Rubâi'Yât (Spiritualités vivantes) (French Edition) by Djalâl-od-Dîn Rûmî,Djamahid Mortazavi,Eva de

By Djalâl-od-Dîn Rûmî,Djamahid Mortazavi,Eva de Vitray-Meyerovitch

Djalâl-od-Dîn Rûmî que le monde de l'Islam désigne, par appreciate, comme "notre maître" (Mawlânâ, Mevlana en turc) n'est pas seulement l'un des plus grands penseurs mystiques de tous les temps, un voyant qui (au Xllle siècle !) parlait de l. a. fission de l'atome et de los angeles pluralité des systèmes solaires, c'est aussi l'un des plus merveilleux poètes de los angeles littérature universelle, fondateur de l'ordre des derviches tourneurs.
l. a. mise de l'homme au diapason du cosmos, l'oratorio spirituel des derviches qui symbolise los angeles ronde des planètes autour du soleil et, à un moment niveau, l. a. recherche du Soi, sont longuement célébrés dans les Rubâi'yât : comme les atomes, le soufi danse, et l. a. musique ne fait que "réveiller les mystères du coeur".

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The Medieval Islamic Hospital: Medicine, Religion, and by Ahmed Ragab

By Ahmed Ragab

the 1st monograph at the heritage of Islamic hospitals, this quantity specializes in the under-examined Egyptian and Levantine associations of the 12th to fourteenth centuries. by way of the 12th century, hospitals serving the in poor health and the terrible can be present in approximately each Islamic urban. Ahmed Ragab strains the various origins and improvement of those associations, finding them of their city environments and linking them to charity networks and consumers' political initiatives. Following the trails of sufferers within health center wards, he investigates who they have been and what types of reports they'd. The Medieval Islamic clinic explores the scientific networks surrounding early hospitals and sheds gentle at the specific model of practice-oriented drugs they helped to strengthen. supplying a close photo of the impact of faith on medieval drugs, it is going to be crucial studying for these attracted to background of medication, heritage of Islamic sciences, or heritage of the Mediterranean.

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Penetrations & (s)Permutations: A Psychological Exploration by D. Latifa

By D. Latifa

educational, theological and cultural discussions on fundamentalism are overwhelmingly ruled via a discourse at the desire for ‘modernization and improvement’ within the Muslim international. but, the crude contrast among East and West, spiritual and non-religious, Muslim and glossy usually fails to appreciate the undercurrents of mental proposal styles in sleek kinds of fundamentalism. If we certainly are looking to have a deeper figuring out of up to date tensions, Muslims in addition to non-Muslims have to glance past geo-politcal factors and realize how key dimensions of Islamism are deeply associated with the trendy, masculine ‘mind’.

This mental and feminist exploration identifies a few of the complex hyperlinks among modernity, Islam, gender, sexuality, violence and fundamentalisms. Mediated by means of convinced psycho-theological ‘penetrations and (s)permutations’, they shape the psychology of a starting to be worldwide paranoia approximately ‘the other’, East and West.

“A interesting, unconventional and awesome e-book. Its restricted obstacle with formal educational expectancies and conventions supplies it a slightly of unpredictability and freshness that demanding situations people with fastened principles approximately their accountability to Islamic scholarship and those that think that the final word has been stated on Islamic wisdom systems.”
Ashis Nandy, Political Psychologist, winner of the Fukuoka Asian tradition Prize, writer of The Intimate Enemy.

“The meticulous scholarship and deep insights of the writer deliver us again to hypermasculine/dominator undercurrents in either non secular fundamentalism and secular modernity. a really brave publication that shines new gentle on how we will go beyond current considering and circulation ahead at this more and more risky time in history.”
Riane Eisler, president of the guts for Partnership reports, writer of The Chalice and the Blade and the true Wealth of Nations.

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Orthodoxy in Arabic Terms: A Study of Theodore Abu Qurrah’s by Najib George Awad

By Najib George Awad

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This quantity provides Theodore Abu Qurrah’s apologetic Christian theology in discussion with Islam. It explores the query of no matter if, in his try and express orthodoxy in Arabic to the Muslim reader, Abu Qurrah diverged from creedal, doctrinal Christian theology and compromised its center content material. A accomplished examine of the theology of Abu Qurrah and its relation to Islamic and pre-Islamic orthodox Melkite suggestion has now not but been pursued in glossy scholarship. Awad addresses this hole in scholarship by way of supplying an intensive analytic hermeneutics of Abu Qurrah’s apologetic notion, with particular realization to his theological proposal at the Trinity and Christology. This learn takes scholarship past makes an attempt at modifying and translating Abu Qurrah’s texts and provides students, scholars, and lay readers within the fields of Arabic Christianity, Byzantine theology, Christian-Muslim dialogues, and historic theology an exceptional medical examine of Abu Qurrah’s theological mind.

