Contemporary Islamic Discourses in Cyberspace M. el-Nawawy, Sahar M.
Khamis. 75. ... Jon Anderson, “Muslim Networks, Muslim Selves in Cyberspace:
Islam in the Post-Modern Public Sphere” (October 2001), ... See Bunt, Virtually
Author: M. el-Nawawy
This book analyzes the discourses and deliberations in the discussion forums of three of the most visited Islamic websites and investigates the extent to which they have provided a venue for Muslims to freely engage in discussion among themselves and with non-Muslims about political, economic, religious and social issues.
Annabelle Böttcher received her Ph.D. in Political Science, Islamic Studies and
International Law from Freiburg University ... Publications include Virtually Islamic
: Computer-mediated Communication and Cyber Islamic Environments (Cardiff: ...
Author: B.A. Roberson
The essays that comprise this study eschew stereotypical representations of a politicized Islam in the Mediterranean Region. The contributors consider the reality that lies behind current issues in the area and the role that an embedded Islam has played or may play in the region.
G A R Y B U N T is lecturer in Islamic studies at the University of Wales, Lampeter
. His publications include Islam in the Digital Age: E -jihad, Online Fatwas, and
Cyber Islamic Environments (2003) and Virtually Islamic: ComputerMediated ...
Author: Miriam Cooke
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Crucial to understanding Islam is a recognition of the role of Muslim networks. The earliest networks were Mediterranean trade routes that quickly expanded into transregional paths for pilgrimage, scholarship, and conversion, each network complementing an
69 As such, it can help prepare the future hajji for the experience or allow those
who have already done the pilgrimage to virtually repeat it. The Virtual Hajj is
more than just a practice space, however; for some Muslims it is a genuine
Author: Robert M. Geraci
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Millions of users have taken up residence in virtual worlds, and in those worlds they find opportunities to revisit and rewrite their religious lives. Robert M. Geraci argues that virtual worlds and video games have become a locus for the satisfaction of religious needs, providing many users with devoted communities, opportunities for ethical reflection, a meaningful experience of history and human activity, and a sense of transcendence. Using interviews, surveys, and his own first-hand experience within the virtual worlds, Geraci shows how World of Warcraft and Second Life provide participants with the opportunity to rethink what it means to be religious in the contemporary world. Not all participants use virtual worlds for religious purposes, but many online residents use them to rearrange or replace religious practice as designers and users collaborate in the production of a new spiritual marketplace. Using World of Warcraft and Second Life as case studies, this book shows that many residents now use virtual worlds to re-imagine their traditions and work to restore them to "authentic" sanctity, or else replace religious institutions with virtual communities that provide meaning and purpose to human life. For some online residents, virtual worlds are even keys to a post-human future where technology can help us transcend mortal life. Geraci argues that World of Warcraft and Second Life are "virtually sacred" because they do religious work. They often do such work without regard for-and frequently in conflict with-traditional religious institutions and practices; ultimately they participate in our sacred landscape as outsiders, competitors, and collaborators.
Woodward, Mark R. Islam in Java: Normative Piety and Mysticism in the
Sultanate of Yogyakarta. Tucson: University of ... Virtually Islamic: Computer-
Mediated Communication and Cyber Islamic Environments. Cardiff: University of
Wales Press ...
Author: Frederick Denny
An Introduction to Islam, Fourth Edition, provides students with a thorough, unified and topical introduction to the global religious community of Islam. In addition, the author's extensive field work, experience, and scholarship combined with his engaging writing style and passion for the subject also sets his text apart. An Introduction to Islam places Islam within a cultural, political, social, and religious context, and examines its connections with Judeo-Christian morals. Its integration of the doctrinal and devotional elements of Islam enables readers to see how Muslims think and live, engendering understanding and breaking down stereotypes. This text also reviews pre-Islamic history, so readers can see how Islam developed historically.
Gary R. Bunt, Virtually Islamic: Computer-Mediated Communication and Cy— ber
Islamic Environments (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2000). Chapter One .
