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DeLong-Bas, Natana J.

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Works: 13 works in 63 publications in 3 languages and 2,408 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography‡vDictionaries  Encyclopedias  Biography  Bibliography  Dictionaries 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: BP195.W2, 297.814
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Most widely held works by Natana J DeLong-Bas
Wahhabi Islam : from revival and reform to global Jihad by Natana J DeLong-Bas ( Book )
30 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the first study ever undertaken of the writings of Wahhabism's founder, Muhammad Ibn Abd al-Wahhab (1702-1791), Natana DeLong-Bas shatters stereotypes and misconceptions. Her reading of Ibn Abd al-Wahhab's works produces a revisionist thesis: Ibn Abd al-Wahhab was not the godfather of contemporary terrorist movements. Rather, he was a voice of reform, reflecting mainstream eighteenth-century Islamic thought. His vision of Islamic society was based upon a monotheism in which Muslims, Christians, and Jews were to enjoy peaceful co-existence and cooperative commercial and treaty relations. Eschewing medieval interpretations of the Quran and hadith (sayings and deeds of the prophet Muhammad), Ibn Abd al-Wahhab called for direct, historically contextualized interpretation of scripture by both women and men. His understanding of theology and Islamic law was rooted in Quranic values rather than literal interpretations. A strong proponent of women's rights, he called for a balance of rights between women and men both within marriage and in access to education and public space." "In the most comprehensive study of Ibn Abd al-Wahhab's interpretation of jihad ever written, DeLong-Bas details a vision in which jihad is strictly limited to the self-defense of the Muslim community against military aggression. Contemporary extremists like Osama bin Laden do not have their origins in Wahhabism, she shows. The hallmark jihadi focus on a cult of martyrdom, the strict division of the world into two necessarily opposing spheres, the wholescale destruction of both civilian life and property, and the call for global jihad are entirely absent from Ibn Abd al-Wahhab's writings. Instead, the militant stance of contemporary jihadism lies in adherence to the writings of the medieval scholar, Ibn Taymiyya, and the twentieth-century Egyptian radical, Sayyid Qutb."--Jacket
Women in Muslim family law by John L Esposito ( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This second edition of John L. Esposito's landmark book expands and updates coverage of family law reforms (in marriage, divorce, and inheritance) throughout the Middle East, North Africa, and South and Southeast Asia, and analyzes the diverse interpretation of Muslim family law, identifying shifts, key problems, and challenges in the twenty-first century."--BOOK JACKET
Notable Muslims : Muslim builders of world civilization and culture by Natana J DeLong-Bas ( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From political leaders and human rights activists to rap musicians and NBA basketball stars, this diverse collection of profiles documents the contributions of fifty male and fifty female Muslims to a wide variety of different fields and professions. As an exploration and celebration of what it means to be a Muslim today, it offers a colourful and vibrant counterpoint to the stereotypes of religious fundamentalists and masked suicide bombers that have become all too commonplace in Western representations of Islam. ... contemporary focus; eighty-five of the one hundred figures profiled are alive today."--Dust jacket flap
The Oxford encyclopedia of Islam and women ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Information on the major topics of scholarly interest within the study of Islam and women. With more than 450 articles with a concentration on contemporary issues
Al-Qaeda by Natana J DeLong-Bas ( )
in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jihad by Natana J DeLong-Bas ( )
in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The five pillars of Islam by Natana J DeLong-Bas ( )
in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wahhabism by Natana J DeLong-Bas ( )
in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab an intellectual biography by Natana J DeLong-Bas ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Daʻwat al-šayk̲ Muḥammad b. ʻAbd al-Wahhāb : min al-iḥyāʼ wa-al-iṣlāḥ ilā al-ǧihād al-ʻālamī by Natana J DeLong-Bas ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in Arabic and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Wahhabism and the Question of Religious Tolerance by Natana J DeLong-Bas ( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Oxford encyclopedia of Islam and women. 2 vol. set ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Scholarship on Islam and women has expanded exponentially over the past twenty years, with increasing specialization within the field, as well as cross-pollination between other fields and disciplines. With this surge in interest there is a genuine need for a systematic reference work to provide balanced comprehensive coverage of the field. "The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women" is designed to meet this need by providing clear, current, comprehensive information on the major topics of scholarly interest within the study of women and Islam. The Encyclopedia, which is based on the highly acclaimed "Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World" and is one of four encyclopedias in the Islamic World series, will be published as an e-book, in print, and on Oxford Islamic Studies Online. It will feature several hundred in-depth articles written by leading experts and is intended as a single source for accurate overview articles covering all aspects of this flourishing area of research
Daʻwat al-Shaykh Muḥammad ibn ʻAbd al-Wahhāb : min al-iḥyāʼ wa-al-iṣlāḥ ilá al-jihād al-ʻālamī by Natana J DeLong-Bas ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in Arabic and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Bas, Natana J. De Long-
Bas, Natana J. DeLong-
De Long-Bas, Natana J.
DeLong-Bas, Natana
Dīlūnǧ Bās, Natānā
Languages
English (60)
Arabic (2)
German (1)
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