Islam in a Globalizing World

Islam in a Globalizing World
A Book

by Thomas W. Simons

  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 111
  • ISBN : 0804748330
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A former U.S. ambassador and author of The End of the Cold War? takes readers on a tour of Islamic history, reconstructing the complex historical and geopolitical trends that have created modern Islam. Simultaneous. (Islam)

Muslim Citizens of the Globalized World

Muslim Citizens of the Globalized World
Contributions of the Gulen Movement

by Robert A. Hunt,Yuksel A. Aslandogan

  • Publisher : Tughra Books
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 213
  • ISBN : 1597840734
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Exploring the response and contributions of Muslims and Turkish Muslims to globalisation -- including areas such as democratisation, scientific revolution, changing gender roles, and religious diversity -- this study identifies the common values and visions of peace Muslims share. This study places specific analysis on the Gülen movement -- a growing approach to the reunification of faith and reason with hopes for a peaceful coexistence between liberal democracies and the religiously diverse.

Political Islam and Global Media

Political Islam and Global Media
The boundaries of religious identity

by Noha Mellor,Khalil Rinnawi

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-06-10
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1317267095
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The development of new and social networking sites, as well as the growth of transnational Arab television, has triggered a debate about the rise in transnational political and religious identification, as individuals and groups negotiate this new triad of media, religion and culture. This book examines the implications of new media on the rise of political Islam and on Islamic religious identity in the Arab Middle East and North Africa, as well as among Muslim Arab Diasporas. Undoubtedly, the process of globalization, especially in the field of media and ICTs, challenges the cultural and religious systems, particularly in terms of identity formation. Across the world, Arab Muslims have embraced new media not only as a source of information but also as a source of guidance and fatwas, thereby transforming Muslim practices and rituals. This volume brings together chapters from a range of specialists working in the field, presenting a variety of case studies on new media, identity formation and political Islam in Muslim communities both within and beyond the MENA region. Offering new insight into the influence of media exposure on national, political, and cultural boundaries of the Islamic identity, this book is a valuable resource for students and scholars of Middle Eastern politics, specifically political Islam and political communication.

Islamic Globalization

Islamic Globalization
Pilgrimage, Capitalism, Democracy, and Diplomacy

by Anonim

  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN : 9814508446
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Islamic Globalization examines the Muslim world''s growing importance in creating a more inclusive international system that is increasingly multipolar and multicultural. The author describes an emerging pattern of Islamic globalization as a series of transformations in four interrelated areas OCo pilgrimage and religious travel, capitalism and Islamic finance, democracy and Islamic modernism, and diplomacy and great power politics. The book integrates the disciplines of religion, politics, economics, law, and international relations highlighting developments in the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa. It provides new insights into the rapidly growing ties between China and the Islamic world, exploring their likely impact on the balance of power in Eurasia and beyond.

Globalized Islam

Globalized Islam
The Search for a New Ummah

by Olivier Roy

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 349
  • ISBN : 9780231134996
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A schism has emerged between mainstream Islamist movements in the Muslim world (e.g. Hamas of Palestine and Hezbullah of Lebanon) and the uprooted militants who strive to establish an imaginary ummah, or Muslim community, not embedded in any particular society or territory. Roy provides a detailed comparison of these transnational movements, whether peaceful, like Tabligh Jamaat and the Islamic brotherhoods, or violent, like Al Qaeda. Neofundamentalism, he argues, is both a product and an agent of globalization.

Muslims in Global Politics

Muslims in Global Politics
Identities, Interests, and Human Rights

by Mahmood Monshipouri

  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release : 2011-07-07
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 081220283X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Egypt Islamists clash with secularists over religious and national identity, while in Turkey secularist ruling elites have chosen to accommodate Islamists in the name of democracy and reconciliation. As Islam spreads throughout the world, Muslims living in their traditional homelands and in the Western world are grappling with shifting identities. In all cases, understanding the dynamics of identity-based politics is critical to the future of Muslims and their neighbors across the globe. In Muslims in Global Politics, Mahmood Monshipouri examines the role identity plays in political conflicts in six Muslim nations—Egypt, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Iran, and Indonesia—as well as in Muslim diaspora communities in Europe and North America. In each instance, he describes how conservatives, neofundamentalists, reformists, and secularists construct identity in different ways and how these identities play out in the political arena. With globalization, the demand for human rights continues to grow in the Muslim world, and struggles over modernity, authenticity, legitimacy, and rationality become increasingly important. Muslims in Global Politics deepens our understanding of how modern ideas and norms interact with the traditions of the Islamic world and, in turn, shows how human rights advocates can provide an alternative to militant Islamist movements.

