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NGOs in the Muslim World: Faith and Social Services

NGOs in the Muslim World: Faith and Social Services

1st Edition

Susumu Nejima
December 06, 2017

Muslim NGOs are continuously expanding their field of activities to various areas, including education, medical services, environment, aging societies, gender issues, and inter-religious dialogue. They are visible in an urban slum in Pakistan, rural development in Indonesia, and even in Fukushima...

Sayyids and Sharifs in Muslim Societies: The Living Links to the Prophet

Sayyids and Sharifs in Muslim Societies: The Living Links to the Prophet

1st Edition

Kazuo Morimoto
May 24, 2017

The global Muslim population includes a large number of lineal descendants and relatives of the Prophet Muhammad. These kinsfolk, most often known as "sayyid" or "sharif," form a distinct social category in many Muslim societies, and their status can afford them special treatment in legal matters...

The Moral Economy of the Madrasa: Islam and Education Today

The Moral Economy of the Madrasa: Islam and Education Today

1st Edition

Keiko Sakurai, Fariba Adelkhah
March 10, 2014

The revival of madrasas in the 1980s coincided with the rise of political Islam and soon became associated with the "clash of civilizations" between Islam and the West. This volume examines the rapid expansion of madrasas across Asia and the Middle East and analyses their role in society within...

Asiatic Russia: Imperial Power in Regional and International Contexts

Asiatic Russia: Imperial Power in Regional and International Contexts

1st Edition

Tomohiko Uyama
March 10, 2014

Although the Russian Empire has traditionally been viewed as a European borderland, most of its territory was actually situated in Asia. Imperial power was huge but often suffered from a lack of enough information and resources to rule its culturally diverse subjects, and asymmetric relations...

Persian Documents: Social History of Iran and Turan in the 15th-19th Centuries

Persian Documents: Social History of Iran and Turan in the 15th-19th Centuries

1st Edition

Kondo Nobuaki
December 20, 2011

After the Mongol period, Persian was the official written language in Iran, Central Asia and India. A vast amount of documents relating to administration and social life were produced and yet, unlike Ottoman and Arabic documents, Persian historical resources have received very little critical...

Muslim Societies: Historical and Comparative Aspects

Muslim Societies: Historical and Comparative Aspects

1st Edition

Sato Tsugitaka
March 28, 2011

This volume examines Muslim societies across Europe, North Africa, Central Asia and South Asia from the eighteenth century to the present, providing fresh insight through comparison. Movements and populations covered include the nineteenth century North African Sansusi movement and its...

Popular Movements and Democratization in the Islamic World

Popular Movements and Democratization in the Islamic World

1st Edition

Masatoshi Kisaichi
March 28, 2011

Ever since the terrorist incident of September 11th a general understanding seems to have arisen among people that the challenges posed by Islam have now acquired human and global dimensions. Popular Movements and Democratization in the Islamic World contains case studies of people’s movements in...

Islamic Area Studies with Geographical Information Systems

Islamic Area Studies with Geographical Information Systems

1st Edition

Atsuyuki Okabe
February 28, 2011

In this volume the contributors use Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to reassess both historic and contemporary Asian countries and traditionally Islamic areas. This highly illustrated and comprehensive work highlights how GIS can be applied to the social sciences. With its description of how...

Intellectuals in the Modern Islamic World: Transmission, Transformation and Communication

Intellectuals in the Modern Islamic World: Transmission, Transformation and Communication

1st Edition

Stephane A. Dudoignon, Komatsu Hisao, Kosugi Yasushi
April 30, 2009

Incorporating a rich series of case-studies covering a range of geographical areas, this collection of essays examines the history of modern intellectuals in the Islamic world throughout the twentieth century. The contributors reassess the typology and history of various scholars, providing...

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