Scientific Research and Scholarly Writing in Islam

The book finally explores the publication process and debates on misconceptions from the religious viewpoint and on ungrammatical and other criticizable English uses.

Author: Alpha Mahmoud Bah

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595163892

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 276

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Comprehensibly structured, this guidebook is intended for scholars of various fields, especially Muslims. Alongside specific applications in Islamics, it first clarifies the notion of scientific research and scholarly writing. It then addresses the processes of collecting data and writing a research paper, section by section, from the Title to the Acknowledgments; emphasis is laid on documenting sources both in the text and the References section, with illustrations ranging from multivolume books to on-line documents. The book finally explores the publication process and debates on misconceptions from the religious viewpoint and on ungrammatical and other criticizable English uses.

Islam Science Renaissance

Tribal wars, feudalism, gambling, drinking, usury, and burial of the newly born girls in Arabia became the laws of the land. Learning, scientific research, and scholarly writing were scarce commodities. While so, the revelations started ...

Author: Prof.Syed Akheel Ahmed

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781466987845

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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The book Quran, Science, and Society is coauthored by two writers: Section one is written by Syed Sharief Khundmiri, who has presented a descriptive analysis of more than two hundred verses of the holy Quran, which generated the zeal and will to introduce Islamic renaissance, which brought mankind out of all kinds of the darkness. While the other section is penned down by Professor Syed Aqeel Ahmed, whose main purpose is to introduce the practical applicability of the Islamic sciences, generated by the Islamic renaissance, and thus he showed its impact on the society by introducing a few branches of science that are the subject matter of the present-day science.

Leadership Unity in Islam

Chairman of the Islamic Guidance Society (, which publishes a scholarly journal, al-lrs/aaad, ... two of which were published in 2001: Scientific Research and Scholarly Writing in Islam (iUniversity Press) and ...

Author: Islamic Guidance Society

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595225590

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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The concept of leadership in Islam varies greatly among Muslims. Arguably, the lack of consensus derives from deviations in the interpretation and application of Islamic texts in modern times as well as from pressures exerted by external forces. When the Islamic ethics of disagreement are not observed, the result is the disunion and weakness of the Muslim masses. Tackling this problem requires objective studies and well-prepared consultations. To that end, IGS (Islamic Guidance Society) and ICOJ (Islamic Circle of Japan) intended to make a modest contri-bution by organizing an international conference on Muslim leadership and unity in August 2001 in Kobe, Japan. This book contains the research papers, essays, and other works prepared for the conference. Arranged in 5 parts, the 12 chapters of the book combine general and applied works, some focusing on Japan. Rather than opening passionate discussions on the current leadership of the Muslim world, the compilation highlights the prerequisites for successful leadership while investigating the factors affecting Muslim unity. It provides useful information for Muslim scholars as well as leaders at all levels: familial, institutional, national, and international. Cover picture: The Great Faisal Mosque, Conakry, Guinea

Glimpses of Life After Death

Chairman of the Islamic Guidance Society and Imam of the Shimane Muslims Association, he has published many Islamic papers and written several books, including Scientific Research and Scholarly 'Writing in Islam, published by ...

Author: Alpha Mahmoud Bah

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595267125

Category: Religion

Page: 116

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Glimpses of Life After Death This book is for those who have come to realize that life is a journey to one certain destination, and wisely seek the knowledge necessary to arrive thoroughly prepared, with provision in hand for what lies beyond. The Final Messenger, Muhammad, peace be upon him, has left us a wealth of instructions on this subject, and in compiling this selection, Dr. Bah has made the essential hadith directly accessible to non-Arabic speakers, especially those who have recently discovered the teachings of Islam. In this selfless presentation, Dr. Bah has stepped aside and allowed the hadiths to speak for themselves. Readers may find themselves deeply moved, as if actually in the presence of the inspiring men and women whose example we humbly imitate, sharing their grief at the death of their loved ones, may Allah be pleased with them. -Abd un-Nur Anthony Brewer

Christian Muslim Exchange Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

An important work that surveys Muslim (primarily Ottoman) perspectives on Europe from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. ... IMAGE LITERATURE One of the most extensive areas of scholarly writing on Christian-Muslim relations has been ...

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199809526

Category: History

Page: 16

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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of Islamic studies find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Renaissance and Reformation, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of European history and culture between the 14th and 17th centuries. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit

A Manual of Style and Standards in Academic Writing Editing and Publishing

Manzurul Islam. Some objectives of the proposed Institute may apparently seem overlapping with some of the existing ... But on close scrutiny it would be observed that the Institute will primarily be engaged in research, development, ...

