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Atlas of the World's Religions

Frederick Denny.

November 2007; published online November 2007.

Book. Subjects: society and culture; Islam. 20 pages.

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Sufism and Islamic Reform in Egypt

Julian Johansen.

March 1996; published online October 2011.

Book. Subjects: Islam. 332 pages.

One of the most important sects in the Islamic world, Sufism has had a long and active history. Yet it has been no stranger to controversy. This has been particularly pronounced in modern...

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Sufi Narratives of Intimacy

Sa'diyya Shaikh.

March 2012; published online July 2014.

Book. Subjects: Islam. 304 pages.

Thirteenth-century Sufi poet, mystic, and legal scholar Muhyi al-Din ibn al-Άrabī gave deep and sustained attention to gender as integral to questions of human existence and moral...

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Gender, Sainthood, & Everyday Practice in South Asian Shiʿism

Karen G. Ruffle.

July 2011; published online July 2014.

Book. Subjects: Islam. 240 pages.

This study of devotional hagiographical texts and contemporary ritual performances of the Shi'a of Hyderabad, India demonstrates how traditions of sainthood and localized cultural values...

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Islam

Malise Ruthven.

January 2012; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: Islam. 200 pages.

Islam: A Very Short Introduction examines why Islam has such major divisions between movements such as the Shi'ites, the Sunnis, and the Wahhabis, and the central importance of the Shar'ia...

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Islamic History

Adam J. Silverstein.

January 2010; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: Islam; Middle Eastern history. 176 pages.

Why does Islamic history matter? Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction answers this question by introducing the story of Islamic history, the controversies surrounding its study, and...

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Religion & The Order of Nature

Seyyed Hossein Nasr.

December 1996; published online October 2011.

Book. Subjects: Islam. 318 pages.

The current ecological crisis is a matter of urgent global concern, with solutions being sought on many fronts. This book argues that the devastation of our world has been exacerbated, if...

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A Muslim in Victorian America

Umar F. Abd-Allah.

October 2006; published online September 2006.

Book. Subjects: Islam. 400 pages.

Conflicts and controversies at home and abroad have led Americans to focus on Islam more than ever before. Little is known about Islam in Victorian America. This book is a biography of...

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Guests of God

Robert R. Bianchi.

September 2004; published online January 2005.

Book. Subjects: Islam. 374 pages.

Each year, more than two million pilgrims from over 100 countries converge on the holy city of Mecca to reenact the ritual dramas that Muslims have been performing for centuries. While it...

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Sayf al-Din al- Amidi

Overview page. Subjects: Islam.

(d. 1233)

Influential Shafii jurist who integrated theology (kalam) with jurisprudential methods. Raised and educated in Baghdad and Damascus, he moved at an early age to Egypt,...

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