Book 1

Understanding the Qur'an

Understanding the Qur'an

Bloomsbury Publishing. 2010

The tenets of Islam cannot be grasped without a proper understanding of the Qur'an. In this important new introduction, Muhammad Haleem examines its recurrent themes - life and eternity, marriage and divorce, peace and war, water and nourishment - and for the first time sets these in the context of the Qur'an's linguistic style. Professor Haleem examines the background to the development of the surahs (chapters) and the ayahs (verses) and the construction of the Qur'an itself. He shows that...

Genealogy of the Macy Family

Genealogy of the Macy Family

Forgotten Books. 2018

Excerpt from Genealogy of the Macy Family: From 1635-1868 From the earliest records of civilization, religion has been the greatest power on earth; a mighty uncompromising potentate, conquering with a two-edged sword, but holding its captives with a silken cord. Its throne is the human mind; its power and strength the immortal soul. Since the Christian era, we have a more perfect record of its influence. It has thrown out its tendrils, entwining every member of the body politic, until within...

New Perspectives on Islam in Senegal

New Perspectives on Islam in Senegal

Springer. 2009

This book brings together scholars for their fresh perspectives on religious conversion, transnational migration, economic globalization, and the politics of education, power, and femininity in African Islam in Senegal.

Challenging Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia

Challenging Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia

Routledge. 2003

Challenging Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia is one of the first substantial comparative studies of contemporary Indonesia and Malaysia, homes to the world's largest Muslim population. Following the collapse of New Order rule in Indonesia in 1998, this book provides an in-depth examination of anti-authoritarian forces in contemporary Indonesia and Malaysia, assessing their problems and prospects. The authors discuss the roles played by women, public intellectuals, arts workers, industrial...

Soeharto's New Order and Its Legacy

Soeharto's New Order and Its Legacy

ANU E Press. 2010

Indonesia's President Soeharto led one of the most durable and effective authoritarian regimes of the second half of the twentieth century. Yet his rule ended in ignominy, and much of the turbulence and corruption of the subsequent years was blamed on his legacy. More than a decade after Soeharto's resignation, Indonesia is a consolidating democracy and the time has come to reconsider the place of his regime in modern Indonesian history, and its lasting impact. This book begins this task by...