New PDF release: Shari'a Compliant Microfinance (Islamic Studies Series)

By S. Nazim Ali

In the new earlier, Islamic finance has made a powerful case at the banking scene through changing into an alternative choice to the preferred traditional monetary structures, spurring a full of life educational debate on how the Islamic finance can extend its prone to hide the bad. a number of propositions were aired which suggest that the Islamic finance should still give some thought to constructing a good Shari‘a compliant microfinance version.

This publication brings jointly unique contributions from prime experts just about Shari‘a Compliant Microfinance (Islamic Microfinance) to suggest cutting edge ideas and types through rigorously learning experiments carried out in numerous nations. the place reviews of the present microfinance strategies, equipment, regulatory measures and practices have frequently revolved round its perform of charging very excessive curiosity, this publication discusses the various versions that draw on either idea and case experiences to supply a sustainable Shari‘a compliant replacement. Arguing that whereas Islamic finance may need made a extraordinary contribution within the monetary markets, there is still a massive query on the subject of its social relevance, the ebook offers new views and cutting edge strategies to matters dealing with the Islamic microfinance undefined.

A accomplished reference booklet for a person desirous to research extra approximately Shari‘a Compliant Microfinance, this e-book can be of use to scholars and students of microfinance, Islamic finance, and to someone drawn to studying approximately moral and socially liable businesses.

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Download e-book for iPad: Penser l'art islamique : Une esthétique de l'ornement by Oleg Grabar

By Oleg Grabar

L'ouvrage reprend l'ensemble de huit conférences données en français à Paris à l'IMA (Institut du monde arabe) en 1992. Oleg Grabar pose trois questions de fond : y a-t-il un paintings islamique et s'il existe, remark expliquer sa spécificité et son unité à travers les aires d'Islam et les époques ?
La faith, et en particulier l'interdit de l'image, peuvent-ils rendre compte de cet artwork ? Enfin est-il attainable, dans le goé et aujourd'hui, de parler d'un artwork islamique ou faut-il décrire un paintings iranien, arabe, syrien, maghrébin ?
La première partie, Les contraintes, study les resources d'inspiration ou freins. l. a. deuxième partie, Les créations, reveal les grands thèmes des arts des can pay d'Islam.
Selon l'auteur, au lieu de se référer à des généralisations abusives sur « l'art islamique » comme le font les Occidentaux ou les musulmans intégristes, il faudrait traiter l'art des will pay musulmans en grands ensembles régionaux.

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Download PDF by Irfan Omar: Islam and Other Religions: Pathways to Dialogue

By Irfan Omar

This number of essays assesses a variety of dimensions of discussion among Islam and different religions, specially Christianity. This booklet celebrates the paintings of Professor Mahmoud Ayoub and displays the subjects which are critical in his scholarship spanned over the past 3 many years and that are extra appropriate than ever on the inauguration of the twenty-first century. the topics mirrored are the Qur’an and hadith, theology and philosophy, and Islam’s interplay with different religions.

Ayoub wishes no advent to these conversant in and engaged in inter-religious discussion typically and Muslim-Christian-Jewish discussion specifically. he's a well known Muslim student and historian of faith, at present director of the Islamic experiences software within the division of faith at Temple college in Philadelphia. His large niche is naturally Islamic reviews yet he has additionally exerted significant scholarly efforts in comparative faith. As evidenced from Dr. Ayoub’s works, he strikes conveniently among philosophy and mysticism, scripture and culture and among Islam and different religions.

As a Muslim, Ayoub has supplied a version of being non secular which mixes openness to others with no compromising rigorous historic scholarship. members to this quantity comprise a few of his shut pals and associates, in addition to former scholars either Muslim and Christian.

This e-book used to be formerly released as a unique factor of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations.

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Jim Murk's Islam Rising PDF

By Jim Murk

this primary ebook, in a half sequence, covers many themes. Who used to be Muhammad and what are the center teachings of Islam? How does Islam vary from Christianity? Is Allah just like the God of the Bible? what's Holy Jihad? who're the terrorists, and what do they wish from us? Is Islam a faith of peace, justice and tolerance as has been claimed? Comparisons are made among Jesus and Muhammad, the Bible and the Qur’an, Allah and the God of the Bible, and different fundamentals within the teachings of Christianity and Islam. additionally what's our accountability as Christians towards our Muslim associates? eventually what does the inflow of four million immigrants from Islamic international locations suggest for our American society? To what quantity are we at risk from terrorism in the United States? what's being taught of their mosques relating Israel, Christianity, Western tradition and the USA? What does the Bible say approximately Islam and the final Days? What does the revival of Islam suggest for the United States, for Israel, and for the area?

