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  • Hasan al-Bannaby Gudrun Kraemer

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 40.00

    Hasan al-Banna (1906 – 1949) was an Egyptian political reformer, best known for establishing the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist organisation which today has millions of members and spans the Arab world. Through his ardent struggle to revitalise Islamic values amid increasing Westernisation, al-Banna promoted Islamic charity and personal piety throughout... more...

  • Ahmad ibn Hanbalby Christopher Melchert

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 40.00

    Christopher Melchert examines the forefather of the fourth of the four principal Sunni schools of jurisprudence, the Hanbali. Upholding the view that the Qur'an was uncreated and the direct word of God, Ahmad ibn Hanbal (780-855) thought that the holy text should be read literally, rejecting any possibility for metaphorical or revisionist interpretation.... more...

  • Ashraf `Ali Thanawiby Muhammad Qasim Zaman

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 40.00

    Ashraf Ali Thanawi (1863-1943) was one of the most prominent religious scholars in Islamic history. Author of over a thousand books on different aspects of Islam, his work sought to defend the Islamic scholarly tradition and to articulate its authority in an age of momentous religious and political change. In this authoritative biography, Muhammad... more...

  • A Concise Encyclopedia of Islamby Gordon Newby

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 17.95

    This concise reference guide is designed specifically for readers and students who wish to learn more about the world's fastest-growing religion. Fully illustrated, the encyclopedia contains hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries which give succinct yet authoritative information on everything from the Qur'an and its origins to the role of Islam... more...

  • Shaykh Mufidby Tamima Bayhom-Daou

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 40.00

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  • Ghazaliby Eric Ormsby

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 40.00

    This fascinating work profiles Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (1058-1111), the foremost Islamic scholar and mystic of the medieval period. Attracting the patronage of the vizier Nizam al-Mulk early in his career, he was appointed head of the Nizamiyyah College at Baghdad, and attracted audiences from across the Islamic world, who sought his teachings on Islamic... more...

  • Husain Ahmad Madaniby Barbara Metcalf

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 40.00

    Maulana Husain Ahmad Madani (1879 – 1957) was a political activist, Islamic scholar, and supporter of Gandhi during the struggle for India?s independence. Humane and fiercely dedicated whether campaigning against the separation of Pakistan, or in favour of democracy and inter-religious peace, he brooked no nonsense and fought relentlessly for what... more...

  • Refusing the Veilby Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

    Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 7.29

    This topic divides people – and it will divide readers of this book too. Many Muslims worldwide either support or adopt religious veiling, and those who argue against it are often criticised, or worse. But, according to Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, the veil throws up a number of concerns, from questions of health and freedom of choice to issues of gender... more...

  • Mamlukicaby Stephan Conermann

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 55.00

    Wer sich mit der gut 250 Jahre andauernden Mamlukenzeit in Ägypten und Syrien (1250-1517) zu beschäftigen beginnt, kann recht schnell zumindest ein Charakteristikum dieser Zeit benennen: die ganz ungewöhnliche Polarisierung der Gesellschaft. Eine vornehmlich arabische Bevölkerung wurde beherrscht von einer durchweg turkstämmigen Elite freigelassener... more...

  • Das Reich des Mahdiby Erhard Oeser

    Primus Verlag 2013; US$ 39.99

    1885 erschütterte die westliche Welt die Nachricht vom Fall der Stadt Khartum und der brutalen Ermordung des britischen Generals Charles Gordon. Die Anhänger des Mahdi Mohammed Ahmed errichteten den ersten islamischen Gottesstaat und schotteten den Sudan über 12 Jahre gänzlich von der Umwelt ab. Erst der Rachefeldzug Lord Kitcheners machte dieser historischen... more...