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Community and Consensus in Islam: Muslim Representation in Colonial India, 1860-1947

By Farzana Shaikh

Cambridge University Press, 2012. Hardcover. New. Community and Consensus in Islam, first published in 1989, represented a bold attempt to introduce the role of ideas in the interpretation of Indo-Muslim politics between 1860 and the Partition of India in 1947. It questioned the widely held view at the time that Indian Muslim politics of the period could be explained by reference to pragmatic interests alone. Instead, Farzana Shaikh argued that the influence of ideas rooted in Islamic tradition must form a crucial dimension of any wellgrounded explanation of the determinants of Indo-Muslim political practice. In this masterful study the configurations of colonial politics in India are set against the backdrop of tensions between two contrasting intellectual traditions – the Islamic and the liberal-democratic – to show how their different assumptions about the proper ends of political action sharpened the opposition between diverse constitutional positions that led to Partition. Today it stands as a vital contribution to the debate about this momentous event. This book will be of interest to historians of modern India and Islam as well as to students of contemporary Muslim politics. Contents Contents Acknowledgements Foreword Introduction to the second edition (2012) Glossary Note on transliteration Map Introduction - Islam and Muslim politics in colonial India: concepts in community and representation 1. The model of Muslim political action 2. Participation or representation? The colonial model for India, 1860-1900 3. The quest for community: Muslims attitudes to representation, 1860-1900 4. The quest for community: Muslims and the demand for separate electorates, 1900-1909 5. Representation and consensus: the Muslim League, 1909-1939 6. Muslims and non-Muslims: the logic of parity, 1937-1947 Conclusion Bibliography Index Printed Pages: 288. Community and Consensus in Islam: Muslim Representation in Colonial India, 1860-1947Farzana Shaikh9788188861132


Gandhi`s Responses to Islam

By Sheila McDonough

D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd, 1994. First edition. Hardcover. New. 15 x 23 cm. Look at him as we may: whether as an exceptional human being, a modern-age prophet, a unique politician, or a charismatic leader of non-violent movement, Gandhi’s many-sidedness is proverbial. And, then, he was a religious genius as well — with genuine tolerance and respect for all mankind’s faiths. Here is the first ever study exploring exclusively Gandhi’s attitude to Islam, from his childhood to the last years of his phenomenally eventful life. In thematically focussing on his responsiveness to Islam, Dr. Sheila McDonough addresses a vital question: “Why did Gandhi say the things, he did, about Islam?” Which leads her to meticulously trace, among other determinants, the intellectual influences that had helped shape Gandhi’s vision of Islam — the vision he particularly shared with many of his Indian contemporaries. The author, a widely known authority on Islamic Studies, puts together many of Gandhi’s observations about Prophet Mohammed, the holy Qur’an, and the Islamic faith to emphasize that his positive, respectful response to Islam was not a matter of political pragmatism, nor a facade to unify Indians at a critical period of their history, but it went far beyond — to a philosophical understanding of the very essence of Islam. Unfailingly convincing, Prof. McDonough combines, in her writing, a rare scholarship with readability that makes her book at once fascinating to both specialists and common readers anywhere in the modern world. Printed Pages: 141. NA


Sufism Is Not Islam: A Comparative Study

By Shahid A. Chaudhary

Regency Publications\Astral International (P) Ltd., 1998. Hardcover. New. Printed Pages: 280. NA