Global Political Islam

Global Political Islam
A Book

by Peter Mandaville

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2010-07-02
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : 1134341369
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An accessible and comprehensive account of the global dimensions of political Islam in the twenty-first century, explaining political Islam, nationalism and globalization and providing a detailed account of Al Qaeda.

Globalization and the Muslim World

Globalization and the Muslim World
Culture, Religion, and Modernity

by Birgit Schaebler,Leif Stenberg

  • Publisher : Syracuse University Press
  • Release : 2004-06-01
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780815630494
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Written by scholars from a range of disciplines concerned with the Middle East and Islam (history, religious studies, anthropology, sociology, political science) and covering the Muslim world extensively (from Malaysia, Turkey, Sudan, Egypt, and Israel/Palestine to Muslim communities in Europe and the United States), this important contribution to the debate on globalization sets a standard in dealing with this pervasive force in the field of Islamic and Middle Eastern studies.

Islam Encountering Globalization

Islam Encountering Globalization
A Book

by Ali Mohammadi

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : 9780700717323
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Table of Contents Notes on contributors Preface Acknowledgements 1 Islam encountering globalization: an introduction 1 2 West encountering Islam: Islamophobia reconsidered 14 3 Muslim encounters with new media: towards an inter-civilizational discourse on globality? 36 4 Reimagining the Ummah? Information technology and the changing boundaries of political Islam 61 5 Islam and human rights in the age of globalization 91 6 The culture and politics of human rights in the context of Islam 111 7 The globalization of rights in Islamic discourse 131 8 The World Cup and Iranians' 'home-coming': a global game in a local Islamicized context 156 9 Globalization and the underdeveloped Muslim world: a case study of Pakistan 178 10 Tradition versus ideology as a mode of political communication in Iran 207 Bibliography 222 Index 237

The New Political Islam

The New Political Islam
Human Rights, Democracy, and Justice

by Emmanuel Karagiannis

  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release : 2017-12-11
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 0812249720
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Islamist political parties and groups are on the rise throughout the Muslim world, constituting a new political Islam that is global in scope and yet local in action. Emmanuel Karagiannis explains how various Islamists have endorsed human rights, democracy, and justice to gain influence and mobilize supporters.

The House of Islam

The House of Islam
A Global History

by Ed Husain

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2018-06-19
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1632866412
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Ed Husain has become one of the most vital Muslim voices in the world. The House of Islam could very well be his magnum opus.” -Reza Aslan, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Zealot “This should be compulsory reading.” -Peter Frankopan, author of the international bestseller The Silk Roads Today, Islam is to many in the West an alien force, with Muslims held in suspicion. Failure to grasp the inner workings of religion and geopolitics has haunted American foreign policy for decades and has been decisive in the new administration's controversial orders. The intricacies and shadings must be understood by the West not only to build a stronger, more harmonious relationship between the two cultures, but also for greater accuracy in predictions as to how current crises, such as the growth of ISIS, will develop and from where the next might emerge. The House of Islam addresses key questions and points of disconnection. What are the roots of the conflict between Sunni and Shi'a Muslims that is engulfing Pakistan and the Middle East? Does the Koran encourage the killing of infidels? The book thoughtfully explores the events and issues that have come from and contributed to the broadening gulf between Islam and the West, from the United States' overthrow of Iran's first democratically elected leader to the emergence of ISIS, from the declaration of a fatwa on Salman Rushdie to the attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo. Authoritative and engaging, Ed Husain leads us clearly and carefully through the nuances of Islam and its people, taking us back to basics to contend that the Muslim world need not be a stranger to the West, nor our enemy, but our peaceable allies.

Islam, Globalization and Postmodernity

Islam, Globalization and Postmodernity
A Book

by Akbar S. Ahmed,Hastings Donnan

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2003-09-02
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1134870493
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book examines the cultural responses of Muslims to the transformations, contradictions and challenges confronting contemporary Islam as it moves towards the twenty-first century. The diffusion of populations, the globalization of culture and the forces of postmodernity have shaken the world like never before. These developments have generated a debate among Muslims which, as the contributors to this volume show, will have far-reaching consequences not just for the Muslim world, but for relations between Islam and the West more generally.

