Volume IV, 2001-2002
Edited by Joseph Norment Bell with Agostino Cilardo and Stefan Leder
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Ramzi Baalbaki. Ilhaq as a Morphological Tool in Arabic Grammar. Pp. 1-26. HTML Unicode version.
Abstract: The Arab grammarians differentiate between the ziyada (augment) that introduces an element of meaning and the ziyada that appends (yulhiq) one morphological form to another. Having realized the potential of the concept of ilhaq (appending) as an analytical tool in morphology, the grammarians divided appended words into several types according to the number of the radicals in their roots and the type of ziyada that is involved, and tried to justify forms and patterns with reference to a set of detailed rules which they elaborately describe. This paper deals with the issues the grammarians tackle in their study of ilhaq, such as its purpose, the possibility of analogically extending its examples, and the inapplicability of idgham (gemination) to its patterns. It also examines how the grammarians use ilhaq to reduce considerably the number of morphological patterns that form a closed system, to explain away anomalous and rare patterns, and thus to limit deviation from the norm (qiyas) and to test the validity of a host of morphological issues.
Carlo De Angelo. Le problematiche socio-giuridiche connesse all'immigrazione islamica in Europa con particolare riguardo alla situazione italiana. Pp. 27-48. HTML Unicode version.
Abstract: This study deals with the migration flows from
Islamic countries, or countries with large Islamic
Arno Schmitt. Liwat im Fiqh: Männliche Homosexualität? (Adobe Acrobat 6.0 PDF file, 413 kB, pp. 49-110). There are a number of changes from the earlier version posted, some of which may affect pagination (31.03.05). HTML version to be posted later.
Abstract: Despite widespread acceptance by (male)
society, Islamic jurisprudence condemns anal intercourse—and this is the
meaning of liwat, not
“homosexuality,” or “(male) homosexual behaviour”.
The Arab conquest had changed neither the modes of production nor the
patriarchal order or sexual mores of
Seyed Hossein Serajzadeh. Islam and Crime: The Moral Community of Muslims. Pp. 111-31. HTML Unicode version.
Abstract: International crime statistics
indicate that in Islamic countries crime rates are lower than in other
countries. This feature of Islamic countries is most often explained by two
factors: a) the relatively low level of development, which has a positive
effect on crime rates, and b) the strictness of Islamic penal law. Providing
some evidence, this article maintains that the first factor fails to explain
properly the difference in the crime rates of Islamic and non-Islamic countries
at a similar level of development. It also argues that the second explanation
is a reductionist one. Following a Weberian approach, the article develops the argument that
the content and structure of Islamic belief and practice is the dominant shared
element among Islamic countries. It has given rise to a particular socio-cultural
structure among Muslims, one of the impacts of which has been the low crime
rate. Islamic beliefs and practice, therefore, are discussed as the main
explanatory factor for the low crime rate in Islamic countries. (Keywords:
religion, crime, development, Islam, Shari’a,
Islamic law, Muslim attitudes.)
Leif Ole Manger. Religion, Identities, and Politics: Defining Muslim Discourses in the
Abstract: The author discusses the increased importance
of Islam in religious and social life in the
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