The Spirituality of Shi'i Islam

Belief and Practices

Published in association with the Institute of Ismaili Studies.

The Islamic Vision of Development in the Light of Maqasid Al-Shariah

The maqasid al-shari’ah (higher intents and purposes of Islamic Law) have been either directly stated in the Qur’an and the Sunnah or inferred from these by a number of scholars. All of these address

Understanding Maqasid al-Shari’ah

A Contemporary Perspective

Dr. Musafir bin Ali al-Qahtani's work contributes to the ever growing body of scholarly literature in the field of maqasid al-Shari'ah (higher objectives of Islamic law). Understanding Maqasidal-Shari

The Lightning-scene in Ancient Arabic Poetry

Function, Narration and Idiosyncrasy in Pre-Islamic and Early Islamic Poetry

In Old Arabic poetry from the pre-Islamic and early Islamic periods to the end of the orthodox Caliphate, one theme is the lightning-scene. In this the protagonist asserts that he could not sleep beca

The Other Side of the Mountain: Mujahideen Tactics in the Soviet-Afghan War

The Divine Guide in Early Shi'ism

The Sources of Esotericism in Islam

The Imam, the Divine Guide, is the central point around which the Shi'ite religion turns. The power of Shi'ism comes from the actions of the Imam. This title is reserved exclusively for the sucessors

The Politics of Social Transformation in Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan

This volume comprises the work of some of the leading authorities in Southwest Asian and Middle Eastern studies concerning the state-initiated interventions to restructure the socio-political order in

Afghan Guerrilla Warfare

In the Words of the Mjuahideen Fighters

DIVWhen the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979, few experts believed the fledgling Mujahideen resistance movement had a chance of withstanding the modern, mechanized onslaught of the Soviet Army

From martial law to martial law

politics in the Punjab, 1919-1958

General Principles in the Risale-i Nur Collection for a True Understanding of Islam

TheRisale-i Nur Collection is full of "general principles," not only related to the Islamic Jurisprudence but also to all the fields of Islam or Islamic life and Islamic branches of knowledge. Based o

The Ahmadis and the Politics of Religious Exclusion in Pakistan

In this path-breaking new work, Ali Usman Qasmi traces the history of the political exclusion of the Ahmadiyya religious minority in Pakistan by drawing on revealing new sources. This volume is the fi

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