Posts Tagged ‘Islamic’

Homosexuality in Islam: Islamic Reflection on Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Muslims

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Many Islamic authorities claim that homosexuality is categorically forbidden, but the reality is much less clear-cut. There are no verses in the Qur’an that unambiguously condemn homosexuals, and there are some that suggest they can be tolerated in Muslim communities. In addition, reports from Hadith that condemn homosexual and transgender persons are of dubious authenticity.

This pioneering work is the first to tackle this complex and controversial issue from a religious perspective. Scott Kugle critically engages with scripture, law, and tradition to examine the foundations for prevailing attitudes towards homosexuality in Islam. Arguing that Muslims can reconcile themselves with the inevitable diversity in society without compromising their principles, Kugle makes a forceful case for a renewed Islam that accepts all followers, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Homosexuality in Islam: Islamic Reflection on Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Muslims

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The Arab Contribution to Islamic Art: From the Seventh to the Fifteenth Centuries

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Islamic civilization represents one of the richest and most prolific phases in the cultural history of humanity. Yet it did not generate serious and widespread interest in the West until the beginning of the twentieth century, when art historians and archaeologists began to analyze and evaluate it from their own point of view and according to their own esthetics. This book attempts to appraise the early periods of Islamic art within its own cultural framework and according to Islamic esthetics. It places the development of Islamic art during the early periods within its historical context and social and political environment. It emphasizes the role the Arabs played in the way they molded their culture with that of the conquered peoples and brought about Islamic civilization.

The Arab Contribution to Islamic Art: From the Seventh to the Fifteenth Centuries

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Islam and Terrorism: What the Quran Really Teaches About Christianity, Violence and the Goals of the Islamic Jihad

  • ISBN13: 9780884198840
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  • Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.

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Mark Gabriel, an ex-Muslim and former professor of Islamic history at Al-Azhar Univeristy in Cairo, Egypt, the most prestigious Islamic school in the world, explains why terrorists do what they do. Hi

Islam and Terrorism: What the Quran Really Teaches About Christianity, Violence and the Goals of the Islamic Jihad

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