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- University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95
First published in 2005, Understanding Jihad unravels the tangled historical, intellectual, and political meanings of jihad within the context of Islamic life. In this revised and expanded second edition, author David Cook has included new material in light of pivotal developments such as the extraordinary events of the Arab Spring, the death of... more...
- Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 59.99
Contemporary Spain and Portugal share a historical experience as Iberian states that emerged within the context of al-Andalus. These centuries of Muslim presence in the Middle Ages became a contested heritage during the process of modern nation-building with its varied concepts and constructs of national identities. Politicians, historians, and intellectuals... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 47.95
This book makes the Qur'an accessible to the English-speaking student who lacks the linguistic background to read it in the original Arabic by offering accessible translations of, and commentary on, a series of selected passages that are representative of the Islamic scripture. Mustanstir Mir, Director of the Center for Islamic Studies at Youngstown... more...
- University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95
In No Jim Crow Church, Louis Venters recounts the unlikely emergence of a cohesive interracial fellowship in South Carolina, tracing the history of the community from the end of the nineteenth century through the civil rights era. By joining the Bahá?í Faith, blacks and whites not only defied Jim Crow but also rejected their society?s religious and... more...
- Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99
Mara A. Leichtman offers an in-depth study of Shi?i Islam in two very different communities in Senegal: the well-established Lebanese diaspora and Senegalese "converts" from Sunni to Shi?i Islam of recent decades. Sharing a minority religious status in a predominantly Sunni Muslim country, each group is cosmopolitan in its own way. Leichtman provides... more...
- Saqi 2015; US$ 16.03
A unique and extraordinary collection, Desert Songs of the Night presents some of the finest poetry and prose by Arab writers, from the Arab East to Andalusia, over the last 1,500 years. From the mystical imagery of the Qur?an and the colourful stories of The Thousand and One Nights, to the powerful verses of longing of Mahmoud Darwish and Nazik... more...
- Soft Skull Press 2015; US$ 15.95
The Salafi are a revivalist Sunni Muslim movement misunderstood by most Americans, and even many Muslims. The New York Times? first reference to Salafis as a distinct group appears in 1979 after a band of armed men seized control of the Great Mosque in Mecca. After 1979, there is not another mention of Salafis in the Times until 2000, in an article... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 210.00
The belief in demons is widespread in Islamic societies. Demons are frequently cited in the Koran and the Words of the Prophet . The author traces their history using Arabic and Persian sources. Demons occur with special frequency in ?boundary situations?? whether spatial, temporal, or moral. The examined sources yield important insights... more...