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Islamic exceptionalism : how the struggle over Islam is reshaping the world
Hamid, Shadi, 1983-
New York, NY : St. Martin's Press, 2016
To Take Joy in a Massacre -- Is Islam "Exceptional"? -- Islam's Reformation -- The Muslim Brotherhood: From Reform to Revolution -- The Turkish Model: Islamists Empowered -- Tunisia: Islamists Conceding Their Islamism -- ISIS: After the State Fails -- Islam, Liberalism, and the State: A Way Out?
"From the founding of Islam in the seventh century, there had always been a dominant Muslim empire, or "caliphate." But in 1924, the Ottoman Caliphate was formally abolished. Since then, there has been an ongoing struggle to establish a legitimate political order in the Middle East. At the center of that struggle is the vexing problem of religion and its role in political life. In Islamic Exceptionalism, Brookings Institution scholar and acclaimed author Shadi Hamid offers a novel and provocative argument on how Islam is, in fact, "exceptional" in how it relates to politics, with profound implications for how we understand the future of the Middle East. With unprecedented access to Islamist activists and leaders across the region, Hamid argues for a new understanding of how Islam and Islamism shape politics - and how the practice of politics shapes Islam. Despite the hopes of the Arab Spring, ideological and religious polarization has actually worsened. Divides among citizens aren't just about power but are products of fundamental disagreements over the very nature and purpose of the modern nation state. Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews across the region, Hamid examines different models of reckoning with the problem of religion and state, including the terrifying - and alarmingly successful - example of ISIS. Offering a panoramic and ambitious interpretation of the region's descent into violence, Islamic Exceptionalism is a vital contribution to our understanding of Islam's past and present, and its outsized, exceptional role in modern politics. We don't have to like it; but we have to understand it, because it will continue to be a force that shapes not just the region, but the West as well, in the coming decades"--
Baker Berry BP173.7 .H3554 2016
Brand Islam : the marketing and commodification of piety
Shirazi, Faegheh, 1952-
Austin : University of Texas Press, 
Islamophobia and Western culture -- Islam and the halal food industry -- Halal slaughtering of animals : perils and practices -- Marketing piety : hijabi dolls and other toys -- Halal cosmetics and skin care : the Islamic way to beauty -- Islamic dress and the Muslim fashion industry "halal fashion" -- Halal/Islamic active sportswear, intimate wear, and accessories.
Baker Berry BP173.75 .S524 2016
Islamic thought in China : Sino-Muslim intellectual evolution from the 17th to the 21st century
edited by Jonathan Lipman
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 
"Tells the stories of Chinese Muslims trying to create coherent lives at the intersection of two potentially conflicting cultures. How can people belong simultaneously to two cultures, originating in two different places and expressed in two different languages, without alienating themselves from either? Muslims have lived in the Chinese culture area for 1400 years, and the intellectuals among them have long wrestled with this problem. Unlike Persian, Turkish, Urdu, or Malay, the Chinese language never adopted vocabulary from Arabic to enable a precise understanding of Islam's religious and philosophical foundations. Islam thus had to be translated into Chinese, which lacks words and arguments to justify monotheism, exclusivity, and other features of this Middle Eastern religion. Even in the 21st century, Muslims who are culturally Chinese must still justify their devotion to a single God, avoidance of pork, and their communities' distinctiveness, among other things, to sceptical non-Muslim neighbours and an increasingly intrusive state"--
Baker Berry BP63.C5 I85 2016
The Routledge handbook of Muslim-Jewish relations
edited by Josef Meri
New York : Routledge, 2016
The Routledge Handbook of Muslim-Jewish Relations" invites readers to deepen their understanding of the historical, social, cultural, and political themes that impact modern-day perceptions of interfaith dialogue. The volume is designed to illuminate positive encounters between Muslims and Jews, as well as points of conflict, within a historical framework. Among other goals, the volume seeks to correct common misperceptions about the history of Muslim-Jewish relations by complicating familiar political narratives to include dynamics such as the cross-influence of literary and intellectual traditions. Reflecting unique and original collaborations between internationally-renowned contributors, the book is intended to spark further collaborative and constructive conversation and scholarship in the academy and beyond.
