The Power of Intention in Islam

The Power of Intention in Islam
Title The Power of Intention in Islam PDF eBook
Author Harun German
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages 36
Release 2017-10-08
Genre
ISBN 9781978067448

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The reason for writing about "The Power of Intention in Islam - The Niyya" is my critical reflection on the social spirit: "Why does our German society primarily emphasize the material end result of a work?" Despite material progress and our focus on material perfectionism, we are generally unhappy as industrially-developed people. Why is this? I try to find an answer and a solution for this.




The Power of Intention

The Power of Intention
Title The Power of Intention PDF eBook
Author Harun German
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages 36
Release 2017-10-08
Genre
ISBN 9781978066328

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The reason for writing about "The Power of Intention in Islam - The Niyya" is my critical reflection on the social spirit: "Why does our German society primarily emphasize the material end result of a work?" Despite material progress and our focus on material perfectionism, we are generally unhappy as industrially-developed people. Why is this? I try to find an answer and a solution for this.




Patriarchy and Gender in Africa

Patriarchy and Gender in Africa
Title Patriarchy and Gender in Africa PDF eBook
Author Veronica Fynn Bruey
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Pages 249
Release 2021-03-25
Genre Social Science
ISBN 1793638578

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Patriarchy and Gender in Africa explores historical and contemporary issues of male dominance and control over women in legal, socio-cultural, and political contexts in Africa. Contributors examine patriarchy and inequality across the continent, female resistance, and women’s contributions to Africa’s growth and development.




Intent in Islamic Law

Intent in Islamic Law
Title Intent in Islamic Law PDF eBook
Author Paul R. Powers
Publisher BRILL
Pages 249
Release 2006
Genre Religion
ISBN 9004145923

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This is the first broad study of the treatment of intent in Islamic law, examining ritual, commercial, family, and penal law and providing new insights into Muslim understandings of law, religious ritual, action, agency, and language.




The New Testament in Muslim Eyes

The New Testament in Muslim Eyes
Title The New Testament in Muslim Eyes PDF eBook
Author Shabbir Akhtar
Publisher Routledge
Pages 284
Release 2018-06-13
Genre Religion
ISBN 1315448262

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This book explores Christian origins by examining a key New Testament epistle, Paul’s letter to the Galatian churches, seen by Christians as the charter of Christian liberty from the inherited Jewish law. The New Testament in Muslim Eyes provides a close textual commentary on perhaps the earliest declaration of Paul’s apostleship and of his undying commitment to the risen Christ. It notes the subtleties of the Greek original against the backdrop of an exciting glimpse of Quranic Arabic parallels and differences. It asks: Does Paul qualify as a prophet of Allah (God)? The thoughts of Paul are assessed by examining his claims against the background of Islam’s rival views of Abraham and his legacy. The Arabic Quran framed and inspired the life of the Arab Apostle, Muhammad, who was sent, according to Islam, to all humanity, Jewish and Gentile alike. Pauline themes are set in dialectical tension with the claims of the Quran. Akhtar compares and contrasts the two rival faiths with regard to: the resources of human nature, the salvation of the sinner, and the status of the works of the law. Both Christians and Muslims concur on the need for God’s grace, an essential condition of success in the life of faith. The core Pauline Christian doctrine of justification by faith alone is scrutinised and assessed from a variety of non-Christian, especially Islamic, stances. Providing an Islamic view of Christian origins, this book helps to build bridges between the two religions. It will be a valuable resource to students and scholars of Biblical Studies, Islamic Studies, and the Philosophy of Religion.




Negotiating the Religious in Contemporary Everyday Life in the “Islamic World”

Negotiating the Religious in Contemporary Everyday Life in the “Islamic World”
Title Negotiating the Religious in Contemporary Everyday Life in the “Islamic World” PDF eBook
Author Roman Loimeier
Publisher Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Pages 261
Release 2021
Genre Islam
ISBN 3863954939

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The contributions to the present volume show that the countries that are often presented in the literature as forming part of a stereotypical and seemingly monolithic “Islamic world” in fact represent considerable diversity. From Iran to Senegal, we encounter a vast array of social and religious structures, historical trajectories, political regimes and relative positions of societies and individuals. We encounter also, in many different and often unexpected ways, the individual in multiple contexts. The present volume presents perspectives on everyday life in Muslim societies beyond the spectacular. From a broad academic background in Islamic and Iranian studies, social anthropology, sociology, philosophy and history, its contributors show that everyday life as well as religious practice in countries as diverse as Senegal, Niger, Egypt, Tunisia and Iran is not informed by one single “Islamic” tradition, but rather by multiple and often surprisingly different modes of religiosity and non-religiosity.




The Edge of Islam

The Edge of Islam
Title The Edge of Islam PDF eBook
Author Janet McIntosh
Publisher Duke University Press
Pages 342
Release 2009-07-29
Genre Social Science
ISBN 0822390965

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In this theoretically rich exploration of ethnic and religious tensions, Janet McIntosh demonstrates how the relationship between two ethnic groups in the bustling Kenyan town of Malindi is reflected in and shaped by the different ways the two groups relate to Islam. While Swahili and Giriama peoples are historically interdependent, today Giriama find themselves literally and metaphorically on the margins, peering in at a Swahili life of greater social and economic privilege. Giriama are frustrated to find their ethnic identity disparaged and their versions of Islam sometimes rejected by Swahili. The Edge of Islam explores themes as wide-ranging as spirit possession, divination, healing rituals, madness, symbolic pollution, ideologies of money, linguistic code-switching, and syncretism and its alternatives. McIntosh shows how the differing versions of Islam practiced by Swahili and Giriama, and their differing understandings of personhood, have figured in the growing divisions between the two groups. Her ethnographic analysis helps to explain why Giriama view Islam, a supposedly universal religion, as belonging more deeply to certain ethnic groups than to others; why Giriama use Islam in their rituals despite the fact that so many do not consider the religion their own; and how Giriama appropriations of Islam subtly reinforce a distance between the religion and themselves. The Edge of Islam advances understanding of ethnic essentialism, religious plurality, spirit possession, local conceptions of personhood, and the many meanings of “Islam” across cultures.