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11. The collection of the Koran

11. The collection of the Koran  

Michael Cook

in The Koran: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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9780191776311
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853448.003.0011
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History tells us how God's speech came to be collected in the form we see it today. ‘The collection of the Koran’ examines gathering together of the Koranic text. The oldest securely dated ... More
5. Competing Approaches

5. Competing Approaches  

Adam J. Silverstein

in Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2010
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9780191777264
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10.1093/actrade/9780199545728.003.0005
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Why are Islam, and Islamic history particularly, exempt from established rules of historical enquiry? How do the views of Muslim and non-Muslim historians compare? ‘Competing approaches’ ... More
14. Conclusion

14. Conclusion  

Michael Cook

in The Koran: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853448.003.0014
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A scripture, or classic, acts as two things: a product of its own time and an authority in our time. The Conclusion asks: how well is the Koran equipped to be both of these things today? ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Adam J. Silverstein

in Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

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The Conclusion attempts to answer the main question posed by this VSI: why, despite sharing common roots in the Semitic monotheism of the Near East, do the West and Muslim societies seem to ... More
Conclusions

Conclusions  

Nile Green

in Global Islam: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2021
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10.1093/actrade/9780190917234.003.0006
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“Conclusions” focuses on the past and future of global Islam, beginning with the move away from Sufi leadership and ending with today’s diverse and fragmentary representations of Islam. The ... More
3. Defending Islam from the secular world order

3. Defending Islam from the secular world order  

Nile Green

in Global Islam: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2021
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10.1093/actrade/9780190917234.003.0004
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Following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, new hubs emerged in Egypt, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia. “Defending Islam from the Secular World Order” compares the different approaches of ... More
3. The dissemination of the Koran

3. The dissemination of the Koran  

Michael Cook

in The Koran: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853448.003.0003
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With modernity came the ability to disseminate widely a scripture among those who believe in it. The most obvious change came with the invention of the printing press. ‘The dissemination of ... More
3. Divine unicity

3. Divine unicity  

Malise Ruthven

in Islam: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jan 2012
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10.1093/actrade/9780199642878.003.0003
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There is one word that describes the main impulse of Islam: tawhid meaning making one, or, unicity. This word can be rephrased as to mean: there is no god but God. There is a paradox here, ... More
13. Doubts and puzzles

13. Doubts and puzzles  

Michael Cook

in The Koran: A Very Short Introduction

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There is a certain amount of obscurity in the text of the Koran. There are clusters of linguistic puzzles in it, and translations can do no more than gloss over or guess. ‘Doubts and ... More
4. From Islamic revolutions to the Internet

4. From Islamic revolutions to the Internet  

Nile Green

in Global Islam: A Very Short Introduction

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“From Islamic Revolutions to the Internet” traces the development of global Islam from the Islamic Revolution in Iran and the war in Afghanistan to today, via the post-Soviet opening of ... More
3. Institutions

3. Institutions  

Adam J. Silverstein

in Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

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‘Institutions’ examines three institutions — the mosque, jihad, and the caliphate ℄ that have been common to all Muslim societies, while being different in practice in the various regions ... More
4. The interpretation of the Koran

4. The interpretation of the Koran  

Michael Cook

in The Koran: A Very Short Introduction

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10.1093/actrade/9780192853448.003.0004
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A culture can do a variety of things with a classic or sacred text. One of those things is to provide commentaries. ‘The interpretation of the Koran’ looks at the different ways that the ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Nile Green

in Global Islam: A Very Short Introduction

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What is global Islam, and where did it come from? The Introduction defines “global Islam” as the doctrines and practices promoted by transnational religious activists, organizations, and ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Adam J. Silverstein

in Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

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There are three questions in the story of Islamic history. What happened? How do we know this? Why does it matter? The Introduction takes a brief look at the geography of Islam now and in ... More
2. Islam in the age of empire, steam, and print

2. Islam in the age of empire, steam, and print  

Nile Green

in Global Islam: A Very Short Introduction

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Where did global Islam come from? “Islam in the Age of Empire, Steam, and Print” looks at the period between 1870 and 1920, when the infrastructure of empire combined with technology to ... More
1. Islam, Muslims, and Islamism

1. Islam, Muslims, and Islamism  

Malise Ruthven

in Islam: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Islam is the religion of about one-fifth of humanity. The terrorist attacks in September 2001 raised the profile of Islam throughout the world as a subject of analysis and discussion. ... More
10. The Koran as an object of dogma

10. The Koran as an object of dogma  

Michael Cook

in The Koran: A Very Short Introduction

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The tug-of-war between the two antithetical tendencies of imagining God in terms intelligible to humans and imagining him in sublime, transcendent terms is a strong one. ‘The Koran as an ... More
6. The Koran as codex

6. The Koran as codex  

Michael Cook

in The Koran: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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There are many ways to present a text. This is influenced by culture and materials. ‘The Koran as codex’ examines how the Koran was first assembled and how it is presented today. The leaves ... More
7. The Koran as text

7. The Koran as text  

Michael Cook

in The Koran: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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The attitude of a culture towards faithful transmission need not be either uniform or constant. ‘The Koran as text’ considers how the Koran has been recorded and preserved. Muslims in the ... More
9. The Koran as truth

9. The Koran as truth  

Michael Cook

in The Koran: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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9780191776311
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853448.003.0009
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The Koran presents God's speech as sacred and unfailingly true. These truths play a part in many aspects of Muslim literature and life, on both formal and informal levels. ‘The Koran as ... More

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