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January, 2019

  • 19 January

    The Creation of Philosophical Tradition

    the book “The Creation of Philosophical Tradition: Biography & the Reception of Avicenna’s Philosophy from the Eleventh to the Fourteenth Century A.D.” clearly documents the vitality of the post-classical philosophical tradition as reflected in literary biography, the genres of...

  • 16 January

    Islam, Law and the Modern State: (Re)imagining Liberal Theory in Muslim Contexts

    This path-breaking study on comparative public law confirms that the globalisation of debates about the relationship of law and religion allows today a profound, sensible re-assessment of plurality-conscious ‘justice as...

  • 16 January

    Islam and the future of tolerance +PDF

    Islam and the Future of Tolerance has been published with the explicit goal of inspiring a wider public discussion by way of example. In a world riven by misunderstanding and violence, Harris and Nawaz demonstrate how two people with very different views can find common ground. In this short book, …

  • 16 January

    Video: Imam Musa al-Sadr and Christian Ice Cream Seller

    Although he was a Christian, he was a fan and follower of Imam Musa Sadr; and the traditions form Prophet Muhammad and Imam Ali were always hung on the walls of his house. Uncle Antiba was a Christian ice cream seller in the city of Sour in Lebanon who had …

  • 14 January

    The Succession to Muhammad: A Study of the Early Caliphate +PDF

    This erudite, complex, and fascinating book reexamines the struggle over and for the office of caliph, primarily during the period from the death of the Prophet Muhammad to that of his...

  • 14 January

    A Modern History of the Islamic World +PDF

    A Modern History of the Islamic World provides a clear overview of the ways in which twentieth century modernism affected the societies of the Islamic world and how modernism was developed from an...

  • 13 January

    Origins of Wahhabism from Hanbali Fiqh +PDF

    Wahhabis are not considered to be part of the four major madhāhib due to the great contrast between their approach in methodology and the methodologies of the Hanbalis and other madhāhib...

  • 12 January

    At the Margins of Law: Adjudicating Muslim Families in Contemporary Delhi

    The dissertation is based on eighteen months of fieldwork that the writer conducted in four types of Muslim family law institutions: sharia courts (dar ul qaza institutions), women's arbitration centers (mahila panchayats), a mufti's authoritative legal advice (fatawa), and a...

  • 10 January

    Shari`a in the Secular State: Evolving Meanings of Islamic Jurisprudence in Turkey

    This book contributes important insights related to Islamic jurisprudence and secularism in the Turkish context and regarding the role of language in contested legal and religious contexts....

  • 10 January

    Al-Sarakhsī’s Contribution to the Islamic Law of War +PDF

    This paper examines the contributions of the Ḥanafī jurist al-Sarakhsī (d. 483 AH/1090-91 CE) to the development of the Islamic tradition of war. By examining al-Sarakhsī’s treatment of the use of force by both state and non-state actors in...

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