Baker Berry BP173.J8 R68 2016
Why I am a Salafi
Knight, Michael Muhammad, author
Berkeley, CA : Soft Skull Press, 
"The Salafi movement invests supreme Islamic authority in the precedents of the Salaf, the first three generations of Muslims, who represent a "Golden Age" from which all subsequent eras can only decline. In Why I Am a Salafi, Michael Muhammad Knight confronts the problem of origins, questioning the possibility of accessing pure Islam through its canonical texts. Why I Am a Salafi is also a confrontation of Knight's own origins as a Muslim. Reconsidering Salafism, Knight explores the historical processes that informed Islam as he once knew it, having converted to a Salafi vision of Islam in 1994. In the decades since, he has drifted away from Salafism in favor of an alternative Islam that celebrates the freaks, misfits, and heretical innovators. What happens to Islam when everything's up for grabs, and can an anything-goes Islam allow space for reputedly intolerant Salafism? In Why I Am a Salafi, Knight explores not only Salafism's valorization of the origins, but takes the Salafi project further than its advocates are willing to go, and reflects upon the consequences of surrendering the origins forever" --
Baker Berry BP195.S18 K55 2015
The Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan, and the men who follow him
London Palgrave Macmillan 
Baker Berry BP222 .G53 2016
Qur'ān and the lyric imperative
Serrano, Richard, 1965- author
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, 
Baker Berry BP131.8 .S38 2016
edited by Ziauddin Sardar and Robin Yassin-Kassab
London : C. Hurst & Co. Ltd., 
Ziauddin Sardar argues that freethinkers can be dangerous in numerous ways, James E. Montgomery examines the radical freethought of the ninth-century thinker Jahiz, Oliver Leaman wrestles with Ibn Rushd's dangerous idea, Robert Irwin explores the myths surrounding the great Sufi mystic al-Hallaj, Bruce Lawrence thinks that Al-Biruni is the greatest freethinker of all time, Aziz al-Azmeh explores Abbasid culture and the universal history of freethinking humanism, Stefan Weidner looks ath the notion of the Divine in Adonis's poetry, Abdelwahab El-Affendi dissects the thought and politics of the Sudanese reformist Mahmoud Taha, Mohammed Moussa is unimpressed by the neo-modernity of the Iranian freethinker Abdolkarim Soroush, Nazry Bahrawi defends the interpretations of the Egyptian scholar Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd, Eva Hoffman suggests that dissidents should be as mindful as the Polish writer Czeslaw Milosz, Johan Siebers explains why the pen is the chosen instrument of the dangerous freethinker, Hanan al-Shaykh recalls the freethinking women who shaped her life, Alev Adil struggles with "the Aisha Project", and Merryl Wyn Davies on why freethinkers are mad, bad and dangerous. Also in this issue: Suhail Ahmad watches a film that is not a film, Iftikar Malik on Hannah Arendt, Anwar Ibrahim's worldview, Mohamed Bakari's encounter with V S Naipaul, a short story by Peerzada Salman, "ghazals" by Marilyn Hacker and our list of ten freethinkers to think about.
Baker Berry BP161.3 .D36 2014
edited by Ziauddin Sardar
London, United Kingdom : Muslim Institute : 2015
Hassan Mahamdallie thinks that the colour line will blight the twenty-first century, Shanon Shah argues that Islam and race have combined to produce a complex identity, Robert Irwin exposes the dark side of "The Arabian Nights", Hugh Kennedy relates the story of the revolt of the Zanj slaves, Ziauddin Sardar denounces the bigotry of the Gulf states, Avaes Mohammad revisits his home town of Blackburn, Jim Wolfreys is appalled by the rise of Islamophobia in France, Gary McFarlane examines the career of the American anti-slavery fighter John Brown, Ruth Waterman taps into the memory of Bosnia, Tasnim Baghdadi plays with her hybrid identity, Samia Rahman discovers cool Muslim women, Naima Khan accuses South Asian Muslims of looking down on blacks and Africans, and Saʹdiyya Shaikh finds that ibn Arabi can help us become more human and humane. Also in this issue: Barnaby Rogerson performs the pre-Islamic hajj, Abdelwahab El-Affendi drives the leaders of the Arab Spring around London, Declan Ryan is enchanted by Ruth Padel, a short story by Aiysha Jahan, poems by Dorothea Smartt and Elmi Ali, Last Word on Trinidad, and a list of Ten Xenophobic Political Parties to Avoid.
Baker Berry BP190.5.R3 R33 2015
The idea of Islam
editors Ziauddin Sardar and Robin Yassin-Kassab
London : C Hurst & Co, ©2012
Ziauddin Sardar argues why Islamic reform is necessary, Bruce Lawrence sees Muslim cosmopolitanism as the future, Parvez Mansoor declares jihad on the idea of "the political", Samia Rahman gets to the root of Muslim misogyny, Michael Muhammad Knight explains his taqwacore beliefs, Soha al-Jurf has problems with orthodoxy, Carool Kersten suggets that critical thinkers and reformers are often seen as heretics, and Ben Gidley on what keeps Muslims and Jews apart and what can bring them together. Also in this issue: Stuart Sim takes a sledgehammer to the "profit motive", Andy Simons argues that Jazz is just as Muslim as it is American, Robin Yassin-Kassab meets the new crop if Iraqi writers in Erbil, Said Adrus visits a Muslim cemetery in Woking, Ehsan Masood confesses he spent his youth reading the extremist writer Maryam Jameelah, Iftikhar Malik dismisses pessimism about Pakistan, Hasan Mahamdalie explores what it means to be an American, Jerry Revetz discovers the Arabic Maimonides, Vinay Lal asseses the legacy of Edward Said, and Merryl Wyn Davies takes a train to 9/11. Plus a brilliant new story from Aamer Hussein and four poems by the celebrated Mimi Khalvati.
