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REVIEW OF WOMEN   S STUDIES Special Issue 2 Beyond the Divide  Discussing Secularism and Religion  2013 Institute of Women...
Editor  Penny Johnson Production Manager  Sawsan Wadi Editorial Committee  Islah Jad, Rema Hammami, Eileen Kuttab, Lena Me...
Table of Contents Introduction  Beyond the Divide................................................................... 5 Edi...
Introduction  Beyond the Divide  In 2011, the Institute of Women   s Studies  IWS  at Birzeit University launched a teachi...
Delusions of Modernity and the Religion of Secularism.    Professor Hallaq   s talk was a signal event in the lively serie...
Department of Philosophy and Cultural Studies, examines the dominant trend of past and contemporary Arab research on Arabs...
The    Ideal Woman     Between Secularism and Islamism Islah Jad  Conflict over the construction of gender, and in particu...
on the Women   s Action Department in the Salvation Party founded by Hamas in Palestine, I examined the formal gender ideo...
heritage remained and was easily presented as untouchable core of Arab and Muslim identity  Al-Azem 2004 . In some of the ...
In the Arab world, the fusion of religion and nationalism as a brand of    secularism    wielded amongst the post-colonial...
 Hourani 1983 . It was argued that the basic thrust of Arab nationalist ideology is supra-denominational  despite its invo...
humanity. Thus, according to Asad, the two are grammatically quite different  Asad 2003  198 . Further conflicts may be no...
reservoir drawn upon in the national call for resistance. The configuration of Islam as a political movement, depicted as ...
of political institutions from religious ones saying that    in a national political field it implies that organizations, ...
or sympathisers  Abdel-Jawad 2003  El-Hamad and Al-Bargothi 1997 . Their first magazine Falastinuna  Our Palestine  reflec...
gender relations and the    ideal woman    as carrying, as Kandiyoti puts it,    their own ambiguities and tensions     Ka...
References Arabic sources      Abul-Omrein, Khaled  2000  hamas  harakat al-moqawameh al-islameyya fi falastine  Hamas  Th...
New York  Verson.      Al-Tibawi, Abdel-Latif.  1956  Arab Education in Mandatory Palestine  A Study of Three Decades of B...
     Jad, Islah  2011     Islamist Women of Hamas  between feminism and nationalism,    Asia Cultural Studies 12.      Jue...
     Stowasser, Barbara  1987     Introduction    in Barbara Stowasser ed., The Islamic Impulse. Washington, D.C.  Croom H...
The Central Domain of the Moral Wael Hallaq  An excerpt from Chapter 7 of Professor Wael Hallaq   s 2013 book, The Impossi...
Modern Islamist discourses assume the modern state to be a neutral tool of governance, one that can be harnessed to perfor...
state of the nineteenth century had noticeably evolved by the middle of the twentieth, and today   s state, as we saw in t...
imposes on us the protection of the poor and the weak, if it creates for them an inherently natural right against the weal...
In the very terms    poor    and    poverty,    the value of an inherent right to aid, assistance, and compassion is inter...
place in the world  understand your own transience  understand that you are created as part of a community and of a family...
Ought and a continuous and unending worldly struggle for the Is, which aims to maintain a hold over the material bounties ...
world that produced it must recognize the legitimacy of Islamic governance, that is, the Muslim conception of polity, law,...
then omnipotence would have no reason to continue to exist. The world was already created by this omnipotence, a faculty t...
of action, one internal, the other external.10 First, in line with the central domain of the moral and its imperatives, Mu...
Muslim liberals12-that universalism and a universalist theory of rights can have no fate but ultimate failure. In other wo...
of truths possessing universal authority, must be relinquished. The most fundamental Western commitment, the humanist conc...
Endnotes 1.   A strong claim for state neutrality is made in An-Na   im, Islam and the Secular State, 1 and passim. If thi...
judged other than that by the state   s will, which, after all, is said to express popular sovereignty. Further on this la...
Rediscovering Religion and Secularism  A Critique of a Critique Magid Shihade  In this paper, I will discuss some aspects ...
Zionists in the United States, and fundamentalist Islamists in the Arab world.1 This call for    openness, tolerance, and ...
members of speakers that challenge social and religious taboos, but sabotaged these talks. Rather than taking a stand agai...
I argue that these academics and proponents of political movements base their analyses on false assumptions, and evasions,...
Furthermore, we must not conflate between fighting against discrimination and racism in the West against Muslims, who have...