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Qur'an and Woman: Rereading the Sacred Text from a Woman's by Amina Wadud

By Amina Wadud

Fourteen centuries of Islamic concept have produced a legacy of interpretive readings of the Qu'ran written virtually solely via males. Now, with Qu'ran and Woman, Amina Wadud offers a primary interpretive examining through a lady, a interpreting which validates the feminine voice within the Qu'ran and brings it out of the shadows. Muslim progressives have lengthy argued that it isn't the faith yet patriarchal interpretation and implementation of the Qu'ran that experience saved girls oppressed. for lots of, tips to reform is the reexamination and reinterpretation of non secular texts.
Qu'ran and Woman contributes a gender inclusive interpreting to at least one of the main basic disciplines in Islamic suggestion, Qu'ranic exegesis. Wadud breaks down particular texts and key phrases which were used to restrict women's private and non-private function, even to justify violence towards Muslim girls, revealing that their unique which means and context defy such interpretations. What her research clarifies is the inability of gender bias, priority, or prejudice within the crucial language of the Qur'an.
Despite a lot Qu'ranic facts in regards to the importance of girls, gender reform in Muslim society has been stubbornly resisted. Wadud's analyzing of the Qu'ran confirms women's equality and constitutes valid grounds for contesting the unequal therapy that ladies have skilled traditionally and proceed to adventure legally in Muslim groups. The Qu'ran doesn't prescribe one undying and unchanging social constitution for women and men, Wadud argues lucidly, maintaining that the Qu'ran holds better chances for steering human society to a extra pleasant and effective mutual collaboration among women and men than as but attained via Muslims or non-Muslims.

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Converting to Islam: Understanding the Experiences of White by Amy Melissa Guimond

By Amy Melissa Guimond

This textual content goals to find the shared lived reports of white American girl converts to Islam in put up- 11th of September the United States. It explores the more and more adversarial social weather confronted by means of Muslim american citizens, in addition to the non secular, social, actual, and psychological integration of those girls into the Muslim-American inhabitants. within the usa, premiums of conversion to Islam are quickly increasing—alongside Islamophobic sentiment and hate crimes opposed to Muslims. For a time period, there has been a lull during this adverse sentiment. in spite of the fact that, in mild of the Paris terror assaults, the elevated prominence of ISIS/ISIL, and the inflow of refugees from Syria, anti-Muslim rhetoric is once more at the upward push. This quantity analyzes how a novel number of girl converts have tailored to existence within the usa within the shadow of 9/11. 

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God, Man, and Mortality: The Perspective of Bediuzzaman Said by Hasan Horkuc,Colin Turner

By Hasan Horkuc,Colin Turner

God, guy, Mortality is a set of essays written either through professional and by means of up and coming students operating the sphere referred to as Nursi stories. the purpose of those essays is to carry a replicate as much as Nursi's teachings on a couple of matters, simply as Nursi held a reflect as much as the lessons of the Qur'an. The scope is large protecting topics equivalent to Divine immanence and transcendence, human spirituality and man's function as Divine vicegerent. Divine making a choice on and loose will, and human moral sense as facts of the lifestyles of God. the subjects offered via the authors are unashamedly theocentric in nature: discussions on politics and criminal conception are conspicuous by means of their absence. We enjoy the intensity of expertise that the participants basically have of Nursi's teachings and his position within the Muslim academe, in addition to from their lucid expository types and robust authorial voices.

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Muslim Civil Society and the Politics of Religious Freedom by Jeremy F. Walton

By Jeremy F. Walton

The sway of Islam in political lifestyles is an unavoidable subject of discussion in Turkey this present day. Secularists, Islamists, and liberals alike comprehend the Turkish nation to be the first arbiter of Islam's position in Turkey--as the coup test of July 2016 and its aftermath have dramatically illustrated. but this emphasis at the country ignores the impression of one other box of political motion with regards to Islam, that of civil society. in accordance with ethnographic examine carried out in Istanbul and Ankara, Muslim Civil Society and the Politics of spiritual Freedom in Turkey is Jeremy F. Walton's inquiry into the political and spiritual practices of latest Turkish-Muslim Nongovernmental companies. because the mid-1980s, Turkey has witnessed an efflorescence of NGOs in tandem with a neoliberal flip in household fiscal rules and electoral politics. One significant impression of this neoliberal flip has been the emergence of a colourful Muslim civil society, which has decentered and reworked the Turkish state's courting to Islam. Muslim NGOs champion non secular freedom as a paramount political excellent and marshal a particular, nongovernmental politics of non secular freedom to suggest this excellent. Walton's entire learn deals a fine-grained standpoint in this nongovernmental politics of spiritual freedom and the associations and groups from which it emerges.

