Virtually Islamic

An intriguing study of the way in which multimedia material is used by the Muslim community to reach and influence a wider audience, thus promoting the fastest-growing religion in the world.

Virtually Islamic

Author: Gary R. Bunt

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An intriguing study of the way in which multimedia material is used by the Muslim community to reach and influence a wider audience, thus promoting the fastest-growing religion in the world.

Islam Dot Com

This book analyzes the discourses and deliberations in the discussion forums of three of the most visited Islamic websites and investigates the extent to which they have provided a venue for Muslims to freely engage in discussion among ...

Islam Dot Com

Author: M. el-Nawawy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230622666

Page: 273

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This book analyzes the discourses and deliberations in the discussion forums of three of the most visited Islamic websites and investigates the extent to which they have provided a venue for Muslims to freely engage in discussion among themselves and with non-Muslims about political, economic, religious and social issues.

Islamic Millenium Journal

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Virtually Sacred

The Virtual Hajj, on the other hand, welcomes nonMuslims even as it gives virtual form to Muslim articles of faith, religious practice, and communal ...

Virtually Sacred

Author: Robert M. Geraci

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199379971

Page: 352

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Millions of users have taken up residence in virtual worlds, and in those worlds they find opportunities to revisit and rewrite their religious lives. Robert M. Geraci argues that virtual worlds and video games have become a locus for the satisfaction of religious needs, providing many users with devoted communities, opportunities for ethical reflection, a meaningful experience of history and human activity, and a sense of transcendence. Using interviews, surveys, and his own first-hand experience within the virtual worlds, Geraci shows how World of Warcraft and Second Life provide participants with the opportunity to rethink what it means to be religious in the contemporary world. Not all participants use virtual worlds for religious purposes, but many online residents use them to rearrange or replace religious practice as designers and users collaborate in the production of a new spiritual marketplace. Using World of Warcraft and Second Life as case studies, this book shows that many residents now use virtual worlds to re-imagine their traditions and work to restore them to "authentic" sanctity, or else replace religious institutions with virtual communities that provide meaning and purpose to human life. For some online residents, virtual worlds are even keys to a post-human future where technology can help us transcend mortal life. Geraci argues that World of Warcraft and Second Life are "virtually sacred" because they do religious work. They often do such work without regard for-and frequently in conflict with-traditional religious institutions and practices; ultimately they participate in our sacred landscape as outsiders, competitors, and collaborators.

The Muslim World Book Review

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Pakistan as an Islamic State

One does not need to be a Muslim to recognize that virtually the one real hope for
Pakistan is that it be an Islamic state in sense ( l ) : that it aim at making itself an
ideal Islamic state . Given the fact that it is a democracy ( formally ) and that the ...

Pakistan as an Islamic State

Author: Wilfred Cantwell Smith

Publisher: Lahore, Shaikh Muhammad Ashraf

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Islam in the Digital Age

Post-September 11th, this phenomenon has grown more rapidly than ever.Gary R. Bunt provides a fascinating account of the issues at stake, identifying two radical new concepts: Firstly, the emergence of e-jihad ('Electronic Jihad') ...

Islam in the Digital Age

Author: Gary R. Bunt

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745320984

Page: 248

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The Internet is very big in the Arab world. After Al-Jazeera, it is the second most important source of dissenting opinion. Literally, millions of people in the Muslim world rely on web-sites to get their information and fatwas. A whole new life of cyber Imams and a new culture is emerging through Internet programmes and will have a profound effect on Arab consciousness. This book documents all this and examines various sites and offers the first comprehensive analysis of the impact of the Internet on Islamic culture.Zia Sardar, author of Postmodernism and the Other and Why Do People Hate AmericaThe Internet is an increasingly important source of information for many people in the Muslim world. Many Muslims in majority and minority contexts rely on the Internet -- including websites and e-mail -- as a primary source of news, information and communication about Islam. As a result, a new media culture is emerging which is having a significant impact on areas of global Muslim consciousness. Post-September 11th, this phenomenon has grown more rapidly than ever.Gary R. Bunt provides a fascinating account of the issues at stake, identifying two radical new concepts: Firstly, the emergence of e-jihad ('Electronic Jihad') originating from diverse Muslim perspectives -- this is described in its many forms relating to the different definitions of 'jihad', including on-line activism (ranging from promoting militaristic activities to hacking, to co-ordinating peaceful protests) and Muslim expression post 9/11. Secondly, he discusses religious authority on the Internet -- including the concept of on-line fatwas and their influence in diverse settings, and the complexities of conflicting notions of religious authority.

IMuslims

Exploring the increasing impact of the Internet on Muslims around the world, this book sheds new light on the nature of contemporary Islamic discourse, identity, and community.

IMuslims

Author: Gary R. Bunt

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807832588

Page: 358

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Exploring the increasing impact of the Internet on Muslims around the world, this book sheds new light on the nature of contemporary Islamic discourse, identity, and community. The Internet has profoundly shaped how both Muslims and non-Muslims perceiv

An Introduction to Islam

Virtually Islamic: Computer-Mediated Communication and Cyber Islamic Environments. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2000. ———. Islam in the Digital Age: ...

An Introduction to Islam

Author: Frederick Denny

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317347269

Page: 432

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An Introduction to Islam, Fourth Edition, provides students with a thorough, unified and topical introduction to the global religious community of Islam. In addition, the author's extensive field work, experience, and scholarship combined with his engaging writing style and passion for the subject also sets his text apart. An Introduction to Islam places Islam within a cultural, political, social, and religious context, and examines its connections with Judeo-Christian morals. Its integration of the doctrinal and devotional elements of Islam enables readers to see how Muslims think and live, engendering understanding and breaking down stereotypes. This text also reviews pre-Islamic history, so readers can see how Islam developed historically.

