Supporting Muslim Students

A Guide to Understanding the Diverse Issues of Today’s Classrooms

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Author: Laura Mahalingappa,Terri Rodriguez,Nihat Polat

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475832966

Category: Education

Page: 180

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This book is a practical guide for educators who are working with Muslim youth in PK-12 schools to understand issues that may impact Muslim students today. It outlines basic information about the Muslim community and presents topics such as peer relationships, bullying, and anti-bias pedagogy, through school-based vignettes and case studies.

A Guide to the Saudi Arabian Economy

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Author: John R. Presley,Tony Westaway

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349088277

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 233

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A study of the changes that have taken place in the various sectors of the economy and the factors that currently influence economic development and policy in Saudi Arabia. The effects of the changes in oil revenues on the economy and the Kingdom's development strategy are discussed.

Al-Azhar: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

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Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199803804

Category: Social Science

Page: 14

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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of Islamic studies find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In Islamic studies, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Islamic Studies, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of the Islamic religion and Muslim cultures. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.

Beyond Interdependence

The Meshing of the World's Economy and the Earth's Ecology

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Author: Jim MacNeill,Pieter Winsemius,Taizō Yakushiji,Trilateral Commission

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195071263

Category: Computers

Page: 159

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Over the last year, the world has seen some cataclysmic changes. Eastern Europe is no longer yoked with Soviet communism, Germany is again a single, powerful nation, and Russia itself is pursuing a free-market economy at an almost frantic pace. Yet as we focus on the triumph of democracy, it is easy to overlook the potentially catastrophic changes that face the world environment, changes that are inextricably linked to the workings of the political and economic institutions of our time. Beyond Interdependence builds upon the Brundtland Commission's landmark report Our Common Future, a book that has been hailed as "the most important document of the decade on the future of the world" and has sold over one-half million copies in nineteen foreign languages. Dr. Jim MacNeill, the principal author of both works, has in this latest study extended the Commission's analysis of the critical relationships between the global environment, the world economy, and the international order. Together with his eminent colleagues, Pieter Winsemius and Taizo Yakushiji, MacNeill shows that while our global economy and ecology have become completely interlocked, they have remained separate in our institutions, and in the minds of our policymakers. The result is a wide range of domestic and international policies that are accelerating the depletion of Earth's basic ecological (and economic) capital--its rivers, lakes, and oceans, its soils and forests, its flora and fauna, and its ozone shield. These short-sighted policies also threaten us in the next century with a greater rise in global warming and sea level than have occurred in the ten-thousand years since the last ice age. The authors argue that this environmental degradation and resource depletion will be the principal source of interstate conflict in the post-cold war world. Providing a fresh analysis of the issues of global change, and taking into account such recent events as the tidal-shift in East/West relations and the G7 Economic Summit in Houston, Beyond Interdependence shows how industrialized nations can take unilateral action to address environmental threats while improving macroeconomic efficiency and international competitiveness. It also demonstrates how developed nations can negotiate a series of mutually advantageous "bargains" with Eastern European and Third World nations. With its incisive analysis and far-reaching recommendations for policy reform, Beyond Interdependence shows us how we can act urgently but intelligently to advance our common future.

The Crusades and the Expansion of Catholic Christendom, 1000–1714

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Author: John France

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134196180

Category: History

Page: 392

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The Crusades and the Expansion of Catholic Christendom, 1000-1714 is a fascinating and accessible survey that places the medieval Crusades in their European context, and examines, for the first time, their impact on European expansion. Taking a unique approach that focuses on the motivation behind the Crusades, John France chronologically examines the whole crusading movement, from the development of a ‘crusading impulse’ in the eleventh century through to an examination of the relationship between the Crusades and the imperialist imperatives of the early modern period. France provides a detailed examination of the first Crusade, the expansion and climax of crusading during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries and the failure and fragmentation of such practices in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Concluding with an assessment of the influence of the Crusades across history, and replete with illustrations, maps, timelines, guides for further reading, and a detailed list of rulers across Europe and the Muslim world, this study provides students with an essential guide to a central aspect of medieval history.

