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The Metacolonial State: Pakistan, Critical Ontology, and the Biopolitical Horizons of Political Islam (Antipode Book Series)
The Metacolonial State: Pakistan, Critical Ontology, and the Biopolitical Horizons of Political Islam (Antipode Book Series)

'An urgent and extraordinary book. Weaving a philosophical analysis of Heidegger, Agamben and Foucault, Jan draws out the implications of their thought for a radical analysis of the ontological politics of Islam and Pakistan. Whether writing about the 'Ulama and Deoband schools, blasphemy laws, the military, beards, or the...

Jihadism, Foreign Fighters and Radicalization in the EU: Legal, Functional and Psychosocial Responses (Contemporary Terrorism Studies)
Jihadism, Foreign Fighters and Radicalization in the EU: Legal, Functional and Psychosocial Responses (Contemporary Terrorism Studies)

Jihadism, Foreign Fighters and Radicalization in the EU addresses the organizational and strategic changes in terrorism in Europe as a result of urban jihadism and the influx of foreign fighters of European nationality or residence.

Examining the different types of responses to the treatment of radicalization...

Questioning the Veil: Open Letters to Muslim Women
Questioning the Veil: Open Letters to Muslim Women

Across much of the world today, Muslim women of all ages are increasingly turning to wearing the veil. Is this trend a sign of rising piety or a way of asserting Muslim pride? And does the veil really provide women freedom from sexual harassment? Written in the form of letters addressing all those interested in this issue, Questioning the...

Sufis in Western Society: Global Networking and Locality (Routledge Sufi)
Sufis in Western Society: Global Networking and Locality (Routledge Sufi)

In recent years Sufism has undergone something of a revival as a spiritual alternative to other manifestations of Islam. This book investigates the development of Sufism in Western societies, with a regional focus on North America and Europe. Exploring a number of issues relating to the dynamic tensions between religious globalization processes...

Encyclopedia of Islam & the Muslim World
Encyclopedia of Islam & the Muslim World
A growing number of scholars and pundits have declared that the twenty-first century will be the era of Islam. Such predictions, whether intended in a positive or negative light, err in failing to appreciate the spread and influence of Islam during the past millennium and a half, especially on the continents of Asia and Africa. Nonetheless, events...
Encyclopedia of Creation Myths
Encyclopedia of Creation Myths

A myth is a narrative projection of a given cultural group's sense of its sacred past and its significant relationship with the deeper powers of the surrounding world and universe. A myth is a projection of an aspect of a culture's soul. In its complex but revealing symbolism, a myth is to a culture what a dream is to an...

France since 1945
France since 1945
`a very thoughtful and stimulating analysis ... He is acute about the ways in which France today needs to change to meet the challenges of its new role in the world.' John Ardagh

The last fifty years of French history have seen immense challenges for the French: constructing a new European order, building a modern economy,
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Information: A Very Short Introduction
Information: A Very Short Introduction

We live in a society that is awash with information, but few of us really understand what information is. In this Very Short Introduction, one of the world's leading authorities on the philosophy of information and on information ethics, Luciano Floridi, offers an illuminating exploration of information as it relates to both...

The Handy Weather Answer Book (The Handy Answer Book Series)
The Handy Weather Answer Book (The Handy Answer Book Series)
It is no exaggeration to say that weather affects everything we do in our lives. Weather influences how we dress, changes our plans for outdoor activities, cancels sporting events, closes airports, changes the course of wars, erodes mountains, destroys entire towns and cities, and has even been blamed for the death of U.S. President William Henry...
Islamic Biomedical Ethics: Principles and Application
Islamic Biomedical Ethics: Principles and Application
Biomedical ethics is a burgeoning academic field with complex and far-reaching consequences. Whereas in Western secular bioethics this subject falls within larger ethical theories and applications (utilitarianism, deontology, teleology, and the like), Islamic biomedical ethics has yet to find its natural academic home in Islamic studies.
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Al- Ghazali's Philosophical Theology
Al- Ghazali's Philosophical Theology
The Muslim thinker al-Ghazali (d. 1111) was one of the most influential theologians and philosophers of Islam and has been considered an authority in both Western and Islamic philosophical traditions. Born in northeastern Iran, he held the most prestigious academic post in Islamic theology in Baghdad, only to renounce the position and teach at...
Perspectives on Early Islamic Mysticism: The World of al-?ak?m al-Tirmidh? and his Contemporaries (Routledge Sufi Series)
Perspectives on Early Islamic Mysticism: The World of al-?ak?m al-Tirmidh? and his Contemporaries (Routledge Sufi Series)

This monograph explores the original literary produce of Muslim mystics during the eighth–tenth centuries, with special attention to ninth-century mystics, such as al-Tustar?, al-Mu??sib?, al-Kharr?z, al-Junayd and, in particular, al-?ak?m al-Tirmidh?. Unlike other studies dealing with the so-called ‘Formative...

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