The Sufi Message: Mental Purification and Healing, Vol. IV

By Hazrat Inayat Khan

Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd., 2015. 5th or later edition. Softcover. New. 14 x 21 cm. Sufi Hazrat Inayat Khan (Baroda 1982-Delhi 1927) provides a beautiful guidebook for your inner path. It contains neither prescriptions nor do`s and don`ts. You may be provided with an insight and understanding which may be as a welcome in the circle of Sufi friends, or as a silent companion on your further way. ""The soul is called Atman, which means happiness or bliss itself. It is not that happiness belongs to the soul; it is that the soul itself is happiness."" This inspiring book covers almost all aspects of the life of someone who chooses to go the way of self-unfoldment and self-realization. It refers to the struggle of life, its intoxication and its deeper side. The aim, meaning and purpose of life are discussed. What is wanted in life? Essential for the answer to this question are concepts like the art and development of personality, attitude, interest and indifference, purity of life, and the ideal. All these are discussed in separate chapters dealing with these items in an inspiring and up-lifting manner, nevertheless remaining realistic as to daily life`s requirements. Life is presented as an opportunity to gain experience both within and without, stressing their mutual interdependance. The second half of the book discusses, amongst others, inner life, the kingly road from limitation to perfection, and the stages on his destiny, in the context of the continuity of life. This the fourth volume of the Sufi Message by Hazrat Inayat Khan. It includes three works- the first, Healing is a collection of teachings on spiritual healing. In this work the Suri mystic discusses the basic laws governing themind`s influence on the body, which he considers greater thanthat of the physical body on the mental existence, and he emphasises the need for a stronger awareness of the possibilities which spiritual healing can offer. Mental Purification is a collection of lectures on the working and hygiene of the mind in relation to the spirit. This part conveys in a beautiful way the synthesis that can be gained between inner life and life in the world. The volume concludes with the Mind World- which in the terms of the Sufi poets is called `The palace of Mirrors` - an expression which Inayat Khan takes as symbolising on different levels, the whole of life. Printed Pages: 299. NA


Who is Allah?

By Bruce B. Lawrence

Dev Publishers & Distributors, 2015. First edition. Softcover. New. This vivid introduction to the heart of Islam offers a unique approach to understanding Allah, the central focus of Muslim religious expression. Drawing on history, culture, theology, politics, and the media, Bruce B. Lawrence identifies key religious practices by which Allah is revered and remembered, illuminating how the very name of Allah is interwoven into the everyday experience of millions of Muslims. For Muslims, as for adherents of other religions, intentions as well as practices are paramount in one`s religious life. Lawrence elucidates how public utterances, together with private pursuits, reflect the emotive, sensory, and intellectual aspirations of the devout. Ranging from the practice of the tongue (speaking) to practices in cyberspace (online religious activities), Lawrence explores how Allah is invoked, defined, remembered, and also debated. While the practice of the heart demonstrates how Allah is remembered in Sufism, the mystical branch of Islam, the practice of the mind examines how theologians and philosophers have defined Allah in numerous contexts, often with conflicting aims. The practice of the ear marks the contemporary period, in which Lawrence locates and then assesses competing calls for jihad, or religious struggle, within the cacophony of an immensely diverse umma, the worldwide Muslim community. Printed Pages: 240. NA


Obligations to God: A Comprehensive Islamic View

By Dr Israr Ahmad

Adam Publishers & Distributors, 2007. Softcover. New. 14 x 21 cm. Printed Pages: 47. NA


Abd al-Rahman III: The First cordoban Caliph (Makers of the Muslim World)
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Abd al-Rahman III: The First cordoban Caliph (Makers of the Muslim World)

