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Routledge Handbook on Islam in Asia

Edited by: Chiara Formichi

Print publication date:  September  2021
Online publication date:  September  2021

Print ISBN: 9780367225285
eBook ISBN: 9780429275364
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The Routledge Handbook on Islam in Asia offers both new and established scholarship on Muslim societies and religious practices across Asia, from a variety of interdisciplinary angles, with chapters covering South, Central, East and Southeast Asia, as well as Africa?Asia connections.

Presenting work grounded in archival, literary, and ethnographic inquiry, contributors to this handbook lend their expertise to paint a picture of Islam as deeply connected to and influenced by Asia, often by-passing or reversing relationships of power and authority that have placed ?Arab? Islam in a hierarchically superior position vis-à-vis Asia. This handbook is structured in four parts, each representing an emergent area of inquiry:

  • Frames
  • Authority and authorizing practices
  • Muslim spatialities
  •  Imaginations of piety

Dislodging ingrained assumptions that Asia is at the periphery of Islam ? and that Islam is at the periphery of Asia?s cultural matrix ? this handbook sets an agenda against the ?center-periphery? dichotomy, as well as the syncretism paradigm that has dominated conversations on Islam in Asia. It thus demonstrates possibilities for new scholarly approaches to the study of Islam within the ?Asian context.?

This ground-breaking handbook is a valuable resource to students and scholars of Asian studies, religious studies, and cultural studies more broadly.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Studying Islam Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Minoritization, racialization, and Islam in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The five pillars and Indonesia's musical soundscape Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Islam and Sanskritic imaginaires in southern Asia Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Islamic feminisms in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Eastern African doyens in South Asia Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The making of Qīz Bībī in Central Asia's oral shrine traditions Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Ismailis of Badakhshan Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Islamic law in Xinjiang Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Major turning points for Shiʿi Islam in modern South Asia Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Making Islamic finance in South Asia Download PDF
Chapter  12:  In the halal zones of Malaysia and Singapore  Download PDF
Chapter  13:  South Asian Shiʿi sacred geography Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Muslim pilgrimage in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Ḥaḍramī Sufi-scholars and their shrines in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Sacred spaces and the making of Sufism in Sri Lanka  Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Muslim interactions between Central Asia, China, and Imperial Japan Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Mosque architecture and decoration in China Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Mapping the trajectory of Islam in Chinese terms Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The “moral background” of work in Central Asia Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Pious lives of Soviet Muslims Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Two Deobandi views on being Muslim in India Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The Tablighi Jama'at movement in maritime Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  24:  A tree enrooted Download PDF
Glossary Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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