Navigating the Research University: A Guide for First-Year Students

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Author: Britt Andreatta

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495913782

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Full of practical tips and tools and useful personal advice, NAVIGATING THE RESEARCH UNIVERSITY: A GUIDE FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS, 3E, provides students with a comprehensive introduction to education at a research institution. While orientation sessions and other first-year programs are designed to orient students to the many aspects of university life, this text helps them navigate the university on a daily basis. Suitable for first-year experience courses, orientation, or first-year seminars, the text is designed to support students at a broad range of research universities and gives you the flexibility to easily incorporate unique features of your own institution. Britt Andreatta helps students understand research, the role it plays in the university, and the basic methodologies used in a variety of disciplines. Andreatta also guides students in developing the skills necessary for achieving academic success, including critical thinking, thoughtful analysis, and effective writing. In addition, the text includes valuable insights into the personal and working issues students may encounter as new and aspiring members of a community of scholars. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Peace-Building by, between, and beyond Muslims and Evangelical Christians

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Author: Mohammed Abu-Nimer,David Augsburger

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739135235

Category: Religion

Page: 324

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This book addresses sensitive issues that often lead to misperception between Christians and Muslims. Considering the current state of the world, this timely work makes an important contribution that will help readers deepen their understanding of Muslims, Christians, and the importance of interfaith dialogue.

How to Read the Qur'an

A New Guide, with Select Translations

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Author: Carl W. Ernst

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807869074

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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For anyone, non-Muslim or Muslim, who wants to know how to approach, read, and understand the text of the Qur'an, How to Read the Qur'an offers a compact introduction and reader's guide. Using a chronological reading of the text according to the conclusions of modern scholarship, Carl W. Ernst offers a nontheological approach that treats the Qur'an as a historical text that unfolded over time, in dialogue with its audience, during the career of the Prophet Muhammad.

A Guide to International Law Careers

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Author: Anneke Smit,Christopher Waters

Publisher: BIICL

ISBN: 9781905221141

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 70

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The experience of many students studying public international law at a university is: "This is fascinating, but what can I do with it?" This practical and focused guide explores the options available to law graduates, beyond the traditional or domestic law career paths. The range of possible careers is vast - from human rights to investment law and from the courtroom or boardroom to the refugee camp. A Guide to International Law Careers will help with considering whether and how to pursue a career in one of these areas. The essential message is that international law jobs are out there and attainable if approached strategically and with perseverance. The text - written as a series of questions and answers - is supplemented by practitioners' views and experiences, and the appendices contain concrete information on the most useful internships, short courses, and Master's programs. This practical guide to careers in international law is written primarily for recent law school graduates and students who wish to seek a career in the UK, as well as other Commonwealth countries - Canada, Australia, and New Zealand in particular. A couple of English language career guides have been published in the past, but they tend to be US focused. Also, uniquely, this guide provides a coherent, step-by-step approach.

Islamic Societies to the Nineteenth Century

A Global History

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Author: Ira M. Lapidus

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052151441X

Category: History

Page: 758

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First published in 1988, Ira Lapidus' A History of Islamic Societies has become a classic in the field, enlightening students, scholars, and others with a thirst for knowledge about one of the world's great civilizations. This book, based on fully revised and updated parts one and two of this monumental work,describes the transformations of Islamic societies from their beginning in the seventh century, through their diffusion across the globe, into the challenges of the nineteenth century. The story focuses on the organization of families and tribes, religious groups and states, showing how they were transformed by their interactions with other religious and political communities. The book concludes with the European commercial and imperial interventions that initiated a new set of transformations in the Islamic world, and the onset of the modern era. Organized in narrative sections for the history of each major region, with innovative, analytic summary introductions and conclusions, this book is a unique endeavour.

The Internet in the Arab World

Egypt and Beyond

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Author: Rasha A. Abdulla

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820486734

Category: Computers

Page: 175

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Tackling the issue in a systematic, scientific manner, this book also examines Islamic online communications, online censorship, and Internet use by the civic society as an alternative channel for its mostly oppressed voices.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology

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Author: Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444345729

Category: Religion

Page: 640

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Through a series of essays contributed by leading experts in the field, The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology presents an introduction to practical theology as a major area of Christian study and practice, including an overview of its key developments, themes, methods, and future directions. The first comprehensive reference work to provide a survey, description and analysis of practical theology as an area of study A range of leading scholars in the field provide original contributions on the major areas, issues, and figures in practical theology Reviews an extensive range of methods for studying theology in practice, along with sub-disciplines in theological education such as pastoral care and preaching Covers developments in the discipline in a range of global contexts and distinct Christian traditions Shows how practical theology is relevant to everyday life

Multilingual Higher Education

Beyond English Medium Orientations

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Author: Christa van der Walt

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847699189

Category: Education

Page: 212

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This book argues that a multilingual approach to higher education is imperative in an increasingly globalised education environment. Higher education cannot afford a narrow focus on English language proficiency; this book addresses the need to acknowledge other languages explicitly in classroom instruction and student learning to improve student success, to widen access and to internationalise institutions.

