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The Modern Muslim World

The Modern Muslim World provides a platform for scholarly research on Islamic and Muslim thought and history, emerging from any geographic area within the expansive Muslim world and dated to any period from the beginning of the modern period onwards. Of particular interest to the series are studies that trace the intellectual and historical impact of modern texts and thinkers on the contemporary world. Within this context, submissions are also welcome on Muslim diaspora. Authors are invited to submit proposals for original monographs, translations and edited volumes related to these broad areas of research. For more information about the series or to submit a proposal, please contact

Series Editorial Board

Professor Hina Azam (The University of Texas at Austin)

Professor Marcia Hermansen (Chair) (Loyola University Chicago)

Professor Ussaama Makdisi (Rice University)

Professor Martin Nguyen (Fairfield University)

Professor Joas Wagemakers (Utrecht University)

Series Advisory Board

Professor Ebrahim Moosa (University of Notre Dame)

Professor Talal Asad (City University of New York)

Professor Islam Dayeh (Freie Universität Berlin)

Dr Rana Hisham Issa (University of Oslo)

Professor Adam Talib (Durham University)

Professor Marwa Elshakry (Columbia University)

Professor Khaled M. Abou El Fadl (University of California, Los Angeles)

Professor Aslı Niyazioğlu (University of Oxford)

Dr Amira K. Bennison (University of Cambridge)

Professor Armando Salvatore (McGill University)

Professor Tijana Krstic (Central European University)

Professor Adam Sabra (University of California, Santa Barbara)

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Picture of Pluralism and Plurality in Islamic Legal Scholarship

Pluralism and Plurality in Islamic Legal Scholarship

The Case of the Fatāwā l-ʿĀlamgīrīya
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4231-2
This book presents the positions held by ḥanafite Muslim jurists in South Asia in the 17th century with regard to the coexistence of Muslims and non-Muslims, and, secondly, compares the opinions put forth by these South Asian jurists with those maintained by their counterparts in Central Asia and the Middle East.
$114.95 $68.97
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The Many Faces of Iranian Modernity

Sufism and Subjectivity in the Safavid and Qajar Periods
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4237-4
This study into both reformism and mysticism demonstrates both that mystical rhetoric appeared regularly in supposedly anti-mystical modernist writing and that nineteenth- and twentieth-century Sufis actually addressed questions of intellectual and political reform in their writing, despite the common assertion that they were irrationally traditional and politically quietist.
$106.00 $63.60
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Intellectual Currents and the Practice of Engagement

Ottoman and Algerian Writers in a Francophone Milieu, 1890-1914
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4239-8
The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries saw a great increase in the use of the printed word and the press by non-European actors to express and disseminate ideas and to participate in the intellectual life of both their home societies and a wider international context. This book examines the French-language writings of Ottoman and Algerian writers between 1890 and 1914.
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Living the Quran with Joy and Purpose

Selections on Tawhid from Said Nursi's Epistles of Light
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4269-5
The current volume is an annotated translation of selections from a noteworthy Muslim theologian Said Nursi (1876-1960) on the Quranic theme of oneness of God (tawhid). Given the scarcity of theological themes in Islamic literature in English as well as the lack of studies on Said Nursi, who wrote in Ottoman Turkish, the book is an important contribution to the field. It offers a contemporary peek into the view that faith in God could be profoundly meaningful and fulfilling spiritual path.
$45.00 $27.00
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Chinese Heirs to Muhammad

Writing Islamic History in Early Modern China
ISBN: 978-1-4632-3925-1
How was the past imagined by Hui Muslims in late nineteenth and early twentieth century China? Chen argues that this was a productive time for historical thought, bookended by the establishment of a robust Sino-Islamic knowledge base by Liu Zhi on one end and Republican China on the other end. This book explores histories that unify vast stretches of time and place: from genesis to the modern era, from Arabia to China. Hui historians create narratives that transform China into an Islamic space and Islam into a Chinese religion.
$114.95 $68.97
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Rewriting Islamic Law

The Opinions of the 'Ulamā' Towards Codification of Personal Status Law in Egypt
ISBN: 978-1-4632-3908-4
This book explores the process, effects, and results of codification of Egyptian personal status laws as seen through the eyes of the ‘ulamā’. The codification process began in the mid-1800s and continued until the abolishment of the Sharī‘a courts in 1955 with the absorption of personal status statutes into the newly drafted civil code and the national courts that administered them.
$114.95 $68.97