12 Jul 2020

Category: Islam


Perspectives on Early Islamic Mysticism: The World of al-Ḥakīm al-Tirmidhī and his Contemporaries (Routledge Sufi Series) 

This monograph explores the original literary produce of Muslim mystics during the eighth–tenth centuries, with special attention to ninth-century mystics, such as al-Tustarī, al-Muḥāsibī, al-Kharrāz, al-Junayd and, in particular, al-Ḥakīm al-Tirmidhī. Unlike other studies dealing with the so-called ‘Formative Period’, this book focuses on the…


Salafi-Jihadism: The History of an Idea 

No topic has captured the public imagination of late quite so dramatically as the specter of global jihadism. While much has been said about the way jihadists behave, their ideology remains poorly understood. As the Levant has imploded and millenarian radicals claim to have revived…

Business & Money

Developments in Islamic Banking: The Case of Pakistan (Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Banking and Financial Institutions) 

This book explores the theoretical and practical features of Islamic banking. Using Pakistan as a detailed illustration, the text discusses recent developments and future prospects, demonstrating the model underpinning interest-free banking. It assesses the practical success of interest-free banking at both individual banks and state…


Islam and Muslim Politics in Africa 

Political liberalization and economic reform, the weakening of the state, and increased global interconnections have all had profound effects on Muslim societies and the practice of Islam in Africa. The contributors to this volume investigate and illuminate the changes that have occurred in Africa, through…

Administrative Law

The Divine Bureaucracy and Disenchantment of Social Life: A Study of Bureaucratic Islam in Malaysia (Contestations in Contemporary Southeast Asia) 

This book traces the expansion of Islamisation within a modern and plural state such as Malaysia. It elaborates on how elements of theology, sacred space, resources, and their interactivity with secular instruments such as legislative, electoral, and new social technological platforms are all instrumentally employed…