By Maribel Fierro

Oneworld/Viva Books Private Limited, 2009. Softcover. New. Description: ‘Abd Al-rahman III (891-961) was the greatest of the Umavyad rulers of al-Andalus (Islamic Spain and Portugal) and the first of them to take the title of Caliph. A strong leader and an astute politician, he conducted campaigns against Muslim rebels within his own realm, fought the Christian kings in the North of the Iberian Peninsula, confronted the Fatimids in North Africa and founded the palatine town of Madinat al-Zahra. By the time of his death in 961, ‘Abd al-Rahman III had pacified the whole of al-Andalus and made Cordoba a capital city to rival the greatest of the age. This book is the first biography of this fascinating and hugely influential figure to be published in English. Accessible yet authoritative, it also features a comprehensive guide to further reading, and will prove an indispensable resource for readers of all backgrounds. Contents: The Fourteen Days of Happiness of ‘Abd al-Rahman III (r.912-61) • al-Andalus before the second Umayyad Caliphate • What was al-Andalus? • Arabs and Berbers, the Muslim tribesmen who conquered al-Andalus • The conquered population and process of conversion • The Umayyad emirs: centralization, law, and clientage • External enemies • The Collapse of Umayyad Power and its recovery by ‘Abd al-Rahman III (912-28) • Muslims against Muslims: the Umayyad confrontation with Arabs, Berbers, and Muwallads • Umayyads against Umayyads: the reign of emir ‘Abd Allah (r. 888-912) • A new beginning: ‘Abd al-Rahman III becomes emir (912) • Securing the central lands and the defeat of the Hafsunids (912-28) • The frontier regions • Caliphate and Consolidation (929-61) • The adoption of the caliphal title and the minting of gold • Extending Umayyad power in the frontier regions: the fall of Toledo and Zaragoza • Betrayal: the battle of Simancas-Alhandega (939) • Relationships with the Christian polities • Conflict with the Fatimids and North African policies • The Caliph’s Family and his Men • The Caliph’s family • Men of the sword and men of the pen • Slaves and eunuchs •Hierarchies and egalitarianism among the Muslim population • Christians and Jews • Building the Caliphate: Stick, Stones, and Words • The carrot and the stick • Cordoba and madinat al-Zahra’ • The writing of history • Scholars and men of letters • Religious policies and the Maliki identity • ‘Abd al-Rahman III’s Legacy Printed Pages: 160. NA


Unio Mystica 2: Talks on the Sufi Mystic Hakim Sanai

By Osho

Wisdom Tree, 2013. First edition. Softcover. New. In a world awash with religious conflict to describe mans relationship to God as a great love affair may seem improbable. Yet that is the Sufi approach to life. Mans inner being is seen as the lover or the friend. Hakim Sanai, in Hadiqatul Haqiqat, The Walled Garden of Truth, tells us the way is not far from you to the friend, you yourself are that way so set out along it. Sanai, a twelfth century Persian poet was transformed by a chance meeting with a Sufi mystic while travelling with the Sultan of Persia and his army. He leaves the king and sets off alone to absorb what has happened to him and his collection of poems comes out of that experience. Speaking on Sanais verses, Osho offers the aerial viewpoint of a modern mystic. This blueprint for cutting the roots of the destructive mind of man is a very personal message. He does not address society in general but speaks directly to each one of us, inviting every human being to look to his own inner world. Through losing oneself to love and experiencing that you are perfect just as you are, life takes on a new color, a new dance it becomes a song, a celebration. There are as many doors to God as there are people. All that is needed is, whatsoever you are doing, get lost in it, be so totally one with it that nothing is left behind. In that very moment, God is. God is union mystical, the mystic union, Osho. This second volume of the Unio Mystica series is complete in itself. Printed Pages: 288. NA


The Darvishes or Oriental Spirtualism

By John P. Brown

Cosmo Publications, 2003. First edition. Hardcover. New. Darvishes is an in valuable contribution to the study of the belief and spiritual principles of the Darvish Orders and is perhaps one of the rare (if not the only) and most accurate reference work on the subject. Drawn exclusively from the original Oriental works, and from Turkish, Arabic, and Persian MSS., the originality and authenticity of the work is beyond doubt. In this illustrated volume, John P. Brown combines his research into Darvish doctrines and history, with an account of the spiritual and metaphysical significance of Sufism as a living tradition. He has treated all the most important features of these mystical people with a degree of profundity and understanding rarely to be found among modern writers. Printed Pages: 519. NA


The Baha’I Faith: A Short History
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The Baha’I Faith: A Short History