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Author: Gary R. Bunt
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Exploring the increasing impact of the Internet on Muslims around the world, this book sheds new light on the nature of contemporary Islamic discourse, identity, and community. The Internet has profoundly shaped how both Muslims and non-Muslims perceiv
Islam and new media L. AbuLughod, Local Contexts of Islamism in Popular
Media, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2006. G. Bunt, Virtually Islamic:
ComputerMediated Communication andCyber Islamic Environments, Cardiff: ...
Author: Peter Mandaville
An accessible and comprehensive account of the global dimensions of political Islam in the twenty-first century, explaining political Islam, nationalism and globalization and providing a detailed account of Al Qaeda.
Antoun, Richard.T. 1989 Muslim Preacher in the Modern World: A Jordanian
Case Study in Comparative Perspective. ... University Press. Bunt, Gary 2002
Virtually Islamic: Computer-mediated Communication and Cyber Islamic
Author: Bradley A. Levinson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A Companion to the Anthropology of Education presents a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the field, exploring the social and cultural dimension of educational processes in both formal and nonformal settings. Explores theoretical and applied approaches to cultural practice in a diverse range of educational settings around the world, in both formal and non-formal contexts Includes contributions by leading educational anthropologists Integrates work from and on many different national systems of scholarship, including China, the United States, Africa, the Middle East, Colombia, Mexico, India, the United Kingdom, and Denmark Examines the consequences of history, cultural diversity, language policies, governmental mandates, inequality, and literacy for everyday educational processes
The Veil and the Male Elite: A Feminist Interpretation of Women's Rights in Islam.
Translated by Mary Jo Lakeland. Cambridge: Perseus Books, 1987. Bunt, Gary R
. Virtually Islamic: Computer-Mediated Communication and Cyber Islamic ...
Author: Carl W. Ernst
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
The author departs from the Middle Eastern-focused orientation of many guides to Islam, focusing on the religion as a worldwide phenomenon that is practiced by twenty percent of the world's population, covering the various movements within the religion that affect the modern world. (Religion--Islam)
Mysticism as a system One of the most pervasive trends in Islamic philosophy
has been mysticism (Kılıç 1996; Nasr 1996e). It is difficult to overemphasize its
significance. Virtually all of the philosophers in the Islamic world were committed
Author: Oliver Leaman
"Ever since the growth of Islam as a religious and political movement, Muslim thinkers have sought to understand the theoretical aspects of their faith by using philosophical concepts. Leaman outlines this history and demonstrates that, although the development of Islamic philosophy is closely linked with Islam itself, its form is not essentially connected to any particular religion, and its leading ideas and arguments are of general philosophical significance. The author illustrates the importance of Islamic thought within philosophy through the use of many modern examples. He describes and contrasts the three main movements in Islamic philosophy - Peripatetic, Sufi and Illuminationist - and examines the Persian as well as the Arabic traditions. Wide coverage is given to key aspects of Islamic philosophy, including epistemology, ontology, politics, ethics and philosophy of language, providing readers with a balanced view of the discipline. The second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated throughout, including the addition of two new chapters on recent debates surrounding Islam's need for an enlightenment, and on the future of Islamic philosophy."--pub. desc.
Introduction From a situation nearly 30 years ago when it was virtually unknown,
Islamic banking has expanded to become a distinctive and fast growing segment
of the international banking and capital markets. There are well over 200 Islamic
Author: Kabir Hassan
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
The Handbook of Islamic Banking comprises 25 studies by leading international experts on Islamic banking and finance specially commissioned to analyse the various debates and the current state of play in the field. From its origins thirty years ago, Islamic banking has expanded rapidly to become a distinctive and fast growing segment of the international banking and capital markets. Despite this expansion, Islamic banking still remains poorly understood in many parts of the Muslim world and continues to be a mystery in much of the West. This comprehensive Handbook provides a succinct analysis of the workings of Islamic banking and finance, accessible to a wide range of readers. At the same time, it seeks to bring the current research agenda and the main issues on Islamic banking before a wider audience. Islamic banking offers, as an alternative to conventional interest-based financing methods, a wide variety of financial instruments and investment vehicles based on profit-and-loss sharing arrangements. These are all explored in detail along with other subjects such as governance and risk management, securities and investment, structured financing, accounting and regulation, economic development and globalization. M. Kabir Hassan, Mervyn Lewis and the other contributors have created an authoritative and original reference work, which will contribute to a wider understanding of Islamic banking as well as provoking further discussion and research. It will be invaluable to all scholars, researchers and policymakers with an interest in this subject.
