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Allah In The Islands

Author : Brenda Flanagan
ISBN : STANFORD:36105133008206
Genre : Fiction
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With a mature and accomplished voice, this novel explores the growth in presence of radical Islam within the Caribbean. Under the shadow of corporate imperialism, complete with disenfranchised islanders, corrupt government ministers, and scheming U.S.-oil companies, Beatrice Salandy finds love with Adbul, a man who is second in command in a rising radical Muslim movement. With welfare schemes, grass-roots campaigning, and an air of incorruptibility, the movement becomes wildly popular with the island’s poorest classes. But as events unfold, Beatrice begins to question Adbul’s sincerity and honesty, and he becomes a fascinatingly unreliable voice in this moving and timely novel.
Category: Fiction

Far From Mecca

Author : Aliyah Khan
ISBN : 9781978806665
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Far from Mecca: Globalizing the Muslim Caribbean is the first academic work on Muslims in the English-speaking Caribbean. Khan focuses on the fiction, poetry, and music of Islam in Guyana, Trinidad, and Jamaica. Combining archival research, ethnography, and literary analysis, Khan argues for a historical continuity of Afro- and Indo-Muslim presence and cultural production in the Caribbean. Case studies explored range from Arabic-language autobiographical and religious texts written by enslaved Sufi West Africans in nineteenth-century Jamaica, to early twentieth-century fictions of post-indenture South Asian Muslim indigeneity and El Dorado, to the attempted government coup in 1990 by the Jamaat al-Muslimeen in Trinidad, as well as the island’s calypso music, to contemporary judicial cases concerning Caribbean Muslims and global terrorism. Khan argues that the Caribbean Muslim subject, the “fullaman,” a performative identity that relies on gendering and racializing Islam, troubles discourses of creolization that are fundamental to postcolonial nationalisms in the Caribbean.
Category: Literary Criticism

Servants Of Allah

Author : Sylviane A. Diouf
ISBN : 9781479830510
Genre : Religion
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Servants of Allah presents a history of African Muslims, following them from West Africa to the Americas. Although many assume that what Muslim faith they brought with them to the Americas was quickly absorbed into the new Christian milieu, as Sylviane A. Diouf demonstrates in this meticulously-researched, groundbreaking volume, Islam flourished during slavery on a large scale. She details how, even while enslaved, many Muslims managed to follow most of the precepts of their religion. Literate, urban, and well-traveled, they drew on their organization, solidarity and the strength of their beliefs to play a major part in the most well-known slave uprisings. But for all their accomplishments and contributions to the history and cultures of the African Diaspora, the Muslims have been largely ignored. Servants of Allah—a Choice 1999 Outstanding Academic Title—illuminates the role of Islam in the lives of both individual practitioners and communities, and shows that though the religion did not survive in the Americas in its orthodox form, its mark can be found in certain religions, traditions, and artistic creations of people of African descent. This 15th anniversary edition has been updated to include new materials and analysis, a review of developments in the field, prospects for new research, and new illustrations.
Category: Religion

Islamic Militant Activism In Belgium The Netherlands And Germany

Author : Martijn de Koning
ISBN : 9783030422073
Genre : Social Science
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Based on ethnographic research in Belgium, The Netherlands, and Germany, this book presents a novel approach to studying Muslim militant activism. While much existing research focuses on the process of radicalization, these authors introduce a different set of questions that investigate specific modes of activism, and their engagement with dominant discourses and practices in media and state policies. Drawing on social movement theory and Foucault’s work on counter-conduct, this research explores how daʿwa networks came about, and how activists developed themselves in interaction with state and media practices. This perspective highlights a form of activism and resistance in which activists turn against policies and debates centring on Muslims and Islam, while attempting to create and protect an alternative space for themselves in which they can experience Islam according to their own perception of it. The study will contribute to debates about resistance, social movements and militant activism among Muslims in Europe.
Category: Social Science

South Asia Bulletin

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ISBN : UCSC:32106019919148
Genre : South Asia
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Al Maghred The Barbary Lion

Author : Nat Carnes
ISBN : 147590343X
Genre : Drama
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Jordon Frost and Colt McCoy were asked by U.S. President Hugh North to help his intelligence investigators find the person, persons, group or groups, responsible for what was believed to be a terrorist attack that sank a world-class cruise ship near Puerto Rico, a U.S. Caribbean island Commonwealth. Nine hundred passengers and crew were killed in the ear-shattering blast. Frost, McCoy and the other investigators started their search with zero information. All they had to work with came from news reports originating in the Middle East. One repeated the phrase “Praise Be to Allah.” Another came from a news reporter. He said: “We have just learned a man identified only as the Barbary Lion has claimed responsibility for the sinking ship and the loss of life.”
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Islamic Sufi Networks In The Western Indian Ocean C 1880 1940

Author : Anne K. Bang
ISBN : 9789004276543
Genre : Religion
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In the period c. 1880-1940, Sufism in East Africa was the vehicle both for conversion to Islam and for reform of Islamic practice. In this book, Sufi expansion is traced and situated within the wider framework of Islamic reform.
Category: Religion

Allah Transcendent

Author : Professor Ian Richard Netton
ISBN : 1138176567
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Examines the role of God in medieval Islamic philosophy and theology in a new and exciting way. Renouncing the traditional chronological method of considering Islamic philosophy, Netton uses modern literary modes of criticism derived from structuralism, post-structuralism and semiotics.

