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  • The First Muslimby Lesley Hazleton

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2013; US$ 11.65

    Muhammad's was a life of almost unparalleled historical importance; yet for all the iconic power of his name, the intensely dramatic story of the prophet of Islam is not well known. In The First Muslim , Lesley Hazleton brings him vibrantly to life. Drawing on early eyewitness sources and on history, politics, religion, and psychology, she renders... more...

  • Das Leben Mohammedsby Mohammed Ibn Ishak; Christiane Beetz

    Diplomica Verlag 2011; US$ 33.70

    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...

  • Pioneers of Islamic Scholarshipby Adil Salahi

    Kube Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 7.95

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

  • Abdullah Ansari of Herat (1006-1089 Ce)by A. G. Ravan Farhadi

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 56.95

    Consisting of a bibliographical account of this early Sufi master's childhood, youth, and years as a teacher and spiritual leader, as well as of translations of a selection from his books and treatises, this work traces the life and teachings of Abdullah Ansari - from poverty and destitution as a boy, by way of furious arguments with scholars advocating... more...

  • Muhammad Abduhby Mark Sedgwick

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 40.00

    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...

  • Mohammedby Tilman Nagel

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2008; US$ 280.00

    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...

  • Ibn Taymiyya's Theodicy of Perpetual Optimismby Jon Hoover

    BRILL 2007; US$ 154.00

    Presents a comprehensive study of Muslim jurist Ibn Taymiyya's (d 1328) theodicy of perpetual optimism. This book exposits and analyses his writings on God's justice and wise purpose, divine determination and human agency, the problem of evil, and juristic method in theological doctrine. more...

  • Tradition Witnessing The Modern Ageby Enes Ergene

    Tughra Books 2008; US$ 13.99

    Addressing the sociological, cultural, and religious aspects of the Glen movement, this insider?s look also explores the failure experienced by many other Islamic movements that attempted to combine traditional values with the modern world. The influence Fethullah Glen has had on secularist Turkey is also examined. more...

  • Theatre as a vortex of behaviour in Dutch multicultural societyby Lonneke van Heugten

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 22.32

    In 2001, a music theatre production exploring Islam's early history from a female perspective was shut down before it reached the stage. The cancellation of Aïsha and the Women of Madina by Rotterdam's Independent Theatre (O.T.) generated a media storm as speculations about censorship mounted. To unravel this performative non-event, this dissertation... more...

  • Mawlana Mawdudi and Political Islamby Roy Jackson

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    Mawlana Mawdudi was one of the most influential and important Islamic thinkers of the 20th century, whose brand of political Islam has won widespread acceptance in South and South East Asia as well as the Middle East. This book is the first to critically engage and assess his career and legacy. It includes coverage of his early life and influences,... more...