The Closing of the Muslim Mind

The Closing of the Muslim Mind
How Intellectual Suicide Created the Modern Islamist Crisis

by Robert R. Reilly

  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 2014-04-08
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1497620732
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The book you must read to understand the Islamist crisis—and the threat to us all Robert R. Reilly’s eye-opening book masterfully explains the frightening behavior coming out of the Islamic world. Terrorism, he shows, is only one manifestation of the spiritual pathology of Islamism. Reilly uncovers the root of our contemporary crisis: a pivotal struggle waged within the Muslim world nearly a millennium ago. In a heated battle over the role of reason, the side of irrationality won. The deformed theology that resulted, Reilly reveals, produced the spiritual pathology of Islamism, and a deeply dysfunctional culture. The Closing of the Muslim Mind solves such puzzles as: · Why the Arab world stands near the bottom of every measure of human development · Why scientific inquiry is nearly dead in the Islamic world · Why Spain translates more books in a single year than the entire Arab world has in the past thousand years · Why some people in Saudi Arabia still refuse to believe man has been to the moon

The Closing of the Muslim Mind

The Closing of the Muslim Mind
How Intellectual Suicide Created the Modern Islamist Crisis

by Robert R. Reilly

  • Publisher : Isi Books
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 9781610170024
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Robert Reilly masterfully explains the frightening behavior coming out of the Islamic world. The Closing of the Muslim Mind provides the answers the West has so desperately needed in confronting the Islamist crisis"--Cover, p. 4.

The Closing of the Muslim Mind

The Closing of the Muslim Mind
How Intellectual Suicide Created the Modern Islamist Crisis

by Robert R. Reilly

  • Publisher : Isi Books
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 9781933859910
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Asserts that the Muslim world has chosen irrationality over reason, resulting in unrest in the Middle East, a lack of engagement with developments in the rest of the world, and the belief that disasters are God's punishment.

Crisis in the Muslim Mind

Crisis in the Muslim Mind

by AbdulHamid AbuSulayman

  • Publisher : International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)
  • Release : 2004-01-01
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Across the Muslim world today, if anything is self-evident across the Muslim world today it is that the Ummah is badly in need of reform. On this point it can be stated with confidence that Muslims are agreed. Poverty and injustice characterize the face of Muslim lands from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Pollution and corruption are the order of the day in the societies where the gulf between them and the developed countries of the world has never been wider. Politics in the Muslim world are all too often the politics of deprivation, and culture the culture of despair. “Crisis in the Muslim Mind” examines the intellectual and historical roots of the malaise that has encompassed the Ummah and threatens to efface its identity. Firs published in Arabic in 1991, this important work (in an abridged English translation) is designed to familiarize educated and concerned Muslims with the nature of the crisis confronting them, and to suggest the steps necessary to overcome it.

Making Gay Okay

Making Gay Okay
How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior is Changing Everything

by Robert Reilly

  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 1681493209
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Why are Americans being forced to consider homosexual acts as morally acceptable? Why has the US Supreme Court discovered a constitutional right to same-sex "marriage", which until a decade ago, was unheard of in the history of Western or any other civilization? Where has the "gay rights" movement come from, and how has it so easily conquered America? The answers are in the dynamics of the rationalization of sexual misbehavior. The power of rationalization—the means by which one mentally transforms wrong into right—drives the gay rights movement, gives it its revolutionary character, and makes its advocates indefatigable. The homosexual cause moved naturally from a plea for tolerance to cultural conquest because the security of its rationalization requires universal acceptance. In other words, we all must say that the bad is good. At stake in the rationalization of homosexual behavior is reality itself, which is why it will have consequences that reach far beyond the issue at hand. Already America's major institutions have been transformed—its courts, its schools, its military, its civic institutions, and even its diplomacy. The further institutionalization of homosexuality will mean the triumph of force over reason, thus undermining the very foundations of the American Republic.

Closing of the American Mind

Closing of the American Mind
A Book

by Allan Bloom

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2008-06-30
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781439126264
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Closing of the American Mind, a publishing phenomenon in hardcover, is now a paperback literary event. In this acclaimed number one national best-seller, one of our country's most distinguished political philosophers argues that the social/political crisis of 20th-century America is really an intellectual crisis. Allan Bloom's sweeping analysis is essential to understanding America today. It has fired the imagination of a public ripe for change.

