by Jamil M. Abun-Nasr, Muslim Communities Of Grace Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Muslim Communities Of Grace book, Since the eighteenth century, adherence to Sufism, the mystical tradition of Islam, has been associated with membership in one of the Sufi brotherhoods. These brotherhoods constitute distinct religious communities within the general community of Islam. Jamil M. Abun-Nasr describes them as "communities of grace" because his readings in Sufi hagiographies have convinced him that divine grace is the central element of their system of beliefs. In his reconstruction of the development of the Sufi tradition, Abun-Nasr examines the emergence of Sufism's central tenets and the factors that account for their appeal to Muslims in different lands. Drawing on original Sufi sources, he contends that, in their formative period, Sufi tenets were shaped by the caliphs' inability to live up to the ideal the Prophet represented in the Muslim community: that political leadership was a subordinate function of religious guidance. He also contends that the Sufi brotherhoods' form of religious communalism emerged from the adaptation of the spiritual authority that Sufis ascribed to their leaders to the Muslims' major pious concerns. In the last two chapters Abun-Nasr examines the reaction of the Sufi brotherhoods' shaykhs to European colonial rule, the campaign directed against them by Muslim reformers of the Salafiyya school, and the reliance of the independent Muslim states' rulers on their support in counteracting the hostility of the Muslim reformers, as well as, since the 1970s, the Islamists, to their secular development plans.
by Samuel Naaman, God Of The Impossible Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download God Of The Impossible book, Discover how all things are possible with God! Sharing the gospel with those from different cultures and belief systems can sometimes seem futile, especially when it comes to reaching Muslims. The gap between Christianity and Islam is vast, and bridging cross-cultural values can seem impossible. In God of the Impossible: Stories of Hope from the Muslim World, you’ll be stirred by amazing testimonies of people from a Muslim background coming to personal faith in Jesus Christ. Through years of work with Call of Hope—a ministry that reaches Muslim communities—Rev. Stefano Fehr and Dr. Samuel Naaman have witnessed countless episodes of God’s saving grace flourishing in the midst of adversity. In these riveting stories, you’ll be equipped with practical ways to reach Muslims and others in your own community, and be encouraged in your faith by witnessing the power and promise of the gospel.
by Elizabeth Sirriyeh, Dreams And Visions In The World Of Islam Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Dreams And Visions In The World Of Islam book, People in Western societies have long been interested in their dreams and what they mean. However, few non-Muslims in the West are likely to seek interpretation of those dreams to help them make life-changing decisions. In the Islamic world the situation is quite different. Dreaming and the import of visions are here of enormous significance, to the degree that many Muslims believe that in their dreams they are receiving divine guidance: for example, on whether or not to accept a marriage proposal, or a new job opportunity. In her authoritative new book, Elizabeth Sirriyeh offers the first concerted history of the rise of dream interpretation in Islamic culture, from medieval times to the present. Central to the book is the figure of the Prophet Muhammad - seen to represent for Muslims the perfect dreamer, visionary and interpreter of dreams. Less benignly, dreams have been exploited in the propaganda of Islamic militants in Afghanistan, and in apocalyptic visions relating to the 9/11 attacks. This timely volume gives an important, fascinating and overlooked subject the exploration it has long deserved.
by MD. Mahmudul Hasan, American Journal Of Islamic Social Sciences 32 1 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download American Journal Of Islamic Social Sciences 32 1 book, The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS), established in 1984, is a quarterly, double blind peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal, published by the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), and distributed worldwide. The journal showcases a wide variety of scholarly research on all facets of Islam and the Muslim world including subjects such as anthropology, history, philosophy and metaphysics, politics, psychology, religious law, and traditional Islam.
by Abdelmajid Hannoum, Practicing Sufism Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Practicing Sufism book, Islam in Africa is deeply connected with Sufism, and the history of Islam is in a significant way a history of Sufism. Yet even within this continent, the practice and role of Sufism varies across the regions. This interdisciplinary volume brings together histories and experiences of Sufism in various parts of Africa, offering case studies on several countries that include Morocco, Algeria, Senegal, Egypt, Sudan, Mali, and Nigeria. It uses a variety of methodologies ranging from the hermeneutical, through historiographic to ethnographic, in a comprehensive examination of the politics and performance of Sufism in Africa. While the politics of Sufism pertains largely to historical and textual analysis to highlight paradigms of sanctity in different geographical areas in Africa, the aspect of performance adopts a decidedly ethnographic approach, combining history, history of art and discourse analysis. Together, analysis of these two aspects reveals the many faces of Sufism that have remained hitherto hidden. Furthering understanding of the African Islamic religious scene, as well as contributing to the study of Sufism worldwide, this volume is of key interest to students and scholars of Middle Eastern, African and Islamic studies.
by Osama Abi-Mershed, Social Currents In North Africa Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Social Currents In North Africa book, Social Currents in North Africa is a multi-disciplinary analysis of the social phenomena unfolding in the Maghreb today. The contributors analyse the genealogies of contemporary North African behavioral and ideological norms, and offer insights into post-Arab Spring governance and today's social and political trends. The book situates regional developments within broader international currents, without forgoing the distinct features of each socio-historical context. With its common historical, cultural, and socio-economic foundations, the Maghreb is a cohesive area of study that allows for greater understanding of domestic developments from both single-country and comparative perspectives. This volume refines the geo-historical unity of the Maghreb by accounting for social connections, both within the nation-state and across political boundaries and historical eras. It illustrates that non-institutional phenomena are equally formative to the ongoing project of post-colonial sovereignty, to social construction and deployments of state power, and to local outlooks on social equity, economic prospects, and cultural identity.
by Britta Frede, Die Erneuerung Der Ti N Ya In Mauretanien Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Die Erneuerung Der Ti N Ya In Mauretanien book, Die Reihe ZMO-Studien veröffentlicht Forschungsergebnisse, die das Forschungsprofil des Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient reflektieren und ergänzen.
by Bahargül Hamut, Silsilat Az Zahab Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Silsilat Az Zahab book, Die Reihe SSGKT wurde 1980 vom ungarischen Turkologen György Hazai im Klaus Schwarz Verlag gegründet und widmet sich der Sprache, Kultur und Geschichte der Turkvölker. Georgaphisch nehmen die einzelnen Bände sowohl Zenral-, Nord-, West- und Ostasien als auch Teile Europas in den Blick. Dabei wird der zeitliche Bogen von den ersten Zeugnissen im 6. Jahrhundert bis in Moderne und Gegenwart gespannt.