Where is dār al-islām, and who defines its boundaries in the 21st century? In this book, Sarah Albrecht explores the variety of ways in which contemporary Sunni Muslim scholars, intellectuals, and activists reinterpret the Islamic legal tradition of dividing the world into dār al-islām, the 'territory of Islam', dar al-harb, the 'territory of war', and other geo-religious categories. Starting with an overview of the rich history of debate about this tradition, this book traces how and why territorial boundaries have remained a matter of controversy until today. It shows that they play a crucial role in current discussions of religious authority, identity, and the interpretation of the shari'a in the West.
Based on the author's thesis (Ph.D) -- Freie Universität Berlin.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-469) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note
Formation and Development of Territorial Concepts in the Pre-modern Period Debates on Territoriality in the Modern Period Dār al-Islām versus Dār al-Kufr : Reinventing Traditional Binaries Dār al-Islām and the West : A Contractual Relationship Dār al-Islām Relocated : How "Islamic" is the West? Rethinking Territoriality beyond Dār al-Islām : Alternative Calls for Overcoming Geo-Religious Boundaries Territoriality, Residence and Legal interpretation in the West Territoriality, Authority, and Identity.
KBP69.5 .A43 2018
Available in Other Form
Online version: Albrecht, Sarah. Dar al-Islam revisited. Leiden ; Boston : Brill,