Halal Matters

Halal Matters
Islam, Politics and Markets in Global Perspective

by Florence Bergeaud-Blackler,Johan Fischer,John Lever

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2015-07-16
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 1317597397
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In today’s globalized world, halal (meaning ‘permissible’ or ‘lawful’) is about more than food. Politics, power and ethics all play a role in the halal industry in setting new standards for production, trade, consumption and regulation. The question of how modern halal markets are constituted is increasingly important and complex. Written from a unique interdisciplinary global perspective, this book demonstrates that as the market for halal products and services is expanding and standardizing, it is also fraught with political, social and economic contestation and difference. The discussion is illustrated by rich ethnographic case studies from a range of contexts, and consideration is given to both Muslim majority and minority societies. Halal Matters will be of interest to students and scholars working across the humanities and social sciences, including anthropology, sociology and religious studies.

The Idea of the Muslim World

The Idea of the Muslim World
A Global Intellectual History

by Cemil Aydin

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2017-04-24
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0674050371
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As Cemil Aydin explains in this provocative history, it is a misconception to think that the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims constitute a single religio-political entity. How did this mistaken belief arise, why is it so widespread, and how can its grip be loosened so that a more fruitful discussion about politics in Muslim societies can begin?

The Oxford History of Islam

The Oxford History of Islam
A Book

by John L. Esposito

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2000-04-06
  • Pages : 768
  • ISBN : 0199880417
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lavishly illustrated with over 300 pictures, including more than 200 in full color, The Oxford History of Islam offers the most wide-ranging and authoritative account available of the second largest--and fastest growing--religion in the world. John L. Esposito, Editor-in-Chief of the four-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, has gathered together sixteen leading scholars, both Muslim and non-Muslim, to examine the origins and historical development of Islam--its faith, community, institutions, sciences, and arts. Beginning in the pre-Islamic Arab world, the chapters range from the story of Muhammad and his Companions, to the development of Islamic religion and culture and the empires that grew from it, to the influence that Islam has on today's world. The book covers a wide array of subjects, casting light on topics such as the historical encounter of Islam and Christianity, the role of Islam in the Mughal and Ottoman empires, the growth of Islam in Southeast Asia, China, and Africa, the political, economic, and religious challenges of European imperialism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and Islamic communities in the modern Western world. In addition, the book offers excellent articles on Islamic religion, art and architecture, and sciences as well as bibliographies. Events in the contemporary world have led to an explosion of interest and scholarly work on Islam. Written for the general reader but also appealing to specialists, The Oxford History of Islam offers the best of that recent scholarship, presented in a readable style and complemented by a rich variety of illustrations.

Muslim Women in the Economy

Muslim Women in the Economy
Development, Faith and Globalisation

by Shamim Samani,Dora Marinova

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-04-17
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : 0429558244
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book explores the changing role of Muslim women in the economy in the twenty-first century. Sociological developments such as secular education, female-focused policies, national and global commitments to gender equality as well as contemporary technological advances have all served to shift and redefine the domestic and public roles of Muslim women, leading in many places to increases in workplace participation ​and entrepreneurship. The volume investigates the contexts of these shifts and the experiences of women balancing faith and other commitments to actively engage in the economy in vastly different countries. The book looks at how family codes and the understandings of Muslim male and female roles sit alongside social and economic advances and the increases in women partaking in the economy. ​Within a globalised world, it also highlights the importance of the implementation of the current sustainable development priorities in the context of Muslim societies, including Sustainable Development Goal 5 that focuses on the vital role of women and their full participation in all areas of sustainable development. With cases ranging from Saudi Arabia, Iran, Bangladesh, ​Pakistan, Indonesia, Nigeria, Kenya through to Spain, Bulgaria​ and Australia, Muslim Women in the Economy will be of considerable interest to those studying, researching and interested in gender, development and religious studies.

