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  • Marvelous Stories from the Life of Muhammadby Mardijah Aldrich Tarantino

    Kube Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 4.99

    A collection of lively, well-loved stories from the life of the Prophet Muhammad. Includes twenty-three charming illustrations of Arabia. more...

  • Sayyid Qutb and the Origins of Radical Islamismby John Calvert

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 10.99

    Sayyid Qutb (1906-1966) is considered one of the most influential ideologues of radical Islamism. This biography rescues Qutb from the label of 'terrorist' by offering a sophisticated analysis of his thought. It offers a view into the world of British colonialism, the birth of Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, and the growth of radical Islam. more...

  • Das Leben Mohammedsby Mohammed Ibn Ishak; Christiane Beetz

    Diplomica Verlag 2011; US$ 27.67

    Hauptbeschreibung "Das Leben Mohammeds" von Ibn Ishak gilt als die erste Biographie des großen islamischen Propheten. Der Autor verfasste sie im 8. Jahrhundert - etwa einhundert Jahre nach Mohammeds Tod. Wiederentdeckt und redigiert wurde sie von Ibn Hisham; übersetzt von Gustav Weil. Ibn Ishak gelingt ein menschliches Bild des Propheten, ohne die... more...

  • Mohammedby Tilman Nagel

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 293.00

    Von Legenden überwuchert, durch Sprachregelungen entstellt, von Denkverboten verdunkelt, so zeigt sich dem Wissbegierigen das Bild Mohammeds. Ist er überhaupt eine historische Gestalt? Er ist es! So lautet das Ergebnis langjähriger Forschungsarbeit, die nicht nur die muslimischen Standardquellen einer kritischen Prüfung unterzogen hat, sondern auch... more...

  • Pioneers of Islamic Scholarshipby Adil Salahi

    Kube Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 7.99

    Features nine Islamic scholars including Abu Hanifah, Malik ibn Anas, al-Shafi, Ibn Hanbal and Ibn Taymiyyah. more...

  • Muhammad Abduhby Mark Sedgwick

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 39.99

    Muhammad Abduh (1849-1905) is widely regarded as the founder of Islamic modernism. Egyptian jurist, religious scholar and political activist, he sought to synthesise Western and Islamic cultural values. Arguing that Islam is essentially rational and fluid, Abduh maintained that it had been stifled by the rigid structures implemented in the generations... more...

  • Hasan al-Bannaby Gudrun Kraemer

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 39.99

    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$ 39.99

    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$ 39.99

    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...

  • Shaykh Mufidby Tamima Bayhom-Daou

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 39.99

    An account of the great Shi'ite scholar-theologian. more...