The Resonance Of Allah

Author : M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen
ISBN : 0914390619
Genre : Religion
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The M Ldive Islands

Author : Harry Charles Purvis Bell
ISBN : HARVARD:32044106192008
Genre : Maldives
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Poetics Of The Native

Author : Yosra Amraoui
ISBN : 9781527565418
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Natives, Aborigines, Indigenous populations, and First Nations are all appellations that assert the legitimacy of various antecessors despite the subordinate position granted to them by colonial, postcolonial and neo-colonial theories. In a perpetual quest for agency, the native has been framed within a set of representational practices that claim for a redress of grievances. Cultural, mediatized and historical representations of the native tend to fall within the boundaries of either a bottom-up or a top-down view that fits within a structuralist paradigm that rarely questions the individual, let alone the marginalized. However, there is a need to examine the systems within which indigenous narratives operate from a post-structuralist stance in order to re-read indigenous discourses and to celebrate the multiplicity of meanings inherent in them. The need for an intercultural pragmatic reading of native discourse therefore reveals itself to be of utmost relevance. This volume discusses indigenous literary performances, native history and cultural representations of natives and aboriginal discourse from around the world. Topics pivot around historicizing the native, the role of testimony and primary sources, displacement and the denial of native legitimacy, and literary (mis)representations of natives, among other themes.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Muslim S True Life Purpose

Author : Ramzi Mohammad
ISBN : 9798605734963
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With everything going on around us, it is difficult to focus on what truly matters. We are often overwhelmed in our lives; so focused on the details that we forget the big picture. It is important to take a step back and take a look at the master plan. There is more to life than the little annoyances, the daily grind, and even the temporary moments of happiness we may experience. This book is divided into six parts. The intention of each part is to help us take a step back and refocus our energy and attention on a Muslim's true-life purpose, thus helping us implement our Islamic faith accurately. The first part is, "The Purpose of Life." When we do things, we have to do them with right intention. We must fully understand why we are here and what Allah SWT wants from us. Understanding the purpose of life helps us to have balanced lives and to have patience towards the less desirable moments in our lives, keeping in mind our priorities and duties assigned to us by Allah SWT. The Second part is, "Islamic Principles." We are here to navigate life, but as any wayfarer on a journey knows, one must have a compass to know which direction to go. This is where Islam comes in. In Islam we find a simple and universal religion. If we impalement the simple principles of Islam and the example of our Prophet Muhammad PBUH and fulfill our roles as Muslims than our presence on this earth becomes momentous. Islam becomes a blessing for us and for those around us.The third part is, "Islamic Way of Life." Surely navigating this life is difficult but Allah SWT has blessed us in giving us direction. The codes that Allah SWT has given us through his messenger Muhammad PBUH, the ways he asks us to behave, the dangers he asks us to keep away from are all for our own benefit. They are given to us in order to help us navigate through this life so that we can arrive soundly at our final destination, Jannah Insha'Allah.The fourth part is, "Our Journey Together." On this journey called life we must remember that we are not islands. We need each other, as by nature we are social beings. In fact, it is why isolation is considered a form of torture. As we go on life's journey we have companions that are a part of the sweetness of this life. With this great blessing from Allah SWT comes great responsibility towards these companions.The fifth part is, "Our Hereafter." Allah SWT has blessed us with being able to see parts of the future as He as described them to us. He has warned us of what is to come so that we can have a stronger motivation now to do better. This section is meant as a motivation so that we can remember that our eternal abode is what deserves the most of our attention.Finally, the sixth part is, "Timeless Stories of Inspiration." There are people that have gone through this journey of life before us. We can learn from their stories and we can use the stories as a source of inspiration.It is the intention that these sections help us understand that there is a bigger picture in life. And what is by far the most beautiful thing of all is that this master plan of our life is created by the Most Generous, the Most Merciful, and the All-Knowing Allah SWT.

The Minaret

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ISBN : UOM:39015070301265
Genre : Islam
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Author : Stuart Bevan
ISBN : UVA:X001813262
Genre : Maldives
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