The Crisis of Islam

The Crisis of Islam
Holy War and Unholy Terror

by Bernard Lewis

  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0812967852
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Traces the history of conflict between Islam and the West, exploring the meaning of the Islamic doctrine of jihad, the rise of militant Islam, and the impact of Saudi proselytizing and oil money on the rest of the Islamic world.

Crisis of Islamic Civilization

Crisis of Islamic Civilization
A Book

by Ali A. Allawi

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2009-04-28
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0300158858
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Islam as a religion is central to the lives of over a billion people, but its outer expression as a distinctive civilization has been undergoing a monumental crisis. Buffeted by powerful adverse currents, Islamic civilization today is a shadow of its former self. The most disturbing and possibly fatal of these currents--the imperial expansion of the West into Muslim lands and the blast of modernity that accompanied it--are now compounded by a third giant wave, globalization. These forces have increasingly tested Islam and Islamic civilization for validity, adaptability, and the ability to hold on to the loyalty of Muslims, says Ali A. Allawi in his provocative new book. While the faith has proved resilient in the face of these challenges, other aspects of Islamic civilization have atrophied or died, Allawi contends, and Islamic civilization is now undergoing its last crisis. The book explores how Islamic civilization began to unravel under colonial rule, as its institutions, laws, and economies were often replaced by inadequate modern equivalents. Allawi also examines the backlash expressed through the increasing religiosity of Muslim societies and the spectacular rise of political Islam and its terrorist offshoots. Assessing the status of each of the building blocks of Islamic civilization, the author concludes that Islamic civilization cannot survive without the vital spirituality that underpinned it in the past. He identifies a key set of principles for moving forward, principles that will surprise some and anger others, yet clearly must be considered.

Journey Into Islam

Journey Into Islam
A Book

by Akbar Ahmed

  • Publisher : Penguin Books India
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780670081417
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Why? Years After September 11, We Are Still Looking For Answers. Internationally Renowned Islamic Scholar Akbar Ahmed Knew That This Question Could Not Be Answered Until Islam And The West Found A Way Past The Hatred And Mistrust Intensified By The War On Terror And The Forces Of Globalization. Seeking To Establish Dialogue And Understanding Between These Cultures, Ahmed Led A Team Of Dedicated Young Americans On A Daring And Unprecedented Tour Of The Muslim World. Journey Into Islam: The Crisis Of Globalization Is The Riveting Story Of Their Search For Common Ground. From The Mosques Of Damascus To The Madrassas Of Karachi And Deoband, Ahmed And His Companions Met With Muslims From All Walks Of Life. They Listened To Students And Professors, Presidents And Prime Ministers, Sheikhs And Cab Drivers, Revealing Muslim Hopes And Frustrations As The West Has Never Heard Before. They Returned From Their Groundbreaking Journey With Both Cause For Concern And Occasion For Hope. Rejecting Stereotypes And Conventional Wisdom About Islam And Its Encounter With Globalization, This Important Book Offers A New Framework For Understanding The Muslim World. As Western Leaders Wage A War On Terrorism, Ahmed Offers Insightful Suggestions On How The United States Can Improve Relations With Islamic Nations And Peoples. Written With Equal Parts Compassion And Urgency, Journey Into Islam Makes A Powerful Case For Forming Bonds Across Religion, Race, And Tradition To Create Lasting Harmony Between Islam And The West. It Is Essential Reading In An Era Of Mistrust And Misunderstanding.

The Crisis in Islam

The Crisis in Islam
Is Islam in a Crisis Or Is the Crisis in Islam?

