Islamic Prayer Across the Indian Ocean

This book shares that combination of universality and local particularity, exploring this paradox and the contradictory tendencies contained in it.

Author: Stephen Headley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317793458

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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In its attempt to squash the influence of animism and pantheism or polytheism and to promote the idea of the One and Only Absolute God, Islam has come up against a tendency within itself to incorporate certain local religious traditions and practices. This book shares that combination of universality and local particularity, exploring this paradox and the contradictory tendencies contained in it.

Early Global Interconnectivity across the Indian Ocean World Volume II

religious significance.29 That some persons were convinced of the desirability of the new religion through the military power of ... (2000) Islamic Prayer Across the Indian Ocean: Inside and Outside the Mosque (London: Routledge), 3.

Author: Angela Schottenhammer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319978017

Category: History

Page: 346

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This volume investigates the emergence and spread of maritime commerce and interconnectivity across the Indian Ocean World—the world’s first “global economy”—from a longue durée perspective. Spanning from antiquity to the nineteenth century, these essays move beyond the usual focus on geographical sub-regions or thematic aspects to foreground inter- and trans-regional connections. Focusing on the role of religion in the expansion of commerce and exchange across the region, as well as on technology and knowledge transfer, volume II covers shipbuilding and navigation technologies, porcelain production, medicinal knowledge, and mules as a commodity and means of transportation.

Islamic Law in the Indian Ocean World

This book explores the ways in which Muslim communities across the Indian Ocean world produced and shaped Islamic law and its texts, ideas and practices in their local, regional, imperial, national and transregional contexts.

Author: Mahmood Kooria

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000435351

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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This book explores the ways in which Muslim communities across the Indian Ocean world produced and shaped Islamic law and its texts, ideas and practices in their local, regional, imperial, national and transregional contexts. With a focus on the production and transmission of Islamic law in the Indian Ocean, the chapters in this book draw from and add to recent discourses on the legal histories and anthropologies of the Indian Ocean rim as well as to the conversations on global Islamic circulations. By doing so, this book argues for the importance of Islamic legal thoughts and practices of the so-called "peripheries" to the core and kernel of Islamic traditions and the urgency of addressing their long-existing role in the making of the historical and human experience of the religion. Islamic law was and is not merely brought to, but also produced in the Indian Ocean world through constant and critical engagements. The book takes a long-term and transregional perspective for a better understanding of the ways in which the oceanic Muslims have historically developed their religious, juridical and intellectual traditions and continue to shape their lives within the frameworks of their religion. Transregional and transdisciplinary in its approach, this book will be of interest to scholars of Islamic Studies, Indian Ocean Studies, Legal History and Legal Anthropology, Area Studies of South and Southeast Asia and East Africa.

Muslim Society and the Western Indian Ocean

1982] Islamic revival in British India: Deoband, 1860–1900, New Delhi: Oxford University Press. ... 'Inside and outside the mosque: A master trope', in D. Parkin and S.C. Headley (eds) Islamic prayer across the Indian Ocean.

Author: Edward Simpson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134184842

Category: Religion

Page: 194

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Based on substantial ethnographic, textual and archival research, this interesting book offers a new perspective on the anthropology of the western Indian Ocean. Writing in a clear, engaging style, and covering an impressive range of theoretical terrain, Simpson critically explores the relationships between people and things that give life to the region and drive shifting patterns of social change among Muslims in the highly-politicized state of Gujarat. Scholars of the Indian Ocean, Muslim society in South Asia, and Hindu nationalism, as well as anthropologists in general, will find this a fascinating read and a major contribution to research in this area.

Struggling with History

Islam and Cosmopolitanism in the Western Indian Ocean Edward Simpson, Kai Kresse. Monson , I. 2003. ... Inside and Outside the Mosque : A Master Trope ' , in D. Parkin and S.C. Headley ( eds ) , Islamic Prayer Across the Indian Ocean .

Author: Edward Simpson


ISBN: 0231700237

Category: Religion

Page: 377

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Struggling with History compares anthropological and historical approaches to the study of the Indian Ocean by focusing on the conflicted nature of cosmopolitanism. Essays contribute to current debates on the nature of cosmopolitanism, the comparative study of Muslim societies, and the examination of colonial and postcolonial contexts. Few books combine a comparable level of interdisciplinary scholarship and regional ethnographic expertise.