Baker Berry BP161.3 .I29 2012
edited by Ziauddin Sardar, Robin Yassin-Kassab
London : C. Hurst & Co. Ltd. : 2014
Ziauddin Sardar and Merryl Wyn Davies put sectarianism under the scalpel; Ebrahim Moosa suggests the Sunnis, the majority Muslim sect, need to rethink their history; Imranali Panjwani explains what it means to be Shia; Faisal Devji explores "the idea of Ismailism"; Francesco Cavatorta thinks that not all Salafis represent a threat to Islam; Mohamed Nawab bin Mohamed Osman joins the Caliphate movement of Hizb-ut-Tahrir; Zacharias Pieri goes on a retreat with the evangelical Tablighi Jamaat; Jamie Gilham spends some quality time with British converts; Faizur Rahman struggles with the logic of Deobandi fatwas; Hassan Mahamdallie has a rare audience with "His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul-Masih V", the supreme head of the Ahmadiyya; Yasmin Saikia refuses to be pigeon-holed into a sect while visiting Iraq; Johan Siebers argues that heretical sects can usher enlightenment; Medina Tenour Whiteman deconstructs her Shia husband; Robin Yassin-Kassab traces the origins of the Alawis of Syria; Suhel Ahmed watches the horror a sect can unleash on its members; and Peter Mandaville asks: why can't we all just get along simply as "Vanilla Muslims". Also in this issue: Rehan Jamil's Muslim Lives of London, Louis Proyect on tribal Islam, Ken Mafham's mystical dance, Baheyya accuses anti-Morsi campaigners of putting Egypt's military back in power, short stories by Carole Smith and Peerzada Salman, poems by Jake Murray, and Barnaby Rogerson's Nineteen Islamic Numbers.
Baker Berry BP161.3 .C74 2014
Men in Islam
edited by Ziauddin Sardar & Robin Yassin-Kassab
London : C. Hurst & Co Ltd. : 
Ziauddin Sardar confesses his shortcomings as a Muslim man, Merryl Wyn Davies asks what exactly is the problem with men, Abdennur Prado grapples with Muslim masculinities, Ziba Mir-Hosseini tries to get out of the dead-end of male superiority justified by the Sharia, Kecia Ali is exasperated with th omnipresent male scholar, Asma Afsaruddin argues that the history of Islam includes people who were not men, Mohamed Saleck Val is impressed by traditional female commentators on the Qurʹan, Shamim Miah is disgusted by Pakistani men who groom vulnerable teenage girls, Tanjil Rashid argues that Islamists like Sayyid Qutb are complex men, Stefano Bigliardi suggests that men who follow the flat-earth ideology of Turkish creationist Haroon Yahya need psychotherapy, Leyla Jagiella relates her painful experiences as a woman who was a man, Alev Adil extolls the beauty of men, and Jenny Taylor thinks it's time both men and women were a bit more chaste. Also in this issue: Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton is bowled over by the Iraqi pavilion at the Venice Biennale, Hassan Mahamdallie is captivated by Ayad Akhtar's award-winning play, M. A. Qavi is enthralled by Dervla Murphy's sojourn in Gaza, Claire Chambers is engrossed by John Siddique's achingly personal love poems, a short story by Tam Hussain, poems by the widely-acclaimed Mark Gonzales, Mohja Kahf and Imtiaz Dharker, and our list of ten species of angry Muslim men.
Baker Berry BP188.18.M46 M46 2013
edited by Ziauddin Sardar + Robin Yassin-Kassab
London : C. Hurst & Co Ltd., 2013
Machine generated contents note: MUSLIM ARCHIPELAGO -- The View From Menara Indah / Ziauddin Sardar -- Muslim Intellectuals In Indonesia / Carool Kersten -- Textual Desires / Nazry Bahrawi -- The Professor Andthe Secular / Ahmad Fuad Rahmat -- Fearful Indonesia / Andre Vltchek -- Malay Magic / Shanon Shah -- How Indonesian Classical Music Lost The Battle / Rossic Indira -- Malay-Ness / Jo Kukathas -- Expatriate Blues / Ani Zonneveld -- ART AND LETTERS -- ME, Islam And Literature / Linda Christanty -- Short Story:The Sorcerer, The Sheep, And The Jinn / Nabeela M. Rehman -- Three Poems / Marilyn Hacker -- The Dome Ofthe Rock / Iftikhar Salahuddin -- REVIEWS -- Abc Of Malcolm X / Hassan Mahamdallic -- Hitched To Imperialism / Hassan Mahamdallic -- Go Argoyourself / Samia Rahman -- ET CETERA -- The List Topten Malaysian Obsessions.