Spiritual Economies

Spiritual Economies
Islam, Globalization, and the Afterlife of Development

by Daromir Rudnyckyj

  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 2011-08-15
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780801462306
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Europe and North America Muslims are often represented in conflict with modernity—but what could be more modern than motivational programs that represent Islamic practice as conducive to business success and personal growth? Daromir Rudnyckyj's innovative and surprising book challenges widespread assumptions about contemporary Islam by showing how moderate Muslims in Southeast Asia are reinterpreting Islam not to reject modernity but to create a "spiritual economy" consisting of practices conducive to globalization. Drawing on more than two years of research in Indonesia, most of which took place at state-owned Krakatau Steel, Rudnyckyj shows how self-styled "spiritual reformers" seek to enhance the Islamic piety of workers across Southeast Asia and beyond. Deploying vivid description and a keen ethnographic sensibility, Rudnyckyj depicts a program called Emotional and Spiritual Quotient (ESQ) training that reconfigures Islamic practice and history to make the religion compatible with principles for corporate success found in Euro-American management texts, self-help manuals, and life-coaching sessions. The prophet Muhammad is represented as a model for a corporate CEO and the five pillars of Islam as directives for self-discipline, personal responsibility, and achieving "win-win" solutions. Spiritual Economies reveals how capitalism and religion are converging in Indonesia and other parts of the developing and developed world. Rudnyckyj offers an alternative to the commonly held view that religious practice serves as a refuge from or means of resistance against modernization and neoliberalism. Moreover, his innovative approach charts new avenues for future research on globalization, religion, and the predicaments of modern life.

Understanding Sharia

Understanding Sharia
Islamic Law in a Globalised World

by Raficq S. Abdulla,Mohamed M. Keshavjee

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2018-04-30
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1786734052
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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I.B.Tauris in association with the Institute of Ismaili Studies Sharia has been a source of misunderstanding and misconception in both the Muslim and non-Muslim worlds. Understanding Sharia: Islamic Law in a Globalised World sets out to explore the reality of sharia, contextualising its development in the early centuries of Islam and showing how it evolved in line with historical and social circumstances. The authors, Raficq S. Abdulla and Mohamed M. Keshavjee, both British-trained lawyers, argue that sharia and the positive law flowing from it, known as fiqh, have never been an exclusive legal system or a fixed set of beliefs. In addition to tracing the history of sharia, the book offers a critique concerning its status today. Sharia is examined with regard to particular issues that are of paramount importance in the contemporary world, such as human rights; criminal penalties, including those dealing with apostasy, blasphemy and adultery, commercial transactions, and bio-medical ethics, amongst other subjects. The authors show that sharia is a legal system underpinned by ethical principles that are open to change in different circumstances and contexts, notwithstanding the claims for `transcendental permanence' made by Islamists. This book encourages new thinking about the history of sharia and its role in the modern world.

Modern Things on Trial

Modern Things on Trial
Islam’s Global and Material Reformation in the Age of Rida, 1865–1935

by Leor Halevi

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2019-07-30
  • Pages : 367
  • ISBN : 0231547978
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In cities awakening to global exchange under European imperial rule, Muslims encountered all sorts of strange and wonderful new things—synthetic toothbrushes, toilet paper, telegraphs, railways, gramophones, brimmed hats, tailored pants, and lottery tickets. The passage of these goods across cultural frontiers spurred passionate debates. Realizing that these goods were changing religious practices and values, proponents and critics wondered what to outlaw and what to permit. In this book, Leor Halevi tells the story of the Islamic trials of technological and commercial innovations of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He focuses on the communications of an entrepreneurial Syrian interpreter of the shariʿa named Rashid Rida, who became a renowned reformer by responding to the demand for authoritative and authentic religious advice. Upon migrating to Egypt, Rida founded an Islamic magazine, The Lighthouse, which cultivated an educated, prosperous readership within and beyond the British Empire. To an audience eager to know if their scriptures sanctioned particular interactions with particular objects, he preached the message that by rediscovering Islam’s foundational spirit, the global community of Muslims would thrive and realize modernity’s religious and secular promises. Through analysis of Rida’s international correspondence, Halevi argues that religious entanglements with new commodities and technologies were the driving forces behind local and global projects to reform the Islamic legal tradition. Shedding light on culture, commerce, and consumption in Cairo and other colonial cities, Modern Things on Trial is a groundbreaking account of Islam’s material transformation in a globalizing era.

Global Islam: a Very Short Introduction

Global Islam: a Very Short Introduction
A Book

by Nile Green

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2020
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 0190917237
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Global Islam-A Very Short Introduction looks at the methods used by individuals, organizations, and states to spread multiple versions of Islam around the world. Since the late nineteenth century, publications, missions, congresses, and pilgrimages have contributed to the communication and evolution of Islam. At the start of the twentieth century, the infrastructure of the European empire allowed for the widespread communication of Islamic beliefs. During a period of secularism in the mid-twentieth century, global Islam became more accessible and, in some cases, more political. How have today's broadcasting and smartphone technologies changed the face of global Islam? Will communication technologies reconcile the contradictions between variations of the faith, or will they create new ones?"--