Routledge Revivals The Challenge of Islam 2005

First published in 2005, this book addresses the challenges arising from Christian-Muslim encounter and attempts to enable outsiders to understand the religion of Islam.

Routledge Revivals  The Challenge of Islam  2005

First published in 2005, this book addresses the challenges arising from Christian-Muslim encounter and attempts to enable outsiders to understand the religion of Islam. The author offers distinctive perspectives that compliment much other literature in the study of Islam and in particular Christian-Muslim relations and the relation of Islam and the west. The book is divided into three parts: Part I constitutes an introduction to Islam, Part II delves into aspects of the wider encounter with Islam and Part III explores issues in regard to the prospect of engaging in dialogue with Islam. The author argues that in the post-9/11 world the imperative to understand and engage with Islam is urgent and intends this work to assist the reader in doing so.

Islamic Political Radicalism

Geaves, R. (2005) 'Negotiating British Citizenship and Muslim Identity', in Abbas (ed.) (2005). ... Leaders Must Speak Up', The Guardian, 15 July. CHAPTER 20 DISENGAGING WITH TERRORISM: THE INTERNAL MUSLIM CHALLENGE IN 294 ] Salma Yaqoob.

Islamic Political Radicalism

Islamic political radicalism in Europe has seen dramatic growth in recent times. This book offers a sociological, anthropological, psychological and political science analysis of the causes and consequences of this phenomenon.Authors explore the motivations behind such radicalism, focusing on an array of different factors. These include economic and social alienation, political and cultural marginalisation, gender and masculinity, and psychological issues, both at an individual and community level.Other issues discussed are the state responses, national and international, to the 'War on Terror' which came about after the attacks on America in September 2001; and the role of Islamic political organisations and their impact on changing ethno-religious identities. This is considered particularly in relation to concept of the Ummah and its influence on the position of Islam and Muslims in places such as Iraq, Afghanistan, and Palestine, as well as Bosnia, Chechnya, and Kashmir.The authors provide an a

Christology in Christian Muslim Dialogue

The Challenge of Islam. 2005, p.102. 38 Douglas Pratt. The Challenge of Islam. 2005, p.102. As a theological construct, Christology is a Theologica-doctrinal that is problematic in the relationship between Christianity and Islam.

Christology in Christian Muslim Dialogue

Understanding the religious beliefs and practices of the other raises hermeneutic questions on the extent to which the dialogical call to openness is related to commitment, the meaning of religious identity, and whether openness to the beliefs of the other poses a threat to one's religious identity. If interreligious learning demands that the interlocutors unite their attitude of commitment and openness, how does this occur without the loss of alterity? This book addresses these questions within the context of Christian-Muslim dialogue on Christology as an exercise in learning - a new form of dialogue which leads Christians and Muslims to the discovery of common values such as prayer and submission to God; peace and peaceful co-existence, and solidarity with the poor and marginalised.

Islam and Peacebuilding

Turkish Islam and the Secular State: The Gülen Movement, ed. M. H. Yavuz and J. L. Esposito. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 69–84. Pratt, D. 2005. The Challenge of Islam: Encounters in Interfaith Dialogue. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Islam and Peacebuilding

The exploration of the contributions is made with regards to the title in hand by the thought and practice of the global movement associated with the Turkish Muslim scholar Fethullah Gulen. The importance and distinctiveness of teaching of Gulen and the practice of the movement is that it is rooted in a confident Turkish Islamic heritage while being fully engaged with modernity. It offers the possibility of a contextualised renewal of Islam for Muslims in the modern world while being fully rooted in the teachings of the Qu'ran and the Sunnah of the Prophet. It advocates the freedom of religion while making an Islamic contribution to the wider society based on a commitment to service of others.

Translocality

Othman, Norani, “Introduction: Muslim Women and the Challenge of Political Islam and Islamic Extremism,” in Muslim Women and the Challenge of Islamic Extremism, eds. idem and Jaya Petaling, Kualalumpur: Sisters in Islam, 2005, pp. 1–10.

Translocality

Drawing on case studies mostly from Asia and Africa, this book reconsiders the increasing interconnectedness between world regions from a perspective of ‘translocality’. It suggests a more comprehensive reading of processes often simplified as ‘global’, very recent, unidirectional, and ‘Western’-dominated.

Routledge Handbook of Islam in Southeast Asia

Muslim Women and the Challenge of Islamic Extremism. Kuala Lumpur: Sisters in Islam, 2005. Norani Othman, Zainah Anwar, and Zaitun Mohamed Kasim. “Malaysia: Islamization, Muslim Politics, and State Authoritarianism.” In Muslim Women and ...

