A New Introduction to Islam / Edition 2

A New Introduction to Islam / Edition 2

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by Daniel W. Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405158077

ISBN-13: 9781405158077

Pub. Date: 04/20/2009

Publisher: Wiley

The second edition of this student-friendly textbook explores the origins, major features and lasting influence of the Islamic tradition.

  • Traces the development of Muslim beliefs and practices against the background of social and cultural contexts extending from North Africa to South and Southeast Asia
  • Fully revised for the second edition,

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Overview

The second edition of this student-friendly textbook explores the origins, major features and lasting influence of the Islamic tradition.

  • Traces the development of Muslim beliefs and practices against the background of social and cultural contexts extending from North Africa to South and Southeast Asia
  • Fully revised for the second edition, with completely new opening and closing chapters considering key issues facing Islam in the 21st century
  • Focuses greater attention on everyday practices, the role of women in Muslim societies, and offers additional material on Islam in America
  • Includes detailed chronologies, tables summarizing key information, useful maps and diagrams, and many more illustrations

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405158077
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/20/2009
Series:
Wiley Desktop Editions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
416,285
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures.

List of Maps.

Introduction: The Problem of Defining Islam.

Part I: Islamic Origins:.

1. The Conquests:.

Psychological Impact.

Archaeological Data: The “Invisible” Conquests.

Resources for Further Study.

2. Arabia:.

Pre-Islamic Poetry.

The Book of Idols.

Mecca and the Quraysh.

The Gifts of the Arabs.

Resources for Further Study.

3. The Pre-Islamic Near East:.

Christianity in the Near East.

Religion in the Sâsânian Empire.

The Place of the Arabs in the Near East.

Resources for Further Study.

4. Religion of Empire:.

Arab Colonial Policy.

The Problem of Conversion.

The Nature of Leadership.

The Dome of the Rock.

The Constitution of Medina.

Resources for Further Study.

Part II: The Formation of the Islamic Tradition:.

5. The Qur’ân:.

The History of the Text.

The Qur’ân in Muslim Piety.

Interpreting The Qur’ân.

Resources for Further Study.

6. The Life of Muhammad:.

Prologue and Setting.

Birth and Childhood.

Early Adulthood.

The Beginning of Revelation.

Opposition.

The Night Journey and Ascent to Heaven.

The Hijra.

Victory and Defeat.

The Peace of Al-Hudaybiyya and the Farewell Pilgrimage.

Resources for Further Study.

7. The Tradition Literature.

The Science of Hadîth.

The Exegetical Origins of Hadîth.

In Quest of the Historical Muhammad.

The Sîra and the Shaping of an Islamic World View.

Resources for Further Study.

Part III: Islamic Institutions:.

8. The Caliphate:.

The Shî‘î Vision.

Shî‘îsm and the ‘Abbâsid Revolution.

Twelvers.

The Ismâ ‘îlîs.

The Nizârî “Assassins”.

The Khârijites.

The Sâsânian Revival.

Al-Mâwardî and the Sunnî Compromise.

Resources for Further Study.

9. Islamic Law:.

The Coffee Debate.

Revelation and Reason.

Qiyâs.

The Schools of Law.

Islamic Law and the State.

Ijmâ‘.

The Usûl Al-Fiqh.

The Substance of the Law.

Ritual Purity.

Acts of Worship.

The Origins of Islamic Law.

Resources for Further Study.

10. Islamic Theology & Philosophy:.

Freedom and Determinism.

God’s Attributes.

Faith and Works.

Leadership.

The Sunnî Consensus.

Ahmad ibn Hanbal.

al-Ash‘arî.

al-Ash‘arî and Kalâm.

The Theological Environment.

The Challenge Of Philosophy.

Prophecy and Revelation in Islamic Philosophy.

Philosophy and Mysticism.

Resources for Further Study.

11. Sûfîsm:.

Stages on the Path.

The Spiritual Master.

Sûfî Brotherhoods.

Sûfî Ritual.

The Destination.

Sûfî Cosmology.

Sûfîsm in History: The Case of al-Hallâj.

Beginnings to the Tenth Century.

Classical Manuals and the Growth of Tarîqas.

The Pervasiveness of Sûfîsm.

Resources for Further Study.

Part IV: Crisis and Renewal in Islamic History:.

12. Turks, Crusaders and Mongols:.

The Saljûqs.

Al-Ghazâlî and the Sunnî Revival.

Slave Soldiers.

The Crusades.

The Mongols.

The Impact of the Mongol Invasions.

Resources for Further Study.

13. Encounter with the West:.

The Ottoman, Safâvid and Mughal Empires.

The Rise of European Power.

The Religious Environment.

The ‘Ulamâ’ and the Empires.

Trends in Sûfîsm.

The Wahhâbîs.

Jihâd Movements.

Al-Afghânî.

Sayyid Ahmad Khân and ‘Alîgarh.

Resources for Further Study.

14. Islam and Modernity:.

From Caliphate to Nation-State.

The Idea of the Islamic State.

From Sharî‘a to Secular Law and Back.

A New Kalâm?.

The Vitality of Sûfîsm.

Resources for Further Study.

Epilogue: Islam in a Postmodern World.

Bibliography.

Index

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