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Decadent Orientalisms: The Decay Of Colonial Modernity [Table Of Contents], David Fieni 2020 Fordham University

Decadent Orientalisms: The Decay Of Colonial Modernity [Table Of Contents], David Fieni

Literature

Decadent Orientalisms presents a sustained critique of the ways Orientalism and decadence have formed a joint discursive mode of the imperial imagination. Attentive to historical and literary configurations of language, race, religion, and power, Fieni shows the importance of understanding Western discourses of Eastern decline and obsolescence together with Arab and Islamic responses in which the language of decadence returns as a characteristic of the West.

Taking seriously Edward Said’s claim that Orientalism is a “style of having power,” Fieni works historically through the aesthetic and ideological effects of Orientalist style, showing how it is at once comparative, descriptive ...


The Literary Qur'an: Narrative Ethics In The Maghreb [Table Of Contents], Hoda El Shakry 2019 Fordham University

The Literary Qur'an: Narrative Ethics In The Maghreb [Table Of Contents], Hoda El Shakry

Literature

The novel, the literary adage has it, reflects a world abandoned by God. Yet the possibilities of novelistic form and literary exegesis exceed the secularizing tendencies of contemporary literary criticism. Showing how the Qurʾan itself invites and enacts critical reading, Hoda El Shakry’s Qurʾanic model of narratology enriches our understanding of literary sensibilities and practices in the Maghreb across Arabophone and Francophone traditions.

The Literary Qurʾan mobilizes the Qurʾan’s formal, narrative, and rhetorical qualities, alongside embodied and hermeneutical forms of Qurʾanic pedagogy, to theorize modern Maghrebi literature. Challenging the canonization of secular modes of reading that occlude religious ...


Morality At The Margins: Youth, Language, And Islam In Coastal Kenya [Table Of Contents], Sarah Hillewaert 2019 Fordham University

Morality At The Margins: Youth, Language, And Islam In Coastal Kenya [Table Of Contents], Sarah Hillewaert

Sociology

This book considers the day-to-day lives of young Muslims on Kenya’s island of Lamu, who live simultaneously on the edge and in the center. At the margins of the national and international economy and of Western notions of modernity, Lamu’s inhabitants nevertheless find themselves the focus of campaigns against Islamic radicalization and of Western touristic imaginations of the untouched and secluded.

What does it mean to be young, modern, and Muslim here? How are these denominators imagined and enacted in daily encounters? Documenting the everyday lives of Lamu youth, this ethnography explores how young people negotiate cultural, religious ...


The Right To Religious Freedom And Its Political Significance: Catholic And Islamic Approaches, Matthew Bagot 2019 Spring Hill College

The Right To Religious Freedom And Its Political Significance: Catholic And Islamic Approaches, Matthew Bagot

Conference: The Social Practice of Human Rights

It is generally agreed that the Catholic Church formally committed itself to modern human rights in 1963 as a result of Pope John XXIII’s encyclical, Pacem in Terris.But it was the more specific historical development regarding the right to religious freedom that took place two years later at the Second Vatican Council, which really prompted global change. As Samuel Huntington wrote, the Church’s commitment to religious liberty on the part of all persons (and to the liberty of non-religious persons) had an extraordinary impact on democracy movements around the world. Indeed, Huntington referred to these movements as ...


An Islamic Approach To Migration And Refugees, Zeki Saritoprak 2019 John Carroll University

An Islamic Approach To Migration And Refugees, Zeki Saritoprak

Zeki Saritoprak

No abstract provided.


Mary In Islam, Zeki Saritoprak 2019 John Carroll University

Mary In Islam, Zeki Saritoprak

Zeki Saritoprak

In the Qur’an, Mary has a unique place. As the only woman mentioned by name, the mother of Jesus, and a pious servant of God, she has inspired Muslim men and women since the beginning of Islam. In this chapter, there will first be a short overview of Mary’s place in the Qur’an and the sayings of the Prophet, that is, Hadith. Following this, the importance of Mary in Islamic theology and spirituality generally as well as Mary’s historical place within Islam will be outlined. The views of important Muslim mystics, theologians, and various other scholars ...