Routledge Handbook of Islam in Southeast Asia

This handbook explores the ways in which Islam, as one of the fastest growing religions, has become a global faith for both Muslims and non-Muslims in Southeast Asia with its universality, inclusivity, and shared features with other Islamic expressions and manifestations. It offers an up-to-date, wide-ranging, comprehensive, concise, and readable introduction to the field of Islam in Southeast Asia. With specific themes of pertinent contemporary relevance, the contributions by experts in the field provide fresh insights into the roles of states, societies, scholars, social movements, political parties, economic institutions, sacred sites, and other forces that structured the faith over many centuries. The handbook is structured in three parts: Muslim Global Circulations Marginal Narratives Refashioning Pieties This handbook stands out as a single and synergistic reference work that explores the ebb and flow of Islam seeking to decenter many existing assumptions about it in Southeast Asia. It will be an indispensable resource for scholars, students, and policymakers working on Islam, Muslims, and their interactions with other communities in a plural setting.

Sharia Transformations

2005. Muslim Women and the Challenge of Islamic Extremism. Kuala Lumpur: Sisters in Islam. , Zainah Anwar, and Zaitun Mohamed Kasim. 2005. “Malaysia: Islamization, Muslim Politics, and State Authoritarianism.” In Muslim Women and the ...

Sharia Transformations

Few symbols in today’s world are as laden and fraught as sharia—an Arabic-origin term referring to the straight path, the path God revealed for humans, the norms and rules guiding Muslims on that path, and Islamic law and normativity as enshrined in sacred texts or formal statute. Yet the ways in which Muslim men and women experience the myriad dimensions of sharia often go unnoticed and unpublicized. So too do recent historical changes in sharia judiciaries and contemporary strategies on the part of political and religious elites, social engineers, and brand stewards to shape, solidify, and rebrand these institutions. Sharia Transformations is an ethnographic, historical, and theoretical study of the practice and lived entailments of sharia in Malaysia, arguably the most economically successful Muslim-majority nation in the world. The book focuses on the routine everyday practices of Malaysia’s sharia courts and the changes that have occurred in the court discourses and practices in recent decades. Michael G. Peletz approaches Malaysia’s sharia judiciary as a global assemblage and addresses important issues in the humanistic and social-scientific literature concerning how Malays and other Muslims engage ethical norms and deal with law, social justice, and governance in a rapidly globalizing world.

Ethnicization and Identity Construction in Malaysia

Norani, O. (1994) Shari'a Law and the Modern Nation-State: A Malaysian Symposium, Kuala Lumpur: Sisters in Islam. —— (2005) Muslim Women and the Challenge of Islamic Extremism, Petaling Jaya: Sisters in Islam. —— (2008) “Globalization ...

Ethnicization and Identity Construction in Malaysia

"Provide[s] an in-depth and multifaceted study of the processes of ethnicization and identity construction in Malaysia, from the colonial period until the present"--Publisher's description.

Cultures and Globalization

Hossein-Zadeh, Ismael (2005) 'The Muslim World and the West: the roots of conflict,' Arab Studies Quarterly, Summer, Vol. 27, Issue 3. Inglehart, R. and Norris, ... Islam meet the challenges of modernity', Quadrant, Vol. 49, Issue 5.

Cultures and Globalization

"In the age of globalization we are no longer home alone. Migration brings other worlds into our own just as the global reach of the media transmits our world into the hearts and minds of others. Often incommensurate values are crammed together in the same public square. Increasingly we all today live in the kind of 'edge cultures' we used to see only on the frontiers of civilizations in places like Hong Kong or Istanbul. The resulting frictions and fusions are shaping the soul of the coming world order. I can think of no other project with the ambitious scope of defining this emergent reality than The Cultures and Globalization project. I can think of no more capable minds than Raj Isar and Helmut Anheier who can pull it off." - Nathan Gardels, Editor-in-Chief, NPQ, Global Services, Los Angeles Times Syndicate/Tribune Media "This series represents an innovative approach to the central issues of globalization, that phenomenon of such undefined contours." - Lupwishi Mbuyumba, Director of the Observatory of Cultural Policies in Africa The world's cultures and their forms of creation, presentation, and preservation are deeply affected by globalization in ways that are inadequately documented and understood. The Cultures and Globalization Series is designed to fill this void in our knowledge. Analyzing the relationship between globalization and cultures is the aim of the Series. In each volume, leading experts as well as young scholars will track cultural trends connected to globalization throughout the world, covering issues ranging from the role of cultural difference in politics and governance to the evolution of the cultural economy and the changing patterns of creativity and artistic expression. Each volume will also include an innovative presentation of newly developed 'indicator suites' on cultures and globalization that will be presented in a user-friendly form with a high graphics content to facilitate accessibility and understanding Like so many phenomena linked to globalization, conflicts over and within the cultural realms crystallize great anxieties and illusions, through misplaced assumptions, inadequate concepts, unwarranted simplifications and instrumental readings. The aim here is to marshal evidence from different disciplines and perspectives about the culture, conflict and globalization relationships in conceptually sensitive ways.

