9781441127884

The Bloomsbury Companion to Islamic Studies

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  • ISBN13:

    9781441127884

  • ISBN10:

    1441127887

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-02-14
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Summary

The Continuum Companion to Islamic Studiesis a comprehensive one volume reference guide to Islam and study in this area. A team of leading international scholars - Muslim and non-Muslim - cover important aspects of study in the field, providing readers with a complete and accessible source of information to the wide range of methodologies and theoretical principles involved. Presenting Islam as a variegated tradition, key essays from the contributors demonstrate how it is subject to different interpretations, with no single version privileged. In this volume, Islam is treated as a lived experience, not only as theoretical ideal or textual tradition. Featuring a series of indispensible research tools, including a substantial A-Z of key terms and concepts, chronology and a detailed list of resources, this is the essential reference guide for anyone working in Islamic Studies.

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book \ 1. Introduction \ 2. A-Z of Key Terms and Concepts \ 3. Research Methods and Problems \ 4. Current Research and Issues \ Sufi Islam Arthur F. Buehler \ Qur'an Andrew Rippin \ Hadith Aisha Y Musa \ Islamic Philosophy and Theology Mashad Al-Allaf \ Shia' Studies Syed Rizwan Zamir \ Sunni Islam William Shepard \ Wahhabi and Salafi Movements William Shepard \ Politics Tazeen M. Murshid \ Art and Architecture Jaclynne Kerner \ Fiqh to be confirmed \ 5. New Directions in Islamic Studies \ 6. Chronology \ 7. Resources \ 8. Annotated Bibliography \ Index

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