Their Religious Beliefs and Practices

Author: Andrew Rippin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415217828

Category: Religion

Page: 346

View: 1325

Provides information about the history of Islam and its basic concepts and teachings, and discusses Islamic identity, law, ritual practice, intellectualism, women's roles, and speculations about the future of Islam.


Their Religious Beliefs and Practices

Author: Teresa Bernheimer,Andrew Rippin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315414759

Category: Religion

Page: 338

View: 9376

Muslims: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices offers a survey of Islamic history and thought from the formative period of the religion to the contemporary period. It examines the unique elements which have combined to form Islam, in particular, the Qur??n and perceptions of the Prophet Mu?ammad, and traces the ways in which these ideas have interacted to influence Islam’s path to the present. Combining core source materials with coverage of current scholarship and of recent events in the Islamic world, Bernheimer and Rippin introduce this hugely significant religion, including alternative visions of Islam found in Shi’ism and Sufism, in a succinct, challenging, and refreshing way. The improved and expanded fifth edition is updated throughout and includes new textboxes. With detailed illustrations and a new companion website, Muslims is the ideal introduction for students who wish to explore the key issues of Muslims, from the Qur??n to Islamic feminism, to issues of identity, Islamophobia, and modern visions of Islam.

Muslims - Vol 2

Their Religious Beliefs and Practices Volume 2: The Contemporary Period

Author: Andrew Rippin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134948956

Category: Religion

Page: 186

View: 425

Looks at modern Muslim views on religious authority, including feminism's `new' Islam and shows how these views affect the perception of the Qur'an and the figure of Muhammad in the traditional practice of Islam.


Their Religious Beliefs and Practices

Author: Mary Boyce

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415239028

Category: Religion

Page: 252

View: 8387

Zoroastrianism is significant in the history of religions. It can be traced back to a remote, possibly even Indo-European, past. This element links Zoroastrianism with the beliefs of ancient (Vedic) India, and survives as a subordinate part of what is one of the earliest revealed religions. Zoroaster's own teachings have moreover a highly spiritual and ethical content, which makes them a rewarding study in themselves. This book attempts to trace the continuous history of the faith from the time it was preached by Zoroaster down to the present day - a span of about 3500 years. First taught among nomads on the Asian steppes, Zoroastrianism became the state religion of the three great Iranian empires and had a remarkable influence on other world faiths: to the east on northern Buddhism, to the west on Judaism, Christianity and Islam. With the conquest of Iran by the Muslim Arabs, Zoroastrianism lost its secular power but continued to survive as a minority faith. Despite its antiquity, it remains, therefore, a living religion.

Muslims: The contemporary period

Author: Andrew Rippin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415045282

Category: Electronic books

Page: 171

View: 5869

The religion of Islam is of vital concern to the modern world. In Muslims Volume 2: The Contemporary PeriodAndrew Rippin examines Muslims' perception of and reaction to the challenges and changes occurring in contemporary life and questions their ability to relate the Qur'an and the figure of Muhammed to 19th and 20th century culture. The inherited world view of Islam is compared with the emerging newly-discovered world view of the late 20th century and is explored in two ways, firstly by examining modern Muslim views on religious authority and by considering their effect on the actual lived practice of Islam. Essential reading for all scholars and lecturers of Islam and comparative religion.

Theravada Buddhism

A Social History from Ancient Benares to Modern Colombo

Author: Richard Gombrich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134903529

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 5733

First Published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

An Educator's Classroom Guide to America's Religious Beliefs and Practices

Author: Benjamin Jerome Hubbard,John T. Hatfield,James A. Santucci

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591584094

Category: Education

Page: 230

View: 1776

Looks at the traditions, beliefs, and practices of religions in the United States, including Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, the Church of Scientology, and Wicca.

Islamic Beliefs, Practices, and Cultures

Author: Marshall Cavendish Corporation

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761479260

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 352

View: 5010

Presents an overview of the beliefs, customs and culture of Islam, covering the history of the religion, its sacred texts, important holidays, holy places, art, architecture, literature and contemporary philosophy.

Religion: A Clinical Guide for Nurses

Author: Elizabeth Johnston Taylor

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826108601

Category: Medical

Page: 283

View: 2674


Religious Language of a Belarusian Tatar Kitab

A Cultural Monument of Islam in Europe : with a Latin-script Transliteration of the British Library Tatar Belarusian Kitab (OR 13020) on CD-ROM

Author: Shirin Akiner

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447030274

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 457

View: 986

Tatars from the Golden Horde settled in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the 15th-16th centuries. By descent they were Turco-Mongols, by religion Muslim. Within a few generations they lost their native language(s) and spoke only Belarusian and Polish. In order to record and hand on the essentials of their faith they translated essential religious works into Belarusian Polish. These languages were normally written in the Latin and Cyrillic alphabets - 'Christian' scripts and so unsuitable for Islamic texts. The Tatars therefore devised their own system of orthography, using Arabic letters to convey the phonology of the Slav languages. They also created a religious vocabulary that was suited to the expression of Islamic ideas. For general ethical concepts they drew on Belarusian and Polish, but for terms relating to Islamic doctrine and practice they used Arabic loanwords, 'Slavicising' them morphologically and phonetically. This linguistic fusion represents a remarkable cultural monument of Islam in Europe. The first part of the present work traces the six-hundred year history of the Tatars in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania - a territory now divided between Belarus, Lithuania and Poland. It draws on a wide range of sources, including contemporary accounts in Latin, Old Russian, medieval French, Polish, Italian and Turkish. The second part consists of a detailed study of a Tatar manuscript (Kitab) held in the British Library. Extracts of such manuscripts have previously appeared in print, but this is the first full-length examination of a Tatar text. The main language is Belarusian (mixed standard and dialect forms), and in places heavily Polonized.A CD-ROM with a Latin-script transliteration of the entire Belarusian-Polish British Library Kitab is included in the sleeve of the book.