America and different western international locations are in the course of a world clash with this militant type of Islam, which claims that it's only being trustworthy to the reality of the Qur’an and to the lessons of Muhammad. a few are calling this fight global battle IV--the chilly conflict having been WWIII. this can be greater than easily a battle on Terror. In all honesty, it's a struggle of Western civilization opposed to a resurgent, militant, orthodox Islam referred to as Islamism, whose fans and sympathizers are stumbled on inside all of the Muslim countries. Can this be precise? Many have attempted to guarantee us, together with Muslims themselves, that Islam is a calm and tolerant faith and that Islamism is an aberration.

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Download e-book for iPad: Christianity, Islam, and Atheism by William Kilpatrick

By William Kilpatrick

for plenty of americans the assault at the international alternate middle on September eleven, 2001, was once the 1st time they'd thought of Islam. have been the terrorists inspired by means of the real dictates in their faith, or had they hijacked Islam in addition to the planes in a political reason unrelated to the lessons of Muhammad?

Christianity, Islam, and Atheism argues that Islam is a faith of conquest and subjugation and that during spite of nine /11 and millions of different terrorist assaults in the course of the global, many within the West nonetheless don't know or admit this since it conflicts with their multiculturalism and their trust within the equivalence of all cultures and religions.

To meet the problem from Islam, Christians want to know extra concerning the vital changes among Islam and Christianity, but many were lulled into complacency via the deceptive and mostly unexamined assumption that the 2 religions are related. The time that Christians spend in pursuing universal floor is time that Islamic activists will use to press their radical agenda.

In addition to hard either the multicultural and common-ground techniques, William Kilpatrick additionally exposes the function performed via atheists and secularists in advancing Islam. regardless of paying lip carrier to freedom, radical secularists function enablers of radical Islam. The civil liberties that the West enjoys are the fruit of Christian civilization, Kilpatrick argues, and just a reawakened Christianity can guard them opposed to Islam's advance.

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Download e-book for kindle: Muslims and Matriarchs: Cultural Resilience in Indonesia by Jeffrey Hadler

By Jeffrey Hadler

Muslims and Matriarchs is a background of an strange, most likely heretical, and eventually resilient cultural method. The Minangkabau tradition of West Sumatra, Indonesia, is widely known because the world's biggest matrilineal tradition; Minangkabau everyone is additionally Muslim and recognized for his or her piety. during this publication, Jeffrey Hadler examines the altering principles of domestic and kin in Minangkabau from the past due eighteenth century to the 1930s.

Minangkabau has skilled a sustained and infrequently violent debate among Muslim reformists and preservers of indigenous tradition. in the course of a prolonged and bloody civil battle of the early 19th century, neo-Wahhabi reformists sought to exchange the matriarchate with a society modeled on that of the Prophet Muhammad. In capitulating, the reformists formulated an uneasy truce that sought to discover a stability among Islamic legislation and native customized. With the incorporation of highland West Sumatra into the Dutch empire within the aftermath of this battle, the colonial nation entered an ongoing dialog. those present tensions among colonial principles of growth, Islamic reformism, and native customized eventually bolstered the matriarchate.

The ferment generated by means of the trinity of oppositions created social stipulations that account for the disproportionately huge variety of Minangkabau leaders in Indonesian politics around the 20th century. The persistence of the matriarchate is testimony to the fortitude of neighborhood culture, the unforeseen flexibility of reformist Islam, and the final word weak point of colonialism. Muslims and Matriarchs is especially well timed in that it describes a society that skilled a neo-Wahhabi jihad and a longer interval of Western career yet remained intellectually and theologically versatile and diverse.

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Get Opium (Papaver somniferum) im Mogulreich: Zwischen Medizin PDF

By Aiko Gastberg

Essay aus dem Jahr 2012 im Fachbereich Orientalistik / Sinologie - Islamwissenschaft, notice: keine, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Seminar für Orientalistik und Islamwissenschaft), Veranstaltung: Hauptseminar: Sexualität und Drogen bei den Moguln: Beispiele aus Medizin, Ethik und Historiographie, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: 1. Einleitung

a) Der „Drogenbegriff“

Um auf das Thema „Opium (Papaver somniferum) im Mogulreich“ einzugehen, sollten einleitend einige Begriffe, Grundlagen und Hintergründe erläutert werden. So ist es zu allererst sinnvoll, die Definition des Begriffs Droge als solche darzulegen.
Des Weiteren wird auf Opium im speziellen eingegangen und seine Gewinnung, Wirkweise, pharmakologische Anwendung, sowie seine Auswirkung auf den Organismus kurz erläutert.