Fatih Akin's Cinema And The New Sound Of Europe, Seda Öz 2019 University of Delaware

Fatih Akin's Cinema And The New Sound Of Europe, Seda Öz

Journal of Religion & Film

This is a book review of Berna Gueneli's Fatih Akin's Cinema and the New Sound of Europe (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2019).


Muslim Women In French Cinema: Voices Of Maghrebi Migrants In France, Shreya Parikh 2019 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Muslim Women In French Cinema: Voices Of Maghrebi Migrants In France, Shreya Parikh

Journal of Religion & Film

This is a book review of Leslie Kealhofer-Kemp's Muslim Women in French Cinema: Voices of Maghrebi Migrants in France (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2015).


Canadian Muslim Voting Guide: Federal Election 2019, Jasmin Zine, Fatima Chakroun, Shifa Abbas 2019 Wilfrid Laurier University

Canadian Muslim Voting Guide: Federal Election 2019, Jasmin Zine, Fatima Chakroun, Shifa Abbas

Sociology Faculty Publications

This guide assigns a grade to each federal political party Leader's response to identified key issues of importance to the interests of Canadian Muslims and the wider geopolitical concerns that affect Muslims globally. The criteria used to determine these grades has been based on whether a party leader's particular political standpoints and/or policy initiatives are positive or detrimental to the interests of Canadian Muslims and the wider geopolitical concerns that affect Muslims globally.


From The Islamic University Tothe International Academy, Zohidullo Munavvarov 2019 International Islamic Academy of Uzbekistan

From The Islamic University Tothe International Academy, Zohidullo Munavvarov

The Light of Islam

The article is devoted to a brief review of the emergence of the concept of «academy» and the stages of its development, as well as the evolutionary path from the Tashkent Islamic University to the International Islamic Academy of Uzbekistan


Al-Mawardi’S Work “Аl-Ahkamas-Sultaniyya Wa-L-Walayat Addeeniyya”–As An Essential Sourceon The History Of Statehood In Themuslim World, Zohidullo Munavvarov, Ziyovuddin Jo‘rayev 2019 International Islamic Academy of Uzbekistan

Al-Mawardi’S Work “Аl-Ahkamas-Sultaniyya Wa-L-Walayat Addeeniyya”–As An Essential Sourceon The History Of Statehood In Themuslim World, Zohidullo Munavvarov, Ziyovuddin Jo‘Rayev

The Light of Islam

This paper examines issues of the organizing of the system of statehood in the Muslim world narrated in аl-Mawardi’s famous work “аl-Ahkam”. It determines the extent of scientific publicity of this work, as well as necessity of the deepening of it’s further scientific study


Brief Of Scholars Of Mormon History & Law As Amici Curiae In Support Of Neither Party, Anna-Rose Mathieson, Ben Feuer, Nathan B. Oman 2019 William & Mary Law School

Brief Of Scholars Of Mormon History & Law As Amici Curiae In Support Of Neither Party, Anna-Rose Mathieson, Ben Feuer, Nathan B. Oman

Nathan B. Oman

No abstract provided.


Amici Curiae Brief Of Scholars Of Mormon History & Law In Support Of Neither Party, Anna-Rose Mathieson, Nathan B. Oman 2019 William & Mary Law School

Amici Curiae Brief Of Scholars Of Mormon History & Law In Support Of Neither Party, Anna-Rose Mathieson, Nathan B. Oman

Nathan B. Oman

No abstract provided.


Amici Curiae Brief Of Scholars Of American Religious History & Law In Support Of Neither Party, Nathan B. Oman, Anna-Rose Mathieson 2019 William & Mary Law School

Amici Curiae Brief Of Scholars Of American Religious History & Law In Support Of Neither Party, Nathan B. Oman, Anna-Rose Mathieson

Nathan B. Oman

No abstract provided.