Muslims

Their Religious Beliefs and Practices

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Author: Andrew Rippin

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415348881

Category: History

Page: 371

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This concise and authoritative guide provides a complete survey of Islamic history and thought from its formative period to the present day. It examines the unique elements that have combined to form Islam, in particular the Qu'ran and the influence of Muhammad, and traces the ways in which these sources have interacted historically to create Muslim theology and law, as well as the alternative visions of Islam found in Shi'ism and Sufism. The improved and expanded third edition now contains brand new sections on twenty-first century developments, from the Taliban to Jihad and Al-Qaeda, and includes updated references throughout.

The New Americans

A Guide to Immigration since 1965

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Author: Mary C. Waters,Reed Ueda,Helen B. Marrow

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674044932

Category: Social Science

Page: 731

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The United States has always been a nation of immigrants, shaped by successive waves of new arrivals. This comprehensive guide, edited and written by an interdisciplinary group of prominent scholars, provides an authoritative account of the most recent surge of immigrants. Based on the latest U.S. Census data and scholarly research, The New Americans is an essential reference for anyone curious about the changing face of America.

Passing on the Faith

Transforming Traditions for the Next Generation of Jews, Christians, and Muslims

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Author: James Heft

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823226498

Category: Religion

Page: 334

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From the beginning, the Abrahamic faiths--Judaism, Christianity, and Islam--have stressed the importance of transmitting religious identity from one generation to the next. Today, that sustaining mission has never been more challenged. Will young people have a faith to guide them? How can faith traditions anchor religious attachments in this secular, skeptical culture?The fruit of a historic gathering of scholars and religious leaders across three faiths and many disciplines, this important book reports on the religious lives of young people in today's world. It's also a unique inventory of creative and thoughtful responses from churches, synagogues, and mosques working to keep religion a significant force in those lives.The essays are grouped thematically. Opening the book, Melchor Sanchez de Toca and Nancy Ammerman explore fundamental issues that have an impact on religion--from the cultural effects of global consumerism and personal technology to pluralism and individualism. In Part Two, leading investigators present three leading studies of religiosity among young people and college students in the United States, illuminating the gap between personal values and organized religion--and the emergence of new, different forms of spirituality and faith. How religious institutions deal with these challenges forms the heart of the book--in portraits of "best practices" developed to revitalize traditional institutions, from a synagogue in New York City and a Muslim youth camp in California to the famed French Catholic community of the late Brother John of Taizé. Finally, Jack Miles and Diane Winston weave the findings into a broader perspective of the future of religious belief, practice, and feeling in a changing world.Filled with real-world wisdom, Passing the Faith will be an essential resource for anyone seeking to understand what religions must, and can, do to inspire a vigorous faith in the next generation.

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought

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Author: Gerhard Böwering,Patricia Crone

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691134847

Category: Political Science

Page: 656

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"In 2012, the year 1433 of the Muslim calendar, the Islamic population throughout the world was estimated at approximately a billion and a half, representing about one-fifth of humanity. In geographical terms, Islam occupies the center of the world, stretching like a big belt across the globe from east to west."--P. vii.

The Monotheists: Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Conflict and Competition, Volume II

The Words and Will of God

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Author: F. E. Peters

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691123738

Category: Religion

Page: 432

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The world's three great monotheistic religions have spent most of their historical careers in conflict or competition with each other. And yet in fact they sprung from the same spiritual roots and have been nurtured in the same historical soil. This book--an extraordinarily comprehensive and approachable comparative introduction to these religions--seeks not so much to demonstrate the truth of this thesis as to illustrate it. Frank Peters, one of the world's foremost experts on the monotheistic faiths, takes Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and after briefly tracing the roots of each, places them side by side to show both their similarities and their differences. Volume I, The Peoples of God, tells the story of the foundation and formation of the three monotheistic communities, of their visible, historical presence. Volume II, The Words and Will of God, is devoted to their inner life, the spirit that animates and regulates them. Peters takes us to where these religions live: their scriptures, laws, institutions, and intentions; how each seeks to worship God and achieve salvation; and how they deal with their own (orthodox and heterodox) and with others (the goyim, the pagans, the infidels). Throughout, he measures--but never judges--one religion against the other. The prose is supple, the method rigorous. This is a remarkably cohesive, informative, and accessible narrative reflecting a lifetime of study by a single recognized authority in all three fields. The Monotheists is a magisterial comparison, for students and general readers as well as scholars, of the parties to one of the most troubling issues of today--the fierce, sometimes productive and often destructive, competition among the world's monotheists, the siblings called Jews, Christians, and Muslims.