Ursprünglich bezeichnete der pharmakologische Begriff Droge zu allererst einen pflanzlichen oder tierischen Stoff. Eine weitere Einteilung des Begriffs ist zum einen die Arzneidroge, zum anderen die Rauschdroge. Als Arzneidroge versteht guy getrocknete Arzneipflanzen oder deren Teile, wie Wurzeln, Samen oder auch ätherische Öle. Die Zubereitung dieser Pflanzen oder Pflanzenteile (oder Auszüge ihrer Wirkstoffe) dienen hier als Heilmittel.
Aus dem angelsächsischen Sprachraum etablierte sich in der neueren Zeit das Wort „Droge“ („drug“) als eine Begrifflichkeit für Rauschmittel (Rauschdrogen) und Suchtgifte generell, welche mitunter auch zu Abhängigkeiten führen können. Der Begriff Droge durchlebte additionally eine semantische Verschiebung, welche beachtet werden muss, „da guy keinesfalls „Arzneimittel“ mit „Drogen“ gleichsetzen darf.“
Dennoch muss beachtet werden, dass bestimmte Stoffe, deren Wirkung im ursprünglichen Sinne zu medizinischen Zwecken genutzt wurde bzw. noch immer wird, additionally Arzneidrogen darstellen, sehr wohl auch zum Zwecke der Rauschdroge oder als reward benutzt werden können. Die Definition, ob es sich um ein Heilmittel, eine Rauschdroge oder ein present handelt, ist additionally eine fließende und wird bestimmt durch den Verwendungszweck, den Konsumenten bzw. Patienten, das Verwendungsumfeld und vor allem oft durch die Dosis.

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New PDF release: Selectıons From Mathnawı: Mesnevi'den Secmeler (TURK DUNYASI


Rumi is among the very important figures in Turkish cultural historical past. He has a world attractiveness for his concepts and his portrayal of Islamic mysticism.

Within the Islamic global Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi is held considered one of Islam’s most crucial thinkers and Sufis. He was once born on thirtieth September 1207, in Khorasan within the urban of Balkh. Rumi’s mom, Mumine Hanim was once the daughter of Rukneddin, the Governor of Balkh; his father, Muhammad Bahaeddin Walad, was once often called ‘ the sultan of knowledge’. 

Mawlana’s father, Bahaeddin Walad was once a really clever and an influential instructor. Walad was once enjoyed via the folks and he had an excellent impression on them. as a result of political state of affairs and the specter of Mongol invasion, Walad left Balkh in 1212 together with his kin. Bahaeddin Walad and his relatives first went to Nishapur and so they met a well-known Sufi grasp Fariduddin Attar there. even though Mawlana used to be very younger, Feriddun Attar remarked his intelligence and precocity.


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Get Saint Francis and the Sultan: The Curious History of a PDF

By John V. Tolan

In September, 1219, because the armies of the 5th campaign besieged the Egyptian urban of Damietta, Francis of Assisi went to Egypt to evangelise to Sultan al-Malik al-Kâmil.

Although we actually comprehend little or no approximately this occasion, this has now not avoided artists and writers from the 13th century to the 20 th, unencumbered via mere evidence, from portraying Francis however as a brand new apostle preaching to the infidels, a scholastic theologian proving the reality of Christianity, a champion of the crusading excellent, a naive and quixotic wanderer, a crazed spiritual enthusiast, or a medieval Gandhi preaching peace, love, and knowing. Al-Kâmil, at the other
hand, is variously offered as an enlightened pagan monarch hungry for evangelical instructing, a merciless oriental despot, or a cosmopolitan libertine.

Saint Francis and the Sultan takes an in depth examine those richly assorted creative responses to this short yet hugely symbolic assembly. Throwing into aid the altering fears and hopes that Muslim-Christian encounters have encouraged in eu artists and writers within the centuries seeing that, it offers a uniquely large yet designated imaginative and prescient of the evolution of Western attitudes in the direction of Islam and the Arab global during the last 8 hundred years.

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