Gender and Equality in Muslim Family Law

Justice and Ethics in the Islamic Legal Tradition Lena Larsen, Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Christian Moe, Kari Vogt ... Muslim Women and the Challenge of Islamic Extremism (Kuala Lumpur: Sisters in Islam, 2005). 15 English translation: Collectif ...

Gender and Equality in Muslim Family Law

Dante is one of the towering figures of medieval European literature. Yet many riddles and questions about him persist. By re-reading Dante with an open mind, Barbara Reynolds made remarkable discoveries and unlocked previously hidden secrets about this greatest of Florentine poets. A fundamental enigma has tantalised readers of the 'Commedia' for seven centuries. Who was the leader prophesied by Virgil and Beatrice to bring peace to the world? Many attempts have been made to identify him, but none has seemed conclusive - until now. As well as proposing a solution to the famous prophecies, this lively, engaging and elegantly-written biography contains a provocative new idea in virtually every chapter. Dr Reynolds' research indicates that Dante smoked cannabis to reach new heights of creativity. That Beatrice, Dante's great love, was not who most scholars think she was. That Dante was a talented public speaker, who created a quite new form of poetic art, holding audiences spellbound. Above all, Reynolds views Dante as one of the greatest spin-doctors of Western civilization. His aim was not to preach an interesting parable about punishments for sin and rewards for virtue. It was to use poetry to change the politics of the age, and unite Europe around the secular authority of an Emperor. To promote this idea, which dominated his writings from his exile onwards, Dante combined it with a dramatic presentation of the Christian belief in Hell, Purgatory and Heaven. Vividly told in the first person, with a colour and immediacy derived from the pop art of street narrators - now made to seem respectable by its use of classical predecessors like Virgil - this extraordinary journey through the three realms was always profoundly political in intent. Dante here comes alive as never before: irate, opinionated, settling scores - a man of mutifaceted gifts and extraordinary genius, whose role as an interpreter of world history makes him more than ever relevant to the new millennium.

The Politics of Religion in South and Southeast Asia

Norani Othman, Zainah Anwar and Zaitun Mohamed Kasim, 'Malaysia: Islamization, Muslim politics and state authoritarianism', in N. Othman (ed.), Muslim Women and the Challenge of Islamic Extremism (Kuala Lumpur: Sisters In Islam, 2005), ...

The Politics of Religion in South and Southeast Asia

The notion of a ‘politics of religion’ refers to the increasing role that religion plays in the politics of the contemporary world. This book presents comparative country case studies on the politics of religion in South and South Asia, including India, Pakistan and Indonesia. The politics of religion calls into question the relevance of modernist notions of secularism and democracy, with the emphasis instead on going back to indigenous roots in search of authentic ideologies and models of state and nation building. Within the context of the individual countries, chapters focus on the consequences that politics of religion has on inclusive nation-building, democracy and the rights of individuals, minorities and women. The book makes a contribution to both the theoretical and conceptual literature on the politics of religion as well as shed light on the implications and ramifications of the politics of religion on contemporary South Asian and South East Asian countries. It is of interest to students and scholars of South and South East Asian Studies, as well as Comparative Politics.

Muslim Citizens in the West

17 Justin Vaisse, 'Unrest in France, November 2005: Immigration, Islam and the Challenge of Integration', The Brookings Institution New York, http://www.brookings.edu/research/testimony/2006/01/12france-vaisse. Accessed 10 May 2013.

