Islam A Short Introduction: Signs, Symbols and Values

ISBN-10: 1851681922

ISBN-13: 9781851681921

Edition: 1999

Authors: Abdulkader Tayob

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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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List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publication date: 7/27/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

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
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