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A history of Islam in Indonesia : unity in diversity
Kersten, Carool, author
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2017]
Baker Berry BP63.I5 K47 2017

Ethics and spirituality in Islam : sufi adab
edited by Francesco Chiabotti, Eve Feuillebois-Pierunek, Catherine Mayeur-Jaouen, Luca Patrizi
Leiden ; Brill, [2017]
This collection of articles tries to explore how the formulations and reformulations of adab during the first centuries of Islam engages with the crucial period of the first great spiritual masters, exploring the importance of normativity, but also of transgression, in order to define the rules themselves. Assuming that adab is ethics, the articles analyse the genres of Sufi adab, including manuals and hagiographical accounts, from the formative period of Sufism until the modernity.
Baker Berry BP189.2 .E84 2017

The coming of the comforter : when, where, and to whom? : studies on the rise of Islam and various other topics in memory of John Wansbrough
edited by Carlos A. Segovia, Basil Lourié
Piscataway, NJ : Gorgias Press, 2012
Baker Berry BP49.5.W367 C66 2012

The spirit and the letter : approaches to the esoteric interpretation of the Qurʼan
edited by Annabel Keeler and Sajjad Rizvi
London ; Oxford University Press, in association with the Institute of Ismaili Studies, 2016
Introduction / Annabel Keeler and Sajjad Rizvi -- The countless faces of understanding : on Istinbāṭ, mystical listening and Sufi exegesis / Sara Sviri -- The interpretation of Arabic letters in early Sufism : Sulamī's Sharḥ maʻānī al-ḥurūf / Gerhard Böwering -- Towards a prophetology of love : the figure of Jacob in Sufi commentaries on Sūrat Yūsuf / Annabel Keeler -- Making it plain : Sufi commentaries in English in the twentieth century / Kristin Zahra Sands -- Outlines of early Ismaili-Fatimid Qurʼan exegesis / Meir M. Bar-Asher -- Ibn Sīnā's Qurʼanic hermeneutics / Peter Heath -- Qushayrī's exegetical encounter with the Miʻrāj / Martin Nguyen -- Shahrastānī's Mafātīḥ al-asrār : a medieval Ismaili system of hermeneutics / Toby Mayer -- Qūnawī's scriptural hermeneutics / Richard Todd -- Eschatology and hermeneutics in Kāshānī's Taʼwīlāt al-Qurʼān / Pierre Lory -- Simnānī and hermeneutics / Paul Ballanfat -- Speech, book and healing knowledge : the Qurʼanic hermeneutics of Mullā Ṣadrā / Janis Esots -- Aspects of mystical hermeneutics and the theory of the oneness of Being (wahdat al-wujūd) in the work of ʻAbd al-Ghānī al-Nābulisī (d. 1143/1731) / Bakri Aladdin -- The Sufi hermeneutics of Ibn ʻAjība (d. 1224/1809) : a study of some eschatological verses of the Qurʼan / Mahmut Ay -- Beyond the letter : explanation (tafsīr) versus adaptation (taṭbīq) in Ṭabaṭabāīʼs al-Mīzān / Amin Ehteshami and Sajjad Rizvi.
Baker Berry BP130.45 .S65 2016

The al-Baqara crescendo : understanding the Qurʼanʼs style, narrative structure, and running themes
Reda, Nevin, 1965- author
Montreal ; McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017
Introduction -- 1. How to read the Qur'an holistically : understanding the rationale -- 2. Beginnning at the beginning : Al-Fātiḥa as a prelude to Surat al-Baqara -- 3. Symmetry and a mounting dynamic : al-Baqara's skeletal outline -- 4. Thematic affirmation : al-Baqara's chiastic structure -- 5. "God as guide" : Surat al-Baqara's running theme in the divine self-revelatory reading -- 6. Placing humanity at the focal point : "responsibility" as the pedagogical running theme of Surat al-Baquara -- 7. Windows into the tradition : al-Biqā'ī and al-Ṭabāṭabā'ī on Surat al-Baqara -- Conclusion -- Appendix : Holistic approaches in Biblical studies.