The Children Of The East, Richard M. Davidson 2019 Andrews University

The Children Of The East, Richard M. Davidson

Richard M. Davidson

"The tradition is widespread in the Arab world which associates Ishmael and his descendants with Arabs in general and Muslim Arabs in particular. The esteemed Arab genealogist Ibn al-Kalbi (A.D. 737-818?) made popular the supposed genealogical link between Muhammad and Ishmael, largely through oral tradition. Whether this link is valid or not, clear and even older written records link the ancient nomadic tribes of northern Arabia with Ishmael, as we have noted above (Diorodus of Sicily, the book of Jubilees, Josephus, et al.). Arab genealogists generally trace the Arabians to two main ethnic stocks, the original Arabian Arabs from ...


Review Of The Practice Of Islam In America: An Introduction, Aisha Ghani 2019 University of Minnesota

Review Of The Practice Of Islam In America: An Introduction, Aisha Ghani

The Journal of Social Encounters

The demand, indeed urgency, within the American Academy for courses on Islam has perhaps never been greater than at current. Yet, the very conditions that create this urgency also produce anxieties for those fulfilling this pedagogical role. The challenge confronting many of us - knowing that our students will enter the classroom with ideas/questions about Islam stemming, in large part, from what they’ve encountered through popular media and the news – is how to carry out this work in a way that both acknowledges this abiding, even if delimiting, contemporary context without allowing our teaching to be subsumed by it ...


“The People Of Aram Shall Go Into Exile”: Practical And Theological Dilemmas Of Middle Eastern Churches Since The Beginning Of The Syrian War, Wilbert van Saane 2019 Haigazian University

“The People Of Aram Shall Go Into Exile”: Practical And Theological Dilemmas Of Middle Eastern Churches Since The Beginning Of The Syrian War, Wilbert Van Saane

The Journal of Social Encounters

This paper discusses the way in which Christian churches in the Middle East have responded to the Syrian War. It signals some practical and theological dilemmas that these churches have faced since the conflict in Syria broke out. The description of these dilemmas is primarily based on interviews with a representative sample of church leaders. Analysis of these dilemmas sheds light on the way the churches of the Middle East have contributed to peaceful resolutions of the Syrian conflict, or failed to do so. Before going into the practical and theological dilemmas of the churches, the article provides a short ...


Foundations For Muslim-Christian Dialogue And Peacemaking: Ideas About God, Faith, And Prayer, Jon Armajani 2019 College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University

Foundations For Muslim-Christian Dialogue And Peacemaking: Ideas About God, Faith, And Prayer, Jon Armajani

The Journal of Social Encounters

In this essay, I discuss God, faith, and sacred texts (including the Bible, Quran, and Hadith), and some ways that they constitute foundations for peacemaking between Christians and Muslims. The essay presents my personal, ethnic, and religious background in order to contextualize the ideas which the essay analyzes, and then describes three Christian theological approaches to non-Christian religions. Those approaches are particularist (or exclusivist), inclusivist, and pluralist. The essay discusses the historical background and significance of Vatican II, which took place between 1962 and 1965, and Nostra Aetate, published in 1965. The essay then analyzes three theological principles which undergird ...


Blinded By The Light, Amir Hussain 2019 Loyola Marymount University

Blinded By The Light, Amir Hussain

Journal of Religion & Film

This is a film review of Blinded by the Light (2019) directed by Gurinder Chadha.


The Aftermath Of Defining “Authenticity” As Discourse: The Case Of The Mevlevi Sema Ceremony, Yasemin Pacalioglu 2019 University of Colorado Boulder

The Aftermath Of Defining “Authenticity” As Discourse: The Case Of The Mevlevi Sema Ceremony, Yasemin Pacalioglu

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From the perspective of the academic study of religion, it would be deeply problematic to point to a specific iteration of a ritual and assert that it is more authentic than the other. Our current understanding of authenticity, as a discourse rather than an innate and naturalized category, means that the moment we search for the authentic we have left the realm of critical study. In this paper, I argue that scholars must find a way to remain empirical observers without rendering our intellectual community obsolete in the face of real-world issues. Through the example of the contemporary state of ...


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