Islamic Thought: An Introduction

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Islamic Thought: An Introduction

Format:  Paperback,

204 pages

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Publish Date: Aug 2006

ISBN-13: 9780415364096

ISBN-10: 0415364094

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Islamic Thought is a fresh and contemporary introduction to the philosophies and doctrines of Islam. Abdullah Saeed, a distinguished Muslim scholar, traces the development of religious knowledge in Islam, from the pre-modern to the modern period. The book focuses on Muslim thought, as well as the development, production and transmission of religious knowledge, and the trends, schools and movements that have contributed to the production of this knowledge. Key topics in Islamic culture are explored, including the development of the Islamic intellectual tradition, the two foundation texts, the Qur an and Hadith, legal thought, theological thought, mystical thought, Islamic Art, philosophical thought, political thought, and renewal, reform and rethinking today. Through this rich and varied discussion, Saeed presents a fascinating depiction of how Islam was lived in the past and how its adherents practise it in the present. Islamic Thought is essential reading for students beginning the study of Islam but will also interest anyone seeking to learn more about one of the world 's great religions.

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Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publish Date: Aug 2006
ISBN-13: 9780415364096
ISBN-10: 0415364094
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 204
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.0
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Chapter outline

Introductionp. vii
Transmission of religious knowledge and Islamic thoughtp. 1
The Qur'an: the primary foundation textp. 15
The Sunna of the Prophetp. 33
Legal thoughtp. 43
Theological thoughtp. 60
Mystical thought: Sufismp. 74
Artistic expressionp. 85
Philosophical thoughtp. 93
Political thoughtp. 113
Renewal, reform and Muslim modernismp. 129
Epilogue: trends in Islamic thought todayp. 142
Glossaryp. 155
Notesp. 164
Bibliographyp. 183
Indexp. 196

Book description

Islamic Thoughtis a fresh and contemporary introduction to the philosophies and doctrines of Islam. Abdullah Saeed, a distinguished Muslim scholar, traces the development of religious knowledge in Islam, from the pre-modern to the modern period. The book focuses on Muslim thought, as well as the development, production and transmission of religious knowledge, and the trends, schools and movements that have contributed to the production of this knowledge. Key topics in Islamic culture are explored, including the development of the Islamic intellectual tradition, the two foundation texts, the Qurâ€an and Hadith, legal thought, theological thought, mystical thought, Islamic Art, philosophical thought, political thought, and renewal, reform and rethinking today.

Through this rich and varied discussion, Saeed presents a fascinating depiction of how Islam was lived in the past and how its adherents practise it in the present. Islamic Thoughtis essential reading for students beginning the study of Islam but will also interest anyone seeking to learn more about one of the worldâ€s great religions.

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