Voices of Islam: Voices of life : family, home, and society

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2007 - Islam - 272 pages
Provides a wide depiction of Islamic doctrines, practices, and worldviews. Some 50 articles by scholars that are also practicing Muslims representing a diverse range of places, traditions, cultures, and beliefs are presented in volumes that individually address the grand traditions and beliefs of the religion; the spiritual experience of Islam; everyday experiences of family, home, and society; Islamic cultures' art, aesthetics, and science; and Muslim progressives, modernists, and other reformers.
 

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Contents

The Fabric of Muslim Daily Life
1
Islam Culture and Women in a Bangladesh Village
35
Marriage in Islam
57
The Spiritual Significance of Marriage in Islam
77
Respect for the Mother in Islam
93
Pregnancy and Childbirth in Islam
107
The Birth of Aliya Maryam
113
Even at Night the Sun is There Illness as a Blessing from God
123
The Miracle of Pain
149
Death and Burial in Islam
151
Reflection on Death and Loss
173
Die before You Die
179
Sufi Foundations of the Ethics of Social Life in Islam
181
Islam and Business
197
Index
223
About the Editors and Contributions
237

Caring for the Ill in Islam
129

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