By Peter Smith

Oneworld/Viva Books Private Limited, 2007. Softcover. New. Description : This succinct but comprehensive study of the history of the Bahá’í Faith explores the religion from its origins in mid-nineteenth century Iran to the spiritual and social concerns of the present day, covering key people, places and events. Tracing the rise and development of the second most widespread religion in the world, this si a succinct but comprehenisve study of the history of the Bahá’Í Faith Contents : Part I : The BAB RELIGION, 1844-53 • The Islamic and Iranian Background • The Emergence of the Babi Movement • The Development of a New Religion • Conflict and Collapse, 1848-53 • PART II : THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE BAHA"" I FAITH • Baha U LLAH • The writing and teachings of Baha U LLAH • ABDU’L BAHA • BAHA"" I Communities, 1866-1921 • Part III : THE BAHA’i FAITH SINCE 1922 • Shoghi Effendi • The Universal House of Justice • BAHA’I Communities, 1992 to the present • Conclusion Printed Pages: 176. NA


Iran: Royalty, Religion and Revolution

By Saiyid Athar Abbas Rizvi

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., 1980. First edition. Hardcover. New. 16 x 24 cm. Although the history of the Iranian monarchy itself goes back 2,500 years, the periods of strong rule during important dynasties, such as the Achaemenids and the Sasanids, were very short-lived. After the Arab conquest in the reign of `Omar (634-644), Iran was ruled first from Medina and then from Damascus and later from Baghdad. Later still, Iran was ruled largely by Turkish and Mongol invaders. The Iranian people had never, however, hesitated to resist tyrannous rule. From the time of the legendary Kaveh in Ferdowsi`s Shahnama to that of Ayatollahol `Ozma Rouhollah Khomeini, the Iranian masses have struggled to establish a just and dynamic society. There has been no dearth of counter-revolutions, demagogues and impostors either. Many revolutions designed to overthrow despotism culminated in a new tyranny leading to a fresh revolution. Although the present work describes all important rebellions, revolutions and terrorist activities in Iran, it sees revolution only in terms of those human endeavours which fulfill a crucial function in the development of society; and does not seek to pass moral judgments. The work is also designed to analyse the process of reconstruction and revolution within the framework of the political, religious, literary and artistic development of Iran. Printed Pages: 404. NA


Gender, Sainthood, & Everyday Practice in South Asian Shi`ism

By Karen G. Ruffle

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd, 2013. First edition. Hardcover. New. 17 x 24 cm. In this study of devotional hagiographical texts and contemporary ritual performances of the Shi’a of Hyderabad, India, Karen Ruffle demonstrates how traditions of sainthood and localized cultural values shape gender roles. Ruffle focuses on the annual mourning assemblies held on 7 Muharram to commemorate the battlefield wedding of Fatimah Kubra and her warrior-bridegroom Qasem, who was martyred in 680CE at the battle of Karbala, Iraq, before their marriage was consummated. Ruffle argues that hagiography, an important textual tradition in Islam, plays a dynamic role in constructing the memory, piety, and social sensibilities of a Shi’i community. Through the Hyderabadi rituals that idealize and venerate Qasem, Fatimah Kubra, and the other heroes of Karbala, a distinct from of sainthood is produced. These saints, Ruffle explains, serve as socioethical role models and religious paragons whom Shi’i Muslims aim to imitate in their everyday lives, improving their personal religious practice and social selves. On a broader community level, Ruffle observes, such practices help generate and reinforce group identity, shared ethics, and gendered sensibilities. By putting gender and everyday practice at the center of her study, Ruffle challenges Shi’i patriarchal narratives that present only men as saints and brings to light typically overlooked women’s religious practices. Printed Pages: 235. NA