Islamic world.3 Asad   s critique is very important for it argues against the rhetoric of European modern secularism, wher...
essence.5 To defend wearing the hijab as exhibiting women   s agency, neglects the religious and social pressures on many ...
ideology and practices.8 Today, while many Western leaders and    experts    participate in dehumanizing Islam, thus justi...
to the study of Islam, and his critique of Western representations of Islam, especially in Orientalism and Covering Islam,...
of hegemony, exclusion, and repression,15 is anti-colonial at its core, for it is not only challenges the Euro-centric app...
especially much worse for those who are less likely to have the means to create their own space, or to be mobile enough to...
of Islam managed to develop sophisticated social organizations  Egyptians, Mesopotamian, and other cultures , and since ot...
protection and food. For that community to survive and prosper, there are several conditions but religion is not a necessa...
realities of societies in the West ,as well as those in the Arab and Muslim world. Their critiques of secularism are also ...
ignore the historical developments of human societies. What was accepted in the past, and even favored as relatively toler...
sense of the state. In these arguments in the present, the reasons for the current situation in the Arab world, which are ...
and produce inequality not only between one religion and another, but also between good Muslims and bad Muslims, This can ...
References      Ahmad, Sadaf. 2009. Transforming Faith  The Story of Al-Huda and Islamic Revivalism among Pakistani Women....
     Mahmood, Saba. 2005. The Politics of Piety  The Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject. Princeton  Princeton Univer...
The Arabs before Islam  A Refutation of a Prevailing Perception Jamal Daher Translated and Edited by Abdul-Karim Barghouti...
their    linguistics, their language provisions and the writing of speeches   1 Such presumptions were supported by the mo...
constituted, and still continue to constitute one of the more important reasons behind the continued ignorance of what Ara...
created what they created. They were the ones who    invented the ship and found ways to make glass and set-up the system ...
and overlapping between the gods and humans stems, in their opinion, from the fact that the idea in itself is ridiculous. ...
In order to be able to examine the extent to which the description given by al-Sheikh al-   Abadi of the Arab Bedouin   s ...
of each month, but, in addition to these names, there were other names for Arab months, like for instance al-Mu   tamir  m...
the days when they began and ended, but it was also necessary to set steady units of measurement that did not rotate in ti...
number of words and more descriptive expressions. And as the transmission of information becomes easier, the possibility o...
as having instantaneous reactions to their surroundings, in contrast to the objective view which is based on    suffering,...
subsequently means that Al-Jahiz did not negate, and it is not possible for us to conclude from his words that Arabs did n...
definitive statements, and what does not fall within the realm of definitive statements cannot be considered to have any r...
researching the origin of each branch, and thus everything new that can be measured according to something old   35. To as...
teach him also the Arabic language.   38 This thus means that the statement    a reasoning heart    contradicts what al-Ja...
As for the categorization of the quantities and qualities of water in nature     if water was continuously flowing and did...
accuracy in describing what is sensed using names is what distinguishes language, and it is therefore the basis for moving...
 or their living activity, they still found themselves carried along by their previously formed conclusions rather than re...
that comes as a result of making a distinction. These expressions therefore represented knowledge and understanding of thi...
that we are dealing with a phenomenon, the symptoms of a syndrome in the research conducted on pre-Islamic Arabs. So we fi...
into a principle of reason, because as a phase it precedes reasoning    and his argument in the same book that    what per...
in Qasabji   s position does not end here, but includes his combination of n two contradictory meanings in the term itself...
the Arabs, as was known about it, to have gone through long historical periods to reach the level of maturity and aligned ...
subjected their poems to critical thinking, experimentation and examination and they in fact went through them line-by-lin...
elaborateness   66. Succinct means    to take the few from the many, and the root of this lies in the saying  to shorten t...
Qur   an or they were narrating science from documented but disorganized papers.   69 Such classification induced Al-Jabir...
takes back the codification of antiquity and the tabulation of news, to the late period of the era of followers, stating t...
books and books were preceded by newspapers. In the text that is ascribed to him al-Thahabi talks about those who classifi...
purifying them and teaching them the Book and wisdom-although they were before in clear error,    refers to the fact that ...
There are two additional meanings for ummiyya. So, as was shown, the verses in themselves do not imply that the meaning of...
ummiyya, even if ignorance of writing and reading prevailed amongst the preIslamic Arabs, would not change the fact that i...
The Prophet   s companions followed his in his footsteps and it is in this context that we can read in Ali   s speech when...
non-Qura   nic science as well as their decision to erase books written by preIslamic Arabs. This is in addition to the wi...