by Dr Abdul-Haq Al-Ani Author

  • Publisher : Middle East Book Review
  • Release : 2016-03-14
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN : 9780993572005
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In order to understand the current violence in the Arab/Muslim world it is necessary to go back to its roots. This book sets out to show that the roots of Islamic terror dates back to the day the Prophet died on which an Islamic State was set up. Qur'anic Islam, which declares that the Prophet was only sent as 'Mercy to all Mankind', was from that day politicized, misinterpreted and used as means and justification for invasion, killing and pillage. The book establishes, relying on the Qur'an, the fact that Islam was meant for the Arabs alone and thus there was no mission to spread it by the sword. Muslims in general and clerics in particular must accept this Qur'anic fact and reread their history and accept it for its success and failures. The only out of this quagmire is to acknowledge that some of the practices of the 'Guided Predecessors' were un-Islamic and stop teaching them to young Muslims as the right path to follow. Western Imperialists need to stop attacking Muslim land as they have been doing for two centuries if they genuinely want to avoid encouraging the recruitment, by Muslim fundamentalists, of young Muslims from among their citizens who see the invasion and subjugation of Muslim land, by the West, as an attack on their existence and identity.

The Crisis of Kingship in Late Medieval Islam

The Crisis of Kingship in Late Medieval Islam
A Book

by Christopher Markiewicz

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2019-08-31
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN : 1108492142
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the early sixteenth century, the political landscape of West Asia was completely transformed: of the previous four major powers, only one - the Ottoman Empire - continued to exist. Ottoman survival was, in part, predicated on transition to a new mode of kingship, enabling its transformation from regional dynastic sultanate to empire of global stature. In this book, Christopher Markiewicz uses as a departure point the life and thought of Idris Bidlisi (1457-1520), one of the most dynamic scholars and statesmen of the period. Through this examination, he highlights the series of ideological and administrative crises in the fifteenth-century sultanates of Islamic lands that gave rise to this new conception of kingship and became the basis for sovereign authority not only within the Ottoman Empire but also across other Muslim empires in the early modern period.

Islam Is a Foreign Country

Islam Is a Foreign Country
American Muslims and the Global Crisis of Authority

by Zareena Grewal

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2013-12-02
  • Pages : 409
  • ISBN : 1479800562
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Islam Is a Foreign Country, Zareena Grewal explores some of the most pressing debates about and among American Muslims: what does it mean to be Muslim and American? Who has the authority to speak for Islam and to lead the stunningly diverse population of American Muslims? Do their ties to the larger Muslim world undermine their efforts to make Islam an American religion? Offering rich insights into these questions and more, Grewal follows the journeys of American Muslim youth who travel in global, underground Islamic networks. Devoutly religious and often politically disaffected, these young men and women are in search of a home for themselves and their tradition. Through their stories, Grewal captures the multiple directions of the global flows of people, practices, and ideas that connect U.S. mosques to the Muslim world. By examining the tension between American Muslims’ ambivalence toward the American mainstream and their desire to enter it, Grewal puts contemporary debates about Islam in the context of a long history of American racial and religious exclusions. Probing the competing obligations of American Muslims to the nation and to the umma (the global community of Muslim believers), Islam is a Foreign Country investigates the meaning of American citizenship and the place of Islam in a global age.

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.

The Crisis of Muslim History

The Crisis of Muslim History
Religion and Politics in Early Islam

by Mahmoud M. Ayoub

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2014-10-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1780746741
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is a detailed yet accessible guide to the way in which religion and politics interacted during the earliest years of Islam. It focuses on the period of the first four caliphs, untangling the crisis of sucession and the subsequent schism between the Sunni and Shi'i movements in Islam, and drawing on a combination of primary documents and scholarship in the field. It includes two appendices featuring original English translations of key source material.

Islam and the Environmental Crisis

Islam and the Environmental Crisis
A Book

by Akhtaruddin Ahmad

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 221
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Trouble with Islam

The Trouble with Islam
A Wake-up Call for Honesty and Change

by Irshad Manji

  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0679312501
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This "call for reform" reads like an open letter to the Muslim world. Irshad Manji, a Toronto-based television journalist, was born to Muslim parents in South Africa. Her family eventually fled to Canada when she was two years old. Manji shares her life experiences growing up in a Western Muslim household and ask some compelling questions from her feminist-lesbian-journalist perspective. It is interesting to note that Manji has been lambasted for being too personal and not scholarly enough to have a worthwhile opinion. Yet her lack of pretense and her intimate narrative are the strengths of this book. For Muslims to dismiss her opinions as not worthy to bring to the table is not only elitist; it underscores why she feels compelled to speak out critically. Intolerance for dissent, especially women's dissent, is one of her main complaints about Islam. Clearly, her goal was not to write a scholarly critique, but rather to speak from her heartfelt concern about Islam.