Author: Manzurul Islam

Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore

ISBN: 9781482854398

Category: Education

Page: 246

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This is a unique book covering topics of both academic and professional interest. Be they new Teachers, Researchers, Authors, Editors, Copyeditors, Graduate students or corporate executives and officials having anything to do with writing, editing, and publishing, this Manual and Some Thoughts will be a trusted companion. Starting from issues on Language and Style, Citations and Referencing, Editing, Plagiarism, etc., the volume also encompasses Articles on publishing and book development proposals in South Asia and other non-English speaking regions. The book will be a handy guide in maintaining consistencies and acceptable standards. The Manual is a concise compilation of Styles and Standards from various authentic sources (in Part 1) as well as an analysis of the present status of publishing (in Part 2) in Bangladesh and elsewhere. A painstaking, research-based, and brief but well illustrated Manual on Standards and a short but thought-provoking work on publishing, the book also suggests an academic Course on Publishing – all for dissemination of knowledge and scholarship. An academic, an open learning proponent and a publishing professional of long-standing, the Author was a senior Faculty in universities and research organizations in Bangladesh and abroad. A PhD in Communication, with a Masters in English, Manzurul Islam received advanced training in UK, USA, and Canada. His recent engagements include Faculty Development and Quality Assurance programs through trainings in research and publication works.


This means that historical epistemology is not integrated into social and political science as an important dimension of any historical and sociological research or writing. Whenever non-Western traditions of thought and cultural ...

Author: Mohammed Arkoun

Publisher: Saqi

ISBN: 9780863567902

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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At a time when Islam is the focus of attention, vilified by some and a source of inspiration for others, Arkoun's is one of few voices that seek to go against the stream. His radical review of mainstream historiography of Islam draws on interdisciplinary analysis - historical, social, psychological and anthropological. As one of the foremost thinkers of the Muslim world, Arkoun is in a position to question dogmatic constructs from within, with respect and critical acumen. An understanding of this approach will lead to an emancipatory turn in the intellectual and political spheres of Muslim societies. 'Mohammed Arkoun is an independent philosopher who has rendered outstanding services to societies in the Arab world by seeking a genuinely Arab approach to reason and enlightenment.' -- Ibn Rushd, Fund for Freedom of Thought 'No ordinary review could do justice to this extraordinary book.' -- Mahmoud Ibrahim, California State Polytechnic University

Methods and Contexts in the Study of Muslim Minorities

I would also like to draw contrasts with scholarly writing about Muslim youth, which generally focuses on the most devout if religion is in focus. Through discussions with young adult Muslims, ...

Author: Nadia Jeldtoft

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317978596

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

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In the past decade Muslims in Europe have been the subject of heated debates on the place and role of religion in the public space. Research into the issues involved has often used visible and formalised expressions of Muslim religiosity as its empirical point of departure. This book instead examines the microlevel workings of Muslim minority religiosity to offer a new perspective on these debates. Contributors to this volume examine the forms of Muslim religiosity which are not dependent on the official or semi-official settings of organised religion. These ethnographic studies investigate a range of examples of non-organised Islam, ranging from salafi-jihadism, to converts to Islam, to everyday spiritualities of Muslim in Europe. By exploring these neglected forms of Muslim religiosity, this book is able to build up a more nuanced picture of the role of Muslims in Europe. It will be of interest to academics, researchers and graduate students of Religion, Ethnic Studies, Migration Studies, Sociology and Political Science. This book was previously published as a special issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies.

On Islam

... for the Study of Global Change. Through the creation of podcast and video series, social media accounts, webchats, blogs, discussion forums, resources, and academic writing, we created a space where issues and ideas about Islam were ...

Author: Hilary E. Kahn

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253032560

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

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In the constant deluge of media coverage on Islam, Muslims are often portrayed as terrorists, refugees, radicals, or victims, depictions that erode human responses of concern, connection, or even a willingness to learn about Muslims. On Islam helps break this cycle with information and strategies to understand and report the modern Muslim experience. Journalists, activists, bloggers, and scholars offer insights into how Muslims are represented in the media today and offer tips for those covering Islam in the future. Interviews provide personal and often moving firsthand accounts of people confronting the challenges of modern life while maintaining their Muslim faith, and brief overviews provide a crash course on Muslim beliefs and practices. A concise and frank discussion of the Muslim experience, On Islam provides facts and perspective at a time when truth in journalism is more vital than ever.

Muslim Mothering Global Histories Theries and Practises

In writing about Islam and motherhood, we bring together two topics that may be central to our personal and our political ... Although this reveals the possible practical ramifications of scholarly research on Islam and motherhood, ...