Indonesian Islam: Social Change Through Contemporary Fatawa

By M.B. Hooker

Allen & Unwin/Viva Books, 2007. Softcover. New. Islam is one of the world’s oldest and most intriguing religions, and with so much recent attention focused on Muslim groups, the importance of understanding Islam today is self-evident. How does this classic religion deal with contemporary challenges in ethics and morality in a consistent and rational way? How in the 21st century do its complex moral and legal philosophies continue to provide an alternative to secularism? Professor M.B. Hooker looks at how modern Indonesian Islamic thinking has responded to changes in social and cultural practices in this timely book. In particular he examines how authorities have ruled on such basic issues as purity and representation of doctrine, religious obligations, status and capacity of women, Islam and medical science, and offences against religion. Hooker’s research has been drawn from around 2000 fatawa - formal opinion on points of law or dogma - collected from Indonesia between 1920 and 1990. The authority of the fatwa is independent of the state and is uncontaminated by European intellectual imperialism. It thus gives us a pure response to difficult issues from within Islamic thought, and is essential to how we understand Islam at this particular place and time. Printed Pages: 320. NA


Infant Mortality of Indian Muslims: Determinants and Implications

By K Mahadevan,Mohammd Omer Bajkhaif

B.R. Publishing Corporation, 1993. First edition. Hardcover. New. An in-depth, empirical study of the increasing infant mortality among the Muslims of Central India. A Model for future research workers and a valuable help in policy-formulation and administrative run-up. Printed Pages: 172. Infant Mortality of Indian Muslims: Determinants and ImplicationsK Mahadevan,Mohammd Omer Bajkhaif9788170187370


Muslim Devotions: A Study of Prayer-Manuals in Common Use
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Muslim Devotions: A Study of Prayer-Manuals in Common Use

By Constance E. Padwick

Oneworld/Viva Books Private Limited, 2011. Softcover. New. popular worship in the Muslim world, from Egypt and the Sudan to Pakistan, the Lebanon and Iran. Drawing widely on sources that represent the spiritual influence of Islamic leaders down the centuries, Muslim Devotions traces and analyses the evolution of Islamic theological thought from the early saints and mystics to the present day. From devotions attributed to the hermit Uwais al-Qarani and ‘Ali Zain al-‘Abadin, the great-grandson of the Prophet, through mediaeval saints to the prayers and writings of the mystics of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, this excellent work offers fresh insight into the life of devotion and Muslim worship. Contents: Introduction • Part I: TYPE-NAMES FOR DEVOTIONS • Part II: ON THE THRESHOLD OF THE PRAYER-RITE • The Call to Prayer • The Prayer of Medication • The Intention • The Prayer of Confrontation • Part III: WITHIN THE PRAYER-RITE • Analysis of Two Rak’as • The Worship of Praise: Praise of Transcendence • The Worship of Praise: Thankful Praise • Refuge-Taking • The Name in Worship • The Recitation • The Worship of Stillness • The Witness of Islam (Shahada): To the Unity • The Witness of Islam (Shahada): To the Prophet • The Calling Down of Blessing: The Blessing of the Prophet • The Calling Down of Blessing: Abraham and all the Prophets • The Worship of Penitence: The Sinner Destitute before his Lord • The Worship of Penitence: The Vocabulary of Sinning in the Manuals • The Worship of Penitence: The Forgiving Lord • The Worship of Petition: Traditional Petitions • The Worship of Petition: The Beggar at the Door • The Element of Greeting • Part IV: OUTSIDE THE PRAYER-RITE • The Saints in Worship • The Worship of the Creator • Answers to Prayer: God the Doer • The Last Things • APPENDICES • List of Manuals • Single Devotions. Printed Pages: 348. NA


Islamic Economic: A Global Perspective

By M. Shaghil

APH Publishing Corporation, 2016. 5th or later edition. Hardcover. New. English-----Since Islam upholds the welfare of all mankind as being basic to the divine cosmic design, natural endowments are intended for collective use of all members of the human race. To establish a just, equitable and benevolent world order on Islamic lines of universal access to the bounties of nature and universal brotherhood of man, we have to effect an integration of nation States into a unified global system and work out the modalities of its functioning. Affairs of men must be viewed, organized and administered. On a `One World` basis, its prospects have been examined in ""Islamic Economics: A Global Perspective"" from the theoretical as well as the pragmatic angles. Printed Pages: 190. NA


