Orientalist scholars of Islam
In a Muslim context, Islamic studies is the umbrella term for the Islamic sciences ('Ulum al-din), both originally researched and as defined by the Islamization of knowledge. It includes all the traditional forms of religious thought, such as kalam (Islamic theology) and fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence), but also incorporates fields generally considered secular in the West, such as Islamic science and Islamic economics.
In a non-Muslim context, Islamic studies generally refers to the historical study of Islam: Islamic civilization, Islamic history and historiography, Islamic law, Islamic theology and Islamic philosophy. Academics from diverse disciplines participate and exchange ideas about Islamic societies, past and present, although Western, academic Islamic studies itself is in many respects a self-conscious and self-contained field. Specialists in the discipline apply methods adapted from several ancillary fields, ranging from Biblical studies and classical philology to modern history, legal history and sociology. A recent trend, particularly since 9/11, has been the study of contemporary Islamist groups and movements by academics from the social sciences or in many cases by journalists, although since such works tend to be written by non-Arabists they belong outside the field of Islamic studies proper.
Scholars in the field of academic Islamic studies are often referred to as "Islamicists" and the discipline traditionally made up the bulk of what used to be called Oriental studies. In fact, some of the more traditional western universities still confer degrees in Arabic and Islamic studies under the primary title of "Oriental studies". This is the case, for example, at the University of Oxford, where Classical Arabic and Islamic studies have been taught since as early as the 1500s, originally as a sub-division of Divinity. This latter context gave early academic Islamic studies its Biblical studies character and was also a consequence of the fact that throughout early-Modern western Europe the discipline was developed by churchmen whose primary aim had actually been to refute the tenets of Islam. Despite their now generally secular, academic approach, many non-Muslim Islamic studies scholars have written works which are widely read by Muslims, while in recent decades an increasing number of Muslim-born scholars have trained and taught as academic Islamicists in western universities. Many leading universities in Europe and the US offer academic degrees at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in Islamic studies, in which students can also study Arabic and therefore begin to read Islamic texts in the original language. Because Arabic and Islamic studies are generally seen as inseparable in academia, named undergraduate degrees that combine the two are usually still categorized as single-subject degrees rather than as 'joint' or 'combined' degrees like, for example, those in Arabic and Politics. This rationale explains why, because of their heavy emphasis on the detailed study of Islamic texts in Classical Arabic, some institutions – such as the School of Oriental and African Stuidies (SOAS) in London and Georgetown University in Washington DC – only accept graduates who already have degree-level Arabic and a strong background in the academic study of Islam onto their Masters programmes in Islamic studies. Such institutions will generally direct students new to the field and with little or no Arabic to broader Masters degrees in Middle Eastern studies or Middle East politics, in which Arabic can be studied ab initio.
A recent HEFCE report emphasises the increasing, strategic importance for western governments since 9/11 of Islamic studies in higher education, and also provides an international overview of the state of the field.

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Orientalism is a term used by art historians and literary and cultural studies scholars for the imitation or depiction of aspects of Middle Eastern and East Asian ...
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Orientalism, Misinformation and Islam - Islamic Awareness
When used by Muslims, the word "Orientalist" generally refers to any Western scholar who studies Islam regardless of his or her motives and thus, inevitably, ...
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Islamic studies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Scholars in the field of academic Islamic Studies are often referred to as ... to a Christological heresy) was within the context of 19th-century Orientalism.
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Orientalism and Islamic philosophy - Islamic Philosophy Online
However, Orientalism has had a particular impact on the study and understanding of Islamic philosophy. Many scholars' understanding of Islamic philosophy is, ...
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The Study of Islam in American Scholarship - Stanford University
The Study of Islam in American Scholarship: the Persistence of Orientalist Paradigms. Ahmad Dallal. (Draft version; please do not quote) ...
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Orientalism and Islam - Islamic Studies - Oxford Bibliographies
Dec 14, 2009 ... With a few notable exceptions, most Orientalist scholars held negative views of Islam until the middle of the 20th century. By 1973 the term ...
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Muslim Response to Orientalism - IRFI
May 13, 2008 ... The term Orientalism generally refers to the study of the Eastern ... Muslim scholars from the background of the Islamic Studies were very much ...
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Islam, Orientalism and the West | loonwatch.com
Aug 15, 2011 ... As writing about Islam and the Orient burgeoned—60,000 books ... Islam in terms of the alien categories imposed on it by Orientalist scholars.
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Toward a Post-Orientalist Approach to Islamic Religious Studies
The study of Islam has been, in effect, uneasily poised between Orientalism ... two traditions of scholarship—Orientalism and religious studies. They are pur-.
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Modern Day Orientalism | Book Review: Islam in European Thought ...
Edward Said is of the notion that "Orientalism" is a type of knowledge ... It is true, Hourani maintains, that Western scholarship on Islam was motivated politically, ...
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German Orientalism: The Study of the Middle East and Islam from ...
German Orientalism: The Study of the Middle East and Islam from 1800 to 1945 ... The overviews with the names of sholars of universities are most valuable. The author ... Although most German scholars were not directly involved in colonial ...
Muslim Response to Orientalism - IRFI
May 13, 2008 ... Response given by Muslim scholars and preachers and other .... History and Politics of Orientalism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ...
