The Sunna and its Status in Islamic Law: The Search for a Sound Hadith (Palgrave Series in Islamic Theology, Law)

The Sunna and its Status in Islamic Law: The Search for a Sound Hadith (Palgrave Series in Islamic Theology, Law)The concept of Sunna, as one of the two normative fountainheads of the Islamic tradition, is of fundamental importance to the understanding of nearly all of the branches of Islamic knowledge including Islamic law and politics. This volume equips readers with a comprehensive overview of the nature and the scope of the concept of Sunna both in pre-modern and modern Islamic contexts and discussions. The various contributors each examine how Sunna was understood and possibly evolved during the forma…

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European States and their Muslim Citizens (Cambridge Studies in Law and Society)

European States and their Muslim Citizens (Cambridge Studies in Law and Society)This book responds to the often loud debates about the place of Muslims in Western Europe by proposing an analysis based in institutions, including schools, courts, hospitals, the military, electoral politics, the labor market, and civic education courses. The contributors consider the way people draw on practical schemas regarding others in their midst who are often categorized as Muslims. Chapters based on fieldwork and policy analysis across several countries examine how people interact in th…

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Liberating Kosovo: Coercive Diplomacy and U. S. Intervention (Belfer Center Studies in International Security)

Liberating Kosovo: Coercive Diplomacy and U. S. Intervention (Belfer Center Studies in International Security)This book responds to the often loud debates about the place of Muslims in Western Europe by proposing an analysis based in institutions, including schools, courts, hospitals, the military, electoral politics, the labor market, and civic education courses. The contributors consider the way people draw on practical schemas regarding others in their midst who are often categorized as Muslims. Chapters based on fieldwork and policy analysis across several countries examine how people interact in th…

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The Revival of Islam in the Balkans: From Identity to Religiosity (Islam and Nationalism)

The Revival of Islam in the Balkans: From Identity to Religiosity (Islam and Nationalism)This book challenges top-down analytical frameworks that view Islam in the Balkans as a repository of ethno-national identities and/or a potential ‘depot’ of conflict between and among nations. It outlines a new conceptual framework in which believers are endowed with the capacity to choose and resist broad classifications amidst the competitive market of religion following the fall of communism. Written by researchers with extensive and hands-on experience in the field, the book provides cross-…

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Pragmatism in Islamic Law: A Social and Intellectual History (Middle East Studies Beyond Dominant Paradigms)

Pragmatism in Islamic Law: A Social and Intellectual History (Middle East Studies Beyond Dominant Paradigms)This book challenges top-down analytical frameworks that view Islam in the Balkans as a repository of ethno-national identities and/or a potential ‘depot’ of conflict between and among nations. It outlines a new conceptual framework in which believers are endowed with the capacity to choose and resist broad classifications amidst the competitive market of religion following the fall of communism. Written by researchers with extensive and hands-on experience in the field, the book provides cross-…

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