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Monks and Muslims II: Creating Communities of Friendship by William Skudlarek OSB,Mohammad A. Shomali

By William Skudlarek OSB,Mohammad A. Shomali

If Christians and Muslims are to stay in peace, encouraging each other to develop in holiness and dealing jointly for the nice of all God's construction, they need to flow past politicized and infrequently damaging photographs of each other. Monastic/Muslim discussion issuing from friendship and interested in revelation, prayer, and witness is a vital part during this attempt. certainly, it really is essential.

A convention together subsidized by means of the foreign Institute for Islamic stories and Monastic Interreligious discussion introduced jointly Iranian Shi‘a Muslims and Christian monastics to Qum, Iran. Their first collecting used to be held a yr past in Rome, Italy and fascinated about religious subject matters like meditation and prayer. the second one assembly in Qum used to be an get together to deepen the bonds of friendship that had already been confirmed. The convention subject matter founded on friendship and the discussion explored the scriptural, theological, non secular, philosophical, and functional bases for friendship among clergymen and Muslims. This persist with up publication invitations readers to hear in and research from their dialog and witness.

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KHAQANI: SELECTED POEMS by Khaqani,Paul Smith

By Khaqani,Paul Smith

KHAQANI: chosen POEMS

Translation & creation through Paul Smith

Born in Shirwan in 1122 he died in Tabriz in 1199. He used to be a very good poet and a grasp of the qasida and one of many first of the ghazal. He used to be born into the kinfolk of a chippie in Melgem, close to Shamakhy. He misplaced his father and used to be cited by way of an uncle, a physician and astronomer at courtroom of the Shirwanshah, who acted ‘as his nurse and tutor’. His mom used to be a Christian and Jesus beneficial properties in lots of of his poems. After he was once invited to courtroom he assumed the pen-name Khaqani (‘regal’). A courtroom poet’s lifestyles bored him and he fled to Iraq inspiring his recognized masnavi ‘A present from the 2 Iraqs’. He additionally wrote ‘The spoil of Madain’ portray his effect of the is still of Sassanid’s Palace close to the Ctesiphon. Returning domestic Shah Akhistan ordered his imprisonment. published he moved to Tabriz yet his small son died, then daughter, then spouse. by myself, he quickly died. he's buried on the Poet’s Cemetery in Tabriz. He left a impressive, huge background of poems in Persian that motivated many ‘court’ and Sufi poets. an immense effect on his poems used to be Sana’i. creation on his lifestyles, Poetry & instances and kinds he composed in. the right kind rhyme-structure has been saved during this greatest collection of his poems together with ruba’is, ghazals, masnavi, qasidas, qit’as in English. chosen Bibliography. 183 pages.

COMMENTS ON PAUL SMITH’S TRANSLATION OF HAFIZ’S ‘DIVAN’.

“It isn't a joke... the English model of the entire ghazals of Hafiz is a smart feat and of paramount value. i'm astonished. If he involves Iran i'll kiss the fingertips that wrote this sort of masterpiece encouraged via the author of all.” Dr. Mir Mohammad Taghavi (Dr. of Literature) Tehran.
“Superb translations. ninety nine% Hafiz 1% Paul Smith.” Ali Akbar Shapurzman, translator into Persian and knower of Hafiz’s Divan off by way of heart.
“I was once very inspired with the wonderful thing about those books.” Dr. R.K. Barz. college of Asian experiences, Australian nationwide collage.
“Smith has most likely prepare the best selection of literary evidence and heritage bearing on Hafiz.” Daniel Ladinsky (Penguin Books writer of poems encouraged by way of Hafiz).

Paul Smith is a poet, writer and translator of over eighty books of Sufi poets of the Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Pashtu and different languages, together with Hafiz, Sadi, Nizami, Rumi, ‘Attar, Sana’i, Jahan, Obeyd Zakani, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, Rudaki, Yunus Emre, Jahan Khatun and so on, in addition to poetry, fiction, performs, biographies, children’s books and screenplays.

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