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William E. Shepard
Social Justice in Islam was written by an Egyptian Islamic writer who has greatly influenced current activists. This work shows the development of the author's thinking by translating the last edition and giving alternative readings from the earlier ones.
Edited by David C. Reisman, with the assistance of Ahmed H. al-Rahim
This collection of papers addresses a variety of aspects of the life and thought of the medieval philosopher Avicenna including his reception of Classical philosophy, his views on topics such as metaphysics, psychology and medicine, and the recpeption of his thought by later authors.
Meir M. Bar-Asher
An exploration of the features and methods of Imāmī exegesis. Principally, it offers a description and analysis of the major tenets of Imāmī doctrine, as reflected in the earliest Imāmī works of exegesis and related sources, up to the Major Occultation of the twelfth Imam in 329/941.
David A. King
The author describes how Muslims over the centuries have determined the sacred direction (qibla) towards Mecca and presents two highly sophisticated Mecca-centred world-maps for finding the qibla. These recently-discovered world-maps have forced a reevaluation of Muslim achievements in ...
Edited by Peter G. Riddell and Tony Street
This volume contains 17 articles on various aspects of Islamic thought in the Middle East and in Southeast Asia. The first 9 articles concentrate especially on the Qur’ān and its exegesis, Kalām and Sufism; the second 8 articles deal with Javanese Islam, and with Islam and modernity in Southeast ...
Edited by Stefan Wild
This collection of papers focusses on the literary, the text-linguistic, the intertextual, and the receptional aspects of the Qur’anic text. Using modern methodology can open the way towards a more adequate hermeneutical approach to the Qur’an.
This edition and annotated translation of al-Qāsim's Kitāb al-mustarshid includes a discussion of anthropomorphism and interpretation of the Qur’ān in the theology of the Zaidite imam al-Qāsim ibn Ibrāhīm (785-860 A.D.). Al-Qāsim's methods of interpretation are put forth and analyzed in light of ...
Ahmad S. Dallal
This study provides a detailed description of ways in which Muslim astronomers handled the Greek astronomical legacy, reassessed its cultural and philosophical implications in light of their religiously-inspired world view, and proposed to modify it.
This pioneer study of Aristotle's theory of deduction in early medieval Islam provides invaluable first-hand information on both the classical and the Islamic dimensions of an important chapter in the history of medieval Islamic philosophy.
Ibn ṭāwūs (d. 664/1266) was a famous Shī‘ī scholar and bibliophile. This book portrays his intellectual world and working methods, and reconstructs, as far as possible, his extensive library, which included many works now lost. Kohlberg's monograph is an important contribution to Shī‘ī studies ...
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