"This book is a study of the poetics of Qurʼanic narrative, specifically the poetics of Surat al-Baqara, the second and longest sura in the Qurʼan. It argues that the sura, which has often been dismissed by Orientalist critics as a jumbled collection of unrelated material, can be appreciated as a coherent composition by approaching it as an oral text, that is, by paying attention to oral structural markers such as repetition."--
Baker Berry BP128.17 .R43 2017

Muslim cosmopolitanism : Southeast Asian Islam in comparative perspective
Aljunied, Syed Muhd. Khairudin, 1976- author
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2017]
Cosmopolitan ideals and pluralist tendencies have been employed creatively and adapted carefully by Muslim individuals, societies and institutions in modern Southeast Asia to produce the necessary contexts for mutual tolerance and shared respect between and within different groups in society. Organised around six key themes that interweave the connected histories of three countries in Southeast Asia - Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia - this book shows the ways in which historical actors have promoted better understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims in the region. Case studies from across these countries of the Malay world take in the rise of the network society in the region in the 1970s up until the early 21st century, providing a panoramic view of Muslim cosmopolitan practices, outlook and visions in the region.
Baker Berry BP63.A37 A458 2017

The Apostates : when Muslims leave Islam
Cottee, Simon, author
London : C Hurst & Company, 2015
Aspects of apostasy -- Becoming an apostate : from Islam to unbelief -- Coming out : disclosing apostasy -- Staying in : concealling apostasy -- Hanging on : managing apostasy -- Beyond Islam?

The first major study of apostasy from Islam in the western secular context. Drawing on life-history interviews with ex-Muslims from the UK and Canada, Simon Cottee explores how and with what consequences Muslims leave Islam and become irreligious.
Baker Berry BP168 .C68 2015

Kitab al-Iman : book of faith
Ibn Taymīyah, Aḥmad ibn ʻAbd al-Ḥalīm, 1263-1328
Bloomington, Ind. : Iman Pub. House, 2010
Baker Berry BP166.78 .I213 2010

The new sectarianism : the Arab uprisings and the rebirth of the Shi'a-Sunni divide
Abdo, Geneive, 1960- author
New York : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Introduction: Of history and memory -- Chapter 1: Mullahs and the militias -- Chapter 2: The Sunni Salafists -- Chapter 3: The Salafi politicos -- Chapter 4: Lebanon: sectarianism and the modern state -- Chapter 5: Bahrain and the Shi'a question -- Chapter 6: Sectarian conflict on the regional stage -- Appendix A. Salafist tweets and major events in the Middle East -- Appendix B. The sectarian messaging.

"The Shi'a-Sunni conflict is one of the most significant outcomes arising from the Arab rebellions. Yet, there is little understanding of who is driving this tension and the underlying causes. By delving deeply into the historical factors leading up to the present-day conflict, The New Sectarianism sheds new light on how Shi'a and Sunni perceive one another after the Arab uprisings, how these perceptions have affected the Arab world, and why the dream of a pan-Islamic awakening was misplaced. Geneive Abdo describes a historical backdrop that serves as a counterpoint to Western media coverage of the so-called Arab Spring. Already by the 1970s, she says, Shi'a and Sunni communities had begun to associate their religious beliefs and practices with personal identity, replacing their fragile loyalty to the nation state. By the time the Arab risings erupted into their full fury in early 2011, there was fertile ground for instability. The ensuing clash--between Islamism and Nationalism, Shi'a and Sunni, and other factions within these communities-- has resulted in unprecedented violence. So, Abdo asks, what does religion have to do with it? This sectarian conflict is often presented by the West as rivalry over land use, political power, or access to education. However, Abdo persuasively argues that it must be understood as flowing directly from religious difference and the associated identities that this difference has conferred on both Shi'a and Sunni. The New Sectarianism considers the causes for this conflict in key countries such as Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Bahrain and the development of regional trends. Abdo argues that in these regions religion matters, not only in how it is utilized by extremists, moderate Islamists, and dictators alike for political purposes, but how it perpetually evolves and is perceived and practiced among the vast majority of Muslims. Shi'a and Sunni today are not battling over territory alone; they are fighting for their claim to a true Islamic identity."--
Baker Berry BP194.16 .A24 2017

Reading the Qur'an : the contemporary relevance of the sacred text of Islam
Sardar, Ziauddin, author
[Oxford] : Oxford University Press, 2017
Part one: Overview -- Part two: By way of tradition -- Part three: Themes and concept -- Part four: Contemporary topics.
Baker Berry BP130.4 .S376 2017

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