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Gender, Sainthood, & Everyday Practice in South Asian Shiʿism

Gender, Sainthood, & Everyday Practice in South Asian Shiʿism

Karen G. Ruffle

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834756
eISBN:
9781469602981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877975_ruffle
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This study of devotional hagiographical texts and contemporary ritual performances of the Shi'a of Hyderabad, India demonstrates how traditions of sainthood and localized cultural values shape gender ... More

Ismaʿili ModernGlobalization and Identity in a Muslim Community

Ismaʿili Modern: Globalization and Identity in a Muslim Community

Jonah Steinberg

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834077
eISBN:
9781469603728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899458_steinberg
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Isma'ili Muslims, a major sect of Shi'i Islam, form a community that is intriguing in its deterritorialized social organization. Informed by the richness of Isma'ili history, theories of ... More

Sufi Narratives of IntimacyIbn 'Arab?, Gender, and Sexuality

Sufi Narratives of Intimacy: Ibn 'Arab?, Gender, and Sexuality

Sa'diyya Shaikh

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835333
eISBN:
9781469601939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869864_shaikh
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Thirteenth-century Sufi poet, mystic, and legal scholar Muhyi al-Din ibn al-Άrabī gave deep and sustained attention to gender as integral to questions of human existence and moral personhood. Reading ... More

The Transnational MosqueArchitecture and Historical Memory in the Contemporary Middle East

The Transnational Mosque: Architecture and Historical Memory in the Contemporary Middle East

Kishwar Rizvi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469621166
eISBN:
9781469624952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621166.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Transnational Mosque is the first book-length study to provide a nuanced understanding of the role of mosques in the construction of Muslim identity through the lens of their political, ... More

The Walking Qur'anIslamic Education, Embodied Knowledge, and History in West Africa

The Walking Qur'an: Islamic Education, Embodied Knowledge, and History in West Africa

Rudolph T. Ware

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469614311
eISBN:
9781469614335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614311.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Spanning a thousand years of history—and bringing the story to the present through ethnographic fieldwork in Senegal, Gambia, and Mauritania—this book documents the profound significance of Qurʾan ... More

What Is a Madrasa?

What Is a Madrasa?

Ebrahim Moosa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620138
eISBN:
9781469623337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620138.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Taking us inside the world of the madrasa—the most common type of school for religious instruction in the Islamic world—this book provides a resource on orthodox Islam in global affairs. Focusing on ... More

When Sun Meets MoonGender, Eros, and Ecstasy in Urdu Poetry

When Sun Meets Moon: Gender, Eros, and Ecstasy in Urdu Poetry

Scott Kugle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626772
eISBN:
9781469626796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626772.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Two poets lived separate lives in the Deccan during the eighteenth century. Comparing them, this book illustrates the complexity of gender, sexuality, and religious practice in Islamic culture. Shah ... More

Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

Bruce Lawrence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620039
eISBN:
9781469623276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620039.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This 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 ... More

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