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The Islamic World

Edited by: Andrew Rippin

Print publication date:  August  2008
Online publication date:  October  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415366465
eBook ISBN: 9780203019139
Adobe ISBN: 9781136803437

10.4324/9780203019139
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The Islamic World is an outstanding guide to Islamic faith and culture in all its geographical and historical diversity. Written by a distinguished international team of scholars, it elucidates the history, philosophy and practice of one of the world's great religious traditions. Its grounding in contemporary scholarship makes it an ideal reference source for students and scholars alike.

Edited by Andrew Rippin, a leading scholar of Islam, the volume covers the political, geographical, religious, intellectual, cultural and social worlds of Islam, and offers insight into all aspects of Muslim life including the Qur’an and law, philosophy, science and technology, art, literature, and film and much else. It explores the concept of an ‘Islamic’ world: what makes it distinctive and how uniform is that distinctiveness across Muslim geographical regions and through history?

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Arab Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  2:  West Africa Download PDF
Chapter  3:  East Africa Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Turkey Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Iran Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Central Asia Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Europe Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The Diaspora in the West Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Qurʾān Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Muḥammad Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Sunnī Law Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Theology: Freewill and Predestination Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Ritual Life Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Sufism Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Shiʿism Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The Ibāḍīs Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Relations with Other Religions Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The Arabic Language Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The Scientific Tradition Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Education Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The Transmission of Knowledge Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Travel Download PDF
Chapter  25:  ʿAbd Al-Jabbār Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Niẓām Al-Mulk Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Al-Ghazālī Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Ibn ʿArabī Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Ibn Taymiyya Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Nāṣir Al-Dīn Al-Ṭūsī Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Al-Suyūṭī Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Shāh Walī Allāh Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Bediüzzaman Said Nursi Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Sayyid Quṭb Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Fazlur Rahman Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Art Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Architecture Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Material Culture Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Military Organization and Warfare Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Popular Piety and Cultural Practices Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Music Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Cinema Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Civilization Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Social Change Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Secularism Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Public Ethics Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Marriage, Family, and Sexual Ethics Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Women, Gender and Human Rights Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Religious Minority Rights Download PDF
Glossary Download PDF
Index_of_Quran_Citations Download PDF
General_Index Download PDF
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