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- University of California Press 2005; US$ 27.95
Jihad is one of the most loaded and misunderstood terms in the news today. Contrary to popular understanding, the term does not mean "holy war." Nor does it simply refer to the inner spiritual struggle. This book, judiciously balanced, accessibly written, and highly relevant to today's events, unravels the tangled historical, intellectual, and political... more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 18.99
Since the Islamic resurgence began to make news, the Islamic idea of holy war, or "jihad", has been the subject of tremendous media attention - much of it sensationalistic. This study attempts to discover where and when the idea of jihad originated, and to trace its early development. more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 29.99
Abdolkarim Soroush is one of the leading moderate revisionist thinkers of the Muslim world. These essays set forth Soroush's views on such matters as the freedom of the Muslim believe to interpret the Qur'an, the inevitability of change in religion, the necessity of freedom of belief, and the compatibility of Islam with democracy. more...
- BRILL 2004; US$ 127.00
This volume focuses on the portions of Muslim purity jurisprudence that deal with matters libidinal -- mulamasa (the ritual result of contact with the opposite sex) and janaba (ceremonial defilement following cohabitation) -- and examines their implications for the Islamic outlook on sexuality. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 158.00
In recent years Sufism has undergone something of a revival as a spiritual alternative to other manifestations of Islam. This book investigates the development of Sufism in Western societies, with a regional focus on North America and Europe. Exploring a number of issues relating to the dynamic tensions between religious globalization processes and... more...
- Anqa Publishing 2008; US$ 15.99
Providing a precious glimpse into the real practice of the mystical life within the Sufi tradition, this volume marks the first time any of Ibn ?Arabi's prayers have been translated into another language. The 14 prayers include not only the most astounding expressions of devotion and contemplation, but also an unparalleled depth of knowledge of union.... more...
- Anqa Publishing 2007; US$ 19.99
Widely used for centuries in Sufi circles, the prayer known as "The Most Elevated Cycle" ( al-Dawr al-a?la ) or "The Prayer of Protection" ( Hizb al-wiqaya ), written by the great Sufi master Muhyiddin Ibn ?Arabi, has never before been available in English. This book provides a lucid English translation and an edited Arabic text of this beautiful... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 79.99
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...