Heretic

Heretic
Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now

by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release : 2015-03-24
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0345808843
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Continuing her very personal journey from a deeply religious Islamic upbringing to a post at Harvard, the brilliant, charismatic and controversial New York Times and Globe and Mail #1 bestselling author of Infidel and Nomad makes a powerful plea for an Islamic Reformation as the only way to end the horrors of terrorism and sectarian warfare and the repression of women and minorities. Today, the world's 1.6 billion Muslims can be divided into a minority of fundamentalists, a majority of observant "daily" Muslims and a few dissidents who risk their lives by questioning their own religion. But there is only one Islam and, as Ayaan Hirsi Ali argues, there is no denying that some of its key teachings--like the subordination of women and the duty to wage holy war--are incompatible with the values of a free society. For centuries it has seemed as if Islam is immune to change. But Hirsi Ali has come to believe that a "Reformation"--a revision of Islamic doctrine aimed at reconciling the religion with modernity--is now at hand, and may even have begun. The Arab Spring may now seem like a political failure. But its challenge to traditional authority revealed a new readiness--not least by Muslim women--to think freely and to speak out. Ayaan Hirsi Ali argues that ordinary Muslims throughout the world want change. Courageously challenging the fundamentalists, she identifies 5 key amendments to Islamic doctrine that must be made in order to set Muslims free from their 7th-century chains. Interweaving her own experiences, historical analogies and powerful examples from contemporary Islamic societies and cultures, Heretic is not a call to arms, but a passionate plea for peaceful change and a new era of toleration.

Signs on the Earth

Signs on the Earth
Islam, Modernity and the Climate Crisis

by Fazlun Khalid

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-01-31
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781847740755
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The magnum opus of the West's leading Muslim environmentalist.

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)

Arab Nationalism

Arab Nationalism
A Critical Enquiry

by B. Tibi,ed,trans Marion Farouk-Sluglett,Peter Sluglett

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 1990-06-29
  • Pages : 325
  • ISBN : 1349208027
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this new edition Professor Tibi analyses the impact and function of nationalism and its contribution to social and political change in the Third World, taking the rise of nationalism in the Middle East as a historical example. He concentrates on the period after the First World War, when many Arab intellectuals became disillusioned with Britain and France as a result of the occupation of their countries. Professor Tibi's careful study of the writings and influence of Sati' al-Husri illustrates the connection between modern Arab nationalism and nineteenth century German Romantic nationalism, which will be of particular interest to the English reader. Professor Tibi concludes that while nationalism has played a necessary and important role in the movement for national independence in the Middle East, it has since developed into an ideology which seems to obstruct further social and political emancipation. This book will be of particular interest to historians and social scientists as well as to specialists in the area itself.

The Caliphate of Man

The Caliphate of Man
Popular Sovereignty in Modern Islamic Thought

by Andrew F. March

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2019-09-17
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0674242742
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Islamist thinkers used to debate the doctrine of the caliphate of man, which holds that God is sovereign but has appointed the multitude of believers as His vicegerent. Andrew March argues that the doctrine underpins a democratic vision of popular rule over governments and clerics. But is this an ideal regime destined to survive only in theory?

World Crisis and the Pathway to Peace

World Crisis and the Pathway to Peace
A Book

by Mirza Masroor Ahmad

  • Publisher : Islam International Publications Limited
  • Release : 2016-06-01
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN : 1301156299
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The world is passing through very turbulent times. The global economic crisis continues to manifest newer and graver dangers almost every week. The similarities to the period just before the Second World War continue to be cited and it seems clear that events are moving the world at an unprecedented pace towards a horrific Third World War. In this book, His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the Head of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community warns the world of the fast approaching dangers and how it can avert disaster and chart a course to peace.