A History of Islam in America

From the New World to the New World Order

Author: Kambiz GhaneaBassiri

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139788914

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 1974

Muslims began arriving in the New World long before the rise of the Atlantic slave trade. Kambiz GhaneaBassiri's fascinating book traces the history of Muslims in the United States and their different waves of immigration and conversion across five centuries, through colonial and antebellum America, through world wars and civil rights struggles, to the contemporary era. The book tells the often deeply moving stories of individual Muslims and their lives as immigrants and citizens within the broad context of the American religious experience, showing how that experience has been integral to the evolution of American Muslim institutions and practices. This is a unique and intelligent portrayal of a diverse religious community and its relationship with America. It will serve as a strong antidote to the current politicized dichotomy between Islam and the West, which has come to dominate the study of Muslims in America and further afield.


Faith and Practice

Author: David Norcliffe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781898723868

Category: Religion

Page: 254

View: 3403

This book sets out the basic framework of Islamic belief and practice. It provides a picture of the Islamic faith as an integrated whole based on the central concept of tawhid- oneness. The role of Muhammad, the Qur'an, the Five Pillars, and the family are discussed, as well as all aspects of the Islamic faith.The book discusses the origins of Islam, addresses the early theological controversies in the context of Islamic history, and focuses on the impact of Islamic belief in the modern world: in social terms, such as the role of women, and in political terms, such as the Iranian revolution. Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world today. The social, political and economic manifestations of this growth impact on all countries and on all religions. Conflict and misunderstanding are legion, as evidenced daily in news reports of how Muslims perceive western actions and vice versa. This book explains why Muslims wish to place their religious beliefs at the heart of their social, political and economic lives.

Introduction to Islamic Civilization

Author: R. M. Savory

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521099486

Category: History

Page: 204

View: 3434

Eighteen essays depict the historical and cultural background of Islamic society, its contributions to world literature, art, science, and medicine, and the consequences of its interaction with the Christian West


Origin and Belief

Author: Emory C. Bogle

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292708624

Category: Religion

Page: 162

View: 1142

Describes the origins, beliefs, and practices of Muslims.

Classical Islam

A Sourcebook of Religious Literature

Author: Norman Calder,Jawid Ahmad Mojaddedi,Andrew Rippin

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415240321

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 275

View: 1508

This definitive sourcebook presents more than fifty authoritative new translations of key Islamic texts. Edited and translated by three leading specialists and clearly contextualized for introductory-level students, it illustrates the growth of Islamic thought from its seventh-century origins, through to the end of the medieval period. Eight thematically-organized sections cover the Qur'an and its interpretation, the life of Muhammad, hadith, law, ritual, mysticism, and Islamic history. Among the selections are Ibn 'Abbas's account of the heavenly journey; al-Taftazani on the uncreatedness of the Qur'an as God's speech; al-Farabi on the faculties of the soul; and extracts from Rumi's Mathnawi. Classical Islam includes a glossary, extensive bibliography and explanatory prefaces for each text. With many extracts translated here for the first time into English, this is an essential resource for the study of early and medieval Islam and its legacy.

Unveiling Islam

An Insider's Look at Muslim Life and Beliefs

Author: Ergun Mehmet Caner,Emir Fethi Caner

Publisher: Kregel Publications

ISBN: 0825499003

Category: Religion

Page: 283

View: 6162

Two former Sunni Muslims, now Christian theology professors, explain the beliefs, customs, ethics, and practices of Islam.

Islam For Dummies

Author: Malcolm Clark

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118053966

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 457

Many non-Muslims have no idea that Muslims worship the same God as Christians and Jews, and that Islam preaches compassion, charity, humility, and the brotherhood of man. And the similarities don’t end there. According to Islamic teaching, Muhammad founded Islam in 610 CE after the angel Gabriel appeared to him at Mecca and told him that God had entered him among the ranks of such great biblical prophets as Abraham, Moses, and Christ. Whether you live or work alongside Muslims and want to relate to them better, or you simply want to gain a better understanding of the world’s second largest religion, Islam For Dummies can help you make sense of this religion and its appeal. From the Qur’an to Ramadan, this friendly guide introduces you to the origins, practices and beliefs of Islam, including: Muhammad, the man and the legend The Five Pillars of Wisdom The Five Essentials beliefs of Islam The different branches of Islam and Islamic sects The Qur’an and Islamic law Islam throughout history and its impact around the world Professor Malcolm Clark explores the roots of Islam, how it has developed over the centuries, and it’s long and complex relationship with Christianity. He helps puts Islam in perspective as a major cultural and geopolitical force. And he provided helpful insights into, among other things: Muhammad, the Qur’an and the ethical teachings of Islam Muslim worship, customs, and rituals surrounding birth, marriage, and death Shi’ites, Sunnis, Sufis, Druze, and other important Muslim groups Islam in relation to Judaism and Christianity In these troubled times, it is important that we try to understand the belief systems of others, for through understanding comes peace. Islam For Dummies helps you build bridges of understanding between you and your neighbors in the global village.