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- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00
While Ayatollah Khomeini is considered the face of the Islamic Revolution of Iran in 1979, 'Ali Shari'ati is considered a much greater influence on shaping the revolutionary consciousness. Acceptable to both modernists as well as Islamists, Shari'ati's radicalism inspired much of the resistance in urban Iran in the closing years of the Shah. This... more...
- Tughra Books 2010; US$ 6.99
Providing a concise overview of 40 Hadiths?sayings of the prophet Muhammad?this compilation offers an in-depth investigation of the second essential source of Islamic authority after the Qur?an. Following the prophet?s encouraged tradition of focusing on a select 40 of the proverbs instead of the entire collection, this volume consists of the original... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 33.99
With more than 3,000 entries and cross-references on the history, main figures, institutions, theory, and literary works associated with Islam's mystical tradition, Sufism, this dictionary brings together in one volume, extensive historical information that helps put contemporary events into a historical context. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.00
This book examines in detail the concept of "abrogation" in the Qur?an, which has played a major role in the development of Islamic law and has implications for understanding the history and integrity of the Qur?anic text. The term has gained popularity in recent years, as Muslim groups and individuals claim that many passages about tolerance in the... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00
In this gripping narrative history, Lesley Hazleton tells the tragic story at the heart of the ongoing rivalry between the Sunni and Shia branches of Islam, a rift that dominates the news now more than ever. Even as Muhammad lay dying, the battle over who would take control of the new Islamic nation had begun, beginning a succession crisis marked... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95
This book is the first of its kind to focus entirely on the Qur?anic interpretation of Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (1058-1111), a towering figure of Sunni Islam. Martin Whittingham explores both al-Ghazali?s hermeneutical methods and his interpretations of particular Quranic texts, and covers al-Ghazali?s mystical, legal and theological concerns. Divided... more...
- Tughra Books 2007; US$ 9.99
This book summarizes all the topics in the Risale-i Nur, the author's great multivolume commentary on the Qur'an, and provides an outline for the later, more famous and massive treatise. Now available in English, it offers an overview of the material treated in the Risale-i Nur and an opportunity to browse through brief entries such as Flower, Spark,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1998; US$ 49.95
In the rising momentum for new and reformulated cultural identities, the Turkish Alevi have also emerged on the scene, demanding due recognition. In this process a number of dramatic events have served as important milestones: the clashes between Sunni and Alevi in Kahramanmaras in 1979 and Corum in 1980, the incendiarism in Sivas in 1992, and the... more...
- RoutledgeCurzon 2003; US$ 44.95
The example of the Alevis of Turkey is used to contribute to debates over the role of Islam in the modern world. It is argued there is nothing inherently secular-proof within Islam, but belief depends on the wider social and religious context. more...