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What Is Islam?
The Importance of Being Islamic
Shahab Ahmed

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations xi
Preface xiii
Part One Questions
What Is Islam? 3
Chapter 1 Six Questions about Islam 5
Part Two Conceptualizations
Chapter 2 Islam as Law, islams-not-Islam, Islamic and Islamicate, Religion and Culture, Culture and Civilization 113
Chapter 3 Religion and Secular, Sacred and Profane, Theocentric and Anthropocentric, Total Social Fact, Family Resemblance 176
Chapter 4 Culture, Meaning, Symbol System, Core and Nucleus, Whatever-Muslims-Say-It-Is, Discursive Tradition, Orthodoxy, Process 246
Part Three Re-Conceptualizations
Chapter 5 Hermeneutical Engagement, Pre-Text, Text, and Con-Text, Meaning-Making for the Self, Spatiality of Revelation, Hierarchy, Exteriority-Interiority, Public and Private,
Language and Vocabulary, Ambivalence and Ambiguity, Metaphor and Paradox 301
Chapter 6: Applications and Implications: Coherent Contradiction, Exploration, Diffusion, Form and Meaning, Modern 405
The Importance of Being Islamic 542
Works Cited 547
Index 593

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