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Islamic Studies: Theology

Islamic Theology

See entry on Islamic Theology in Oxford Bibliographies Online for an overview of Islamic Theology as well as a list of key books and articles discussing the formation and development of Islamic thought.

 

Key Subject Headings

Here are some key Library of Congress subject headings about Islamic Theology. The list below is just a sampling and not exhaustive.

Islam - Doctrines (Used for former heading Islamic Theology (Kalam)

  • Apostasy from Islam
  • Forgiveness 
  • Heresy, heresies, heretics
  • History of theology
  • Ikhwan al-Safa, (Brothers of Purity or Sincerity)
  • Islamic cosmology
  • Islamic Ethics
  • Islamic philosophers 
    •  
    • Averroes, 1126-1198 (Ibn Rushd)
    • Avicenna, 980-1037 (Ibn Rushd)
    • Al-Basri, Hasan, 641 or 642-728 or 729
    • Farabi.
    • Ghazzali, 1058-1111
    • Ibn al-Arabi, 1165-1240
    • Ibn Hazm, Ali ibn Ahmad, 994-1064
    • Ibn Miskawayh, Ahmad ibn Muhammad, d. 1030
    • Nasafi, Muhammad ibn Muhammad, 1203/4-1288/9
    • Suhrawardi, Yahya ibn Habash, 1152/3-1191
    • Tusi, Nasir al-Din, 1201-1274
  • Kufr (Islam)
  • Pastoral theology (Islam)
  • Shiites - Theology. Doctrine.
  • Special schools and movements or sects
    • Asharites. Ash'ariyah.
    • Bareelly School.
    • Deoband School.
    • Hanafite.
    • Hanbalite.
    • Integrism.
    • Kharijah, Kharijites
    • Malikite.
    • Murji'ah, Murjites
    • Islamic modernism.
    • Maturidiyah.
    • Mutazilah, Mutazilites
    • Shafiite.
    • Usuliyah.
    • Zahirah, Zahirites
  • Special Doctrines
    • God. Unity of God.
    • Creation. Cosmology. Cosmogony.
    • Atomism.
    • Fatalism. Determinism. Predestination.
    • Prophets. Prophecy.
    • Revelation.
    • Man.
    • Mediation between God and man. Shafa'ah.
    • Salvation.
    • Eschatology. Future life.
    • Spirit world. Angels, demons, jinn, devil.
  • Works in defense of Islam. Islamic apologetics.