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Political Islam: Past and Present, 2017/18
Samar Al-Afandi
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Al-Monitor, “The Evolution of ISIS”, http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/tr/security/2013/11/syria-islamic-state-iraq-sham-growth.html

Ali, S. 2009. A religion, not a state : Ali Abd al-Raziq's Islamic justification of political secularism . Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press Chapter 5 (70-90)

Bayat, A. 1996. The Coming of a Post-Islamist Society , Critique : critical Middle Eastern studies. , 5/9, pp. 43-52

Bayat, A. ed. 2013. Post-Islamism : the many faces of political Islam , New York: Oxford University Press

Tugal, C. 2002. Islamism in Turkey: Beyond Instrument and Meaning http://sociology.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/faculty/tugal/Islamism_in_Turkey.pdf

Haddad, Y. 1994. Muḥammed Abduh: Pioneer of Islamic Reform , IN Pioneers of Islamic revival , ed, Ali Rahnama. London: Zed Books Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Haerens, M., & Zott, L. M. 2013. The Arab Spring . Detroit, Greenhaven Press.

Hourani, A. 1983. Arabic Thought in the Liberal Age 1798 – 1939 . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Kedourie, E. 1997. Afghani and ʻAbduh : an essay on religious unbelief and political activism in modern Islam . London, Frank Cass.

Kerr, M. 1966. Islamic reform : the political and legal theories of Muḥammad ʻAbduh and Rashīd Riḍā , Berkeley: University of California Press Chapter 4 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Mandaville, P .2007. Global political Islam . Abingdon: Routledge, Chapter 7 (237-275)

Mitchell, R. 1969. The Society of the Muslim Brothers . Oxford: Oxford University Press, Chapter One

Özervarli, S. M. 2010. The Reconstruction of Islamic Social Thought in the Modern Period: Nursi’s approach to Religious Discourse in a Changing Society . Asian journal of social science. , 38, 532–553.

Parray, T. 2011. Islamic Modernist and Reformist Thought: A Study of the Contribution of Sir Sayyid and Muhammad Iqbal . World Journal of Islamic History and Civilization, 1 (2): 79-93 http://idosi.org/wjihc/wjihc1%282%2911/2.pdf

Ramadan, T. 2012. The Arab awakening : Islam and the new Middle East , UK : Penguin

Roy, Olivier. 1994. The failure of political Islam . Cambridge: Harvard University Press Chapter 2 (35-48) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Sabet, A. 2008. Islam and the political : theory, governance and international relations . London: Pluto Press, Chapter 3

Sayyid Qutb. 1991. Milestones . Delhi: Markazi Maktaba Islami

Section on Khalifah in Khalifah.com, http://www.khilafah.com/index.php/the-khilafah/khilafah

Sedgwick, M. J. 2010. Muhammad Abduh . Oxford, England, Oneworld.

Scholars refuting ISIS ideology, “Open Letter to Al-Baghdadi”, http://lettertobaghdadi.com/index.php

Soroush, A. 2000. Reason, freedom, & democracy in Islam : essential writings of ʻAbdolkarim Soroush , New York: Oxford University Press

Stacher, J, Post Islamist Rumblings in Egypt: The Emergence of the Wasat Party , The Middle East journal. , 56/3, 2002, pg. 415-432 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Weiss, Michael, and Hassan Hassan. 2015. ISIS : inside the army of terror . New York, NY : Regan Arts

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Abduh, M. 1966. The theology of unity . Tr. Ishaq Masa'ad and Kenneth Cragg. London: Allen & Unwin

Asma Afsaruddin, 2008, Islam, the state, and political authority : medieval issues and modern concerns ,

Badawi, Z. 1978. The reformers of Egypt , London: The Muslim Institute

Bin Laden, Osama. 1998. Al-Qaeda’s Second Fatwa . http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/military/jan-june98/fatwa_1998.html

Burgat, F. 2003. Face to face with political Islam . London: I.B. Tauris

Filiu Jean-Pierre , 2011. The Arab Revolution: Ten Lessons from the Democratic Uprising , UK: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd

Financial Times, “Saudi Arabia ‘in denial’ over Isis ideology”, http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/ae16214c-47c3-11e4-be7b-00144feab7de.html#axzz3EoQYqgKH

Hale, William and Ozbudun, Ergun. 2011. Islamism, democracy and liberalism in Turkey : the case of the AKP . UK: Routledge

Hussain, Meinhaj. 2010. 21st century Islamic State . GrandeStrategy Press

International Business Times, “Iraq ISIS crisis: End of Sykes-Picot Agreement” , http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/iraq-isis-crisis-this-end-sykes-picot-1454751

Mozaffari, M.2007. What is Islamism? History and Definition of a Concept , Totalitarian movements and political religions. , 8:1, 17-33

Neufeldt R.W. 1977. Religion and Politics in the Thought of Muhammad Iqbal, Journal of Religious Thought , 34, 1, 35-39.

Rubin, B. 2010, The Muslim Brotherhood [electronic resource] : the organization and policies of a global Islamist movement , New York, Palgrave

Tamimi, A. 2001. Rachid Ghannouchi : a democrat within Islamism . New York: Oxford University Press

This list was last updated on 17/09/2015