By (author) Abdullah Saeed
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Islamic Thought by Abdullah Saeed
Book DescriptionIslamic Thought is a fresh and contemporary introduction to the philosophies and doctrines of Islam. Abdullah Saeed, a distinguished Muslim scholar, traces the development of religious knowledge in Islam, from the pre-modern to the modern period. The book focuses on Muslim thought, as well as the development, production and transmission of religious knowledge, and the trends, schools and movements that have contributed to the production of this knowledge. Key topics in Islamic culture are explored, including the development of the Islamic intellectual tradition, the two foundation texts, the Qur'an and Hadith, legal thought, theological thought, mystical thought, Islamic Art, philosophical thought, political thought, and renewal, reform and rethinking today. Through this rich and varied discussion, Saeed presents a fascinating depiction of how Islam was lived in the past and how its adherents practise it in the present. Islamic Thought is essential reading for students beginning the study of Islam but will also interest anyone seeking to learn more about one of the world's great religions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415364096
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Abdullah Saeed
Qur'an, Hardback (January 2008)
Designed for both Muslims and Western non-Muslim students this book examines the Qur'an in Western scholarship and provides an overview of its rich interpretive traditions. It is a concise introduction to various aspects of the Qur'an.
Islam and Political Legitimacy, Paperback (May 2007)» View all books by Abdullah Saeed
This is an exploration of the most challenging issues facing the Muslim world: the Islamisation of political power. The text presents an analysis of Muslim societies in West, South, Central and South East Asia and highlights the immediacy of the challenge for the political leadership in those societies.
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Author Biography - Abdullah Saeed
Abdullah Saeed is the Sultan of Oman Professor of Arab and Islamic Studies, and the Director of the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Islam at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He has written widely on Islam and contemporary Muslim issues and is the author and editor of a number of books, including Interpreting the Qur'an (2006), Approaches to the Qur'an in Contemporary Indonesia (editor, 2005), Freedom of Religion, Apostasy and Islam (co-author 2004), Islam and Political Legitimacy (co-editor 2004), Islam in Australia (2003) and Islamic Banking and Interest (1996).
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