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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (1): 27–33.
Published: 01 May 2011
... on literal readings of the scriptures or have followed a rationalist perspective using their own interpretations of religious teachings. During the past several centuries, as a result of the dominance of secularization and laïcité , religion throughout the world took a backseat and the “death of God...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2003) 23 (1-2): 301–320.
Published: 01 August 2003
...ALI RIAZ Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 2003 “God Willing”: The Politics and Ideology of Islamism in Bangladesh ALI RIAZ “God willing, we shall form the next government,” in politics. Thirty years later an election had brought a declared Khaleda Zia...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2002) 22 (1-2): 90–99.
Published: 01 August 2002
...Fatemeh Keshavarz Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 2003 Pregnant with God: The Poetic Art of Mothering the Sacred In Rumi’s Fihi Ma Fih Fatemeh Keshavarz Studies of Rumi can no longer stay on the fringes of ing, much remains unsaid. Many feel...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2007) 27 (2): 345–366.
Published: 01 August 2007
.... Pier Confl Hunger, and God, Lost: Colonies ights linking South Africa and Australia, Mauritius, and Southeast Asia, for example, some- for example, Asia, Southeast...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1997) 17 (1): 145–156.
Published: 01 May 1997
... of the varied beliefs and rituals of the differ- hood of God. This has remained the characteristic ent African communities from which they had been theme of all Jamaican-initiated religion from, for ex- torn, to create Myal, a Jamaican slave adaptation of their ample, the native Baptists, through...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1998) 18 (1): 21–29.
Published: 01 May 1998
... Banarsidass. Is God an Untouchable? A Case of Caste Conflict in Rajasthan Dominique-Sila Khan Is the category of caste - jatior warn - relevant to caste. The person against whom the complaint was classlfylng the gods worshipped by the Hindus? An- lodged has slandered our...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (2): 538–544.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Yigal Bronner © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 A Road Map for Future Studies: The Language of the Gods in the World of Scholars REVIEW ESSAY Yigal Bronner...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2013) 33 (1): 117–124.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Lawrence McCrea Unless otherwise noted, all translations are my own. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 review essay In the World of Men and beyond It Thoughts on Sheldon Pollock’s The Language of the Gods in the World of Men Lawrence McCrea t is a rarity...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 666–671.
Published: 01 December 2015
... conceptual tool: the notion of the human being as a “walking Quran.” As Diagne discusses, many Islamic traditions insist on the fact that the Quran is truly written in the heart of the believer who thus becomes an embodiment of the Word of God. As the being chosen to be the bearer of the Word spoken by God...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2003) 23 (1-2): 234–245.
Published: 01 August 2003
...HOMA KATOUZIAN In Iran, both before and after Islam, the ruler was thought to be God's vicegerent on earth and, unlike Europe, his legitimacy was not dependent on the law of primogeniture. Thus he was not bound by any written or unwritten law or tradition and could take decisions up to the utmost...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (2): 328–343.
Published: 01 August 2019
... adjudication, it sanctioned a past of primarily moral nature, oriented toward God and salvation and grounded in Ibadi doctrine and practice. This mode of history implied that everyday interactions and relationships could be assessed through exemplary forms of morality, as embodied by virtuous forbears. Yet...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (2): 194–204.
Published: 01 August 2021
... the relationship between media and religion, it suggests that in Rwanda debates about the kind of music Pentecostal artists should perform must be contextualized in relation to (1) a Pentecostal “theology of sound,” or the belief that particular music and sound practices bring individuals closer to God; and (2...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (3): 491–507.
Published: 01 December 2018
... positions were articulated. Such positions included Rida’s insistence on the compatibility between Islam and the Enlightenment, Malihabadi’s appropriation of non-Muslim forms of thought to the repertoire of the Salafi principle of Tawhid (Unity of God), and al-Hilali’s call for Islamic conformity...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2008) 28 (3): 533–557.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Rebecca Gould This essay aims at a methodological interpretation of Sheldon Pollock's oeuvre from the perspective of comparative literary history. Part 1 focuses on his recent magnum opus, The Language of the Gods in the World of Men . Part 2 compares the Sanskrit cosmopolis in Pollock's...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2009) 29 (3): 528–543.
Published: 01 December 2009
... relationship in accordance with a martyr's view of self as pertains to his or her actions in the face of God, country, and man under the rubric of some historical and literary events and productions throughout Iranian history is also epmhasized. Duke University Press 2009...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2011) 31 (1): 23–26.
Published: 01 May 2011
...” and “full implementation of Sharia” as a political platform sanctioned by revelation. This essay suggests that neither claim is legitimate. Political power is a worldly question. Neither the Koran nor Prophet Muhammad himself claimed that he ruled on behalf of God. Nor did Muslims in the early age of Islam...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 647–656.
Published: 01 December 2015
... of the Movements in Accra and Cape Town.” Islamic Africa 2 , no. 2 ( 2011 ): 87 – 116 . Ghazali Abu Hamid al- . “Elaboration of the Marvels of the Heart.” In Knowledge of God in Classical Sufism , translated and edited by Renard John , 298 – 326 . New York : Paulist , 2004...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (3): 341–355.
Published: 01 December 2010
... that in the Africa Baghdad, where he had studied jurisprudence city they say ‘Ayn al-­Qudat claims he is God. And East 4 with a number of renowned scholars. We know they issue fatwa asking for my death (appeal to Middle...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1994) 14 (1): 73–98.
Published: 01 May 1994
... assure their listeners that the true Messiah will re- the question of how the Prophet was chosen to be turn to defeat the Christians, Jews and their false the Imam of the umma (DI, 91). He argues further Messiah, giving victory to Islam after smashing the that it is God who laid down the rule...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2013) 33 (2): 177–196.
Published: 01 August 2013
... after the revo- a selective readings of ) revolutionary values. Both lution, “God Is Great” (Allah-­o Akbar) was once events haunt the memory of the people and the again shouted from rooftops. Many of the chants polity as well as this essay, which through a close...