Islam A Short Introduction: Signs, Symbols and Values
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Description: Abdulkader Tayob introduces Islamic teachings, practices and values, referring to issues such as gender and community and the challenges and opportunities that face members of the Islamic faith in the 21st century.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publication date: 7/27/1999
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Abdulkader Tayob is professor of Islamic studies at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. His books include Islam: A Short Introduction.
|List of figures|
|Note on dates, transliteration and translations|
|The Minaret: the Call of Islam|
|Islam and the Other|
|Height as symbol|
|Music and the human voice|
|The call to prayer amplified: technology and religion|
|Ablution: Purification, Self-Mastery and the Body|
|Purification rituals in Islam|
|The significance of purity: Islamic jurisprudence|
|Purity as cosmology|
|Life cycle and rites of passage|
|The nafs and self-control|
|The Interior of the Mosque: Space, Gender Dynamics and Aesthetics|
|The world is a mosque|
|Celebrating and commemorating|
|Gendered space: from mosque to society|
|The Prayer Niche: the Inexpressible Goal of Islamic Devotion|
|How do we know?|
|The Muslim community|
|The Minbar: Power and Authority in Islam|
|Minbar and mihrab|
|Models of leadership|
|Leadership of power|
|Leadership of personality|
|Leadership of knowledge|
|Leadership beyond models|
|Challenges and Opportunities in the Twenty-First Century|
|Human rights: seeking equity in a global village|
|Symbol and reality|