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Maḥmūd Shalt=ut and Islamic Modernism

Kate Zebiri.

September 1993; published online October 2011.

Book. Subjects: Islam. 208 pages.

This is the first detailed study of the life and thought of Shaykh Maḥmūd Shaltūt (1893–1963). Shaltūt was an Egyptian scholar and reformer who held the most senior position open to Sunni ...

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Ṣūfī Mystics of the Niger Desert

H. T. Norris.

September 1990; published online October 2011.

Book. Subjects: Islam. 216 pages.

This book is a study of the evidence that exists to this day in the Niger Republic, and in the adjacent regions of Saharan and non-Saharan Africa, about the life of Sīdī Mahmūd al-Baghdādī,...

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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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Islamic Biomedical Ethics Principles and Application

Abdulaziz Sachedina.

May 2009; published online May 2009.

Book. Subjects: Islam. 304 pages.

This book undertakes to correlate practical ethical decisions in modern medical practice to principles and rules derived from Islamic juridical praxis and theological doctrines. This study...

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Islam and the Problem of Black Suffering

Sherman A Jackson.

July 2009; published online October 2011.

Book. Subjects: Islam. 232 pages.

In his controversial 1973 book, Is God a White Racist?, William R. Jones sharply criticized black theologians for their agnostic approach to black suffering, noting that the doctrine of an...

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The Divine Flood

Rudiger Seesemann.

July 2011; published online September 2011.

Book. Subjects: Islam. 352 pages.

This study revolves around the emergence and spread of the “Community of the Divine Flood,” established in 1929 by Ibrahim Niasse, a leader of the Tijaniyya Sufi order from Senegal. Based...

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Beyond Dogma

Jawid Mojaddedi.

June 2012; published online September 2012.

Book. Subjects: Islam. 240 pages.

Despite Rumi’s (d. 1273) recent emergence as a best-selling poet in the English-speaking world, fundamental questions about his teachings, such as the relationship of his Sufi mysticism to...

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The Qur'an

January 2005; published online November 2007.

Book. Subjects: society and culture; Islam. 512 pages.

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The Koran

January 1964; published online November 2009.

Book. Subjects: society and culture; Islam. 688 pages.

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Reliving Karbala

Syed Akbar Hyder.

September 2008; published online October 2011.

Book. Subjects: Islam. 272 pages.

In 680 C.E., a small band of the Prophet Muhammad’s family and their followers, led by his grandson, Husain, rose up in a rebellion against the ruling caliph, Yazid. The family and its...

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