Merryl Wyn Davies unravels the paradox that is Malaysia and Indonesia, Ziauddin Sardar reads the history of Kuala Lumpur from the window of his apartment, Carool Kersten engages with a string of Indonesian intellectuals, Nazry Bahrawi reads some classic Southeast Asian texts, Ahmad Fuad Rahmat dissects a Malaysian demigod, Andre Vltchek thinks Indonesian Islam is anything but "tolerant" and "moderate", Shanon Shah dabbles with Malay magic, Rossie Indira laments the loss of classical Indonesian music, Jo Kukathas weeps at the emergence of religious intolerance in Malaysia, Linda Christanty ponders the genealogy of her (Muslim) name, and Vinay Lal questions Malaysia's claims to be a genuinely pluralistic society. Also in this issue: Iftikhar Salahuddin visits the Dome of the Rock, Hassan Mahamadallie is bowled over by a new biography of Malcolm X, Mohammad Moussa laughs at Christopher Hitchens, Samia Rahman watches "Argo", a short story by Nabeela M. Rehman, three poems by Marilyn Hacker and the top ten Malaysian obsessions.
Baker Berry BP63.M27 M875 2013
The Taliban's virtual emirate : the culture and psychology of an online militant community
Aggarwal, Neil Krishan, author
New York : Columbia University Press, 
1. Channels of communication in the virtual emirate -- 2. Mullah Omar's leadership in the virtual emirate -- 3. Identity in the virtual emirate -- 4. Jihad in the virtual emirate -- 5. International relations in the virtual emirate -- Epilogue.
Baker Berry BP190.5.D54 A34 2016
Love and death
edited by Ziauddin Sardar, Robin Yassin-Kassab
London : Muslim Institute : 2013
Love And Death. Introduction: The Culmination Of Love / Aamer Hussein -- The Ghazal / Robert Irwin -- Sacred Love, Lyrical Death / Christopher Shackle -- The Massacre of Karbala / Imranali Panjwani -- A Veronica On The Eve Of War / Martin Rose -- Prescribing Death / Jalees Rahman -- Inside Evin / Ramin Jahanbegloo -- Graveyards / Hamza Elahi -- Can Malays Kiss? / Shanon Shah -- Networks Of Love / Samia Rahman -- My British Hijab / Khola Hasan -- Sub-Continental Lovers / Sabita Manian -- The Resting Place / Irna Qureshi -- Art And Letters: Dead Stones And Living Words / Boyd Tonkin -- Short Story: Akhit Jadoo / Fahmida Riaz -- Four Poems / Sabrina Mahfouz -- An India Ago / Michael Wolf -- Syrian Scenarios / Manhal al-Sarraj -- Night Of Destiny / Alev Adil -- Reviews: Nihilistic History / S Parvez Manzoor -- Legless In Gaza / Naomi Foyle -- Imperial Protection / Ahmad Khan; Et Cetera: The List: Top Ten Muslim Characters In Bollywood / Rachel Dwyer -- Citations: Last Word: Love and Death at the Movies / Merryl Wyn Davies.
Aamer Hussein takes love to its logical conclusion, Robert Irwin traces the origins of the ghazal (love lyric), Christopher Shackle recites epic Panjabi poems of sacred love and lyrical death, Imranali Panjwani mourns the massacre of Karbala, Martin Rose is taken hostage by Saddam Hussain, Jalees Rahman reflects on Nazi doctors who took delight in deathly experiments, Ramin Jehanbegloo is incarcerated in the notorious Evin prison, Hamza Elahi visits England's Muslim graveyards, Shanon Shah receives valuable guidance on love and sex from the 'Obedient Wives Club', Samia Rahman sets out in search of love, Khola Hasan has mixed feelings about her hijab, Sabita Manian promotes love between India and Pakistan, Boyd Tonkin discovers that dead outrank the living in Jerusalem, Alev Adil takes 'a night journey through a veiled self' and Irna Qureshi's mother finally makes a decision on her final resting place. Also in this issue: Parvez Manzoor throws scorn on a nihilistic, revisionist history of Islam, Naomi Foyle reads the first novel of a British Palestinian, Ahmad Khan explores the colonial history of The Aborigines' Protection Society, a short story by the famous Fahmida Riaz, Syrian scenarios by Manhal al-Sarraj, poems by Sabrina Mahfouz and Michael Wolf, Rachel Dwyer's list of Top Ten Muslim Characters in Bollywood and Merryl Wyn Davies's 'last word' on love and death at the movies.
Baker Berry BP1 .L68 2013
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