Islamic Sufism (The Masterpiece of Sufism, 3)

By Sirdar Ikbal Ali Shah

Adam Publishers & Distributors, 2013. Softcover. New. 14 x 22 cm. Printed Pages: 259. NA


Islam and Otherness: Selected Essays

By Robert Simon

Savaria University Press, 2003. Softcover. New. 15 x 23 cm. Printed Pages: 395. NA


Feminism in Islam: Secular and Religious Convergences
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Feminism in Islam: Secular and Religious Convergences

By Margot Badran

Oneworld/Viva Books Private Limited, 2011. Softcover. New. Description: Many in the West regard feminism and Islam as a contradiction in terms. However, this is a grave misconception as Margot Bardan illustrates in this career-spanning collection of influential essays. Born of over three decades of work, Feminism in Islam traces the history and interaction of both secular and Islamic feminism in Muslim societies since the nineteenth century. Written by one of the world""s foremost experts on the subject, this landmark volume is informed by numerous interviews, letters, and memoirs of Muslim Women, both historical and current. Combining both original and previously published contributions, Badran paints an engaging portrait of feminism in the Islamic world, its achievements to date, and the challenges it will face in years to come. Contents: Introduction • Part I: Egypt-Late Nineteenth to End of the Twentieth Centuries: First Century of Feminism • Completing Agenda: Feminists, Islam, and the State in Nineteenth-and Twentieth-Century Egypt • Women, Qasim Amim, and the Raise of Feminist Discourse • From Consciousness to Activism: Feminist Politics in Early Twentieth-Century Egypt • Expressing Feminism and Nationalism in Autobiography: The Memoirs of an Egyptian Educator • Independent Women: More than a Century of Feminism in Egypt • Gender Activism: Feminists and Islamists in Egypt • Body Politic(s): Women, Power, and Sexuality in Egypt • Gender Journeys into Arabic • Part II: Muslim World-Late Twentieth to Twenty-First Centuries: Widening Circles, New Directions • Towards Islamic Feminisms: A Look at the Middle East • Islamic Feminism: What""s in a Name? • Unifying Women: Feminist Pasts and Presents in Yemen • Shar""ia Activism in Nigeria in the Era of Hudud • Between Secular and Islamic Feminism(s): Reflections on the Middle East and Beyond • Islamic Feminism on the move • Index. Printed Pages: 350. NA


Civilization in Islam

By M. Abbas

Ess Ess Publisher, 2005. Hardcover. New. Isslam has given the world a new and a rich civilization. The Arabs, among all the great nations of the world have contributed to building of human civilization, perhaps, have wielded the sword and pen with equal might and success over the centuries. The success achieved by them in intellectual areas is at par with their success in the battlefield. Teachings of the Holy Prophet infused a spirit of civility, culture, piety, justice and forbearance into a savage race and inspired their hearts with love ok knowledge. The teachings propagated by the Holy Prophet of Islam knitted together the warring tries of Arab in to Brotherhood, thus forming an irresistible force which swept over the whole of the world, weeding out corruption and evils wherever they went, founded a wealthier and a stable society based on equality, fraternity and justice. The nomadic Arabs who rose from the desert tents, founded, in remarkably short time, the mightiest empire of the medieval period, which stretched from the shores of the Atlantic in the west to the highlands of Palmer in the east. Infect, they brought about the greatest revolution in the history of mankind-a revolution which embraced almost all branches of human activity. The present work touches upon all the aspects of Islam. Beginning with evolution, struggle, fundamentals of Islam, values, polity and concluding at the present state of Islamic society, thus making this a comprehensive study of civization in Islam. the book also presents the critical and comparative review and analysis of the faith. The author is confident enough that the present work will give a clear vision to it readers about the Civilization of Islam, with its remarkable historical background. Printed Pages: 392. NA


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