Gendered Lives in the Western Indian Ocean

Islam, Marriage, and Sexuality on the Swahili Coast Erin E. Stiles, Katrina Daly Thompson ... David Parkin, “Inside and Outside the Mosque: A Master Trope,” in Islamic Prayer across the Indian Ocean: Inside and Outside the Mosque, ed.

Author: Erin E. Stiles

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780821445433

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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Muslim communities throughout the Indian Ocean have long questioned what it means to be a “good Muslim.” Much recent scholarship on Islam in the Indian Ocean considers debates among Muslims about authenticity, authority, and propriety. Despite the centrality of this topic within studies of Indian Ocean, African, and other Muslim communities, little of the existing scholarship has addressed such debates in relation to women, gender, or sexuality. Yet women are deeply involved with ideas about what it means to be a “good Muslim.” In Gendered Lives in the Western Indian Ocean, anthropologists, historians, linguists, and gender studies scholars examine Islam, sexuality, gender, and marriage on the Swahili coast and elsewhere in the Indian Ocean. The book examines diverse sites of empowerment, contradiction, and resistance affecting cultural norms, Islam and ideas of Islamic authenticity, gender expectations, ideologies of modernity, and British education. The book’s attention to both masculinity and femininity, broad examination of the transnational space of the Swahili coast, and inclusion of research on non-Swahili groups on the East African coast makes it a unique and indispensable resource. Contributors: Nadine Beckmann, Pat Caplan, Corrie Decker, Rebecca Gearhart, Linda Giles, Meghan Halley, Susan Hirsch, Susi Keefe, Kjersti Larsen, Elisabeth McMahon, Erin Stiles, and Katrina Daly Thompson

The Indian Ocean

Richard C. Martin, ed., Approaches to Islam in Religious Studies, Tucson, University of Arizona Press, 1985, pp. 94–5. David Parkin and Stephen C. Headley, eds, Islamic Prayer across the Indian Ocean: Inside and Outside the Mosque, ...

Author: Michael N. Pearson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134609598

Category: History

Page: 352

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In this stimulating and authoritative overview, Michael Pearson reverses the traditional angle of maritime history and looks from the sea to its shores - its impact on the land through trade, naval power, travel and scientific exploration. This vast ocean, both connecting and separating nations, has shaped many countries' cultures and ideologies through the movement of goods, people, ideas and religions across the sea. The Indian Ocean moves from a discussion of physical elements, its shape, winds, currents and boundaries, to a history from pre-Islamic times to the modern period of European dominance. Going far beyond pure maritime history, this compelling survey is an invaluable addition to political, cultural and economic world history.

The World s Oceans Geography History and Environment

Cosmopolis of Law: Islamic Legal Ideas and Texts across the Indian Ocean and Eastern Mediterranean Worlds. Leiden, The Netherlands: University of Leiden. PhD dissertation. Lewis, Martin W. and Kären Wigen. 1997.

Author: Rainer F. Buschmann

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440843525

Category: Science

Page: 434

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This single-volume resource explores the five major oceans of the world, addressing current issues such as sea rise and climate change and explaining the significance of the oceans from historical, geographic, and cultural perspectives. • Introduces readers to the five major oceans of the world and provides ready-reference entries relating to geography, the environment, science, history, and culture • Entries are engaging and accessible to all readers from high school to university students to general readers • Includes sidebars of "fun facts" throughout the text that highlight interesting oceanic subtopics

India in the Indian Ocean World

Islamic Prayer across the Indian Ocean: Inside and Outside the Mosque, London: Curzon. Pearson, M. N. 1976. Merchants and Rulers in Gujarat: The Response to the Portuguese in the Sixteenth Century, London: University of California Press ...

Author: Rila Mukherjee

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811665813

Category: Electronic books


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The book integrates the latest scholarly literature on the entire Indian Ocean region, from East Africa to China. Issues such as India's history, Indias changing status in the region, and India's cross-cultural networking over a long period are explored in this book. It is organized in specific themes in thirteen chapters. It incorporates a wealth of research on Indias strategic significance in the Indian Ocean arena throughout history. It enriches the reader's understanding of the emergence of the Indian Ocean basin as a global arena for cross-cultural networking and nation-building. It discusses issues of trade and commerce, the circulation of ideas, peoples and objects, and social and religious themes, focusing on Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam. The book provides a refreshingly different survey of Indias connected history in the Indian Ocean region starting from the archaeological record and ending with the coming of empire. The authors unique experience, combined with an engaging writing style, makes the book highly readable. The book contributes to the field of global history and is of great interest to researchers, policymakers, teachers, and students across the fields of political, cultural, and economic history and strategic studies.