Surprised by Beauty

Surprised by Beauty
A Listener's Guide to the Recovery of Modern Music

by Robert Reilly

  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Release : 2016-04-21
  • Pages : 510
  • ISBN : 1681497042
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The best music of the 20th century "developed our capacity for feeling, deepened our compassion, and furthered our quest for and understanding of what Aristotle called 'the perfect end of life' ". — from the Foreword by NPR music critic Ted Libbey The single greatest crisis of the 20th century was the loss of faith. Noise—and its acceptance as music—was the product of the resulting spiritual confusion and, in its turn, became the further cause of its spread. Likewise, the recovery of modern music, the theme to which this book is dedicated, stems from a spiritual recovery. This is made explicitly clear by the composers whose interviews with the author are collected in this book. Robert Reilly spells out the nature of the crisis and its solution in sections that serve as bookends to the chapters on individual composers. He does not contend that all of these composers underwent and recovered from the central crisis he describes, but they all lived and worked within its broader context, and soldiered on, writing beautiful music. For this, they suffered ridicule and neglect, and he believes their rehabilitation will change the reputation of modern music. It is the spirit of music that this book is most about, and in his efforts to discern it, Reilly has discovered many treasures. The purpose of this book is to share them, to entice you to listen—because beauty is contagious. English conductor John Eliot Gardiner writes that experiencing Bach's masterpieces "is a way of fully realizing the scale and scope of what it is to be human". The reader may be surprised by how many works of the 20th and 21st centuries of which this is also true. The book includes 100s of CD recommendations, which will be regularly updated on the website for the book: www.SurprisedByBeauty.org.

Islam's Quantum Question

Islam's Quantum Question
Reconciling Muslim Tradition and Modern Science

by Nidhal Guessoum

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2010-10-30
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0857718673
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In secular Europe the veracity of modern science is almost always taken for granted. Whether they think of the evolutionary proofs of Darwin or of spectacular investigation into the boundaries of physics conducted by CERN's Large Hadron Collider, most people assume that scientific enquiry goes to the heart of fundamental truths about the universe. Yet elsewhere, science is under siege. In the USA, Christian fundamentalists contest whether evolution should be taught in schools at all. And in Muslim countries like Tunisia, Egypt, Pakistan and Malaysia, a mere 15 per cent of those recently surveyed believed Darwin's theory to be 'true' or 'probably true'. This thoughtful and passionately argued book contends absolutely to the contrary: not only that evolutionary theory does not contradict core Muslim beliefs, but that many scholars, from Islam's golden age to the present, adopted a worldview that accepted evolution as a given. Guessoum suggests that the Islamic world, just like the Christian, needs to take scientific questions - 'quantum questions' - with the utmost seriousness if it is to recover its true heritage and integrity. In its application of a specifically Muslim perspective to important topics like cosmology, divine action and evolution, the book makes a vital contribution to debate in the disputed field of 'science and religion'.

A Muslim American Slave

A Muslim American Slave
The Life of Omar Ibn Said

by Omar Ibn Said

  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release : 2011-07-20
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN : 0299249530
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Born to a wealthy family in West Africa around 1770, Omar Ibn Said was abducted and sold into slavery in the United States, where he came to the attention of a prominent North Carolina family after filling “the walls of his room with piteous petitions to be released, all written in the Arabic language,” as one local newspaper reported. Ibn Said soon became a local celebrity, and in 1831 he was asked to write his life story, producing the only known surviving American slave narrative written in Arabic. In A Muslim American Slave, scholar and translator Ala Alryyes offers both a definitive translation and an authoritative edition of this singularly important work, lending new insights into the early history of Islam in America and exploring the multiple, shifting interpretations of Ibn Said’s narrative by the nineteenth-century missionaries, ethnographers, and intellectuals who championed it. This edition presents the English translation on pages facing facsimile pages of Ibn Said’s Arabic narrative, augmented by Alryyes’s comprehensive introduction, contextual essays and historical commentary by leading literary critics and scholars of Islam and the African diaspora, photographs, maps, and other writings by Omar Ibn Said. The result is an invaluable addition to our understanding of writings by enslaved Americans and a timely reminder that “Islam” and “America” are not mutually exclusive terms. This edition presents the English translation on pages facing facsimile pages of Ibn Said’s Arabic narrative, augmented by Alryyes’s comprehensive introduction and by photographs, maps, and other writings by Omar Ibn Said. The volume also includes contextual essays and historical commentary by literary critics and scholars of Islam and the African diaspora: Michael A. Gomez, Allan D. Austin, Robert J. Allison, Sylviane A. Diouf, Ghada Osman, and Camille F. Forbes. The result is an invaluable addition to our understanding of writings by enslaved Americans and a timely reminder that “Islam” and “America” are not mutually exclusive terms. Best Books for General Audiences, selected by the American Association of School Librarians

Islam, Authoritarianism, and Underdevelopment

Islam, Authoritarianism, and Underdevelopment
A Global and Historical Comparison

by Ahmet T. Kuru

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2019-07-31
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1108419097
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Analyzes Muslim countries' contemporary problems, particularly violence, authoritarianism, and underdevelopment, comparing their historical levels of development with Western Europe.