Today the pressures remain in various forms and degrees across the Islamic
world, resulting in Christians emigrating in great ... Nazareth and Bethlehem,
which were predominantly Christian towns, are now virtually Muslim towns due to
Author: John Azumah
Publisher: Hippo Books
Nowhere else in the world have both Islam and Christianity been more instrumental in shaping the history of a people and their way of life than in Africa. African Muslims and Christians have a lot in common, including kinship ties, shared languages and citizenship. Yet, despite the centuries of deep historical links and harmonious existence between the two religions, new challenges threaten this harmony. Conflicts involving Christians and Muslims in places like Sudan, Nigeria and Ivory Coast are common. These conflicts are fueled primarily by ignorance, stereotyping and prejudice, which in turn breed fear, suspicion and even hatred, in some cases leading to violence. My Neighbour’s Faith sheds light on the beliefs and teaching of Islam by addressing matters of contemporary importance to Christians and the wider non-Muslim audience. It presents the human face of Islam—the face of a close relative, a neighbour, a teacher and even a head of state—in a balanced and critical way that gives a credible view of Islam.
Muslim Media Watch, Council on American-Muslim Relations, 1050 Seventeenth
Street NW, Ste. ... 1997); Gary Bunt, Virtually Islamic Computer-mediated
Communication and Cyber Islamic Environments (Cardiff University of Wales
Author: Stewart M. Hoover
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Increasingly, the religious practices people engage in and the ways they talk about what is meaningful or sacred take place in the context of media culture—in the realm of the so-called secular. Focusing on this intersection of the sacred and the secular, this volume gathers together the work of media experts, religious historians, sociologists of religion, and authorities on American studies and art history. Topics range from Islam on the Internet to the quasi-religious practices of Elvis fans, from the uses of popular culture by the Salvation Army in its early years to the uses of interactive media technologies at the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Beit Hashoah Museum of Tolerance. The issues that the essays address include the public/private divide, the distinctions between the sacred and profane, and how to distinguish between the practices that may be termed "religious" and those that may not.
Revivalism continues to grow as a broadbased socioreligious movement,
functioning today in virtually every Muslim country and transnationally. It is a
vibrant, multifaceted movement that will embody the major impact of Islamic
revivalism for ...
Author: John L. Esposito
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Are Islam and the West on a collision course? From the Ayatollah Khomeini to Saddam Hussein, the image of Islam as a militant, expansionist, and rabidly anti-American religion has gripped the minds of Western governments and media. But these perceptions, John L. Esposito writes, stem from a long history of mutual distrust, criticism, and condemnation, and are far too simplistic to help us understand one of the most important political issues of our time. In this new edition of The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality?, Esposito places the challenge of Islam in critical perspective. Exploring the vitality of this religion as a global force and the history of its relations with the West, Esposito demonstrates the diversity of the Islamic resurgence--and the mistakes our analysts make in assuming a hostile, monolithic Islam. This third edition has been expanded to include new material on current affairs in Turkey, Afghanistan, Palestine, and Southeast Asia, as well as a discussion of international terrorism.