Muslim Citizens in the West

Drawing upon original case studies spanning North America, Europe and Australia, Muslim Citizens in the West explores how Muslims have been both the excluded and the excluders within the wider societies in which they live. The book extends debates on the inclusion and exclusion of Muslim minorities beyond ideas of marginalisation to show that, while there have undoubtedly been increased incidences of Islamophobia since September 2001, some Muslim groups have played their own part in separating themselves from the wider society. The cases examined show how these tendencies span geographical, ethnic and gender divides and can be encouraged by a combination of international and national developments prompting some groups to identify wider society as the 'other'. Muslim and non-Muslim scholars and practitioners in political science, social work, history and law also highlight positive outcomes in terms of Muslim activism with relationship to their respective countries and suggest ways in which increasing tensions felt, perceived or assumed can be eased and greater emphasis given to the role Muslims can play in shaping their place in the wider communities where they live.

Militant Islam

Bloom, M. (2005) Dying to Kill: The Global Phenomenon of Global Terror, Columbia: Columbia University Press. Bougen, P. (2003) 'Catastrophe Risk', Economy and Society, 32(2): 253–74. Boukhars, A. (2005) 'The Challenge of Radical Islam ...

Militant Islam

Militant Islam provides a sociological framework for understanding the rise and character of recent Islamic militancy. It takes a systematic approach to the phenomenon and includes analysis of cases from around the world, comparisons with militancy in other religions, and their causes and consequences. The sociological concepts and theories examined in the book include those associated with social closure, social movements, nationalism, risk, fear and ‘de-civilising’. These are applied within three main themes; characteristics of militant Islam, multi-layered causes and the consequences of militancy, in particular Western reactions within the ‘war on terror’. Interrelationships between religious and secular behaviour, ‘terrorism’ and ‘counter-terrorism’, popular support and opposition are explored. Through the examination of examples from across Muslim societies and communities, the analysis challenges the popular tendency to concentrate upon ‘al-Qa’ida’ and the Middle East. This book will be of interest to students of Sociology, Political Science and International Relations, in particular those taking courses on Islam, religion, terrorism, political violence and related regional studies.

Countering Al Qaeda in London

Perspectives on U.S. Reform and Public Diplomacy Strategies', The Brooking Project on U.S. Policy Towards the Islamic World. Washington DC: Saban Center for Middle East Policy. El-FADL, Khaled Abou, 2005. Islam and the Challenge ...

Countering Al Qaeda in London

This book presents an inside account of two pioneering projects in London where Muslim community groups worked in partnership with police to reduce the influence of Al Qaeda-inspired terrorism. One project empowered London Muslims to remove Abu Hamza and his violent hard-core supporters from Finsbury Park Mosque, while the other project bolstered long-term efforts by London Muslims in Brixton to challenge and reduce the influence of Al Qaeda inspired violent extremists including Abu Qatada and Abdullah el-Faisal. Significantly, both projects pre-date government funded Prevent projects and differ from them in being based on partnership, trust and voluntary civic duty as opposed to payment and control. The two projects serve as exemplars for future community-based counter-terrorism projects that recognise that the hand of central government can often be counter-productive when countering the influence of Al Qaeda: not least when the UK is waging war in Muslim countries. Flagship Prevent projects and their backers reject this analysis and argue that the work of police in these projects was itself counter-productive by empowering Muslim groups they claim are extremist or radical. This book offers a comprehensive defence to these charges and concludes that success was achieved by channelling genuine and reasonable Muslim grievances about UK foreign policy in the Muslim world in ways that are familiar and acceptable to Londoners and anathema to Al Qaeda.

Dynamism in Islamic Activism

Motivaction (2005) Factsheet maatschappelijke barometer: acceptatie van homoseksualiteit, broadcast 4 July 2005. Müller, C. (2005) Is Allah a Frenchman? France and the Challenge posed by Islam, www.qantara.de/webcom/show article.php/ ...

Dynamism in Islamic Activism

Though the media frequently cover tensions surrounding radical Muslim communities within Western countries, coverage and understanding of similar tensions within Muslim nations themselves are far more limited. This study of the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy analyzes developments in Islamic beliefs, political activism, society and law in twelve Islamic countries since the 1970s. Dynamism in Islamic Activism is a penetrating, timely study that helps citizens and policy makers look beyond simplistic, stereotypical understandings of Islamic societies.

Pluralism in Islamic Contexts Ethics Politics and Modern Challenges

2005. Religious Pluralism and the Heritage of the Enlightment. In Islam and Global Dialogue: Religious Pluralism and the Pursuit of Peace, ed. Roger Boase, 13–21. Aldershot: Ashgate. Cherniss, Joshua, and Henry Hardy. 2018.