The War for Muslim Minds

The War for Muslim Minds
Islam and the West

by Gilles Kepel

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 327
  • ISBN : 9780674015753
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Assesses the roots and impact of global terrorism, including the United States' ability to address the Middle East challenge and fault lines in terrorist ideology, outlining conditions for acceptance of Israel and democratization of Islamist and Arab soci

Applying Islamic Principles to Clinical Mental Health Care

Applying Islamic Principles to Clinical Mental Health Care
Introducing Traditional Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy

by Hooman Keshavarzi,Fahad Khan,Bilal Ali,Rania Awaad

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-07-27
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN : 1000097021
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This text outlines for the first time a structured articulation of an emerging Islamic orientation to psychotherapy, a framework presented and known as Traditional Islamically Integrated Psychotherapy (TIIP). TIIP is an integrative model of mental health care that is grounded in the core principles of Islam while drawing upon empirical truths in psychology. The book introduces the basic foundations of TIIP, then delves into the writings of early Islamic scholars to provide a richer understanding of the Islamic intellectual heritage as it pertains to human psychology and mental health. Beyond theory, the book provides readers with practical interventional skills illustrated with case studies as well as techniques drawn inherently from the Islamic tradition. A methodology of case formulation is provided that allows for effective treatment planning and translation into therapeutic application. Throughout its chapters, the book situates TIIP within an Islamic epistemological and ontological framework, providing a discussion of the nature and composition of the human psyche, its drives, health, pathology, mechanisms of psychological change, and principles of healing. Mental health practitioners who treat Muslim patients, Muslim clinicians, students of the behavioral sciences and related disciplines, and anyone with an interest in spiritually oriented psychotherapies will greatly benefit from this illustrative and practical text.

For Love of the Prophet

For Love of the Prophet
An Ethnography of Sudan's Islamic State

by Noah Salomon

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2016-10-25
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1400884292
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For some, the idea of an Islamic state serves to fulfill aspirations for cultural sovereignty and new forms of ethical political practice. For others, it violates the proper domains of both religion and politics. Yet, while there has been much discussion of the idea and ideals of the Islamic state, its possibilities and impossibilities, surprisingly little has been written about how this political formation is lived. For Love of the Prophet looks at the Republic of Sudan's twenty-five-year experiment with Islamic statehood. Focusing not on state institutions, but rather on the daily life that goes on in their shadows, Noah Salomon’s careful ethnography examines the lasting effects of state Islamization on Sudanese society through a study of the individuals and organizations working in its midst. Salomon investigates Sudan at a crucial moment in its history—balanced between unity and partition, secular and religious politics, peace and war—when those who desired an Islamic state were rethinking the political form under which they had lived for nearly a generation. Countering the dominant discourse, Salomon depicts contemporary Islamic politics not as a response to secularism and Westernization but as a node in a much longer conversation within Islamic thought, augmented and reappropriated as state projects of Islamic reform became objects of debate and controversy. Among the first books to delve into the making of the modern Islamic state, For Love of the Prophet reveals both novel political ideals and new articulations of Islam as it is rethought through the lens of the nation.

Terror in the Mind of God

Terror in the Mind of God
The Global Rise of Religious Violence

by Mark Juergensmeyer

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2003-09-01
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 0520930614
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Completely revised and updated, this new edition of Terror in the Mind of God incorporates the events of September 11, 2001 into Mark Juergensmeyer's landmark study of religious terrorism. Juergensmeyer explores the 1993 World Trade Center explosion, Hamas suicide bombings, the Tokyo subway nerve gas attack, and the killing of abortion clinic doctors in the United States. His personal interviews with 1993 World Trade Center bomber Mahmud Abouhalima, Christian Right activist Mike Bray, Hamas leaders Sheik Yassin and Abdul Azis Rantisi, and Sikh political leader Simranjit Singh Mann, among others, take us into the mindset of those who perpetrate and support violence in the name of religion.

