INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ISLAMIC  THOUGHT AND CIVILISATION (ISTAC-IIUM)

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ISLAMIC THOUGHT AND CIVILISATION (ISTAC-IIUM)

ISTAC-IIUM Publications

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ISTAC-IIUM Publications


ISTAC-IIUM PUBLICATION is a publishing arm for International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilisation (ISTAC-IIUM). Listed below are books available for purchase.

NOTITLE & INFOCOVER
1.Colonialism in the Malay Archipelago Civilisational Encounters (Paperback)
- 360 pages, RM 69.00
AUTHOR(S): Osman Bakar, Ahmad Murad Merican, Wan Ali Wan Mamat
In this book fourteen leading scholars and intellectual- activists provide a collective treatment of the theme of colonialism in the Malay Archipelago from the as yet little explored perspective of civilizational encounters. The centuries-long Western colonial presence in the Archipelago had generated both peaceful and violent encounters that were to prove consequential on the civlisational history of the region. The book’s chapters attempt to present new insights into the nature and multidimensional character of these civilizational encounters and their significance for the life and thought of contemporary Malay Archipelago that now comprises the modern nation- states of Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore and Timor-Leste.

2.Islam and Extremism (Paperback)
- 400page
s, RM 81.00
AUTHOR: Thameem Ushama

This book informs all readers, especially those who misunderstand Islam caused by specious propaganda and miseducation, and attempts to eliminate misapprehensions and false ideations held by Muslims and non-Muslims alike. It presents Islam as a religion promoting sustainable peace for humanity. Peace is one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) which is closely aligned to the principles in protecting life, lineage and wealth embedded in the Maqasid al-Shariah. The author has applied qualitative content analysis to both Qur’an and Prophetic Traditions, and offers readers a wide range of readings and elucidations from Muslims exegetes, academics, scholars and jurists, as well as from non-Muslim writers. The book discusses themes such as, perceived Muslim extremism from the western perspective; Islam’s explicit position on moderation and tolerance; Islam as a religion of ease and peace; core causes, historical genesis and nature of contemporary Muslim extremism; radical Islamist thought based on early theological discourse; Jama’ah as an issue that concerns international Muslim unity; Islamists who believe other Muslims as infidels; and the history and causes of terrorism.
3.Approaches on Empowering Muslim Women Through Property Rights (Paperback)
- 297 pages, RM 69.00
AUTHOR: Zaleha Kamaruddin
The issues explored in this book starts with justifications on the immediate need to reconstruct Muslim women’s property rights in the Muslim world. Analysis of the status of Muslim women about the property under the Shari’ah from several Muslim jurists’ perspevtive is also made including the women’s deficient entitlement to shares in inheritance. The socio-historical background to women’s property rights and a review of modern legal reforms in selected Muslim countries are made to trace important developments about international instruments and policies. This study also interrogates both the dynamic nature of families in Muslim societies and the role of women as active negotiators within those families on real and personal property. Several issues are also highlighted which includes women activist approach in recognizing the guarantees of land rights in Islamic human rights documents. However, issues that they have to deal with is the lack of gender mainstreaming of rights and difficulties in realizing rights on the ground in the face of discriminatory socio-cultural norms (presented as rooted in Islam). In encountering the misconception of Islamic property for women, it is a hypothesis that s revival of the integrated and holistic compensatory property regime, as laid down in the Maqasid al- Shari’ah, can be deployed to enhance women’s economic security. Gender land rights may appear discriminatory, as concerning inheritance, but there is the potential within the Islamic framework for women to receive other property rights by way of recompense. Based on these, this book aims to fill the gap in the literature on Muslim women’s property rights under Islamic law and systems through a systematic study. It also intends to do a rigorous and credible study of the principles and practices relating to Muslim women’s property rights towards clarifying its nature and scope. This project brought together varying expertise in a constructive debate over the opportunities available through Islamic property rights so that it could offer a fresh and balanced appreciation of Islamic principles as lobbying tools for positive interpretation and application of Islamic rights. In doing so, obstacles and limits constraining the full implementation of Islamic rights for women are identified so that identification of effective tools and best practices for women’s rights through authentic and robust Islamic are documented and disseminated.
4.Advancing Comparative Epistemology and Civilization and Futures studies
- 98 pages, RM 24.00
AUTHOR: Osman Bakar
Al-Ghazali Chair of Islamic Thought Inaugural Lecture
5.The Turkish Ottoman Manuscript Collection (Paperback)
- 92 pages, RM 38.00
AUTHOR: Osman Bakar
The present work contains 200 titles of Ottoman Turkish Manuscripts, 190 titles of them are recently acquired by the ISTAC while the other 10 titles were purchased together with the Urdu Collection in 1992. This catalogue was compiled mainly based on the notes attached on each manuscript by the previous collector. There is no fixed system of transliteration in Turkish, therefore it is not always strictly uniform. It is arranged alphabetically by titles. The running numbers on the left hand corner of each entry is also used as identification numbers of each manuscript and its location on the shelves. Titles marked with star (*) on its running numbers were formerly belonged to the Urdu Collection.
6.The Turkish Ottoman Manuscript Collection (Hardcover)
- 92 pages, RM 73.00
AUTHOR: Osman Bakar
The present work contains 200 titles of Ottoman Turkish Manuscripts, 190 titles of them are recently acquired by the ISTAC while the other 10 titles were purchased together with the Urdu Collection in 1992. This catalogue was compiled mainly based on the notes attached on each manuscript by the previous collector. There is no fixed system of transliteration in Turkish, therefore it is not always strictly uniform. It is arranged alphabetically by titles. The running numbers on the left hand corner of each entry is also used as identification numbers of each manuscript and its location on the shelves. Titles marked with star (*) on its running numbers were formerly belonged to the Urdu Collection.


To purchase or inquire about our publications, kindly contact the Office of Postgraduate & Responsible Research, ISTAC-IIUM