Pluralism in Islamic Contexts   Ethics  Politics and Modern Challenges

This book brings together international scholars of Islamic philosophy, theology and politics to examine these current major questions: What is the place of pluralism in the Islamic founding texts? How have sacred and prophetic texts been interpreted throughout major Islamic intellectual history by the Sunnis and Shi‘a? How does contemporary Islamic thought treat religious and political diversity in modern nation states and in societies in transition? How is pluralism dealt with in modern major and minor Islamic contexts? How does modern political Islam deal with pluralism in the public sphere? And what are the major internal and external challenges to pluralism in Islamic contexts? These questions that have become of paramount relevance in religious studies especially during the last three-four decades are answered as critically highlighted in Islamic founding sources, the formative classical sources and how it has been lived and practiced in past and present Islamic majority societies and communities around the world. Case studies cover Egypt, Turkey, Indonesia, and Thailand, besides various internal references to other contexts.

Islamic Radicalism and Multicultural Politics

Johns, A.H. and N. Lahoud (2005) 'The World of Islam and the Challenge of Islamism', in N. Lahoud and A.H. Johns (eds), Islam in World Politics, New York: Routledge, pp. 7–28. Jonson, R. (2002) Them: Adventures with Extremists, ...

Islamic Radicalism and Multicultural Politics

The emergence of an Islamic political radicalism in Britain has been one of the most dramatic developments in post-war society. Islamic Radicalism and Multicultural Politics explores the context behind this phenomenon, focusing on post-war immigration and integration, the complex relations that exist between Britain and Islam and the true extent of social and economic inequalities that affect Muslims.

Islamic Revivalism and Politics in Malaysia

653. Ziba Mir-Hosseini, “Muslim Women, Religious Extremism and the Project of the Islamic State in Iran,” in Muslim Women and the Challenge of Religious Extremism, ed. Norani Othman (Malaysia: Sisters in Islam, 2005), p. 15.

Islamic Revivalism and Politics in Malaysia

This book describes the Islamisation process that has unfolded in Malaysia over the last fifty years and provides feedback from in-depth interviews with 100 individuals from Malaysia’s “educated classes”, or the “elite”, regarding their reactions to the changes that have accompanied Islamisation and how they feel it has impacted them. It includes a brief overview of Islamisation globally and a brief history of Malaysia, focusing especially on those aspects relevant to the book’s subject. The book gives a comprehensive explanation of how and why Islamisation occurred in Malaysia and illustrates the extent of change that has accompanied it. The feedback from the research participants includes special analysis of reactions from Muslim women and non-Muslims. The reasons behind there being so little public debate about Islamisation and the concerns that this group of people have about what is happening is also explained. Finally, the author gives his opinion on the impact the change in government in May 2019 is likely to have.

Political Islam in Central Asia

The challenge of Hizb ut-Tahrir Emmanuel Karagiannis. Dushanbe, Tajikistan, February 2005. 46 Interview with an official from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, name withheld at his request, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, February 2005.

Political Islam in Central Asia

The terrorist attacks in the United States on 9/11 and the U.S.-led military campaign against the Taliban regime in Afghanistan have intensified scrutiny of radical Islamic groups across Central Asia. This books offers one of the first comprehensive studies of the activities of one of the most feared - but least understood - inernational Islamist organizations in post-Soviet Central Asia: Hizb ut-Tahrir, that is The Party of Islamic Liberation. By utilizing social movement theory, the book analyses political Islam in Central Asia in general, and the phenomenon of Hizb ut-Tahrir in particular. It reveals the critical role of its ideology (based on a selective interpretation of Islamic theology and history) in the party’s recruiting success. Using primary sources, including the group’s publications and documents, official reports, alongside interviews with scholars, security experts, mullahs, journalists, diplomats, government officials and group members, it covers the rise of political Islam in the post-Soviet Central Asia, alongside the origins and current status of Hizb ut-Tahrir - its leadership, ideology, political methodology and party structure and its rise in the region from Kazakhstan to Russia and China. Although the organization has received less international examination partly because it has advocated a non-violent approach toward its goals, this book sketches its prospective future relationship to violence in this key region.

Encyclopedia of Muslim American History

Abd-Allah, Umar F. A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. ... Boston: Beacon Press, 2005. ... Harper San Francisco, 2005. ———. Islam and the Challenge of Democracy.

Encyclopedia of Muslim American History

A two volume encyclopedia set that examines the legacy, impact, and contributions of Muslim Americans to U.S. history.