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Religious Studies and Theology    [5 followers]  Follow    
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     ISSN (Print) 08292922 - ISSN (Online) 1747-5414
     Published by Equinox Publishing Homepage  [23 journals]
  • Ibrahim Abu-Rabi‘
    • Authors: Ibrahim Abu-Rabi‘
      PubDate: 2013-12-16
      Issue No: Vol. 32 (2013)
       
  • Canadian Responses to Islamic Law: The Faith-based Arbitration Debates
    • Authors: Maryam Razavy
      Abstract: The 2005 Faith-based Arbitration debates in Ontario serve as yet another recent example of a dramatic clash between religion and state to have occurred in Canada. The debates pitted two rights—each with equal significance under the Canadian Charter—against one another: freedom of religion and gender equality. What was noteworthy about these debates, however, was the way in which the Islamic faith alone was singled out, and the way in which Islamaphobic sentiments seemed to drive the debates. Despite the province’s decision to ban Faith-based Arbitration, however, the matter will likely re-emerge again owing to several factors, yet again raising essential questions regarding Canada’s stance on accommodation and religious freedoms.
      PubDate: 2013-12-12
      Issue No: Vol. 32 (2013)
       
  • Wandering Scholar: A Memoir
    • Authors: Colleen Keyes
      Abstract: Keyes reflects back on her time as a graduate student of Ibrahim Abu-Rabi‘ and his use of a range of materials from Edward Said to critical social theorists to Naomi Ateek to encourage his students to read widely and think broadly beyond the limits of traditional Islamic Studies. She documents her experience of numerous border crossings with him, both intellectual and physical. This Arab Muslim scholar, rooted in both tradition and socio-historical realities, worked to bring the Palestinian narrative to light. He is remembered for his concern for injustice and truth, his understanding of Islam as uniting and emancipatory, and his interest in and willingness to engage the people he met on his travels.
      PubDate: 2013-12-12
      Issue No: Vol. 32 (2013)
       
  • The Future of Political Islam and the West: The Islamic Movement in the
           Arab World with a Focus on Egypt
    • Authors: Hasan Hanafi
      Abstract: Political Islam has taken on new meanings with the revolutions of the Arab Spring, and it is now even more difficult to speak of the West and Islam as opposing forces. This article surveys some of the critical issues associated with the term “Political Islam” and juxtaposes it with the equally difficult term “the West.” By way of a case study, it addresses the way in which a distinctive form of Political Islam has gained power in Egypt and attempts to portray the special character imposed on it by Egyptian cultural tradition. The argument ends with a plea to recognize the variety subsumed under the term in any nuanced analysis of Islam today.
      PubDate: 2013-12-12
      Issue No: Vol. 32 (2013)
       
  • Muslims and Modernities: From Islamism to Post-Islamism?
    • Authors: Mojtaba Mahdavi
      Abstract: This article problematizes the complexity of Muslim approaches to the question of modernity. It challenges both a hegemonic voice of a singular and superior Western modernity and an essentialist Islamist response to modernity. It examines the alternative approach of multiple modernities. This approach calls for a critical dialogue and negotiation between tradition and modernity, expedites the possibility of emerging Muslim modernities, and a gradual shift from Islamism toward post-Islamism in the Muslim world.
      PubDate: 2013-12-12
      Issue No: Vol. 32 (2013)
       
  • Engaging the Religious Life: Abu-Rabi‘ as Public Intellectual
    • Authors: David J. Goa, Norton Mezvinsky
      Abstract: Ibrahim Abu-Rabi‘ (1956–2011) was an accomplished scholar of political Islam with numerous peer-reviewed articles and nineteen books, as well as translations of books in English into Urdu, Turkish, Arabic, Bosnian, and German as well as translations from Arabic into English. His intellectual work on religion was carried out from within the academy, out in the public square and in connection with religious communities from the Azores to Yemen. In this article David Goa and Norton Mezvinsky provide a brief overview of the challenges Abu-Rabi‘ faced both within a Canadian University and in the broader Muslim community. They reflect on their own experience of working with Abu-Rabi‘ as a public intellectual willing and able to engage the relevance of religious life as he built strong relationships across diverse sectors locally, nationally and internationally.
      PubDate: 2013-12-12
      Issue No: Vol. 32 (2013)
       
  • Approaches to the History and Society of the Southwestern Sahara: The
           Study of Sufi Culture as an Alternate Paradigm
    • Authors: Mohamed Lahbib Nouhi
      Abstract: Western modernist theories conjectured that an inevitable shift in the location of decision-making from religious leaders and institutions claiming divine authority to agencies legitimating their authority by reference to different sources of power would bring about secularization of society and state in the modern world. They anticipated that the intervention of religious leaders in politics would no longer happen in modern societies; they held that this shift would bring about a separation between politics and religion relegating the latter to the private sphere. That this has not occurred, at least in Islamic contexts, undermines the paradigm. This article argues that the study of Sufi history and society in Southwestern Sahara points to alternate paradigms. These allow us to suggest that Islamic cultures may operate according to distinctive models in the relationship between political power and religious authority that may well have wider application.
      PubDate: 2013-12-12
      Issue No: Vol. 32 (2013)
       