Modern Islamic finance generally got its start in the mid-twentieth century, and
virtually all Islamic finance institutions and products in the market today have
been created only in the past 30–40 years.5 Hence, there is a dearth of common
Author: Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
From the world's foremost authorities on the subject, the number-one guide to Islamic finance revised and updated for a post-crisis world Because it is entirely equity-based, rather than credit-based, Islamic finance is immune to the speculative bubbles and runaway volatility typical of Western finance. Especially now, in the wake of the global financial crisis, this has made them increasingly attractive to institutional investors, asset managers and hedge funds in search of more stable alternatives to conventional financial products. With interest in Islamic finance swiftly spreading beyond the Muslim world, the need among finance and investment professionals has never been greater for timely and authoritative information about the rules governing Islamic finance. This thoroughly updated and revised second edition of the premier guide to regulatory issues in Islamic finance satisfies that need. Addresses the need for banks to develop common Islamic-based international accounting and auditing standards Clearly explains the key differences between Shari'ah rulings, standardization of acceptable banking practices, and the development of standardized financial products Explores the role of the Shari'ah Boards in establishing common rules regarding the permissibility of financial instruments and markets Offers guidance for regulators seeking to adapt their regulatory frameworks to the needs of the fast-growing Islamic finance sector
Bunt, G. (2000), Virtually Islamic: Computer-mediated Communication and Cyber
Islamic Environments. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. Cohen, R. (1997),
Global Diasporas: An Introduction. London: University College London Press.
Author: Knut A. Jacobsen
Publisher: A&C Black
Sikhs Across Borders is the first study to explore patterns of transnational practices among European Sikhs, with particular focus on the links between the Sikhs in Europe, Punjab (the 'home-land') and within a global Sikh community. The book illustrates how local and transnational spheres coexist and interact in a multitude of social and cultural practices and discourses among European Sikhs past and present. Based on new empirical research Sikhs Across Borders book explores how religion continues to play a significant role in the daily lives of European Sikhs and is important for their maintenance of links with the homeland, as well as Sikhs in other parts of the world. The team of international contributors show how Sikhs are shaping new self-representations and identity constructions through a multitude of transnational practices on the individual, national and global level, such as marriages, pilgrimage narratives, and the use of the internet and new media. Further transnational practices examined include religious learning and teaching practices and responses to political events in the diaspora.
Islamic banks maintain low profiles, and are best regarded as sleeping partners,
although of course if losses are made the ... there is some concern, mainly voiced
by Western observers, that they could virtually monopolise Islamic economies.
Author: Cheikh A. Soumare
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This book is about the principles of Islamic banking. It explains the prohibition of Riba, and how the prohibition of usury was common to all monotheist religions. The use of Islamic laws in banking can bring together investors and managers; and also to explain mudarabah which is an arrangement where an investor entrusts his capital or merchandise to an agent. The book explains the belief of economic progress; that development does not imply Westernization. The encouragement of private sector activity is not, however, accompanied by any deliberate policy of fostering competition. The authority in an Islamic state is an interest that extends not only to criminal law, but also to the commercial law which affects both local and foreign companies. Although the law is usually applied consistently within individual countries, there is less consistency among Islamic states. The Koran and the sunnah, of course, provide the basis of the law in all Islamic states, but interpretation varies considerably. It finally explains the greatest challenge to the world of Islamic commerce in the 20thcentury is, to transform the classical mudarabah into an equally smooth functioning and efficient modern Islamic bank with the potential of almost unlimited growth.
Muslim. Perspectives. Valerie. J. Hoffman. There is no single Muslim perspective
on the topic of human rights. Although virtually all Muslims believe that Islam
guarantees human rights, there is a great deal of disagreement on specifics.
Author: Edward A. Kolodziej
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Presenting detailed portraits by leading authorities of the politics of human rights across the major regions of the globe, A Force Profonde: The Power, Politics, and Promise of Human Rights reveals human rights to be a force as powerful as capitalist markets and technological innovation in shaping global governance. Human rights issues mobilize populations regardless of their national, ethnic, cultural, or religious differences. Yet progress in advancing human rights globally, as Edward A. Kolodziej and the other contributors to the volume contend, depends decisively on the local support and the efforts of the diverse and divided peoples of the world--a prerequisite that remains problematic in many parts of the globe. A Force Profonde explores conceptions of human rights from Western as well as other major world traditions in an attempt to dispel the notion that tyranny, culture, and religion are the only challenges to human rights. Focusing on regional patterns of conflict, the authors point out that violations often have to do with disputes over class, social status, economic privilege, and personal power. In addition, they contend that conflicts over identity are more prevalent in the West than commonly thought. Sharply conflicting views are to be found between the European Union and the United States over issues like the death penalty. Splits within the West between rival Christian sects and between religious adherents and partisans of secularization are no less profound than those in other regions.