that had assigned the intelligentsia as the promoters and guardians of Kyrgyzness. Motivated by an overriding sense of urgency and desperation to save the Kyrgyz people from post-Soviet chaos, they promote new narratives of national identity and position themselves in opposition to the Islamic actors whom they think threaten their efforts to construct an authentic Kyrgyzness. I examine the process of polarization between Islamic actors and the intelligentsia by using Bourdieu's theory of fields and Giddens' concept of "ontological security."
📒Dervishes And Islam In Bosnia ✍ Ines Aščerić-Todd
✏Dervishes and Islam in Bosnia Book Summary : In Dervishes and Islam in Bosnia, Ines Aščerić-Todd explores the importance of dervish orders and Sufism in the formation of Muslim society in the first two centuries of Ottoman rule in Bosnia (15th - 16th centuries C.E.).