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Generally speaking, both according to Muslims and non-Muslim scholars, ... and C.E Bosworth, eds., The Legacy of Islam, Oxford University Press, 1974, p.
[PDF]Toward a Post-Orientalist Approach to Islamic Religious Studies
two traditions of scholarship—Orientalism and religious studies. They are .... in private universities with religious affiliations (some of which have divinity schools)  ...
Orientalism and Islam - Islamic Studies - Oxford Bibliographies
Dec 14, 2009 ... The Thomas Adams Chair of Arabic, for example, was established at Cambridge University in 1632. Orientalist scholars translated religious, ...
The Makings of Indonesian Islam - Princeton University Press
Description of the book The Makings of Indonesian Islam: Orientalism and the ... administrators and orientalist scholars to modern anthropologists such as the ...
The 19th Century Perceptions of Islam: From the Pilgrim to the ...
Apr 14, 2003 ... As we can see from the long list of Orientalist scholars, the 19th century ... who were to mould the modern study of Islam in Western universities.
Orientalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Artists as well as scholars were already described as "Orientalists" in the 19th ... style of Renaissance ornament is a European adaptation of the Islamic arabesque ...... Rochester, N.Y.: Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, 1982.
Islamic studies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Scholars in the field of academic Islamic Studies are often referred to as ... at the University of Oxford, where Classical Arabic and Islamic Studies have been ... to a Christological heresy) was within the context of 19th-century Orientalism.
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The Makings of Indonesian Islam: Orientalism and the ...
The Makings of Indonesian Islam: Orientalism and the ...
Michael Laffan, 2011
The Makings of Indonesian Islam presents Islamic and colonial history as an integrated whole, revealing the ways our understanding of Indonesian Islam, both past and present, came to be.
Louis Massignon: The Crucible of Compassion
Louis Massignon: The Crucible of Compassion
1997
Gude (romance languages, Univ. of Notre Dame) relies heavily on secondary sources for this biography of one of the pioneers of orientalism. Louis Massignon (1883-1962) played a major role in shaping Western interest in Islamic studies during the early 20th century. A contemporary of the famous orientalist adventurer Lawrence of Arabia, Massignon, b...
Orientalism and Islam: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research ...
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Daniel Martin Varisco, Oxford University Press, 2010
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.
Postmodernism and Islam: Predicament and Promise
Postmodernism and Islam: Predicament and Promise
Akbar S. Ahmed, 2013
We are continually reminded of the imperfect Muslim grasp of English. Orientalist scholars are cited in order to illustrate the supposed inadequacies of the holy Quran, suggestions of Muslim fanaticism abound. Even the sub-title, The Rage of  ...
Orientalism
Orientalism
Sardar, Ziauddin, 1999
If the Arab states act against the interest of the West, the Qur'an and the traditions of the Prophet are used to show that their actions are against the spirit of Islam. The works of classical Muslim scholars are distorted to demonstrate that Arabs ...
Orientalism
Orientalism
Edward W. Said, 1979
A provocative critique of Western attitudes about the Orient, this history examines the ways in which the West has discovered, invented, and sought to control the East from the 1700s to the present.
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Orientalism and the Destruction of Islamic Knowledge | thinkaloudtoday
“Any open-minded person embarking on a study of Islam, especially if using books written in European languages, should be aware of the seemingly inherent distortions that permeate almost all non-Muslim writings on Islam. At least since the Middle Ages, Islam has been much maligned and severely misunderstood in the West. In the last years of…
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Michael Laffan, “The Makings of Indonesian Islam: Orientalism and the Narration of a Sufi Past” (Princeton UP, 2011)
Michael LaffanView on AmazonIndonesia is often highlighted as having the right kind of Islam, ‘moderate’ and ‘peaceful.’ Whether that remains true (if it ever was a reality) will be tested in the future but what about the past? How did
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Orientalists: The Fishy Experts | Saifulislam.Com 2.0
Orientalism was and always one of my favourite subjects. It helps my understanding and challenges my ability to analyse current events such as the Zionist crime in Palestine, under the shade of role played by the ‘experts’ behind the scene.
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Orientalists and Hadith Scholarship: Some Reflections | IlmGate
By Shaykh Mohammad Akram Nadwi Ahmed Baba Institute – Photo Ben Curtis/Associated Press. In this article, Shaykh Akram Nadwi discusses the s
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The Death of the Grown-Up | Diana West > Home - The Next Time Someone Mentions the Golden Age of "Tolerance" in Muslim Spain, Andalusia or Cordoba ...
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Jews, Islam, and Orientalism | Counter-Currents Publishing
2,042 words In Western history the Spanish Reconquista stands as an important landmark. Spain had once belonged to Islam, but with Reconquest the long
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Islam, Orientalism and the West | loonwatch.com
Between 1800 and 1950 sixty thousand books were written about "Islam and the Orient."
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BOOK REVIEW: Rethinking Islamic Studies — From Orientalism to Cosmopolitanism « Transcultural Islam Research Network
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Edward Said and Orientalism: A Reappraisal | Writing the Maghreb
Ten Years have elapsed since the death of Edward Said and over thirty years since his celebrated book, Orientalism appeared in print. During all these years the book has never lost its intellectual appeal or failed to generate animated debate. It has gone through different editions and has been translated into more than twenty five languages.…
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