Author: M. Aziza Pappano

Publisher: Demeter Press

ISBN: 9781772580709

Category: Social Science

Page: 297

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Muslim Mothering is an interdisciplinary volume, concentrating on the experiences of Muslim mothers, largely in the contemporary period. The volume is notable for the global range of its contributors and topics, indicative of the number of Muslim majority national contexts and large and diverse Muslim diaspora of today’s world. While motherhood is highly valued in the sacred texts of Islam, the lived reality of Muslim mothers demonstrates that their lives do not often conform with traditional religious paradigms. For instance, prominent among the themes uniting these essays from diverse global contexts are the challenges facing Muslim mothers to protect and nurture their children in the context of war and militarization. With ongoing turbulence in the Middle East and subcontinent, many Muslims mothers face the difficulties of rearing children amongst frequent bombings and episodes of violence. Muslim mothers living in the diaspora face other challenges, such as the difficulty of fostering positive Muslim identity as a minority and in a context of Islamophobia. Other contributions discuss the way that Muslim mothers negotiate cultural institutions and practices, such as divorce, adoption/guardianship, post-partum confinement, and societal/religious expectations of procreation. This collection demonstrates the diverse and complex ways that Muslim mothers define and redefine the resources of Islam to negotiate better situations for themselves and their children, revealing how religious identity is a dynamic and vital force in their everyday lives.

Culture Diaspora and Modernity in Muslim Writing

Some of the most interesting research in the field of Arab American studies links Arab and Muslim, which testifies ... The establishment of the Journal of Muslim-American Literature (JML), whose first issue is scheduled for publication ...

Author: Rehana Ahmed

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415896771

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 241

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Fiction by writers of Muslim background forms one of the most diverse, vibrant and high-profile corpora of work being produced today - from the trail-blazing writing of Salman Rushdie and Hanif Kureishi, which challenged political and racial orthodoxies in the 1980s, to that of a new generation including Mohsin Hamid, Nadeem Aslam and Kamila Shamsie. This collection reflects the variety of those fictions. Experts in English, South Asian, and postcolonial literatures address the nature of Muslim identity: its response to political realignments since the 1980s, its tensions between religious and secular models of citizenship, and its manifestation of these tensions as conflict between generations. In considering the perceptions of Muslims, contributors also explore the roles of immigration, class, gender, and national identity, as well as the impact of 9/11. This volume includes essays on contemporary fiction by writers of Muslim origin and non-Muslims writing about Muslims. It aims to push beyond the habitual populist 'framing' of Muslims as strangers or interlopers whose ways and beliefs are at odds with those of modernity, exposing the hide-bound, conservative assumptions that underpin such perspectives. While returning to themes that are of particular significance to diasporic Muslim cultures, such as secularism, modernity, multiculturalism and citizenship, the essays reveal that 'Muslim writing' grapples with the same big questions as serve to exercise all writers and intellectuals at the present time: How does one reconcile the impulses of the individual with the requirements of community? How can one 'belong' in the modern world? What is the role of art in making sense of chaotic contemporary experience?

Islamic Philosophy Science Culture and Religion

The 'traditional' disciplines contain most often the study of the Qurʾān and hadīt plus fiqh. ... modified their profiles and integrated parts of mathematics, astronomy, logic, and philosophy into their training and scholarly writing.

Author: David Reisman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004217768

Category: Philosophy

Page: 510

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This collection of essays covers the classical heritage and Islamic culture, classical Arabic science and philosophy, and Muslim religious sciences, showing continuation of Greek and Persian thought as well as original Muslim contributions to the sciences, philosophy, religion, and culture of Islam.

Islamic Scholarship in Africa

At the time of the creation of CODESRIA, much of the research done on the continent was demand driven: funding ... methodology workshops, small grants for thesis writing, social science campuses, scholarly writing 50 He made the point ...

Author: Abdulkadir Hashim

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781847012319

Category: History

Page: 480

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Cutting-edge research in the study of Islamic scholarship and its impact on the religious, political, economic and cultural history of Africa; bridges the "europhone"/"non-europhone" knowledge divides to significantly advance decolonial thinking, and extend the frontiers of social science research in Africa.


During that interval, scholarly writing in the field of Islamic studies has proceeded at a rapid pace. In every aspect of the field—original research, new syntheses of knowledge, and general introductions to Islam—there has been a ...

Author: Teresa Bernheimer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315414751

Category: Religion

Page: 338

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Muslims: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices offers a survey of Islamic history and thought from the formative period of the religion to the contemporary period. It examines the unique elements which have combined to form Islam, in particular, the Qurʾān and perceptions of the Prophet Muḥammad, and traces the ways in which these ideas have interacted to influence Islam’s path to the present. Combining core source materials with coverage of current scholarship and of recent events in the Islamic world, Bernheimer and Rippin introduce this hugely significant religion, including alternative visions of Islam found in Shi’ism and Sufism, in a succinct, challenging, and refreshing way. The improved and expanded fifth edition is updated throughout and includes new textboxes. With detailed illustrations and a new companion website, Muslims is the ideal introduction for students who wish to explore the key issues of Muslims, from the Qurʾān to Islamic feminism, to issues of identity, Islamophobia, and modern visions of Islam.