Decline of Muslim States and Societies

Decline of Muslim States and Societies
The Real Root Causes and What Can Be Done Next

by Misbah Islam

  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2008-05-01
  • Pages : 474
  • ISBN : 1450098215
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Any discussion about Islam these days bring about deep passions, both overt and latent. On both sides of the divide, the main common factor is that of fear. Apparently, this antagonism is between unequals. One side claims technological and material prowess within a civilized society while the other claims righteousness of their cause and the spirit of their faith. All this has given rise to the phenomenon of “global heating” that has elevated the global temperature in terms of fear, intolerance, terrorism, and open warfare.

Islam's Predicament

Islam's Predicament
Perspectives of a Dissident Muslim

by Salim Mansur

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN : 9780889629066
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Traditional Islam confronts the rising new radicalism

In The Shadow Of The Sword

In The Shadow Of The Sword
The Battle for Global Empire and the End of the Ancient World

by Tom Holland

  • Publisher : Abacus
  • Release : 2012-04-05
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 0748119515
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this 'thrilling. . .profoundly important book' (Christopher Hart, Sunday Times) and Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller, the acclaimed author of Rubicon gives a panoramic-and timely-account of the rise of Islam In the 6th century AD, the Near East was divided between two great empires: the Persian and the Roman. A hundred years on, and one had vanished for ever, while the other was a dismembered, bleeding trunk. In their place, a new superpower had arisen: the empire of the Arabs. So profound was this upheaval that it spelled, in effect, the end of the ancient world. But the changes that marked the period were more than merely political or even cultural: there was also a transformation of human society with incalculable consequences for the future. Today, over half the world's population subscribes to one of the various religions that took on something like their final form during the last centuries of antiquity. Wherever men or women are inspired by belief in a single god to think or behave in a certain way, they bear witness to the abiding impact of this extraordinary, convulsive age - though as Tom Holland demonstrates, much of what Jews, Christians and Muslims believe about the origins of their religion is open to debate. In the Shadow of the Sword explores how a succession of great empires came to identify themselves with a new and revolutionary understanding of the divine. It is a story vivid with drama, horror and startling achievement, and stars many of the most remarkable rulers ever seen. 'A compelling detective story of the highest order, In the Shadow of the Sword is also a dazzlingly colourful journey into the world of late antiquity. Every bit as thrilling a narrative history as Holland's previous works, In the Shadow of the Sword is also a profoundly important book. It makes public and popular what scholarship has been discovering for several decades now; and those discoveries suggest a wholesale revision of where Islam came from and what it is' (Christopher Hart, Sunday Times)

Poetry of Belonging

Poetry of Belonging
Muslim Imaginings of India 1850–1950

by Ali Khan Mahmudabad

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2020-01-07
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 0190991666
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Poetry of Belonging is an exploration of north-Indian Muslim identity through poetry at a time when the Indian nation state did not exist. Between 1850 and 1950, when precolonial forms of cultural traditions, such as the musha’irah, were undergoing massive transformations to remain relevant, certain Muslim ‘voices’ configured, negotiated, and articulated their imaginings of what it meant to be Muslim. Using poetry as an archive, the book traces the history of the musha’irah, the site of poetic performance, as a way of understanding public spaces through the changing economic, social, political, and technological contexts of the time. It seeks to locate the changing ideas of watan (homeland) and hubb-e watanī (patriotism) in order to offer new perspectives on how Muslim intellectuals, poets, political leaders, and journalists conceived of and expressed their relationship to India and to the transnational Muslim community. The volume aims to spark a renegotiation of identity and belonging, especially at a time when Muslim loyalty to India has yet again emerged as a politically polarizing question.

The Mind of Jihad

The Mind of Jihad
A Book

by Laurent Murawiec

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2014-05-14
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780511429989
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Issues in Contemporary Islamic Thought

Issues in Contemporary Islamic Thought
A Book

by Taha Jabir Al Alwani

  • Publisher : IIIT
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN : 156564414X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This collection of papers presents a reformist project calling upon Muslim intellectuals and scholars everywhere to comprehend the vast breadth and depth of the crisis engulfing Muslim thought today and the necessity of solving this crisis to enable the Ummah to experience a revival and fulfill its role among the nations of the world. The reader will find a variety of articles dealing with this intellectual crises, these include a chapter on ijtihad's role and history, important since our intellectual problems cannot be solved without the scholars' use of independent reasoning and creativity. Another discusses imitation (taqlid) calling upon Muslim scholars and intellectuals to abandon imitation and to stop favoring the past over the present when trying to solve modern problems. Another looks at human rights.