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New Introduction to Islam

ISBN-10: 1405158077
ISBN-13: 9781405158077
Edition: 2nd 2009
Authors: Daniel W. Brown
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Description: In this undergraduate textbook, Daniel Brown introductes the history, practices and beliefs of the Islamic faith. He also considers the challenges facing Muslims today. This second edition builds on the first and offers additional material on Islam  More...

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List price: $23.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 3/27/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298

In this undergraduate textbook, Daniel Brown introductes the history, practices and beliefs of the Islamic faith. He also considers the challenges facing Muslims today. This second edition builds on the first and offers additional material on Islam in America, gender and women, and the Qur'an.

List of Illustrations
Preface to the Second Edition
Source Acknowledgments
The Formation of the Islamic Tradition
Islam in Global Perspective
The Problem of Defining Islam
Mapping the Islamic World
Arabs and Non-Arabs
SunnCs and Shi'ites
Islamic Ritual
What to Expect from This Book
Essential Resources for the Study of Islam
Arabia
Geography
Pre-Islamic Poetry
Arab Religion
Women in Pre-Islamic Arabia
Mecca and the Quraysh
The Gifts of the Arabs
Resources for Further Study
The Pre-Islamic Near East
Christianity in the Near East
Saints and Relics
Zoroastrianism
Judaism
Manichaeism
Mazdak
The Place of the Arabs in the Near East
Resources for Further Study
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
The Battle of Badr
Confrontation with the Jews of Medina
The Battle of Uhud
The Peace of al-Ludaybiyya and the Farewell Pilgrimage
Evaluation
Resources for Further Study
The Qur�an
Approaches to the Qur�an
The History of the Text
Jesus in the Qur�an
The Qur�an in Muslim Piety
The Eternity of the Qur�an
The Inimitability of the Qur�an
Interpreting the Qur�an
Central Themes
Qur�anic Narratives
Qur�anic Law and the Problem of Abrogation
Women and Gender in the Qur�an
The Problem of Context
Resources for Further Study
The Tradition Literature
The Science of Hadith
The Origins of Hadith
In Quest of the Historical Muhammad
The Sira and the Shaping of an Islamic Worldview
Resources for Further Study
The Expansion of Islam
The Conquests
Psychological Impact
Archeological Data: The �Invisible� Conquests
Resources for Further Study
Religion of Empire
Arab Colonial Policy
Conversion to Islam
Leadership
The First Civil War
The Martyrdom of Lusayn
The Deputy of God
Personal Piety
The Dome of the Rock
The Constitution of Medina
Resources for Further Study
The Caliphate
Ibn al-Muqaffa�
The Shi'ite Vision
The �Abbasids
Twelvers
Isma'ilis
Nizari �Assassins�
Kharijites
The Sasanian Revival
Al-Mawardi and the Sunni Compromise
Resources for Further Study
Islamic Institutions
Islamic Law
The Coffee Debate
Revelation and Reason
Qiyas
The Schools of Law
Islamic Law and the State
Ijma'
The Uaul al-Fiqh
The Substance of the Law
Ritual Purity
Acts of Worship
Marriage and Divorce
The Origins of Islamic Law
Al-Shafi' i and Islamic Legal Theory
Resources for Further Study
Islamic Theology and Philosophy
Freedom and Determinism
God�s Attributes
Anthropomorphism
Faith and Works
Leadership
The Sunni Consensus
Ahmad ibn Lanbal
Al-Ash�ari
Kalam
Jewish and Christian Influences
The Challenge of Philosophy
Prophecy and Revelation in Islamic Philosophy
Philosophy and Mysticism
Resources for Further Study
Sufism
The Parliament of Birds
Stages on the Path
The Spiritual Master
Sufi Brotherhoods
Sufi Ritual
The Destination
Sufi Cosmology
Sufism in History: The Case of al-Hallaj
Beginnings to the Tenth Century
Classical Manuals and the Growth of Tariqas
The Pervasiveness of Sufism
Resources for Further Study
Crisis and Renewal in Islamic History
Turks, Crusaders, and Mongols
The Saljuqs
Al-Ghazali and the Sunni Revival
Slave Soldiers
The Crusades
The Mongols
The Impact of the Mongol Invasions
Resources for Further Study
Revival and Reform
The Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Empires
The Rise of European Power
The Religious Environment
The �Ulama�
Sufi Reformers
The Wahhabi Movement
Resources for Further Study
Islam and the West
Napoleon�s Invasion of Egypt
The Birth of Orientalism
Jihad Movements
Al-Afghani
Sayyid Ahmad Khan and �Aligarh
Resources for Further Study
The Turbulent Twentieth Century
Islam and Modernity
The Abolition of the Caliphate
Nationalism
Secularism
The Salafi Movement
The Muslim Brotherhood
Jihad and Martyrdom
From Shari�a to Secular Law and Back
Muslim Family Law
Modern Qur�an Interpretation
The Problem of Sunna
Ijtihad and Ijma'
A New Kalam?
Muhammad �Abduh
Muhammad Iqbal
The Vitality of Sufism
Resources for Further Study
Islam in the Twenty-First Century
The Challenge of Pluralism
Twenty-First-Century Wahhabism
Islamic Liberalism
Islam in the West
Islamic Feminism
The Challenge of Islam
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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