Marcel Gauchet and the Loss of Common Purpose

Marcel Gauchet and the Loss of Common Purpose
Imaginary Islam and the Crisis of European Democracy

by Natalie Doyle

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2018
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN : 9781498519175
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Taking stock of the exhaustion of the concept of democracy limited to rights and identity, this book explores the work of French political philosopher Marcel Gauchet to interpret the contemporary crisis of European politics and the role played by imaginary constructs of Islam in the risk of ideological co-radicalization.

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
An Introduction to Monotheism

by Amanullah De Sondy,Michelle A. Gonzalez,William S. Green

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2020-10-15
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1474257275
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Judaism, Christianity and Islam: An Introduction to Monotheism shows how a shared monotheistic legacy frames and helps explain the commonalities and disagreements among Judaism, Christianity and Islam and their significant denominations in the world today. Taking a thematic approach and covering both historical and contemporary dimensions, the authors discuss how contemporary geographic and cultural contexts shape the expression of monotheism in the three religions. It covers differences between religious expressions in Israeli Judaism, Latin American Christianity and British Islam. Topics discussed include scripture, creation, covenant and identity, ritual, ethics, peoplehood and community, redemption, salvation, life after death, gender, sexuality and marriage. This introductory text, which contains 30 images, a map, a timeline, chapter afterthoughts and critical questions, is written by three authors with extensive teaching experience, each a specialist in one of the three monotheistic traditions.

Religious Freedom in Islam

Religious Freedom in Islam
The Fate of a Universal Human Right in the Muslim World Today

by Daniel Philpott

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2019-02-01
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0190908203
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Since at least the attacks of September 11, 2001, one of the most pressing political questions of the age has been whether Islam is hostile to religious freedom. Daniel Philpott examines conditions on the ground in forty-seven Muslim-majority countries today and offers an honest, clear-eyed answer to this urgent question. It is not, however, a simple answer. From a satellite view, the Muslim world looks unfree. But, Philpott shows, the truth is much more complex. Some one-fourth of Muslim-majority countries are in fact religiously free. Of the other countries, about forty percent are governed not by Islamists but by a hostile secularism imported from the West, while the other sixty percent are Islamist. The picture that emerges is both honest and hopeful. Yes, most Muslim-majority countries are lacking in religious freedom. But, Philpott argues, the Islamic tradition carries within it "seeds of freedom," and he offers guidance for how to cultivate those seeds in order to expand religious freedom in the Muslim world and the world at large. It is an urgent project. Religious freedom promotes goods like democracy and the advancement of women that are lacking in the Muslim-majority world and reduces ills like civil war, terrorism, and violence. Further, religious freedom is simply a matter of justice--not an exclusively Western value, but rather a universal right rooted in human nature. Its realization is critical to the aspirations of religious minorities and dissenters in Muslim countries, to Muslims living in non-Muslim countries or under secular dictatorships, and to relations between the West and the Muslim world. In this thoughtful book, Philpott seeks to establish a constructive middle ground in a fiery and long-lasting debate over Islam.

Islamic Civilization in South Asia

Islamic Civilization in South Asia
A History of Muslim Power and Presence in the Indian Subcontinent

by Burjor Avari

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN : 0415580617
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Muslims have been present in South Asia for 14 centuries. Nearly 40% of the people of this vast land mass follow the religion of Islam, and Muslim contribution to the cultural heritage of the sub-continent has been extensive. This textbook provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as the general reader, with a comprehensive account of the history of Islam in India, encompassing political, socio-economic, cultural and intellectual aspects. Using a chronological framework, the book discusses the main events in each period between c. 600 CE and the present day, along with the key social and cultural themes. It discusses a range of topics, including: How power was secured, and how was it exercised The crisis of confidence caused by the arrival of the West in the sub-continent How the Indo-Islamic synthesis in various facets of life and culture came about Excerpts at the end of each chapter allow for further discussion, and detailed maps alongside the text help visualise the changes through each time period. Introducing the reader to the issues concerning the Islamic past of South Asia, the book is a useful text for students and scholars of South Asian History and Religious Studies.