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  • The Hajjby Eric Tagliacozzo; Shawkat M. Toorawa

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    Scholars from several fields tell the story of the Hajj and explain its significance as one of the key events in the Muslim religious calendar. more...

  • Rebranding Islamby James Hoesterey

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 21.95

    Kyai Haji Abdullah Gymnastiar, known affectionately by Indonesians as "Aa Gym" (elder brother Gym), rose to fame via nationally televised sermons, best-selling books, and corporate training seminars. In Rebranding Islam James B. Hoesterey draws on two years' study of this charismatic leader and his message of Sufi ideas blended with Western pop... more...

  • Hizmet Means Serviceby Martin E. Marty

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Hizmet Means Service examines Hizmet, a Turkey-based but global movement dedicated to human service. Inspired by Fethullah Gülen, a Sufi Muslim mystic, scholar, and preacher, it is an international endeavor focused on education, business, interfaith dialogue, science, and efforts to promote tolerance and understanding. One of Hizmet?s main tenets... more...

  • Worship in Islamby Ahmad Imam Shafaq Hashemi; Sayyid Abul A'la Mawdudi

    Kube Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 19.99

    An in-depth study of the nature and significance of Islamic spirituality by Abul A?la Mawdudi (190379). more...

  • Inside Jihadby Tawfik Hamid

    Mountain Lake Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Why radical Islam remains a deadly threat and why it is so pervasive in the Muslim world   A quarter-century ago, Tawfik Hamid was recruited by Jamaa Islamiya, an Islamic terror group led by Dr. Aimon al-Zawahiri, the man who replaced Osama bin Laden to become the leader of al-Qaeda. Eventually, Dr. Hamid recognized the insidious nature of violent... more...

  • Understanding Jihadby David Cook

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    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...

  • The Crescent Rememberedby Patricia Hertel

    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...

  • Shi'i Cosmopolitanisms in Africaby Mara A. Leichtman

    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...

  • No Jim Crow Churchby Louis Venters

    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...

  • The Meaning of the Holy Qur'anby Abdullah Yusuf Ali

    Kube Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 4.99

    This splendid translation, originally prepared in 1934, aimed to help readers understand the meaning of the Qur'an but also to appreciate its beauty and catch something of the grandeur of the Arabic. more...