The Birth of Indology as an Islamic Science

1048) is one of the most famousscientistsandpolymathsinthehistoryofIslamiccivilization.Although hisworksrivalthoseofhisillustriouscontemporariesintheirdepthandsophis- tication, there has been little scholarly writing about him in the ...

Author: Mario Kozah

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004305540

Category: Religion

Page: 238

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In The Birth of Indology as an Islamic Science Mario Kozah examines the pioneering contribution by Bīrūnī (d. ca. 1048) to the study of comparative religion in his major work on India.

Questioning the Muslim Woman

areligion. and citizenship« is still at a nascent stage. This series attempts to fill the gap by bringing together scholarly writing on this important and rapidly expanding area of research in the social sciences.

Author: Nida Kirmani

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134910441

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

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The marginalisation of Muslims in India has recently been the subject of heated public debate. In these discussions, however, Muslim women are often either overlooked or treated as a homogenous group with a common set of interests. Focusing on the narratives of women living in a predominantly Muslim colony in South Delhi, this book attempts to demonstrate the complexity of their lives and the multiple levels of insecurity they face. Unlike other studies on Indian Muslims that focus on Islam as a defining factor, this book highlights the ways in which religious identity intersects with other identities including class/status, regional affiliation and gender. The author also sheds light on the impact of such events as the Babri Masjid demolition in 1992 and the subsequent riots, the Gujarat communal carnage in 2002, and the anti-Sikh violence in New Delhi in 1984, along with the rise of Hindutva, and growing Islamophobia experienced worldwide in the post-9/11 period — on the articulation of identities at the local level and increasing religion-based spatial segregation in Indian cities. The study highlights how these incidents combine in different ways to increase the sense of marginalisation experienced by Muslims at the level of the locality. Understanding the need to look beyond preconceived religious categories, this book will serve as essential reading for those interested in sociology, anthropology, gender, religious and urban studies, as well as policymakers and organisations concerned with issues related to religious minorities in India.

Muslim Societies and the Challenge of Secularization An Interdisciplinary Approach

Conflicted academic projects remind us of the old quip that the reason scholarly discourse is sometimes so bitter is ... I follow the general usage in the academy of referring to those who study and write about Islam as Islamicists and ...

Author: Gabriele Marranci

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048133629

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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Scholars from various disciplines worked together to present the first interdisciplinary book to address the issue of Islam, secularism and globalization. The book has a clear structure which represents its interdisciplinary approach: the first section addresses the philosophical and historical discussion about Islam and secularism; the second section discusses the topic from an ethnographical and social anthropological viewpoint; and the final section addresses Islam, secularism and globalization from a political viewpoint. This unique collection not only offers innovative research and new material, it also provides empirical examples and theoretical debates, and could therefore also be used as a textbook for courses on Islam, globalization, anthropology, politics, sociology and law.

American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 13 1

Theoretical science is considered as completely separate from practical sciences, for its sole aim—the acquisition of ... many other fields of knowledge in accordance with the traditional Muslim scholarly habit of encyclopaedic writing.

Author: John Obert Voll

Publisher: International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)



Page: 180

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The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS), established in 1984, is a quarterly, double blind peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal, published by the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), and distributed worldwide. The journal showcases a wide variety of scholarly research on all facets of Islam and the Muslim world including subjects such as anthropology, history, philosophy and metaphysics, politics, psychology, religious law, and traditional Islam.

Islamic Law and Society in the Sudan

the lengthy tradition of scholarly writing on Islamic subjects, including the law. ... entitled 'The Overflowing Riverof the Science of Inheritanceand Patrimony' together with The Rights of Women and the Lawof Matrimony' in 1899.

Author: Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134540426

Category: Religion

Page: 344

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First published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A Cultural History of the Arabic Language

This method later applied to various kinds of research and writing and came to be called “science of biography,” “science of hadith” and “Isnad” (chain of transmission).12 History writing reached its greatest scholarly level in the ...

Author: Sharron Gu

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786470594

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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"This is a multimedia history of literary Arabic that describes the evolution of Arabic poetry and prose in the context of music, ritual performance, the arts, and architecture. This work focuses on what is unique about Arabic compared to other languagesand how the distinct characteristics of Arabic took shape at various points of its history"--