  • The Intellectual Tradition of Sufism and Ibrahim Abu-Rabi‘
    • Authors: Earle Waugh
      Abstract: While the public perception of Islam is currently dominated by fundamentalist and jihadist ideologies, American Islamic scholarship is not so defined. Rather there are important milestones that speak of broader and deeper awarenesses. One of those milestones is the life of Ibrahim Abu-Rabi‘. This article examines his contributions in an attempt to interrogate an alternative vision of Islam. We also wish to note his allegiance to an intellectual tradition that reaches much further back in Islamic history than the rather recent Islamist movement; it is Intellectual Sufism. Drawing from a rich vein of religious philosophy, Abu-Rabi‘ stands as a significant figure within recent Arab-American intellectual culture of our time. We examine some aspects of that tradition here.
      PubDate: 2013-12-12
      Issue No: Vol. 32 (2013)
       
  • Only Through Your Love Can We Survive
    • Authors: Ibrahim Abu-Rabi‘
      Abstract: To the children who lost their parents in the tragic attacks in the USA on 9/11/2001
      PubDate: 2013-12-12
      Issue No: Vol. 32 (2013)
       
  • Ibrahim Abu-Rabi‘: Islamic scholar
    • Authors: Earle Waugh, David J. Goa
      PubDate: 2013-12-12
      Issue No: Vol. 32 (2013)
       
  • Eyes Upon the Land: Chabad Lubavitch on Israel
    • Authors: Norton Mezvinsky, Joshua Kolb
      Abstract: Originating in eighteenth century Russia, present-day Chabad Lubavitch is now strongly shaped by the thought of the seventh and last Chabad Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson, particularly in regard to the significance of the land of Israel. The American Schneerson did not agree with the perspective of the six preceeding Rebbes that, essentially, the establishment of the state of Israel marked the beginning of redemption; rather, the evangelical Schneerson argued that this was heretical for the Messiah has not yet come. He modified this position however for a number of sociopolical reasons. In 1997, three years after Schneerson’s death, a lengthy article titled “Eyes Upon the Land” was posted to the Chabad website and was edited by rabbinical affiliate Eliyahu Touger into a book. The following examination of the text Eyes Upon the Land: The Territorial Integrity of Israel: A Life Threatening Concern provides insight into an influential sector within the context into which Ibrahim Abu-Rabi‘ spoke and wrote.
      PubDate: 2013-12-12
      Issue No: Vol. 32 (2013)
       
  • The Spirit of Tolerance in Islam, by Reza Shah-Kazemi. I. B. Tauris and
           Institute of Ismaili Studies, 2012. 165 pp., $14.00 ISBN-13:
           9781780761312.
    • Authors: Salima Versi
      PubDate: 2013-12-12
      Issue No: Vol. 32 (2013)
       
  • Then We Were One: Fragments of Two Lives, by Fred A. Reed. Talonbooks,
           2011. 304pp., $19.95 ISBN-13: 9780889226678.
    • Authors: Franz Volker Greifenhagen
      PubDate: 2013-12-12
      Issue No: Vol. 32 (2013)
       
  • A Religious Institution in Contemporary Syria: The Fatih Islamic Institute
           and its Religious Scholars, by Ibrahim M. Abu-Rabi‘ and David J.
           Goa. Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion and Public Life,
           2011. 266 pp., $23.00 ISBN-13: 9781551952741
    • Authors: Fred A. Reed
      PubDate: 2013-12-12
      Issue No: Vol. 32 (2013)
       
  • Islam and the Secular State: Negotiating the Future of Shari’a, by
           Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im. Harvard University Press, 2008. 324 pp.,
           $18.53 ISBN-13: 9780674027763.
    • Authors: Mojtaba Mahdavi
      PubDate: 2013-12-12
      Issue No: Vol. 32 (2013)
       
  • The Contemporary Arab Reader on Political Islam, by Ibrahim
           Abu-Rabi‘. Pluto, 2010. 312pp., $35.00 ISBN-13: 9780745328898.
    • Authors: Siddiqah AlDigs
      PubDate: 2013-12-12
      Issue No: Vol. 32 (2013)
       
  • Ibrahim Abu-Rabi‘
    • Authors: David J. Goa
      PubDate: 2013-12-12
      Issue No: Vol. 32 (2013)
       
  • Who Will Weep For Palestine
    • Authors: Ibrahim Abu-Rabi‘
      Abstract: A poem by Ibrahim Abu-Rabi‘
      PubDate: 2013-12-12
      Issue No: Vol. 32 (2013)
       
  • Bibliography of Works by Ibrahim Abu-Rabi‘
    • Authors: Catherine Caulfield
      PubDate: 2013-12-12
      Issue No: Vol. 32 (2013)
       
 
 
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