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All the World Is Awry
All the World Is Awry (August 2020)
Al-Ma‛arrī and the Luzūmiyyāt, Revisited
R. Kevin Lacey - Author

Examines the thought of Abū al-‛Alā' al-Ma‛arrī (973–1057 CE) within the broader context of the major trends in Arab Islamic political and intellectual history by the time of his flourishing.

Free-thinking poet, grammarian, social critic, and satirist, Abū al-‛Alā' al-Ma‛arrī (973–1057 CE) remains one of the more celebrated and intriguing personalities in the his...(Read More)
 
 
Keys to the Beyond
Keys to the Beyond (August 2020)
Frithjof Schuon's Cross-Traditional Language of Transcendence
Patrick Laude - Author

Studies the original vocabulary of Frithjof Schuon, its relevance to comparative religion, and the status of metaphysical and theological terms in religion.

This book explores the work of the religious philosopher Frithjof Schuon (1907–1998) by focusing on the way he develops his own expansive adaptations of traditional religious terms. As a leading proponent of perennial philosophical and religious thought, Schuon borrows...(Read More)
 
 
The Art of Jihad
The Art of Jihad (October 2019)
Realism in Islamic Political Thought
Malik Mufti - Author

Identifies and traces the evolution of a forgotten “realist” tradition in medieval Islamic political thought, and considers the prospects for its revival in the context of the contemporary Middle East.

Now all but forgotten, there exists within medieval Islamic political thought a coherent “realist” tradition analogous to its Western counterpart. In The Art of Jihad, Malik ...(Read More)
 
 
The Repose of the Spirits
The Repose of the Spirits (October 2019)
A Sufi Commentary on the Divine Names
Ahmad Sam'ani - Author
William C. Chittick - Translated and with an introduction by

Major new translation of a unique and important Persian treatise on divine names in the Islamic tradition. The Repose of the Spirits is a translation of one of the earliest and most comprehensive treatises on Sufism in the Persian language. Written by Aḥmad Sam‘ānī, an expert in Islamic law from a famous Central Asian scholarly family in about the year 1135, it is one of the handful of early Sufi texts avail...(Read More)
 
 
Word, Chant, and Song
Word, Chant, and Song (September 2019)
Spiritual Transformation in Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Sikhism
Harold Coward - Author

An accessible introduction to the centrality of word, chant, and song in the Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, and Sikh traditions.

In academic religious studies and musicology, little attention has been given to chanted word, hymns, and songs, yet these are often the key spiritual practices for lay devotees. To address this gap in knowledge, Harold Coward presents a thematic study of sacred sound as it functions in word, chant, and so...(Read More)
 
 
Repentance and the Return to God
Repentance and the Return to God (October 2018)
Tawba in Early Sufism
Atif Khalil - Author

The first major study of the idea of repentance, or tawba, in Islam.

This book offers the first extensive treatment in a European language of tawba in Islam. Conventionally translated as “repentance,” tawba includes the broader sense of returning to God. Khalil examines this wider notion in the early period of Sufism with a particular focus on the formative ye...(Read More)
 
 
Religious Journeys in India
Religious Journeys in India (September 2018)
Pilgrims, Tourists, and Travelers
Andrea Marion Pinkney - Editor
John Whalen-Bridge - Editor

Explores how religious travel in India is transforming religious identities and self-constructions.

In an increasingly global world where convenient modes of travel have opened the door to international and intraregional tourism and brought together people from different religious and ethnic communities, religious journeying in India has become the site of evolving and often parad...(Read More)
 
 
Shimmering Mirrors
Shimmering Mirrors (November 2017)
Reality and Appearance in Contemplative Metaphysics East and West
Patrick Laude - Author

A study of comparative metaphysics that explores the concepts of Reality and Appearance and their relevance to contemporary religious consciousness. In this pioneering work of comparative metaphysics, Patrick Laude delves into Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islamic, and Jewish concepts of Reality and Appearance to offer a uniquely lucid exploration of metaphysical representations of reality, relativity, appearance, an...(Read More)
 
 
The Afterlife of al-Andalus
The Afterlife of al-Andalus (November 2017)
Muslim Iberia in Contemporary Arab and Hispanic Narratives
Christina Civantos - Author

The first study to undertake a wide-ranging comparison of invocations of al-Andalus across the Arab and Hispanic worlds.

Around the globe, concerns about interfaith relations have led to efforts to find earlier models in Muslim Iberia (al-Andalus). This book examines how Muslim Iberia operates as an icon or symbol of identity in twentieth and twenty-first century narrative, drama, television, and film from the Arab world, Spain,...(Read More)
 
 
Walayah in the Fatimid Isma'ili Tradition
Walayah in the Fatimid Isma'ili Tradition (September 2017)
Elizabeth R. Alexandrin - Author

Explores the relationship between revelation and reason in medieval Islamic intellectual history. In this original study, Elizabeth R. Alexandrin examines the complex relationships that can be inscribed between medieval Ismā‘īlī thought as an intellectual tradition with a devotional practice of reliance on the imām, and as a politico-esoteric system that redefined governance during the Fāṭimid caliphate in t...(Read More)
 
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