Studies in Medieval Islamic Architecture

One could deduce from this that the mausoleum was virtually unknown in Islamic
Iran before the eleventh century . But it could also be argued from the highly
finished quality of many eleventh - century mausolea ( such as those of
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Studies in Medieval Islamic Architecture

Author: Robert Hillenbrand

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Professor Hillenbrand has written extensively over the last 25 years on Islamic architecture from Spain to India and from the 7th to the 20th century. He has paid consistent attention to the architecture of Iran. This illustrated volume provides additional notes on studies in medieval Islamic architecture.

Islamic Political Ethics

The unity emerges from a consensus among virtually all Muslim communities on the authenticity of the QurΙanic text as it exists today.

Islamic Political Ethics

Author: Sohail H. Hashmi

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400825370

Page: 248

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One of the most dynamic aspects of the Islamic revival during the past two centuries has been the rethinking of Islamic political thought. A broad range of actors, ideas, and ideologies characterize the debate on how Islamic ethics and law should be manifested in modern institutions. Yet this aspect of the "return to Islam" has been neglected by policymakers, the media, and even many scholars, who equate "political Islam" with merely one strand, labeled "Islamic fundamentalism." Bringing together ten essays from six volumes of the Ethikon Series in Comparative Ethics, this book gives a rounded treatment to the subject of Islamic political ethics. The authors explore the Islamic ethics of civil society, boundaries, pluralism, and war and peace. They consider questions of diversity, discussing, among other subjects, Islamic regimes' policies regarding women and religious minorities. The chapters on war and peace take up such crucial and timely issues as the Islamic ethics of jihad, examining both the legitimate conditions for the declaration of war and the proper conduct of war. In their discussions, the contributors analyze the works of classical writers as well as the full range of modern reinterpretations. But beyond these analyses of previous and contemporary thinkers, the essays also reach back to the two fundamental sources of Islamic ethics--the Qur'an and traditions of the Prophet--to develop fresh insights into how Islam and Muslims can contribute to human society in the twenty-first century. The authors are Dale F. Eickelman, Hasan Hanafi, Sohail H. Hashmi, Farhad Kazemi, John Kelsay, Muhammad Khalid Masud, Sulayman Nyang, Bassam Tibi, and M. Raquibuz Zaman. From the foreword by Jack Miles: "Western foreign ministers and secretaries of state may have to learn a little theology if the looming clash between embattled elements both in the West and in the Muslim umma is to yield to disengagement and peaceful coexistence, to say nothing of fruitful collaboration. . . . It is, then, no idle academic exercise that the thinkers whose work is collected here have in hand. The long-term practical importance of their work can scarcely be overstated."

Religion and Media in China

Virtually Islamic: Computer-Mediated Communication and Cyber Islamic Environments. ... Islam in the Digital Age: E-Jihad, Online Fatwas and Cyber Islamic ...

Religion and Media in China

Author: Stefania Travagnin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317534522

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This volume focuses on the intersection of religion and media in China, bringing interdisciplinary approaches to bear on the role of religion in the lives of individuals and greater shifts within Chinese society in an increasingly media-saturated environment. With case studies focusing on Mainland China (including Tibet), Hong Kong and Taiwan, as well as diasporic Chinese communities outside Asia, contributors consider topics including the historical and ideological roots of media representations of religion, expressions of religious faith online and in social media, state intervention (through both censorship and propaganda), religious institutions’ and communities’ use of various forms of media, and the role of the media in relations between online/offline and local/diaspora communities. Chapters engage with the major religious traditions practiced in contemporary China, namely Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, Christianity, Islam, and new religious movements. Religion and the Media in China serves as a critical survey of case studies and suggests theoretical and methodological tools for a thorough and systematic study of religion in modern China. Contributors to the volume include historians of religion, sinologists, sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, and media and communication scholars. The critical theories that contributors develop around key concepts in religion—such as authority, community, church, ethics, pilgrimage, ritual, text, and practice—contribute to advancing the emerging field of religion and media studies.

Global Political Islam

Islam and new media L. AbuLughod, Local Contexts of Islamism in Popular Media, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2006. G. Bunt, Virtually Islamic: ...

Global Political Islam

Author: Peter Mandaville

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134341350

Page: 408

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An accessible and comprehensive account of the global dimensions of political Islam in the twenty-first century, explaining political Islam, nationalism and globalization and providing a detailed account of Al Qaeda.

Islam on YouTube

The Internet and Islam's new interpreters. In New media in the Muslim ... Virtually Islamic: Computer-mediated communication and cyber Islamic environments.

Islam on YouTube

Author: Ahmed Al-Rawi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137398264

Page: 121

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This book offers empirical insight into the way Muslims reacted online towards various controversial issues related to Islam. The book examines four cases studies: The Muhammed’s cartoons, the burning of the Quran controversies, Fitna and the Innocence of Muslims’ films. The issues of online religion, social movements and extremism are discussed, as many of the cases in question created both uproar and unity among many YouTubers. These case studies – in some instances – led to the expression of extremist views by some users, and the volume argues that they helped contribute to the growth of extremism due to the utilization of these events by some terrorist groups in order to recruit new members. In the concluding chapter, social network and sentiment analyses are presented in order to investigate all the collected comments and videos, while a critical discussion of freedom of expression and hate speech is offered, with special regards to the growing online influence of far right groups and their role in on-going YouTube debates.

The Hedgehog Review

Globalization and Islam Recently , interest in the relationship between
globalization and Islam has increased dramatically , mainly as a result of ...
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